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Orissa Theatre, cinema artiste passes away
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cuttack: Eminent theatre and cinema artist Bhima Singh passed away at SCB Medical College Hospital here on Saturday morning. He was 76 and is survived by wife and four children.
Singh, also a reputed scriptwriter, was ailing for past several months suffering from multiple di...

Udaan selected to compete at Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain category
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap, Sanjay Singh and UTV Motion Pictures are proud to announce that their co-production, Udaan, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, has been selected for the ‘Un Certain Regard’ category at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. This is one of the most prestigious s...

Orissa-based Sudarsan Sand Art Institute students selected at audition of India’s Got Talent Khose-2
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Puri: A team of students of Sudarsan Sand Art Institute, Puri, Odisha founded by renowned Sand Artist Mr. Sudarsan Pattnaik, has been selected at Kolkata audition of “India’s Got Talent Khose-2 “show of Colors TV Channel. In Kolkata audition,...

Lafangey Parindey on Mobile
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mumbai: Get to be a real Lafanga. The Lafangey Parindey Mobile Game created exclusively for the movie, gives fans a chance to experience the living on the edge & never say die spirit of One Shot Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) & Pinky Palkar (Deepika Padukone) in the movie. It'...

Orissa: Manasi Pradhan in Central Film Censor Board’s Advisory Panel
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bhubaneswar: International board member of World Women Organisation (WWO), well-known author and women activist Manasi Pradhan has been appointed as Advisory Panel member of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), popularly known as the Censor Board.

Mrs. Pradhan has...

Gujarat CM congrats Amitabh Bachchan for Ad films on 'Kutch', 'Gir Lions' and 'Somnath'
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi released the state's brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan's three short Ad films on 'Kutch', 'Gir Lion Sanctuary' and 'Somnath' under the title of 'Khushbu Gujarat Ki' in presence of the mega star here this evening.

After viewi...

Oriya movie Swayamsiddhaý released successfully at Angul Theater
Friday, August 13, 2010

Report by Sangram Ranjan Nath, Angul: Although the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha has threatened to the theatre owners to release of the movie “Swayam Siddha” based on Maoist ideologue, but it was released successfully at Angul movie hall on 12th August 2010. More than Fifty Yuva mo...

Reliance Communications, Universal Music sign partnership in its preparation for 3G launch
Monday, August 09, 2010

Mumbai: Having successfully won the licence to offer 3G servi...

Orissa: Singer Md. Sikandar Alam passes away in Bhubaneswar
Sunday, August 08, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Bhubaneswar: Noted singer Md. Sikandar Alam from Orissa passes away in Bhubaneswar. It should be noted that he was admitted hospital due to prolonged illness. After his demises noted singer Prafulla Kar and others visited  hospital.

Dil Bole Hadippa Wins Best Film of 2009 Readers' Choice Award
Sunday, August 08, 2010

Mumbai: Directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Aditya Chopra, starring the dynamic duo of Shahid Kapoor & Rani Mukherjee, Dil Bole Hadippa has won the "Readers' Choice Award for Best Film of 2009" presented by Ishq - Germany's biggest Bollywood magazine.

Dil Bole Ha...

Yash Raj Films announces its next with Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif
Sunday, August 08, 2010

Mumbai: Yash Raj Films is pleased to announce its next project, written and directed by debutant Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the still untitled film will star Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif as the lead pair.

This romantic comedy goes on floor mid-September a...

Yash Chopra conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by SOAS, UK
Sunday, August 08, 2010

Mumbai: At an inspiring and solemn graduation ceremony befitting the University of London, Mr. Yash Chopra was awarded an honorary higher doctoral degree, a DLit, a Doctor of Letters honoris causa, for having made an outstanding contribution to the field of cinema in his six deca...

Sushree Shreya Mishra of Orissa to participant in China beauty pageant fiesta
Friday, August 06, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Sambalpur:  At a contest held in New Delhi recently Sushree Shreya Mishra of Sambalpur  in the bagged the first position in the ‘I am She’ beauty pageant contest finalist  making her eligible to participant in the China beauty pageant...

BJP Yuva Morcha in Orissa threatens theatre owners over release of movie Swayamsidha
Friday, August 06, 2010

Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The BJP Yuva Morcha has threatened the theatre owners of dire consequences following the release of the movie  "Swayam Siddha"   based on Maoist ideologue. "We have warned the theatre owners not to release the movie or e...

India’s most watched TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is powered by ‘Idea’
Thursday, August 05, 2010

Mumbai: The most popular TV Game show ever on Indian Television, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, has got an ‘Idea’ this year! The popular show to be hosted by Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is ‘powered by’ Idea Cellular, as the leading pan-India mobile operator has obtained the ‘Telecom par...

Geet Tarang organises Rafi Memorial Night Capital city of Orissa
Sunday, August 01, 2010

Bhubaneswar : Rafi  Memorial Night  organized by Geet Tarang at Jayadev Sadan Bhubaneswar, Capital city of Orissa to pay tribute to Mohammed Rafi  on his 30th death anniversary on July 31 who passed away on July 31, 1980, exactly 30 years ago.

“Tujhe Jeeban...

Renowned guitar exponent Dr Kamala Shankar performed at Orissa’s Ravenshaw University
Friday, July 30, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: Renowned exponent of classical guitar, Dr Kamala Shankar performed at the prestigious Heritage Hall of Ravenshaw University here on Thursday evening under the aegis ...

Orissa-based TV channel Tarang to telecast serial Chha Man Atha Gunth
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bhubaneswar: The Oriya entertainment channel Tarang have decided to telecast serial  " Chha Man Atha Gunth " of  Fakir Mohan Senapaty. The Shree Pictures will produce this classic by Keshab  Chandra Raut  and its Muhurat has been  observed in Cuttack Gar ...

Orissa BJP alleges Odiya movie Swayamsidha glorifies Maoist ideology
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The BJP has alleged that the Odia language movie Swayamsidha which will be released shortly will encourage Maoist activities. Berhampur BJD  MP Sidhartha Mohapatra is acting in the role of a  Maoists leader.

The ...

Pritam to create tunes for Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mumbai: Vinod is geared up for his new film ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’. The latest development is that music director Pritam has been given the responsibility to create music for the film.

Vinod heard one of the songs composed by the popular music director for Love Aaj Kal, after which he deci...

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 ...

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