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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...

Please consider me as Jamai Raja of Orissa says Amitabh Bachchan
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Brindavan Gurukul Asram established by the by internationally renowned exponent of the bansuri or bamboo flute Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia.
Bollywood Superstar Amita...
National Dram festival inaugurated in Orissa’s Paradep
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Report by Kanhu Nanda, Jagatsinghpur: Canmas’ a theater organization from Paradeep port town hosted a  national drama festival , PPT chairman K Raghuramaih inaugurated the fest in Jayadevsadan on Saturday evening kicked up the 10 days programme start. On the inaugural day one d...
Amitabh Bachchan to visit Orissa today, to inagurate Brindavan Gurukul of Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Superstar Amitabh Bachchan to visit Orissa tomorrow with his family members to attend a program organized by internationally renowned exponent of the bansuri or bamboo flute Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan wil...
President Pratibha Patil confers 56th National Film Awards, V.K.Murthy receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Friday, March 19, 2010

New Delhi: The President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil conferred the 56th National Film Awards for 2008 to the illustrious winners in a glittering function held today at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.  The eminent cinematographer Sh. V.K.Murthy received standing ovation and thu...

FICCI Frames 2010 Opens in Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan addressees inaugural session
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr. Ashok Chavan, today assured the film and entertainment fraternity of the State and Central government's unstinted support in ensuring the right of the people to see films they wanted, declaring that "We would strive to ensure that there...

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to Confer 56th National Film Awards
Monday, March 15, 2010
New Delhi: The 56th National Film Awards for 2008 will be presented to the winners by the Hon’ble President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil on March 19th 2010 in New Delhi. The legendary Cinematographer Shri V K Murthy will also receive the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2008 in...
Women’s International Film Festival in Miami to celebrate India
Saturday, March 13, 2010
New Delhi: Fifth Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) at Miami (USA) from March 26 to April three will celebrate India with exhibition of India-focused films on March 29, according to reports.

It will include “The Shadow Effect” (documentary feature, Scot...
Long awaited Aparna Sen’s “The Japanese Wife” to release on April nine
Saturday, March 13, 2010
New Delhi: Much-discussed film “The Japanese Wife”, directed by National Award winner Aparna Sen (Mr. and Mrs. Iyer), 64, will be released on April nine, according to reports.
Written by Kunal Basu, produced by Saregama, edited by Rabiranjan Maitra, music by Sagar Desai,  ...
Boogie Woogie auditions in Orissa on March 14, 15
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bhubaneswar: After setting the TV screens on fire for 12 long years, Indian television’s original and longest running dance show, Boogie Woogie, after a short break, is back to its act with scintillating dance performances week after week. The new season starts with an exciting round of Boogie Wo...

Bakul Foundation in association with XIMB organizing Film Festival on Climate Change
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bhubaneswar (Orissa): Bakul Foundation in association with Xavier Institute of Management is organizing a Film Festival on Climate Change at the XIMB Auditorium on 14 March (Sunday) from 10AM to 9PM. The event is being supported by Virgin Mobile India. The event is being organize...

India bans tansmission of FTV Channel
Thursday, March 11, 2010
New Delhi: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has prohibited transmission/re-transmission of FTV Channel w.e.f. 7.00P.M on 12th March 2010 till 7.00 P.M on 21st March, 2010 through Cable Television Networks and any other platforms throughout the country.

The M...
Sangita Das wife of actor Mihir Das dies of heart attack
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Cuttack (Orissa): The eminent singer, film artist Sangita Das expired on Saturday in heart attack. At about 10am Saturday She was admitted in the SCB Medical College hospital. But she expired in the hospital. A pall of gloom hung over the CDA locality where she stayed as well wisher...
A.R. Rahman having Jai Ho concerts in 16 world cities
Thursday, March 04, 2010
New Delhi: Oscar winner A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) will be taking his “Jai Ho” concert worldwide, starting June 11 from New York (USA) and ending in London (United Kingdom) on July 26, according to reports.

During this period, he will reportedly have live concerts ...
India’s Freida Pinto in the race to be Bond girl
Sunday, February 28, 2010
New Delhi: BAFTA nominated Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) is again in the race to be the “James Bond” girl for the next Bond movie scheduled to be released next year.
She reportedly unsuccessfully auditioned for Bond girl Camille Montes in last Bond movie “Quantum of Solace...
Natya Chetana: 13th Lok Natya Mela brings up theatre artists, people together in Orissa
Friday, February 26, 2010
Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Theatre is an art of synchronization between social responsibility and artistic creativity. Natya Chetana aspires to spread social awareness through theatre art forms by bringing people together from different strata under one roof i...
Freida Pinto starrer “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” to be released September 23
Friday, February 26, 2010
New Delhi: Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) starrer Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” will be released starting September 23 next, according to reports.

