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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...

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...

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