On 26th June 2013, Film Journalists’ Forum (FJF) organized Smruti Chhaya-7, the screening of classic Odia masterpiece “Nagaphasa” at Jaydev Bhavan, Bhubaneswar. On this occasion, in a brief ceremony, eminent personalities associated with this movie were honoured. The film was released on December 29, 1977. Directed by Basant Nayak, the film stars heartthrob Shriram Panda in the lead opposite Malavika Ray.
Nagaphasa was the first film of popular actor Bijay Mohanty. It also featured the acclaimed Prashant Nanda. Anita Das played a pivotal role. Mohanty was seen in a negative role though he was later seen as a hero in his career. Apart from the presence of top actors, the film’s music was immensely popular and still is.
The film is known for its songs composed by Akshay Mohanty. Akshay Mohanty, Prafulla Kar, Trupti Das, Gita Patnaik and Srikant Das lent their voices to songs such as Mo kola to jhulana, Tik tik tik ghanta chale and Je dinu paichi mo priya.
In this function The book Nagaphasa & DVD inagurated by Guests & Cine actors.
Bijay Mohanty, Prasanta Nanda, Jayee, Trupti Das, Nirmal Nayak, Sanjay Nayak, Buddhaditya Mohanty, Archita Sahu, Sabyasachi, Debasis patra, Sidhanta Mohapatra, Anu choudhury and others were present in the function.