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5th RURAL CULTURAL MEET

Bhubaneswar: Rural Cultural Meet 2015-16 was organised by NTPC Talcher Kaniha under its CSR initiative at Recreation Club on January 17, 2016.

The meet was inaugurated by K K Sharma, Director (Operations), NTPC Limited & Nayana Sharma, Senior Executive Member, Sanyukta Mahila Sangh & Saheli Club, New Delhi in the august presence of Arvind Kumar RED(East II), Rekha Gupta, President Vashuda Mahila Mandal & N K Kothari, Executive Director,Talcher Kaniha & other senior officials of NTPC along with Sunitee Khalatkar ,Vice President , Tanvi Sangam & members of Tanvi Sangam.

Chief Guest of the occasion Mr. Sharma addressing the gathering said” This day belongs to children and he felt happy to be with them ”.He added the meet provides a platform to the rural school children to display their talent. He hoped that such unique programme provides cultural connection and improve confidence among children. He also called children to focus on good education and contribute to the society.”

Nayana Sharma speaking on the occasion said ladies club of the station conducts a lot of CSR and Welfare activities.She hoped that the club should encourage students with good academics in providing financial assistance.

Arvind Kumar ,RED(East II) speaking on this occasion welcomed the dignitaries. He conveyed good wishes to team NTPC Kaniha for good performance in power generation in the last fiscal. He stated that NTPC Kaniha is one of the few projects which conduct rural sports and rural cultural meet focusing on rural school children.

N K Kothari,Executive Director,Talcher Kaniha on the occasion stated NTPC Kaniha not generates power but also shows concern to local community through organisation of CSR activities. Rural Cultural Meet is one such unique CSR initiative to promote rural talent. On this occasion he announced a reward of Rs.3 lakh to all participants participating in the rural cultural meet as an encouragement to the children.

650 rural students involving 35 schools of nearby villagers participated this year in the rural cultural meet. This is the fifth year; NTPC Talcher Kaniha had organized such meet.

In senior category, Derang High School was declared the best performing group and in junior category Jalada UPS and sub-junior category Dandasingha UPS were the winners respectively.

Prizes and trophies were distributed to the winners at the closing ceremony of the Cultural Meet by Anand Khalatkar ,GM(O&M),NTPC Kaniha.



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‘Hoyto Kobitar Jonyo’ makes its Premier at Cannes

Bhubaneswar: ‘Hoyto Kobitar Jonyo’ (In Poetic Hues) by Amartya Bhattacharyya is going to make its premiere in at the prestigious 68th Festival De Cannes 2015 under the ‘Court Métrage’ section in May this year.

The surreal film has been shot in the areas around Udaygiri and Khandagiri, a few shots in Barang and a part in Kolkata. The film is produced by Swastik Choudhury, who is also an actor in the film, and all the cast and crew members are software engineers’ based in Bhubaneswar.

The film details in the festival’s official catalog:
http://sub.festival-cannes.fr/SfcCatalogue/MovieDetail/afdd906e-1f54-433e-bab0-692ef2758bf8
The film is a satire on the present day society where creativity is killed every day, either by economic pressures, or by political corruption. Even common men, suggestively shown as greedy Opportunists, reject creativity since it gives them no tangible benefit. In a fast-moving world of economic obsession, driven by dirty Politics, it becomes extremely difficult for creativity (a Poem) to find its place. Poem, or the creative spirit in a greater context, has been personified as a beautiful and traditional young lady, who keeps searching for her Poet. She imagines her Poet to be her creator and her lover, and she feels committed to him, even though she knows that the Poet is dead. Rhyme, another character in the film, depicted as an alter-ego of Poem, is her only companion.

In her search for Poet, Poem meets Economy, Politics and Opportunists and comes to know that all of them have their personal motives to kill the Poet, because creativity hurts them all, in some way or the other. Poem and the Rhyme, both committed to the Poet, move from their tormented present towards a dreamy past in search of their common lover.

The film is made with a budget of less than two thousand rupees and without any industry involvement. To cut costs and have better control over the film, Amartya himself has shot and edited the film, apart from writing and directing it.

All actors in the film are new faces, and Bhubaneswar based software engineers by profession, like Amartya himself. Amrita Chowdhury, the lead actress playing the character of a Poem in ‘Hoyto Kobitar Jonyo’, had earlier worked with Amartya as a choreographer and dancer in his Odia feature film ‘Capital I’, which was one of the six films in competition at the South Asian Alternative Film Festival, Paris, and was also officially selected at 13th Chalachitra Utsav, Bangladesh and West Florida Film Festival, USA.

Swastik Choudhury was a part of all of Amartya’s previous ventures, mostly as an actor and Producer. Bikramjit Roy had acted in a supporting role in Amartya’s 2012 film ‘Niloye Jokhon’, a film that fought for the dignity and respect of prostitutes in our society.