Pinto is said to have completed her shooting for this romance film, which also stars Oscar nominated...
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performs at Ravenshaw University of Orissa
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Cuttack: Leading exponent of Hindustani classical music, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and his son Salil Bhatt performed on the Mohan Veena (an innovation of the slide guitar) and Satwik Veena respectively at the Heritage Hall of Ravenshaw Univers...

Bollywood film producer Nasir Khan appears before Orissa Police
Monday, February 22, 2010
Cuttack : The crime branch police has started interrogation to Bollywood Producer Nasir Khan for the third times. The crime branch police will interrogate Nasir Khan two days on Monday and Tuesday. After interrogation, he will be produced in the Orissa High Court in the second hour ...
Bollywood’s Chopra commuting between Mumbai & Beverly Hills for ‘Broken Horses’
Thursday, February 18, 2010
New Delhi: Filmfare Award winner Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Munnabhai M.B.B.S.) is reportedly commuting between Mumbai (India) and Beverly Hills (California, USA) for making his debut English venture “Broken Horses”.

Chopra, 53, is reportedly leasing a large house in Beverly Hil...
Ample Entertainment's - Hello Zindagi - Releasing on 5th March 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Mumbai: Ample Entertainment Co.’s, HELLO ZINDAGI hits the screen on 5th March 2010. The movie is produced by Suresh Menon & Amit Garg of Ample Entertainment Co. and Directed by award winning Raja Unnithan. The Movie is set to release on 5th March 2010. The Starcast includes Mrun...
My Name is Khan: Name is Khan…Shahrukh Khan
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Zarina Wahab, Jimmy Shergill et al.
Director: Karan Johar
Producers: Hiroo Yash Johar and Gauri Khan
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Review by Shyamal Sinha

What a normal movie seeks in order to be a hit? Well, the le...

Orissa Governor MC Bhandare felicitated team of Odiya film Jianta Bhuta
Monday, February 15, 2010
Bhubaneswar: Orissa Governor MC Bhandare felicitated the entire team of Odia film Jianta Bhuta (Living Ghost) led by its director Prashant Nanda and producer AK Parija in a glittering function at Hotel Crown organised by Odisha Cine Critics’ Association on Sunday.  Lauding the ...
Upset Hindus ask for immediate withdrawal of Hanuman plush doll
Monday, February 15, 2010
New Delhi: Upset Hindus have asked for the immediate recall of the toy “Hanuman as plush doll”, calling it “inappropriate, upsetting, and denigrating”.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts fo...
My Name is Khan releases in Orissa despite Bajarang Dal, VHP's protest
Friday, February 12, 2010
Bhubaneswar: Despite of protest of the Bajarang Dal and VHP, the most awaited  and in discussion film "My Name is Khan" released all over the state on Friday . In Bhubaneswar at least thirty activists of Bajrang Dal were arrested by the Police. Due to protest of the activists i...
The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle For Freedom
Thursday, February 11, 2010
New Delhi: Delhi-based filmmakers, Ritu Sarin and her Tibetan partner Tenzing Sonam, announce the Mumbai and Delhi premieres of their film, The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom. The film will screen in Mumbai on 7th February 2010 as part of the international compe...
Beatle Paul McCartney finds vegetarianism most enjoyable
Sunday, February 07, 2010
New Delhi: Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, who has been a vegetarian for over 30 years, finds vegetarianism “very simple, tasty, and most enjoyable”.
Writing in the latest newsletter of Oscar winner Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s (Shakespeare in Love) blog “GOO...
World renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik supports ‘'he Big Green Help' with a one-of-its-kind giant sand sculpture
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Mumbai: Saving the environment is the need of the hour. Nick, India's leading kid's entertainment channel along with Alpenliebe Mangofillz and co-partnered by Idea, is helping kids focus their attention on the environment with 'The Big Green Help' – a pioneering initiative aiming at...
A.R. Rahman part of historic remake of 'We are the World'
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
New Delhi: Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) is part of the remake of “We are the World” charity anthem recorded in Los Angeles (USA), which reportedly included over 75 world-class stars.

It was recorded in the same Henson Recording studio where the...
Australia’s Luhrmann & India’s Rahman thinking of working together
Friday, January 29, 2010
New Delhi: Oscar nominated Australian film director-actor-producer-writer Baz Luhrmann's (Moulin Rouge!) dream is to make a movie in India, according to reports.

