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Sound designer Nihar Ranjan Samal, the Odisha connection in ‘Padmavati’

While tweeple are going gaga over the first trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, Odias have another reason to cheer. Mumbai-based Odia sound designer Nihar Ranjan Samal is the Odisha connection in the magnum opus. This is his second...

Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai

‘Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai’ (2016) by director Ritesh Menon is definitely not the first adaptation of Vijay Tendulkar’s Shantata! Court Chalu Ahe (1963), but can be considered one of the notable renditions among all its theatrical and cinematic versions....

Toilet-Ek Prem Katha

Twenty-one days at the theatres and still going strong!!! And no, it is not yet another run-of-the-mill story of woman empowerment. A film with an unusual approach with an even-more unusual title (that had the danger of not luring...

Papu Pom Pom to share screen space with Abhisekh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal

Bhubaneswar: Through sheer dedication and commitment to work, Tattwa Prakash Satapathy aka Papu Pom Pom has bagged a role in Priyadarshan’s upcoming multi-starrer movie, where he will share screen space with Abhisekh Bachchan, Rajpal Yadav and Paresh Rawal. The...

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ definitely doesn’t talk about unfamiliar, unconventional women-oriented issues. Nor does it raise voice against something untrodden by the Indian society. It is another leaf in the tree of women empowerment after many of its kind...

First look of ‘Kadvi Hawa’ unveiled in New Delhi

New Delhi: The first look of national award winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s film ‘Kadvi Hawa’, based on climate change, was recently unveiled by United Nations Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Environment, Erik Solheim at an...

Steadicam operator Manoj Mishra carves a niche in Bollywood

Bhubaneswar: Taking smooth shots without any jerks while holding a steadicam, weighing 40 kg, requires much training and expertise. Moving scenes in films and television serials are often captured using this camera stabilizer mount. Manoj Mishra, one of the...

Rituraj’s voice to resonate in Odisha this Raja festival

Bhubaneswar: Known for his unique sufiana renditions, Odia singer Rituraj Mohanty finally lent voice for Odia cinema to be released ahead of the Raja festival in June. Since becoming the first winner of reality show India’s Raw Star in...

Biswanath Rath’s Tamil music video to be screened at Tourfilm Riga

Bhubaneswar: Award-winning Odia documentary filmmaker Biswanath Rath’s latest music video ‘Namma Chennai Chnacey Illa-2016’ will be screened at the ‘Tourfilm Riga’ at Riga in Europe on April 29. Conceptualised and directed by Rath, this three-minute-long Tamil campaign video revolves around...

Minor fire breaks out at Kamal Haasan’s Chennai residence, no one hurt

Chennai: It was a minor fire which engulfed Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan's Chennai residence on Friday. Taking social media, the 62-year-old actor informed about the incident and said he was safe and no one was hurt in the fire. The...
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