The film marks the acting debut of SK Ahamed Karim, Tamal Ghosh Dastidar, Mouli Malakar and Anshuman. The music has been composed by Kisaloy Roy, a Kolkata based trained classical musician, who made his debut as a music director in Amartya’s bold independent feature film ‘Capital I’, which deals with a strong lesbian relationship.

A few of Amartya’s earlier films are available online. His second Odia feature film will start soon. The script is ready, and the shooting is scheduled to begin by May.

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Trailer of “Broken Horses” to be launched by Amitabh and Aamir

Bhubaneswar: Bollywood Shenhanshah Amitabh Bachhan and superstar Aamir Khan both will share the stage to launch trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s maiden Hollywood venture “Broken Horses”, the first Hollywood film that has been written, directed and produced by an Indian.

“I am grateful to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan who have agreed to launch the trailer of my first Hollywood film ‘Broken Horses’. It is a very special film for me and special people launching the trailer will make the moment even more memorable,” Chopra said.

Set in the shadows of US-Mexico border gang wars, “Broken Horses” is an epic thriller about bonds of brotherhood, laws of loyalty and futility of violence.
Distributed and marketed by Fox Star Studios in India, “Broken Horses” will hit the theatres on April 10.

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First Look of “Direct Ishq” launched

Bhubaneswar: Rajneesh Duggal & Nidhi Subbaiah starrer upcoming film “Direct Ishq” released its first poster. Under the Baba Motion Pictures pvt ltd, Pradeep K. Sharma is the Producer of this film where Rajiv S Ruia is the Director of this film. This film has been shot in the beautiful places of Banaras, Uttar Pradesh. Arjun Bijlani also introduce with the lead role by this film. Rajneesh will be playing a gun-wielding, bike-riding action hero in this film.

The poster shows action as well as the naughtiness component hidden inside the characters. The first poster displays Rajneesh and Nidhi riding on a hefty bike, with a gun in their hand and flaunting a full on bhai style look. Rajneesh is looking dashing in this with a denim jacket, rough hair and anger on his face, while Nidhi is looking as gorgeous and sexy in her Denim jacket and skimmed jeans. This poster talks the tagline as "A Desi Love Story" called Direct Ishq.


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“Super Michua” released on Rajo Festival

Bhubaneswar: Now a day Jodi of Babushan & Jhilik is the most powerful & most appreciated Jodi in Ollywood Industry. During Rajo festival they will again come together in front of their fans. Super Michua is their upcoming film which is scheduled to be released during Rajo festival.

Sarthak Films production prepared this film. The story revolves around how the protagonist has marry the lead girl stating the false self identification, in the long run lead actress came to know about the false identification of the protagonist and decided to divorce. 

This film is being directed by Ashok Pati while Mohan sahoo has written the screenplay. As a regular composer Bikas Das has composed the music for Super Michua while Srikant Goutam has penned the lyrics, Ranjit Pattnaik has penned the dialogues, Aparajita, Meenaketan, Pruthiraj, Prakash. Amar, Prangya, Jeeban Panda and Hari have also in the cast.


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Modern Odia CD Pratisruti released

Bhubaneswar: Pratishruti, an audio CD of modern Odia songs was released. It is produced by the Maa Durga audio. Income Tax Commissioner Paramita Satpathy and Sarala Prize Committee trustee Paramita Mohapatra gracing the occasion as guests praised singer Er Bijan Kumar Behera for singing love songs at an elderly age.

 A sangeet programme was also organised on the occasion. A total of 14 songs were sung by Manmath Mishra, Sourav Nayak, Mamata Mohatra, Er Rashmiranjan Mishra, Er Ajit Prasad Mohapatra, Er Roshan Khan, Puravi Das and Atmaja Mohapatra.   


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The Shaukeens released in Home Video

Bhubaneswar: Khiladi Kumar’s Shaukeens has been released in Home Video Shemaroo Entertainment. It is one of the very interesting & entertaining movies of the year with Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra & actress Lisa Haydon.

The film shoots in the very beautiful places of Mauritius, beaches and prime landscapes. The Shaukeens is an uproarious comedy that offers a roller coaster ride with Mauritius as its delectable backdrop. The DVD and VCD of the film is economically priced at Rs 299/- and 115/- respectively.

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AR Rahman Composing Music with Palestine Musicians

Bhubaneswar: A. R Rahman, the Oscar winner music director is now in Paris for recording with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s next project. He is working with Le Trio Joubran, a trio of musicians from Palestine. He tweeted, “Recording in Paris with Le Trio Joubran for Majid Majidi’s next”.

The musicians — three brothers Samir, Wissam and Adnan from Palestine – are popular for making and playing the Oud instrument. Even they took to twitter to share their excitement of working with the Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer.

“Awesome collaboration with A.R. Rahman for Majid Majidi’s next — with Wissam Joubran, A.R. Rahman, Majid Majidi, Le Trio Joubran and Adnan Joubran in Paris, France,” they tweeted.

Majidi is best known for “Children of Heaven”, which revolves around a brother and sister and their adventures over a lost pair of shoes.

