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Orissa: Ashok Pati to direct Babushan, Sabyasachi, Ushashi starrer film 'Dosti'
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: After the grand success of Bidisha craft DEWWANA, this banner will now repeat same director Ashok Pati for their recent project Dosti, Malay Mishra  has scored the music, the script has been the director domain. Chinmaya Daspattnaik has wr...

Sarat Pujari announced resignation from post of Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi president
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Noted film actor Sarat Pujari announced his resignation from the post of Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi president. He sends his resignation letter to the Culture Minister.

Pujari in the letter stated after he took over reins in Febru...
Orissa: Two Odia film Mu Premi Mu Pagala, Kemiti A Bandhan hit theatre
Friday, August 12, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Two Odia film Mu Premi Mu Pagala and  Kemiti A Bandhan hit the theatre  on  12August, 2011 on the eve of Rakha Bandhan  and Independence day. While debutante Harihar displayed energetic steps to the tunes of his solo number ...

The Sedona International Film Festival presents documentary On Orissa's Marathon Boy Budhia
Friday, August 12, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Coach and a slum boy are united by a dream and divided by the world in the powerful, award-winning new documentary “Marathon Boy” which makes its Arizona premiere in Sedona on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The Sedona International Film Festival presents th...

Orissa: NRO to produce Odia film 'Thukulu'; Babusan, Archita, Prakruti Mishra in lead roles
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Acclaimed non-resident Indian film producer Akshay Kumar Parija, who produced award winning film 'Jianta Bhoota' announces their second venture Thukulu. It will be based on triangular love story. It will star Babusan, Archita and Prakruti Mishr...

Orissa: Ollywood glitter at State Film Awards ceremony
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: It was a rare confluence of Ollywood coming to rub shoulders with the cream of Odia film industry. And the state Film Awards 2008  and  2009 on Tuesday turned out to be a glittering event at a packed Rabindra Mandap auditorium. Jianta...

Orissa: An interview with Odia Film sensation actor Akash Dasnayak
Monday, August 08, 2011

He has his own ideology and thoughts.  He is the heartthrob of many. With distinct look and dynamic acting skills he wins many hearts.  With a collection of six movies already in his pocket and recently felicitated with Best Actor award for his unveiling movie Kalinga Putra, Aka...

Orissa: Susant Mani directed film 'Chocolate' hit theatre today
Sunday, August 07, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar:  Odia Movie 'Chocolate' directed by well known young director Susant Mani released.  The film is a love story between a college student Bunty (Babushaan) and a cancer patient Jashmine (Archita). While Bunty is carefree and indifferent...

Orissa: Jayadev award to Sadhu Meher, Mahasweta Roy
Saturday, August 06, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Government announces State Film Awards for 2008 and 2009. This was announced by Culture Minister Prafulla Samal at Bhubaneswar on Thursday. Prashanta Nanda directed film Jianta Bhoota sweep the state award in seven segment. Akas Das Naya...

Orissa: Akash, Arapita starrer film 'Raju Awara' to be released during Ganesh Puja
Thursday, August 04, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Raju Awara: Under the banner of Jyoti Production Raju Awara shooting is going on in the scenic locales of Odisha. It has Akash Das Nayak, Bijay Mohanty, Jeroge Tiadi, Manjyot, Soumaya Naryan Panda, Ranjan Kumar Dixit, Anup Saha, Choudhary Jaya ...

Orissa: 3 Odia films all set to hit theatre during Durga Puja
Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: With the Durga Puja festivities round the corner, can Ollywood be far behind. To cash in on the holiday mood  three Odia films are all set to heat the theatre While Cuttack-The Silver City  scheduled to be release d on September, RAJU...

Orissa: Babushaan, Archita, Ankita starrer 'Chocolate' to be release on August5, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar:  Falcon Movies going to present their latest  venture CHOCOLATE. The movie is being directed by well known young director  Susant Mani. 

The film is a love story between a college student Bunty (Babushaan) and a can...

'Mu Premi Mu Pagal' to enthrall audience in Orissa
Saturday, July 30, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Young dancer Harihar Dash from Berhampur is  famous for his dancing competence, to utilize his ability director cast him in a lead role for MU PREMI MU PAGAL, keeping his dance ability there are two songs in the film,each track of this two...

