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Preliminary Round of Dabur Gulabari Sananda Tilottama 2010 at Orissa's Bhubaneswar
Friday, July 16, 2010

Bhubaneswar: The first ever Bhubaneswar preliminary round of the Dabur Gulabari Sananda Tilottama ’10 was held on July 16th 2010 at The New Marrion Bhubaneswar. Judges, actors Ms Madhumita Mohanty and Smita Mohanty chose contestants who qualified for the next round and would go o...

3 Idiots book launch
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mumbai: Vinod Chopra films has set up a first of its kind film archive division committed to compiling and putting together screenplay books of films, not only produced by their own production house but also memorable Hindi film classics.

Books on the screenplays of legen...

Orissa: Young Journalist Amitav Khilar receiving Kadambini award
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Kadambini Media Pvt. Ltd. has been established to achieve excellence in publication of magazines, books and production of audio, audiovisual programmes and films for upliftment of art, culture and literature. It has created a platfor...
Yash Raj Films to release Lafangey Parindey in theatres on 20th August 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mumbai: Yash Raj Films is happy to announce one of the most anticipated releases of this year – “LAFANGEY PARINDEY”. The film will be released worldwide on 20th August 2010.

Directed by Pradeep Sarkar and Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film stars Neil Nitin Mukesh and Dee...

Odiya Book released at Bhubaneswar - Abasara Saathi
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bhubaneswar: There are many ways to express love and respect to the parents. Here is one. The pattanayak brothers and sisters have taken the initiative to release a book written by their Father Sir Bidyadhar Pattanayak on the occasion of 50th Marriage anniversary of their parents...

Orissa-based Prince Dance Group sets up institute to train dancers
Monday, June 28, 2010

Berhampur: Orissa-based Prince Dance Group, which has own the India Got Talent competition has set up a dance institute to train youths in contemporary and body paint dance.

The institute, named Prince Dance Academy, would train fresh young artists, group leader Krishna ...

Orissa artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays sandy tribute for Michael Jackson
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Report by Rashmi r Parida; Puri: International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Orissa giving tribute to “Pop King Michael Jackson” on his 1st death anniversary in a unique way through his art by creating a sand image of Pop star Michael Jackson on Puri beach, Orissa.
Tarang now on Videocon d2h platform
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bhubaneswar: Videocon d2h, a Direct-to-Home service provider, became the first DTH company to introduce the number 1 Odia GEC channel Tarang on their platform.  Now, viewers in Odisha can enjoy their favourite programmes on the channel in all the base packs of Videocon d2h. ...

Raavan to release in 2200 screens worldwide
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance BIG Pictures and Madras Talkies' forthcoming film 'Raavan' will release in approximately 2200 screens worldwide on Friday, June 18th making it the first Indian film to release simultaneously in Hindi Tamil and Telugu versions.

The Hindi version of the fil...

Yash Raj Films to offer 'YRF Enchanted Journey' in Switzerland
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mumbai: Earlier this year, Mr. Yash Chopra, India's most renowned Producer & Director and Chairman of Yash Raj Films, Mr. Zubin Karkaria, CEO & Managing Director of Kuoni India & South Asia, and Mr. Marco Casanova, Co-Owner & CEO of Brandinvest AG, had announced a...

Mani Ratnam's Movie Raavan
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Director  :  Mani Ratnam
Writer  :  Mani Ratnam and Vijay Krishna Acharya
Music  :  A R Rahman
Language  :  Hindi, Tamil and Telugu
Release date  :  18th June, 2010
Cast:    Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai ...

Indian director Mani Ratnam To receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010

Cannes: In 2010 Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates its six years of partnership with the Venice International Film Festival.

Accepting the proposal made by the Director of the Venice Film Festival Marco Mueller, the Swiss Manufacturer is proud to be partner of the Jaeger-LeCoult...

Orissa: Miss India Universe contestant Ipsita Pati alleges partiality
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bhubaneswar: Oriya model Ipsita Pati on Wednesday met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and alleged that she was subjected to physical and mental harassment during the contest. She also alleged that she was discriminated because she was an Odiya.