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Britannia Film fare Awards announced

Bhubaneswar: Sahid Kapoor & Kangana Ranaut both won the film fare award for their best performances in “Haider” & “Queen” respectively. It is announced in the 60th Britannia Film fare Awards which was held in Mumbai on Saturday.

Rajat Kapoor’s critically acclaimed film “Ankhon Dekhi” won the Best Film (Critics) award in Male Actor Sanjay Mishra, whereas the Best Female Actor (Critics) award was given to Alia Bhatt for her performance in “Highway”.

The star-studded award function was attended by the who’s who of Bollywood, including Tabu, Kajol, Salman Khan, Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Ileana D’Cruz, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Vikas Bahl, Shraddha Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, Vidya Balan, Abbas Mastan, Nargis Fakhiri, R Madhawan, Sonali Bendre, Shahid Kapoor, Manisha Koirala and Fawad Khan among others.

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After “Singh Is King” Akshya Kumar rolled in “Singh Is Bling”

Bhubaneswar: “Singh Is Bling” is the upcoming entertain film of Khiladi Kumar. Now he is very excited for his upcoming film, which will be released on Gandhi Jayanti. His film “Baby” an action thriller film released on Jan 23.

“Pre-production is in full swing for SinghIsBling. It is the perfect amalgamation of action, comedy & romance. Can’t wait 2 begin shoot. October 2 here we come,” the actor tweeted.

Prabhudheva is the director of this film, where Kareena Kapoor and Kriti Sanon were also played various roles.

Meanwhile, Akshay will next be seen in the action drama “Main Gabbar” alongside Shruti Haasan. He will also be seen in the Bollywood remake of “Warrior”, which will be released as “Brothers” in India.

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Odia Fashion showed at Bangalore Fashion Week

Bhubaneswar: Raas, the Fashion Label of Odisha was showed at Bangalore Fashion week. It is the first Fashion Label from Odisha which showed at National Fashion week.  Pritam Panda, famous international designer custom make Odisha Ikkat RAAS label in Bangalore Fashion Week. In this pasaapali to bomkai to kahandua innovatively cored down ikkat on mulberry silk hand woven and tied dyed in remote villages from Odisha showed. Rashmi Mohapatra, the Director of Raas presented this during the occasion. The label after a successful showcasing at the BFW is now on toes to ready a line to be showcased at the upcoming International trade Fair, Birmingham.

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Fm- Love on Air to hits theatres during Rajo

Bhubaneswar: Love is blind. It has no words to express, just feel it & fall in Love!!! But sometimes it needs sound to express feelings. When sound transmitted it & reached to the target person then Love happens. FM-Love on Air is going to tell about such type of beautiful love story. It is directed by Ramesh Rout under the OSR Entertainment Production. Surmayee a beauty of Cuttack introduce by this film. She has also crowned the Miss Vizag title & a student of medical science.

Directed by Ramesh Rout, the film revolves round the story of a celebrated female radio jockey (RJ) who steals millions of hearts with her melodious and unique presentation skills. Every youth get hooked as she begins her session. A village guy, who is very far from Surmayee is a big fan of her voice & became fall down love with her. He tries in his own way and finally he succeeds in establishing a contact with her over phone. The love, thus travelling through air, becomes stronger and deeper. And both of them resolve to give it a shape.

The D-Day arrives and both decide to meet at the right place and appropriate time. But the love committed on air is now put to an acid test with both of them fining themselves diametrically different from each other in their appearance, exposure, societal position and modernity.

This film will be release during Rajo festivals. Producer Rajesh Pati, who pins high hope on the success film, says the audience will prefer the movie as it is purely based on original Odia story. “People ask for generic Odia story. Here, we have exactly tried to meet this requirement,” says Mr Pati. “Every male or female wants to fall in love. And the exchange of love comes through air only when the love birds express their passions through medium of words. The story line in FM-Love on Air is purely Odia in character and I hope our cine lovers will like it for its originality,” hopes Mr Pati.

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First ever Radio Fair on Feb 12-13

Bhubaneswar:In the time of TV & Internet, radio is also very popular among us. Keeping this in view, a Radio Fair will be organised on February 12-13. The 2 days Radio Fair will be held at Bhanja Kala Mandap in Bhubaneswar. RJ Subrat, popular RJ of Radio Choklate will host this programme. On this occasion Radio professionals, broadcasters, listeners and promoters will get together and share thoughts and ideas on the radio medium. The role of radio in promotion and access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves would be discussed during the two-day long deliberations.

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Ollywood movie “College Time” to be released on Republic Day

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood movie “College Time” is going to be released on the occasion of Republic Day with Amlan Das and Riya Dey in the lead role. It is being produced by Uttam Kumar Panigrahi under the banner of Gayatri Entertainment. Sudhanshu Mohan Sahoo is the director of this film.  