Harihar, Anuva Panda's 'Mu Premi Mu Pagal' to enthrall Orissa audience
Friday, July 29, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Young dancer Harihar from Berhampur is  famous for his dancing competence, to utilize his ability director cast him in a lead role for MU PREMI MU PAGAL, keeping his dance ability there are two songs in the film,each track of this two song...

Odia film Chori Chori to be release on 29th July, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Chori Chori, produced by Anam Charan Sahu and Bhabani Rath under the banner of Krishna Sai Cine Arts Pvt. Ltd and Laxmi Puja Production narrates the story of a young guy love story. Chori  chori cast comprises Debasish    Patra...
Odia film maker Nila Madhab Panda – Creating quality cinema from New Delhi
Monday, July 25, 2011

Report by Rashmi r Parida; New Delhi: It is not easy not to be based in Mumbai and make a mark in the world of Hindi cinema, but Nila Madhab Panda has proved otherwise.

Delhi-based Panda, who hails from a remote village in Odisha, has emerged as one of India’s emerging ge...

Odia cinema CHORI-CHORI Audio Released
Saturday, July 23, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Pabitra Entertainment  hosted the launch of Odia cinema  Chori-Chori audio cd today, Producer  Anam Sahoo of Laxmipuja Production pvt. Ltd and Bhabani Rath of Krishna Sai Cine arts Pvt. Ltd, Director Rajib Mohanty were the guest ...

Orissa: First Women Director of Odia Cinema
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Her eyes are limpid pools of innocence, her tresses disheveled and carefree, her lips sensuous and full, she is Parbati Ghosh alias Chapala Nayak, actress, producer and first woman film director of Orissa. Let not her casual good looks fool you...

Orissa: Khimji announces Odia cine superstar Sidhant Mohapatra as its Brand Ambassador
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar:  Khimji, Odisha and eastern India’s leading jewelry and fashion house, has today signed up Ollywood superstar Sidhant Mohapatra as its brand ambassador.

The announcement came in the backdrop of Khimji celebrating its 75th year of i...

Orissa: Mytholgy ends in Ollywood
Saturday, July 16, 2011

By Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Though with the onslaught of action and romantic films the production of mythological films has taken a: backseat. in the state, it has still been 'able to "maintain its appeal with the viewers.

Interestingly,  even the first Indi¬an&...

Orissa Girl Sulagna Panigrahi in Mahesh Bhatt's Murder 2
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Sulagna Panigrahi, who made her debut on small screen with Sony TV's Amber Dhara and later featured in Zee TV's Do Saheliyaan - Kismat ki Kathputaliyaan and Star Plus's Bidaai, Sulagna Panigrahi was born and brought up in Bhubaneswar in her ear...

Bollywood actor Chandrachur Singh to act in Odia film Kemiti A Bandhan
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Bollywood star features in Odia cinema  is not new. Many hindi star have start opting For Odia cinema. Rakhee gulzar, Mithun Chakrabarty, Sadasib Amripurkar, Upasana Singh and recently Kashmira saha appeared in a iteam number in  Kies...

Ameen Sayani's "GEETMALA KI CHHAON MEIN" - Pack V the Best – and the Best of the Rest
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report by Santanu Ganguly; New Delhi: Ameen produced, wrote and presented ‘GEETMALA’, the legendary Hindi film music countdown radio show, for almost 45 years. 'GEETMALA' remains the only credible yard-stick of popularity, from the 1950s till the 1990s. He has also interviewed, f...

Music Review: Maby Baking
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Album: Maby Baking
Artists: Supersonics -Ananda Sen, Rohan Ganguli, Nitin Mani & Avinash Chordia
Music Saregama, Price: Rs. 125/-
Music Reviewed by Santanu Ganguly


The Supersonics are planning to overthrow the world with their debut album ‘Maby Baking’. A Saregam...

Café Del Mar Gary B – Step Into The Sunshine
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report by Santanu Ganguly; New Delhi: Long time we had to wait, to feel the sun, smell the sea breeze and chill on a white sanded beach... This new chill-mix show takes you right there, where u ever wanted to be... A musical journey for your mind, your body and your soul perfect ...