On Wednesday she also lodged...

Orissa: Documentary Film Show Red Cross Bhawan
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bhubaneswar: A documentary film show was organised by UNCAGE & SAGE on the 7th of June 2010. More than 60 people watched the films, which was centered on the politics of food. Deconstructing Supper, Poison on the Platter and the World according to Monsanto were the films that...

Reliance BIG Pictures to release Shaji N. Karun's Mammootty starrer Kutty Srank on July 23rd, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance BIG Pictures is all set to release the Malayalam film Kutty Srank on July 23rd, 2010. This is Mammootty's first film with Shaji who began his career as a cinematographer and later turned to direction with "Piravi" in 1988. Shaji N. Karun's directorial debut won h...

Kingfisher Miss Tibet Pageant 2010 are ready for first round of the pageant
Friday, June 04, 2010

Mcleod ganj: The four contestants of the Kingfisher Miss Tibet Pageant 2010 are ready for the first round of the pageant — the Swimsuit round, which will be held at Funky Town in Dharamshala .Three judges will check the participant’s figure, confidence, poise and presentation in ...

Orissa-based Prince Dance Group to perform at opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Bhubaneswar: Orissa-based Prince Dance Group to perform at the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games. It should be noted that the  Games slated to be start from October 3 in New Delhi.
It should be noted that Prince Dance Group came into the national fame in A...
Orissa: Documentary Film Festival that Revolves Around Our Food
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Bhubaneswar: At Red Cross Bhavan, Main Conference Hall, Bhubaneswar

On 7th June’10, Monday, from 5.30 to 9PM

You are cordially invited along with family & friends. 


1.     Apna Aloo Bazar Becha – 30 mins

Three- day Indian Panorama Film Festival concludes in Himachal Pradesh
Monday, May 31, 2010

Shimla: The three- day- long Indian Panorama Film Festival organized by the Department of I&PR, HP and the Directorate of Film Festvals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ,Govt. of India concludes today. The Chief Secretary, Smt Asha Swarup presided over the concluding...

2-day opera fest begins in Bhubaneswar
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bhubaneswar: The Niladrivihar Youth & Cultural Association, which has been working for growth of cultural ethos, will stage a two-day opera festival at the Niladri Vihar Durga Puja pandal here from Wednesday.

On the inaugural day, Kuhudi Ghara, written by Kalinga Das...

Documentary Film Festival at Bhubaneswar
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Bhubaneswar: A Documentary Film Festival that Revolves Around Our Food
At Red Cross Bhavan, Main Conference Hall
On 7th June’10, Monday, from 5.30 to 9PM
You are cordially invited along with family & friends.
1.     Apna Aloo B...
Orissa: Odiya girls in Miss Universe India finals
Monday, May 24, 2010
Bhubaneswar: Odiya  girl Shreya Mishra and Ipsita Pati entered the final round of 'I Am She 2010' to be held in Mumbai for Miss Universe India on May 28. She hails from Sambalpur.

After qualifying in the initial rounds in Italy and Goa, Shreya was selected for the fi...
Hritik Roshan starring Kites grosses 21 crores opening day in India
Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance BIG Pictures has set the temperature soaring high by making Rakesh Roshan’s “Kites” starring Hritik Roshan, Barabara Mori, the most awaited film of Summer 2010 the Widest Release ever with 2000 screens in India and across 500 screens globally.

“Kites” whi...

Hrithik Roshan starrer film Kites release worldwide today
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance BIG Pictures and Rakesh Roshan’s eagerly awaited romantic film Kites to be released worldwide in Hindi and English versions on 21st May, 2010, in over 60 countries.

The trailer of the Hindi version will play on 1700 screens worldwide on Friday, 12th Febru...

Hrithik Roshan starrer Kites London premiere information
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mumbai: On Tuesday 18 May the stars of one of the most ambitious and truly international films to emerge from India will bring a touch of Bollywood romance, Latino passion and Hollywood action-adventure to the red carpet in London's Leicester Square.