Along with them four new debutants will also be playing the major parts in the flick .This cinema is based on college life of six youths. The friendship and love among them for each other will be portrayed on celluloid.  Prasant Padhi has scored the film’s music for the lyrics by Arun Mantri,Ira Mohanty,Udit Naryan,Vinod Rathod has let their voice while Manas Pritam has sung the title song. Story of College Time is written by Saranarabinda Ojha.

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Three Beauties from Odisha region selected for zonal round of Miss India

Bhubaneswar: Today from Odisha region three participants entered the zonal audition of Femina Miss India contest to be held in Kolakata.

They are Srishti Gupta of Raipur, Sonika Roy of Bhubaneswar and Ankita Choudhary, who hails from Guwahati but right now she presently stays in Bhubaneswar.

Among 70 paticipants these three beauty was selected from Odisha and it contest held in New Marrion Hotel in Bhubanewar.
These participants had come from across Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam and West Bengal.

This apart, one more girl would be selected from a total of 15 participants from Miss Odisha beauty contest audition on its final day on January 24, who would enter the Kolkata zonal audition directly, said an organizer of the beauty contest.


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Rituraj Mohanty reaches Odisha, to perform at Toshali National Crafts Mela on Dec 21

Bhubaneswar:Raw Star of India Rituraj Mohanty reached Odisha on Sunday after winning the reality show ‘India’s Raw Star’.
After arriving at Bhubaneswar Airport, Rituraj Mohanty went to Naveen Nivas where he was greeted by the Chief Minister. Chief Minister Patnaik congratulated Mohanty and wished him all the best for his future.

Later, he reached his native place Nimapada of Puri district where he was accorded a warm welcome by the villagers.  
Mohanty will perform at Toshali National Crafts Mela at Janata Maidan on December 21, which will be a unique opportunity to public.

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Odia film ‘Krantidhara’ delights film enthusiasts in Bengaluru International Film Festival

Bhubaneswar:The only Odia film nominated in the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFF) 2014 is making noise. People associated with film industry from across the globe attended the screening of odia film ‘Krantidhara’ today at Fun cinemas and expressed deep appreciation for the movie. The audiences were captivated to watch the positive story of uplifting the society through women empowerment.

The film had the distinction of ‘sink sound’ (audience could hear the original voice of the artists directly without dubbing), a feature first among odia movies. Based on the story, the film has shot at village environment and most of characters were village people.

Eminent Odia cine artists including Samaresh, Gargi, Debashis Patra, Priya Mishra, Bijalaxmi Praharaj, Bidyutprabha Patnaik, Puspa Panda, Hadu, Choudhury Jayprakas Das, Banamali Pandia, Sachi Panda, Kuni Panda, Upendra Pati, Mamata Panda, Kuresh Mistri, Ramesh Sahoo, and Ashutos Patnaik and Prakriti Pradhan as child artist have played significant roles in Krantidhara.

Soon after completing his professional course at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune,  Khatua made his debut feature film in Odia, “Shoonya Swaroopa” (Contours of the Void) which received  ‘Best Feature Film in Odia at the 44th National Film Awards,’ in 1997.

Himansu Sekhar Khatua, Director of ‘Krantidhara’ said he was excited to watch his own movie for the first time on big screen. “This is the first public screening ever for ‘Krantidhara’ and I am excited to watch it on big screen amid movie lovers in Bengaluru.”

Dr. Iti Samanta, Editor of monthly Odia family magazine ‘Kadambini’ and the producer of ‘Krantidhara’ said issue of women empowerment motivated her to write and produce the movie. “I firmly believe that women empowerment brings  positive change in the society.”

It may be recalled that film “Kathantara” (Another Story) produced by Iti Samanta and directed by Khatua, bagged 8 State Awards as well as the Best Feature Film in Odia at the 53rd National Film Awards, 2006.

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'KRANTIDHARA' nominated for 7th Bengaluru International Film Festival (IFF) in Indian competition section

Bhubaneswar:After getting success in Chennai International Film Festival, Odia feature film 'KRANTIDHARA' has now nominated for 7th Bengaluru International Film Festival (IFF) in Indian competition section. It will be displayed in panorama of Indian Cinema to be held in December. Krantidhara is made under the banner of Kadambini media Pvt. Ltd. It is directed by Himansu Khatua. Susanta Bahinipati has given his cinematography efforts on this film while, Ajay Mishra is the editor, sink sound by Bhabani Mallick and sound designed by Manas Choudhury.

Krantidhara is based on the story of Itirani Samanta which shows struggling life of a woman in a political scenario, is presented in a positive aspect. It says the role of a woman in social change and what can do a women, if she becomes strong. Eminent Odia cine artists including Samaresh, Gargi, Debashis Patra, Priya Mishra, Bijalaxmi Praharaj, Bidyutprabha Patnaik, Puspa Panda, Hadu, Choudhury Jayprakas Das, Banamali Pandia, Sachi Panda, Kuni Panda, Upendra Pati, Mamata Panda, Kuresh Mistri, Ramesh Sahoo, and Ashutos Patnaik and Prakriti Pradhan as child artist have played significant roles in Krantidhara. Based on fact the film has observed in artistic, technical and marketing aspects.

