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Odia Movie ‘Swaha’ To Be Screened At Cannes

Odia film director Sisir Kumar Sahu's movie Swaha is going to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Sisir has made two other movies in the past, Farcha and Raja. Sisir told a television channel that Swaha is a poetic...

Odia Women Yet To Break Out Of ‘Rakhta Golapa’ Mould

Unwed motherhood is not uncommon in Odisha. The latest census report records that at least 11,000 women in the state have become mothers before the age of 15. But has society’s attitude towards unwed mothers changed? The answer is possibly...
Sisir Mishra

I Deserve Padma Vibhushan, Not Padma Shri: Sisir Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Noted Odia cine director Sisir Mishra on Saturday expressed his displeasure on being conferred with Padma Shri award. In a statement, the 70-year-old veteran director said instead of Padma Shri award, he should have been conferred Padma Vibhushan. “Conferring Padma...
Anu Choudhury

Right Time To Join Politics, Will Learn Step By Step: Anu Choudhury

Bhubaneswar:  Ollywood hearthrob Anu Choudhury believes she can be instrumental in bringing change for the benefit of Odia cine industry when she comes to power. “I have no background in politics, but will learn slowly. I think this is the...
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Jyoti-Sambeet Play Judwa In ‘Happy Lucky’

Bhubaneswar:  ‘Happy Lucky’, an Odia flick staring Elina Samantray and Jyoti Ranjan Nayak, is set to hit theatres across Odisha on Sunday. Ollywood sensation Elina will be seen romancing Jyoti while Sambeet and newcomer Sasmita have been paired together. Though...
Chittaranjan Tripathy

Happy To Win Award For My Role In ‘Love U Jessica’: Chittaranjan

Bhubaneswar:  Acclaimed for his work in theatre and films outside the state, director-actor Chittaranjan Tripathy says he was always interested to work in Odia films. Tripathy, who bagged the ‘best comedy artiste’ award for ‘Love U Jessica’ in the recently-announced Odisha...
Samaresh Routray

‘Best Actor’ Samaresh Says Govt Support Imperative For Making Good Odia Cinema

Bhubaneswar:  Adjudged the ‘best actor’ for film ‘Namarda’ in the just-announced 28th Odisha State Film Awards, Samaresh Routray feels it’s high time Odisha emulates some of its southern counterparts in supporting the entertainment industry. “Now the state government should come...
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Chini Mein Kya Kum? Mahasweta Poser To Odisha Film Awards Jury

Bhubaneswar: The 28th Odisha State Film Awards announced on Monday triggered controversy with veteran actress Mahasweta Ray expressing anguish at not being awarded for the film ‘Chini’, which was declared the 'best feature film'. Mahasweta was named 'best supporting actress...
poster of Luv U Jessica

‘Love U Jessica’ Premiered Prior To Theatrical Release

Bhubaneswar: Much awaited romantic-thriller movie ‘Love U Jessica’ was premiered in Zee Sarthak channel on Sunday. The film, based on actor Raja murder mystery, has been written and directed by Susant Mani. Popular television actress Pralipta Priyadarshini aka Jessy makes...
Akshaya Mohanty

Akshaya Mohanty – The Cult

A dramatic story teller without frills, only Akshaya Mohanty, the maverick can open his story with these lines, “ଯିଏ ଭୁଲିଯାଏ ସେ ସେମିକା, ଯିଏ ଭୁସଲନା ସେ ସେମିକାର ୋନ ଭଉଣୀ”. His openness excited conservative Odia society since the 60’s. He brought...
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