Kites is the widest e...

Hrithik Roshan starrer Kites to release in over 2300 screens worldwide
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance BIG Pictures and Rakesh Roshan's eagerly awaited romantic film 'Kites' will release on 21st May 2010 in over 2300 screens worldwide.  Of these over 1800 screens are in India and over 500 screens  overseas, making 'Kites' the biggest ever Indian release ...

Sanjay Dutt meets CM Narendra Modi; wants to replicate Gujarat’s Development in other parts of Nation
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gandhinagar: Noted Film Artist Shri Sanjay Dutt on Monday met Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, he admired C.M's vision and leadership acumen. Under Shri Modiji's leadership state has made remarkable progress on all fronts. Credit goes to Shri Narendra Modi's leadership, added S...

Report of Expert Committee on National Film Awards Presented to Smt. Ambika Soni
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Delhi: The Chairman of the Expert Committee on National Film Awards, Shri Shyam Benegal today presented the Committee’s Report to Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Smt Ambika Soni along with Smt Sharmila Tagore and Shri Rajiv Mehrotra.

Speaking on the...

National Magic Festival 2010 begins at Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: In these days of influence of modern gadgets of entrainment and western culture, sky invasion, government official’s apathy, the age old means of entertainment like magic shows which drew huge crowds earlier, stand no chance of survival. Or ...
National magic fest starts in Orissa’s Jagatsinghpur
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Report by Kanhu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur : Hiralal foundation a cultural organization on Saturday has started a national Magic festival in district headquarter. As many as 80 magicians including 15 women magicians from several states have participated in the event. On the inaugural day ...
Why is Kites Called Kites? Rakesh Roshan & Anurag Basu Reveal The Inspiration
Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mumbai: Finally, we know why Kites is called Kites! Producer Rakesh Roshan & director Anurag Basu, makers of Kites (, one of the most eagerly awaited romantic films of this summer disclose the inspiration behind...

Reliance BIG Pictures to launch KITES music on 29th March
Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance Big Pictures and Rakesh Roshan’s highly anticipated film Kites unfolds yet another surprise! Kites marks the debut of actor Hrithik Roshan as a singer on the silver screen. To commemorate this Reliance BIG Pictures is launching the music of Kites on national tele...

Rajshri Productions Announces launch of a youth movie-- Isi Life Mein…!
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mumbai: Haven’t we all been posed with such pertinent questions in the most turbulent phase of our lives…?!! Well, these are the kind of challenges all our 18/ 19 year olds are going to be up against in our forthcoming film Isi Life Mein…! The movie is centered around the lives o...

My Name is Khan Crosses 150 Crores In 10 Days
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mumbai: This week, ‘My Name is Khan’ joined an elite group of successful films & became only the third film in Bollywood history to touch 150 crores worldwide within 10 days of release.

Trade Analysts expect that within the coming week, the film should become the hig...

Orissa Government constituted jury for selection of awardees for State Film fair award
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: For selection of  awardees for  State Film fair award for the year 2008 and 2009 the government has on Wednesday constituted a jury of seven members headed by Bibek Patnaik a retired IAS . A notification has been published&...
School Sanitation Iniative Launched: Aamir Khan Declared Brand Ambassador
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Delhi: The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal has said that Health and Wellness Clubs will be set up in schools. These clubs will instill among children values of good health and sanitation. He was speaking at the launch of the National School San...

Imran & Deepika starrer 'BREAK KE BAAD' being co-produced by Reliance Big Pictures & Kunal Kohli Productions
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance Big Pictures is co-producing Kunal Kohli’s “Break ke baad” starring Imran Khan & Deepika Padukone.

The movie is the first directorial venture of Danish Aslam who was first assistant director to Kunal Kohli on films like “Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic”, “Faa...

Reliance Big Pictures all set to release M.S. Sathyu’s 'IJJODU' on April 30th , 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance Big Pictures is all set to release Kannada film Ijjodu on April 30, 2010. The film marks the return of one of Indian cinema’s legendary directors-Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu after twelve long years. Ijjodu, screened at 4 prestigious domestic film festivals, has alrea...