It is the first ever Odia film based on sink sound and audience can find the original voice of the artists directly without dobbing voice. Whole film has edited on line on the spot. Based on the story, the film has shot at village environment and most of characters are village people. As a whole it is a workshop based film.

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Khiladi Kumar turns 47

Bhubaneswar:Khiladi Kumar turns 47 today. Many bollywood stars greeted him. Stars like Hrithik Roshan and Sonakshi Sinha took to twitter to wish the action titan, whose new TV reality show “Dare 2 Dance” has been appreciated. Akshya now busy to shooting in Daredevil programme of Life Ok Dare 2 Dance

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20th GKCM award festival concludes

Bhubaneswar: The concluding evening of 20th Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Award Festival started with the customary award giving ceremony by the Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha; Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister, Tourism & Culture and Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister, School & Mass Education. The Award was instituted in the year 1995 with a view to generating a feeling of cultural amity amongst the performing arts fraternity and acknowledging the excellence and contribution of great artists in the field of dance, music, theatre and cinema. Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra the leading torch-bearer of his father and Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra’s legacy is committed to reach out the nook and corner of the Globe with all its pristine glory and purity. Srjan (Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Nrutyabasa) founded in 1993 by Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra has pioneered the cause of recognizing the talents and achievements of individual artists in different art forms.

This year the Award conferred on veteran Odissi Dance Guru Sudhakar Sahoo, Noted Tabla player Pandit Umesh Chandra Kar, renowned Actor, Director and Producer in the field of Cinema Prasant Nanda and Niranjan Satpathy in the field of Theatre. Sincerity, self confidence and perseverance have sometimes conquered poverty and all hurdles for which Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra has set an example to be emulated by others.

The artistes of Srjan presented Synthesis, Shraddha is affection personified. She is the goddess of confidence, faith, care and conviction. Any endeavour that begins with an aim to achieve a goal needs all qualities. To succeed in accomplishing their objectives, the Rigvedic sees invoke goddess Shraddha. Their concluding item was Kubjaa a neoclassical innovation in dance. The choreography of this mythological presentation was by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra, the music was composed by Lakshmikant Palit and the script prepared by Shri Nityananda Misra.

 


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Mumbai Women’s International Film Fest is back '

Bhubaneswar:With aim to promote female filmmakers and provide them an international platform, Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival (MWIFF) is back. It is back with its second edition.

The eight-day festival, organised by Oculus Creations, which starts Dec 6, has introduced a social campaign and film category titled “City for Women”. It will represent the bond and the connection between the women and the city of Mumbai.

The fest consists of competitive categories like Short Films, Documentary Films, and Feature Films and the non-competitive category including World Cinebusters, World Panorama and World Premiere.

Avinash Pawar, the festival director said,“This is the first biggest Women’s International Film Festival in India through which we aim to unleash the talent of filmmakers from all over the world”. “We also have master class and seminars by Indian film industry professionals to provide deep-rooted knowledge about cinema to the aspiring filmmakers.”

Male filmmakers would also get an opportunity to take part in all the categories mentioned above.

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Odia Actress in 'Cine Star Ki Khoj'

Bhubaneswar:Prakruti Mishra, a child actress of Ollywood industry has been selected in the 'Cine Star Ki Khoj' reality show in Zee TV. She is currently residing in Mumbai. Prakruti has recently auditioned and apparently selected in this reality show. Prakruti has not only impressed the judges but has also secured her position in top 12 contestants. Vijyay Krishna Acharya, Sonali Bendere and Ayushmann Khurrana were jury for this reality show.
She had started her career as a child artist in Ollywood now she has last seen in Ollywood flick 'Omm' opposite of Sambit, during her acting career. She has acted more than 20 Odia films as a child artist and several Odia albums. As a lead actress she acted in Om Sai Ram opposite Sabyasachi being directed by Hara Pattnaik. 

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“2014-Fear of the Year” released

Bhubaneswar: ‘2014-Fear of the Year’, a Horror film was released today. Under the banner of Arra Movie, this film is being made in both Odia & Telgu language. Pradeep Kumar Arra, is the Producer of this film while Story, Screen Play & Direction has been done by Tapas Kumar Jena & Pradeep Kumar Dash. The music of this film has been composed by Shyam Prasanna-(Hyderabad). Sambit, Dushmanta, K.K, Rakesh, Mausumi, Eli & Deepika are the star casts of this horror movie.

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Big B now in small screen

Bhubaneswar: Amitabh Bachhan, the Angry Young Man of Bollywood Industry is now in small screen. For the first time the fans of Big B saw him in his first fiction show on television. “Yudh” is the upcoming serial in Sony Entertainment by Anurag Kashyap. Going live on Sony from July 14, this series could be a 20-episode project or 40 episodes. “‘Yudh’ shall, depending on the channel broadcast decisions, be on for 20 one-hour episodes or 40 half-hour episodes,” said Big B.

