GOD’S OWN PEOPLE- A Documentary movie on Nabakalebara ritual of Lord Jagannath (New Incranation) by eminent movie director Nila Madhab Panda.
The English version of the documentary has a narration by Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Odia Version: Narration by Kuna Tripathy
A God changes his body like the eternal soul does in the Hindu way of living. This ritual,observed in the Jagannath Temple in the holy town of Puri situated in the East-Indian state of Odisha, is known as ‘Nabakalebara’,meaning new incarnation. This rare ritual took place in 2015 after 19 years since the last one.
A tree being cared for lovingly by a household gets chosen to build the new idols for the god. This became a moment to explore feelings of love, longing, separation, faith & devotional surrender to God. “God’s own People” is a feature length narrative documentary showcasing the relationship of Odia people with the Lord of Universe.
Direction: Nila Madhab Panda
English Narration: Amitabh Bachchan
Hindi Narration: O P Rathore
Odia Narration: Kuna Tripathy
Associate Producer: Akshay Kumar Parija
Produced by Department of Tourism. Government of Odisha
In Association with ELEEANORA IMAGES LIMITED & Akshay Kumar Parija.