Pahada Ra Luha (Tears of Mountain) was directed by renowned film maker Sabyasachi Mohapatra . The film was bagged the ‘Best Odia Film’ in the 63rd National Film Awards.
The movie is based on the life of the tribals in the State and the effects of modernisation on their social life and culture.As per a news in a leading news portal – Pahada Ra Luha had been started a decade back by Mohapatra, but had been postponed due to financial constraint.The film has been shot in interior areas of Koraput and Kalahandi districts , Comprising local dialects.
Director Sabyasachi Mohapatra is known to make films which deals with problems of ethnic communities and the changes in their lives due to displacement and mining.
Sabyasachi Mohapatra’s film Jai Jagannath was released in 15 languages & his previous film ‘Adim Vichar’ released in 2014 had bagged national film award as best Odia film in 2015 and another film of the director, ‘Sala Budha’, released in 2012 had been included in the Indian Panorama segment in India International Film Festival (IIFF) in Goa.