Ranbir Kapoor met Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year Online Contest Winners
Monday, April 26, 2010

Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor met the “Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year” Online Contest Winners undertaken on at the YRF Studios. He met all the contest winners and also clicked photographs with them, giving them a memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Along with ...

Badmaash Company - Music Released
Monday, April 26, 2010

Mumbai: Living the life of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, the four friends of BADMAASH COMPANY discover that to make a business successful you don’t need big money.

All you need is a big idea!

And great music!!!

Bhubaneswar Film Festival concludes
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Report by Orissa diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar:  The three-day 5th Tata DOCOMO Bhubaneswar Film Festival (BFF’10) came to a nostalgic end with the screening of eminent filmmaker Theodoros Angelopoulos’s highly-acclaimed The Weeping Meadow at the Jayadev Bhavan here on Saturd...
Pahari Paintings strengthens Global Relations
Saturday, April 24, 2010
New Delhi: Language, Art and Culture Department in collaboration with Green Shakti Sanstha, New Delhi would organise a Lecture and Exhibition on Pahari miniature paintings in the historic Gaiety Theatre here on 28th April, 2010.

The Ambassador of Switzerland, Phillppe Wel...
Hear Vaishali Samant’s 'Man Makhmal Maaze' exclusively on Tata Indicom
Friday, April 23, 2010

Pune: Tata Indicom has tied up with Vaishali Samant’s upcoming Marathi album Man Makhmal Maaze.
Shemaroo Entertainment launched Vaishali Samant’s new Marathi album Man Makhmal Maaze at a Tata Indicom store in Pune today. Vaishali Samant, who has delivered blockbuster songs s...

Orissa Television launches 1st Odia spiritual channel Prarthana
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Bhubaneswar: The first Odia spiritual channel Prarthana was launched by Odisha Television on the occasion of the Maha Visuva Sankranti on Wednesday. Chief of the channel and OTV senior general manager Ratikanta Satpathy said the channel would show programmes based on religion, tradi...
Speech of President Pratibha Patil, at Presentation Ceremony of National film awards
Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New Delhi: Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here today at the presentation ceremony of the National Film Awards for the Year 2008. These annual awards are an opportunity to recognize the talent and the excellence achieved by our film personalities in cinema.


‘Canfest 2010’ has been concluded in Orissa’s Paradip
Friday, April 02, 2010
Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip: ‘Canfest 2010’ has been concluded with colorful function at Paradip on Tuesday in which eminent theater man of national repute , Bhopal Mr Bansi Kaul was awarded as ‘ Life Time Award for Theater’ on this occasion.

Seventh National Theat...
Hrithik Roshan's much awaited film Kites to be released on 21st May
Friday, April 02, 2010

Mumbai: Rakesh Roshan's eagerly awaited romantic film Kites will release worldwide in Hindi and English versions on 21st May, 2010, in over 60 countries.

The trailer of the Hindi version will play on 1700 screens worldwide on Friday, 12th February, to coincide with Valen...

Girisha Karnad’s play Nagamandal enthralls audience in Orissa
Sunday, March 28, 2010

Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: The 7th national theatre carnival progressing in Paradeep port town since 20 March earned laudable appreciations on Friday as the host local theater group ' Canmass' performed noted Drama proponent Girish Karnad's highly acclaimed play Nagman...

National Theater Festival ‘Canfest-2010 inaugurated in Paradip of Orissa
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip (Odisha): The seventh edition of National Theater Festival ‘Canfest-2010 was inaugurated by the chairman of Paradip Port Trust Mr K.Raghuramaiah in Paradip recently.

The festival began with PPT chairman Mr Raghuramaiah lighting the lamp...

Shilpa Shetty, Chunkey Pandey attend Annual Day of Orissa based firm
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cuttack: Bollywood stars Shilpa Shetty and Chunkey Pandey attend Annual Day of Seashore Group celebrated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on March 14. Around 10,000 staffs of the company from Odisha and other states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, As...

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