(Last Updated on : 13-04-2017)
Bijay Mishra (born on 16 July 1936) is a dramatist, lyricist and screenwriter from India. He is also a typical script writer in Oriya Cinema
& TV Industry. Born in 1936, he started writing for professional companies but, since the closure of the commercial theatre, associated with amateur groups. Thus, after a few plays in traditional style like Janani or 'Mother' in 1960, an adaptation of Nihar Ranjan Gupta's novel Maya Mriga in 1960, Ashantagraha or 'Restless Planet' in 1964, and Timira Tirtha or 'Dark Shrine' in 1965. He switched over to continuous experimentation.
Works of Bijay Mishra
Bijay Mishra has written as many as 50 dramas in Oriya
and his play 'Tata Niranjana' was awarded as the best radio drama of the year, which was also translated into Hindi
and Nepali. Besides, 'Sababahaka Mane', 'Duiti Surya Dagha Phula Ku Nei', 'Janani', 'Asanta Graha' are some of his popular books. His first play "JANANI" was staged in Annapurna Theatre, Cuttack
Mishra's Sababahaka i.e. 'Pall Bearers' in 1968 opened new horizons for Oriya drama. This was a play of mental conditions where the colorless, unmasked, eternal human has been dissected before a corpse. Although there is nodding novel in examining the eternal greediness of human beings, in stage technique it became a trendsetter. It introduced the division of acting zones, use of symbolic wooden framework, and skilful freezes to Oriya theatre
. Mishra's Tata Niranjana i.e. 'Banks of Niranjana' in 1978, Jane raja thile i.e. 'once there was a Raja' in 1982, Badshah i.e. 'Sovereign' in 1983, and Parasuram in 1984 explored newer themes and methods. Middle-class helplessness, ailments, and failure, along with contemporary hypocrisy and double-dealing form the subject matter of Mishra's work. He aims to make people aware of social dangers and relieve the present ills of society by analyzing it carefully and sympathetically. He collects his material, assimilates it, and serves it before his audience in innovative ways. His original thought, deep insight, and expression of intimate feelings show sharp dramatic intuition. His brief but meaningful, even philosophical, dialogue always conveys a special flavor.
Awards of Bijay Mishra
Bijay Mishra has received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore award
2012. He was honored with the Think Foundation CSR Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the State Sahitya Academy Award
and he has also received the Odisha
Sahitya Akademi Award.