During his current India trip, he reportedly had lunch with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his family...
Bollywood’s Shahrukh Khan 'honored' in Hollywood
Friday, January 29, 2010
New Delhi: Bollywood’s megastar Shahrukh Khan’s lifelike wax figure was reportedly unveiled at renowned Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood (USA) today.
Filmfare winner Shahrukh (Chak De India!), 44, is the first Bollywood star to be inducted into this Museum, w...
Sudarsan Pattnaik from Orissa Mile Sur Mera Tumhara song
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Bhubaneswar: After a long time “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” gets a new Avtar. Internally renowned Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Orissa also in this Iconic song. After more than two decades, the iconic song has been revived as 'Phir Mile Sur'. The Phir Mile Sur was released on Monday...
56th National Film Awards announced
Saturday, January 23, 2010
New Delhi: The 56th National Film Awards for 2008 were announced today. The Juries for Feature Film, Non-Feature Film and for Best Writing on Cinema presented their report to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smt Ambika Soni today.

As per recommendations of the Jury, Antahe...
Cinematographer V K Murthy chosen for Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2008
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
New Delhi: Legendary Cinematographer Shri V K Murthy has been chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2008. The award is conferred annually by the Government of India for outstanding contributions to films, based on the recommendations of a Committee of eminent persons. ...
Orissa High Court directed actor Mohamed Naseer to present before Crime Branch
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Report by Orissadiary correspondent;...

11th Mumbai International Film Festival to begin from February 3, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
New Delhi: The 11th edition of M.I.F.F. (Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films) organized by the Films Division will be held from 3rd to 9th February, 2010 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.
India’s Madhusree Dutta's 'Cinema City' chosen for prestigious Berlin Film Festival
Sunday, January 03, 2010
New Delhi: The renowned "60th Berlin International Film Festival" of Germany has selected Indian filmmaker Madhusree Dutta's "Cinema City" project for display.

 This "installation project" will be on display in several cinema foyers, exploring questions about the rel...
Movie review 3 Idiots: Pulp Fiction of Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

By Shyamal Sinha
It is not easy to convince audience the credibility of sequences in any movie, especially if it is a fiction. But Raju Hirani does it resourcefully. So 3 Idiots is a beautiful pulp fiction based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller 'Five point Someone'. And let me ...

Movie review 3 Idiots: Aamir Khan in his humorous best
Monday, December 28, 2009

By Ranjan k Parida

Three Idiots is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has a long time association with Raj Kumar Hirani and has produced all his previous directorial ventures, whi...

INS Chilka in Orissa conducted beauty pageant Navy Queen 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Orissa’s only Beauty Pageant The Navy Queen 2009 was conducted during the Navy Ball 2009 at INS Chilka on 19 December under the...

Australia gearing-up for Oscar winner A.R. Rahman’s keenly awaited concert
Sunday, December 20, 2009
New Delhi: Australia is gearing-up for Oscar winner A.R. Rahman’s (Slumdog Millionaire) exclusive free concert in historic Parramatta Park outside Sydney on January 16.
Because of huge audience this event is expected to attract, organizers appear to be meticulously ...
Bharat Muni Mohatsav inaugurated by Minister Devi Prasad Mishra
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar (Odisha): The 2nd Bharat Muni  Mohatsav organised by the Kalingayana Trairjyakam has been inaugurated by the Minister of Higher Education, Tourism and Culture Devi Prasad Mishra on Wednesday . The President of the Kalingayana ...

Golden Globes asked to have “Best Bollywood Film” category
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Delhi: Indo-Americans have asked Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to introduce a new award category in Golden Globe Awards starting 2011 of “Best Bollywood Film” for films made in India.

Biscope award for Ollywood director
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cuttack: Well-known Ollywood director and producer Basant Nayak was conferred with the Biscope Fitfat Award-2009 in a glittering function at Sahid Bhawan here on Sunday evening.


Movie Review: Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Review by Ranjan Kumar Parida; Finally the Kapoor clan find Raj Kapoor's clone. With his brilliant performance in this year Ranbir Kapoor Bollywood's latest blue-eyed boy joins the same league of his grand father who dominated the industry years and years. Hottest hunk Ranbir Kap...

Movie Review: Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year - Rise of Ranbir Kapoor
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Directed by Shimit Amin
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee, Gauhar Khan
Rating: 4 out of 5

Finally the Kapoor clan find Raj ...

Movie Paa review: Amitabh Bachchan in Rare Role
Thursday, December 10, 2009

By Shyamal Sinha



Movie review Paa: Intelligent Movie With Amitabh Bachchan in Rare Role
Thursday, December 10, 2009

By Shyamal Sinha

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Arundathi Nag, Paresh R...

Pantaloons Femina Miss India East 2010 witnesses a bigger and better launch in Orissa
Saturday, December 05, 2009

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: After receiving a gratifying response last year, the mother of all beauty pageants - Pantaloons Femina Miss India returns with innovativ...

Ramakanta Rath conferred Sahitya Academy fellowship
Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bhubaneswar: Eminent poet a...

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