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Ollywood actor Babusan got married

Bhubaneswar: Babusan, the Ollywood actor & the son of Ollywood’s famous Jodi Aparajita & Uttam Mohanty got married. On Friday he tied the knot with Tripti Satpathy, at the Sub-Registrar office of Bhubaneswar. Tripti Satpathy is his school friend. No one can know about this marriage. Only their friends were available at that time.

Though the marriage was a low-profile one, Sub-Registrar Ranjan Kumar Das said both the Babusaan and Tripti got married mutually. Both of them are 23-year-old. Meanwhile, sources said the marriage reception party would be held November 23.

However, neither the family members of the bride nor the bridegroom preferred to speak about the marriage to the media.


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Odia youngest lyricist to feature for Oscar

Bhubaneswar: Now the Odias are touching the sky and achieving success in every field. Pratyush Prakash, an Odia youngest lyricist to feature for Oscar contentions. He was born in Odisha in an "upper middle" socio economic family.

His professional songwriting career started at a tender age. He wrote his first album at the age of 18. Later he went on to write for short films, albums, dummies. His big break came when he was 22, as he debuted in Bollywood with one of the most awaited epics- “KAMASUTRA 3D”. He wrote two songs for the movie. One of his songs went on to feature in the prestigious Oscar contention list 2014 under the “Best Original Song” category, making him one of the youngest lyricists ever to feature for Oscar Contentions. Following the success of Kamasutra 3D, he was offered to write for his second Bollywood movie- “X”, which stars Rajat Kapoor, Huma Qureshi among many others. The film is slated to release in 2014. Apart from Bollywood, he has written for Social causes as well. He was approached by SPACEKIDZ INDIA, Chennai to pen down a song against gender inequality.

His lyrics for the song- “Mujhe Roshni Nahin Dekhni” was highly appreciated by the masses, and it went on to be featured on NDTV Hindu. He also wrote for an online hindi album- “E-11”, which has 5lac hits on Youtube till date. One song from the album named “Dada’s Anthem” was featured as a tribute to the cricketing legend- “Sourav Ganguly” on Asianet news channel. The song also featured on the official website of Sourav Ganguly’s leading Fanclub. In a very short span, he has already garnered praise from the giants of the industry. He aims at a lustrous career ahead with a handful of Bollywood offers.

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Amitabh to sing in “Shamitabh” again

Bhubaneswar: “Shamitabh” is a new upcoming film of Bollywood Shehanshah Amitabh Bachchan. Big B is working on a new song; he is set to his voice for this film. Dhanush and Akshara, the Bollywood debut of southern superstar actor Kamal Haasan’s daughter lead in this film.

 “Oh and yes another session with Aadesh (Shrivastava) at his music studio last night did result in another song that I had to sing for ‘Shamitabh’…the finest quality of music from the genius of Ilayaraja, the magician from Chennai,” Big B posted on his blog.

Talking of the veteran Illayaraja, Big B added: “How many years have passed since his emergence and how till today his prominence continues. The veteran, the master, who nurtured some very special musicians.”

Illayaraja has composed music for over 900 films in his career. Currently, he’s busy composing for “Shamitabh”.

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Teriya wins DID L’il Masters’ Season 3

Bhubaneswar:Teriya Magar, a Nepali girl is the winner of Zee TV’s “DID L’il Masters” Season 3.

The 11-year-old Teriya from Rudrapur, Nepal, defeated Hardik Ruparel, Anushka Chetri and Sadhwin Shetty; and win KB3 Cup and Rs.10 lakh at the grand finale of DID. This finale held at the Balewadi Sports Complex of Pune. “I am extremely happy to win this trophy today. It is like a dream come true for me to perform on the stage of ‘DID L’il Masters’ and emerge as a winner of Season 3. Masters and audiences have been really supportive and have appreciated my performances, she said.

On their winning the trophy of Season 3, Skipper Omkar Shinde said: “We gave our best to each performance on the coveted stage of ‘DID’. My aim was to focus on Teriya’s overall grooming to make her a well-rounded, versatile dancer rather than excelling in only one form which is considered her forte.”
Varun Dhawan, actor also attends the program and also encourage participates. He also performed to a medley of his blockbuster songs like “Main tera hero” & “Disco diwane”.

He along with Grandmaster Mithun Chakraborty and the judges of the show – Geeta Kapoor and Ahmed Khan – presented the coveted KB3 Cup to Magar.

Congratulating the winner, Mithun said: “Heartiest congratulations to Teriya. Mentored by able skippers, the kids presented acts one could never have imagined children to be capable of delivering.”

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Indian Actress Sheena nominated for Shanghai International Film Fest

Bhubaneswar:Sheena Chohan, the Indian actress is going to 17th Shanghai International Film Festival. She will slug it out with Hollywood stars Keira Knightley and Kate Beckinsale for the best actress award with her Bangladeshi film “Ant Story”
This film was also screened recently at the fest for The Golden Goblet competition section.

