Bhubaneswar: Award-winning children’s film ‘Sabas Biju’ written and directed by Santosh Panda was screened at Jayadev Bhawan here on Sunday.
The movie features children from slums and government-run schools who had never been exposed to filmmaking earlier. Snehal Sujal Mohanty and Subhangi Panda play the lead roles in the film along with other kids.
The character of Biju was played Snehal, an 11-year-old son of a widow, who helps his ailing mother to earn a livelihood for the family. In school he comes to know that his name is synonymous with the late former chief minister of the state Biju Patnaik. Accordingly, the kid attempts to solve child-related social issues prevalent in the village and finally gets rewarded.
It is noteworthy to mention that the movie was screened at the National Children’s Film Festival, Rajasthan and International Children’s Film Festival, Hyderabad. The film was selected among entries from 109 countries.