A unique exhibition Geeti Chhaya which featured more than 100 rare photographs chronicling the evolution of Odia film music from 1950 up to 1986 inaugurated at State Museum here on Wednesday. Culture minister Ashok Panda inaugurated the exhibition that brought to the fore men behind Odia film songs.
Flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurashia, who also directed music for many Odia films, said, “I felt as if I am at heaven. It seemed as if I am living those moments again with some of my favourite people, many of whom are no more. These are rare and valuable photographs and I just cannot express in words how thankful I am to the Film Journalists Forum, who took all the pain to collect and display these photographs.”
Besides photographs of song recordings the exhibition also has some rare gramophone records of some old Odia movies including those of the first Odia film Sita Bibaha (1936), Sri Jagannath (1950), Nari (1953), Jaydeb (1961), Nua Bou (1962), Manika Jodi (1963) and Kaa (1965).