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Aadi Mimansa (1991)

Ashok Palit was born, at Kedarpura village in the Soro area of Balasore district in March,1,1955. At an early age he had started writing in Meena Bazar page of Odia daily The Prajantantra published from Cuttack. In 1974 Ashok was awarded best writer for children literature by Prajantatra Prachar Samiti. He started his professional career as a Journalist joining as Subeditor in Odia daily ”Pragati vadi’ after completing his post graduate degree in Odia Language and Literature from Utkal University. He has active interest in film journalism, and is currently residing at Bhubaneswar with his family.

Aadi Mimansa (A Rare Solution) is a 1991 Odia and Hindi film directed by Apurba Kishore Bir, his directional debut. The film was critically acclaimed and went on to win the Nargis Dutt Award (1991) for best film on National Integration.


  • Ashok Kumar
  • Mohan Gokhale
  • Neena Gupta
  • Gloria Mahanty
  • Bijainee Misra
  • Nargis
  • Lalatendu Rath


  • Direction ——- Apurba Kishore Bir
  • Story ———— Apurba Kishore Bir
  • Music ———– Bhavdeep Jaipurwale
  • Production —– Amdhi Baquerfo
  • Cinematography — Apurba Kishore Bir
  • Editing ———- Dilip Panda


Adi Mimansa is the story of two feuding families located at the edge of a tranquil small town in Odisha. It brings in to focus the struggles, aspirations and the tragedies of two friends, Arakhit Babu and Kshetrapal Babu, placed at the opposite ends of the caste hierarchy. Though Arakhit Babu is a brahmin and Kshetrapal Babu is from a low caste, they share a dilapidated house as tenants. Their friendship transcends the caste, culture and language divide. But the seeds of discord is sown by an old Brahmin woman who poisons the mind of Arakhit Babu`s wife against Kshetapal’s wife regarding a clogged waste pipe. The discord between the two families becomes intense so mich so that the families stop talking to each other. Kshetrapal Babu decides to vacate the place. However, the solution to their problems comes from the most unexpected quarters and harmony is finally restored.

Awards and Recognition

  • Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.