WriterGadadhar Puty (story) Release date2007 Release dateSeptember 29, 2007 (India) CastNaina Das, Sarat Pujari, Akankshya Kabi, Lisa Mohanty, Soumen Pujari, Adyasha Mohapatra, Sumanta Mani Similar moviesSwapna Sagara (1983), Tumaku Paruni Ta Bhuli (2007), The Young Rebel (1999), Akashe Ki Ranga Lagila (2009)
Pooja Pain Phulatie (aka - A rose for Pooja)(Odia: ପୂଜା ପାଇଁ ଫୁଲଟିଏ) is a 2007 Indian Odia film, directed by Gadadhar Puty. It is the story of an extraordinary 12 year girl Pooja and her relationship with another girl of 5 years, Mickey.
Pooja, an orphan, is brought up in a brickyard with her grandfather. She is excellent in her studies and co curricular activities. The owner of the brickyard takes her to his city house for higher studies but his wife engages Pooja as a domestic hand and does not allow her to go to school. A strong bond develops between her spoilt daughter, Mickey and Pooja. Within a short time Pooja transforms Mickey into an all round champion.One day Pooja hurt her leg. Mickey did all her work and helped her friend. When the friendship reaches a peak level, Pooja is driven out from their house.Pooja went back to the village to meet her grandfather. When she heard that he is dead broken she lived at a temple. She was later treated and adopted by a docter. Years later these two tender hearts meet: Mickey with eye injury and Pooja to help her without revealing her identity.She acted as a deaf and mute. Mickey’s condition aggravates and Pooja prays almighty for Mickey at the cost of her life. Pooja dies of cancer and donates her eyes for Mickey.She searched for Pooja everywhere. She later realises that Pooja is dead and Mickey sees the light of the world through Pooja’s eyes.
Adyasha Mahapatra as Pooja
Sarat Pujari as Patient
Akankshya Kabi as Mickey
Naina Das as Lady doctor
Sumanta Mani as Doctor
Soumen Pujari as Mickey's father
Lisa Mohanty as Mickey's mother
Rushi Pattanaik as Rushia
Award & Participation
54th National Film Awards (India) - (Best Feature Film in Odia)
Odisha State Film Awards - (Best Film, Best Direction, Best Story Best Cinematography, Best Child Artist, & Best Female Playback Singer)
5th International Film Festival of Thrissur
The film revolve around a 13-year-old girl, her love and friendship, and the turmoil she faces in relationships. Her inchoate awakening to the complexities of life and living forms the staple in and around Bhubaneswar.