Album: Ragini MMS
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Music: Saregama, Price: Rs. 170/-
Review by Santanu Ganguly
The Ragini soundtrack is a perfect blend of modern and retro. The film features original chartbusting compositions by Faizan Hussain, Agnel Roman and Raaj music by Shamir Tandon, including the yesteryear's classic from film 'J...

Saregama India Ltd to launch the music of the classic film 'Hum Dono'
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report by Santanu Ganguly; Mumbai: India's flagship music company and film production house, Saregama India Ltd, is all set to go back in time and re-launch the music of the classic film Hum Dono. The movie was a box office hit in Bollywood, produced and acted in by the legendary...

Saregama India launches Trinity – the finest hits of Tamil cinema’s ace film stars at Planet M, Express Avenue, Chennai
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report by Santanu Ganguly; Chennai: Tamil cinema has completed 75 years of making history and the biggest names are still the Trinity – the three actors that first defined “stardom” – MGR, Shivaji Ganesan and Gemini Ganesan. And paying a tribute to them is Saregama’s first volume...

Best of by Poets of the Fall
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall - singer Marko, guitarist Olli and keyboardist Captain - started out their musical adventure from scratch in 2003. Marko sold everything he had to invest in pursuing the love of his life, music, with his buddies Olli and Captain. He moved into his folks' basement...

Album: Caravan-E-Ghazal
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Artist: Talat Aziz
Music: Saregama, Price: INR 175/-
Music Reviewed by Santanu Ganguly

Caravan-E-Ghazal is an anthology of Ghazals, which weaves together a selection from master poets of the Urdu language. Each Ghazal is introduced with recitation in verse by Salim Arif, which a...

Raj Balraj in capital for promotion of his album Ladaiyan
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report by Santanu Ganguly; New Delhi: Recently Raj Balraj was in the Capital for the promotion of his album Ladaiyan.

Though many Punjabi singers have remained one album wonders the spirit of new artist are still hight and is they are talented like him then there is no lo...

Album: Sitare Zameen Par - Waheeda Rehman
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Artist: Various artists
Music: Saregama, Price: Rs.75 /- MP3
Music Reviewed by Santanu Ganguly

'Sitare Zameen Par' as a salute to Bollywood's living legends by making an album of their best hits. The last time they honored the legendary Dilip Kumar successfully and this year the...

Energetic Performances by Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan, Abhay enthralled cyber city...
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report by Santanu Ganguly; Gurgaon: Star cast of movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara visited Ambience Mall, Gurgaon to promote their movie, where the stars talked with the media at PVR Gold Class and then they performed live amongst their fans at the atrium of the mall. The stars incl...

Manimala: A Forgotten Queen of Orissa celluloid world
Monday, July 11, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: True to her name, Manimala sparkled like a jewel in the firmament of Oriya celluloid world. Having already distinguish herself on stage for over two decades she entered into films in 1960 and was a tailblazer of her time. Manimala had no formal...

Orissa: Actress Priyadarshini Choudhury 'Priya' a perfect combination of beauty and talent
Sunday, July 10, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Priyadarshini Choudhury popularly known as Priya is an upcoming actress of Oriya Cinema. She possesses everything that a winner requires. A fair amount talent, an attractive face and a breath taking figure. A perfect combination of beauty and t...

Orissa: Mahasweta Ray the ultimate versatile actresses of Odia Cinema
Friday, July 08, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Mahasweta Ray has acted in nearly 50 Odia films during an illustrious career spanning over 35 years. A native of Puri district, Mahasweta had been a leading actor both in Odia and Bengali film industry. Noted for her versatility and acknowledge...

Mahesh Bhupati, Lara Dutta & Vinay Pathak promotes their movie Chalo Dilli at PVR Rivoli
Friday, July 08, 2011

Report by Santanu Ganguly; New Delhi: Mahesh Bhupati, Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak promoted their ready to release movie at PVR Rivoli at Connaught Place, New Delhi.  A press conference was organised at PVR Rivoli where the trio interacted with the media and talked about thei...