Confirming the news filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor tweeted Friday: “Congratulations @SheenaChohan for being nominated best actress at prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival for ‘Ant Story’. Terrific (sic)”.

Feeling honoured with the recognition, Sheena said “I am so grateful to everyone for appreciating the film and my performance. It is an honor to be a part of this great film. Moreover, representing India in the competition category is indeed a great feeling again,” she said in a statement.

“Ant Story”, written and directed by Asia Pacific screen award winner Mostafa Sarwar Farooki, has also been nominated in the best picture category.

Farooki will accompany Sheena on the Red Carpet for the award ceremony, which will be hosted by, among others, John Woo and Jackie Chan on June 22. 

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“Happy New Year” Stars go abroad

Bhubaneswar: “Happy New Year” is the upcoming film of Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan. It is produced by Gouri Khan & directed by Farah Khan. This film released on Diwali under the banner of Red Chilies Entertainment. Bollywood King Khan & Deepika Padukon are the star cast of this film. Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, Sonu Sood and Jackie Shroff will also be seen in the film.

King Khan and other stars of this film will go on a tour to Canada and USA for promoting the film. They will be travelling to eight cities across the USA and Canada in October as part of the marketing drive. Happy New Year is the first film which will open on five thousand screens worldwide. The film will also be released in three different languages Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

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The Trailer of “Kick” gets 4.3 million hits in 2 days

Bhubaneswar: “Kick” the upcoming film of Salman Khan going to be released on Eid. But the trailer of this film was released on June 15, and after 2 days it has got 4.3 million hits.

Kick is one of the most anticipated film of the year and the trailer has been appreciated by both his fans and film fraternity. Salman Khan took to twitter to thank everyone.

Sporting a goatee and a superhero mask, Salman reminds us of Hrithik Roshan's Krrish avatar. He is seen doing some high end action sequences. The trailer keeps up to the hype.

The film also stars Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jacqueline Fernandez. Sajid Nadiadwala, is the director of this film.
Intense dialogues, heavy duty action, Salman Khan is coming this Eid to spreads scariness in Eid.

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“Fugly” earns Rs. 2.95 Crore on its opening day

Bhubaneswar: On the opening day of “Fugly” earned Rs.2.95 crore. The film has been based on the acting debut of boxing champion Vijender Singh.  Kabir Sadanand, Director of this film has very happy to success in first day of this film.

“Good 1st day for @FuglyThe Film, domestic box office collection of 2.95 cr. So guys go out there and watch the film, fight against the Ugly,” the director of this film tweeted.

The movie, also starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Arfi Lamba, as well as newcomers Mohit Marwah and Kiara Advani, released yesterday.
This film based on gay prostitution, khaki-clad fascism, the excess of television journalism and more such social issues in a light manner. This is Sadanand’s third directorial after “Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao” (2004) and “Tum Milo Toh Sahi” (2010).
“Fugly” hit the screens along with “Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai” and “Chal Bhaag”.

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‘Devil’ comes in “Kick” to spread scariness in Eid

Bhubaneswar: Kick is an upcoming Bollywood action film, which is produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala. Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez  are in the lead role. Also starring in the movie are Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Himesh Reshmiya gave the music of this film.
The character of Salman Khan is Devil in this film. Dabang man’s biggest Kick in his upcoming Eid release. He is universally referred to as the Devil in the film, from Nawazuddin Siddiqui to Randeep Hooda and even 'angelic' Jacqueline Fernandez. "He is the Devil incarnate. His character is grey and edgy, even the goatee he sports is a salt and pepper mix. 

The teaser poster was released yesterday. Khan has decided to release the promotional trailer of the film in a single screen theatre in Mumbai called Gaiety Galaxy with his fans on 15 June. He has decided to do so because he considers single screen theatres lucky for himself. The theatre has cancelled the shows from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 am for release of the trailer.

 



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“The Substance and The Shadow”: Dilip Kumar’s Whole Life

Bhubaneswar: Both the Old & the new generation of Bollywood stands together. The stage glittered with the presence of Veteran actors & actress of Hindi cinema like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Vyjayanthimala, Zeenat Aman, Danny Denzongpa, Farida Jalal and many more. They all get together in the occasion of an auto-biography launched. “The Substance and The Shadow”, an auto biography of the veteran actor Dilip Kumar launched by Bollywood Shenshah Amitabh Bachhan, Dharmendra and Amir Khan. Saira Banu, wife of Dilip Kumar and Udaya Tara Nayar, author of the autobiography were also presence during the launching time.

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was slated to sing at the event, couldn’t make it. Held at Grand Hyatt in Santa Cruz in Mumbai, the red carpet of the event saw celebrities from the old and gold age as well as new generation for the momentous night.