Shah Rukh Khan Launches First Theatrical Promo of 'Ra.One' at PVR Cinemas
Friday, July 08, 2011
Report by Santanu Ganguly; Gurgaon: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan aka King Khan today launched the first theatrical promo of his highly anticipated movie - 'Ra.One' at PVR Cinemas, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. Earlier in the day he had also launched the trailer at PVR Cinemas, Chand...
Orissa: Babusan, Arachita starrer movie CHOCOLATE to be release on August 4
Friday, July 08, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: After a long interval Falcon Movies going to present their  second venture CHOCOLATE, earlier Falcon Movies  had  produced a success Movie Kandhei Akhire Luha directed by Rabi Kinagi. The new film Chocolate is being slated to be ...

Orissa: Manmohan Mahapatra to direct Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Dia Mirza in film 'Bits and Pieces'
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Director from Orissa, Manmohan Mahapatra, sets his next film in Orissa and in the outskirts of West Bengal. The story, which Mahapatra has conceived and then scripted follows reputed writer Arindam. He is fascinated by a news item on a lunatic ...

Orissa: The Village in the Films of Manmohan Mahapatra
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Bhubaneswar: Manmohan Mahapatra  has established himself as one of India's finest filmmakers and won international acclaim for his elven feature films characterised by technical excellence and artistic beauty and noted for their extraordinary originality in ...

Orissa: Odia actress Anu Choudhary stepped in to Bollywood through Hindi movie NIRVANA13
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Anu Choudhary is the quintessential  girl  next door who sets our hearts aflutter with her cheerful disposition and acting prowess. Anu, who has been a part of the  Odia film industry since 12 years  now stepped in to  Bol...
An interview with noted Odia film maker Ghanashyam Mohapatra
Monday, July 04, 2011

Ghanashyam Mohapatra, Producer -Director is a graduate in Science with DISTINCTION and a DIPLOMA HOLDER IN CINEMATOGRAPHY WITH FIRST CLASS from SJ. POLYTECHNIC, Bangalore in 1955-58 devoting himself to the making of purposeful documentaries on subjects like MOTHER & CHILD, FA...

Odia Film maker Ganesh Jew passes away
Monday, July 04, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Baripada based film producer Ganesh  Jew breathed his last in Baripada Main hospital on 3JULY,2011 AT 7.30 AM AT THE AGE OF 79.

Mr Jews tarted his career as a pharmasit in  Health Department of  Government of  Odi...

Odia director Manmohan Mahapatra directs Hindi film 'Bit and Pieces'
Sunday, July 03, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: National award-winning Oriya director Manmohan Mahapatra directs first Hindi film Bits & Pieces. Manmohan Mahapatra , founder of Odia new wave cinema has been directed eleven Odia cinema.

Bits 'N' Pieces , is ready for distribution...

Devdasi dance Academy by re-experiencing the marvelous traditions of Orissa culture
Sunday, July 03, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Cuttack  based institution Devdasi dance Academy by re-experiencing  the marvelous but dying traditions of Orissa culture and heritage , art and craft  trying to stage monumental cultural shows in regular interval, each focusing ...

Trupti Das to get Ruchi Kalaa Samman
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Cuttack: Eminent singer Trupti Das will be awarded the Ruchi Kalaa Samman this year for her dedicated life long contribution to the field of Odia music. The award will be handed to the singer at at the 36th foundation day function of the Ruchi Udyog to be organised at its factory pr...
Orissa: Shooting of Mane Rahib A Prem Kahani started in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: The shooting of MANE RAHIB A PREM KAHANI  took off in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with the lead cast Rudra, Rajdeep, Rupali, Ashrumochan, Samaresh, Puspa Panda, Rai Charan Das.

This film is being produced under the banner of S.K. Film...
Orissa: Noted Ollywood director and producer Basant Nayak passes away
Monday, June 27, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar, Veteran Oriya filmmaker, director and distributor Basanta Nayak died at a hospital here Monday after prolonged illness. He was 74.

He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. His last rites are likely to be pe...

Facts & Figure about National Award for Odia Film
Monday, June 27, 2011

Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Facts & Figure about National Award for Odia Film (In Regional category).

Sl. No. Year Name of the Film  Award
1. 1960 Sri Lokanatha President Silver Medal
2.  1961 Nuabou &nbs...




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