From Zeenat Aman to Priyanka Chopra, all Bollywood actresses were attened the function. As well as Subhash Ghai, Ayan Mukerji, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajkumar Hirani were also joined the joyful moment. Karan Johar, one of the famous Director of the Bollywood industries had hosting the ceremony. Saira Banu wife of Dilip Kumar hoped that the book is very much appreciated.

Born Muhammad Yusuf Khan, the actor entered filmdom with the 1944 release “Jwar Bhata”, and thereafter dedicated six decades of his life working in much appreciated films like “Mela”, “Naya Daur”, “Devdas”, “Madhumati” and “Mughal-E-Azam”.

His autobiography chronicles the 91-year-old’s life from his days as a child to present — the ups and downs in his life, his family, career, wife and more, as told by him to Nayar, who is a close family friend.

Aamir, who recited a poem penned by Prasoon Joshi specifically for the occasion, said: “We all were eagerly waiting for this big day. I am a huge fan of Yusuf sahab and I was waiting to read his book and his experiences.”

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who walked the red carpet, said she was “honoured” to be invited for the event. Mamdhuri Dixit Nene said that Dilip Kumar is a legend in himself and it’s a big day. He has been an inspiration for everybody. Lata Mangeshkar, who is close to Dilip Kumar’s family, had given her consent to perform at the event, but if sources are to be believed, her ill health didn’t allow her to be present.



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First Ollywood Sequel movie ready to hit in Rajo

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood superstar Anubhav Mohanty and Gorgeous actress Barsha Priyadarshini will again come in front of screen after their marriage. They return back in the time of Rajo with their film “Something Something 2”. This is their first film after their marriage & it is also first film ever sequel of an Oriya industries.

The earlier version, Something Something, beat 100 days of screening in 2012. The sequel will be produced under Anubhav’s home banner, Vishnupriya Arts & Graphics. Sudhakar Vasanth will direct it while Abhijit Majumdar is composing music for the film.

Confirming the development, Anubhav said, “In Something Something, the lead pair got married. The sequel is about married life. It will be a complete family entertainer, just perfect to celebrate Rajo festival. There will also be many twists and turns that I should not reveal now.”

All members of this film hope that like Something Something, the sequel, too, will break all records.”

 



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Dabang girl turns 27

Bhubaneswar: Dabang girl Sonakshi Sinha, turned 27 today, has given herself a gift for life – a tattoo of a star.
She took to twitter to share a photograph of herself and her newly acquired inking, and posted: “Surpriiiiise! My birthday gift to myself is the tattoo…My guiding star, now always with me.”

The tattoo is placed above her collarbone.

Sonakshi, Daughter of veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, made her Bollywood debut in 2010 with the blockbuster “Dabangg” opposite with Salman Khan. That set the ball rolling for her and she has since featured in films like “Rowdy Rathore”, “Son Of Sardaar”, “Dabangg 2″, “Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara”, “Boss” and “R… Rajkumar”.

Her bubbly and vivacious screen presence has been a boon to typical desi potboilers, but her differentiated performance in “Lootera” was widely lauded for being sensitive and emotional.

Now, Sonakshi is awaiting the release of “Holiday: A Soldier is Never off Duty Films”, in which she stars with Akshay Kumar. The film is coming out Friday.

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Film Golapi Golapi to hit theatres during Rajo

Bhubaneswar: During Rajo festival Odia viewers are going to see the film “Golapi Golapi”, which runs under the banner of Sarthak Entertainment Pvt Ltd. Its work is going on full swing with a view to hit the theatres. The film is being produced by Sitaram Agrawal and directed by Susant Man. Srikant Gautam has penned the lyrics & music has been composed by Bikash Das, while Siddhartha has written the story, Screenplay by  Susant Mani, Dialogues by Srikant Goutam. In the lead role of this film are Amlan and Riya Dey, who worked in another film, titled Tu Mo Dehara Chhai before. “Golapi Golapi” film is their second film together. There are other actors and actress like Siddhant Mohapatra, Mihir Das, Aparajita Mohanty, Prithiviraj Nayak, Jiban Panda, Deepika, Jina, Priya, Taniya, Prakash, Raja has comprises the  rest of the  cast. It is worthy to note that Susant Mani directed “Mu Eka Tumara”produced under Sarthak banner has sweeps the first Vivel Film Fare Award.

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Bollywood film “Happy New Year” to create new record

Bhubaneswar: After the grand success of Chennai Express, Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan’s next movie is Happy New Year which is already started to prove its popularity even before release. Happy New Year is an upcoming 2014 Bollywood action comedy-drama film. It is directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chilies Entertainment. Bollywood King Khan and Deepika Padukone have cast in this film. Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff play the supporting roles. The music of Happy New Year will be composed by Vishal-Shekhar while the lyrics are penned by Irshad Kamil. This will be the third movie of Shah Rukh Khan with the director; they previously worked in Main Hoon Na (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007).

The multi-starrer film directed by Farah Khan has been committed a Minimum Guarantee (MG) of a whopping Rs. 125 crore towards the worldwide theatrical release by YRF, whereas the satellite rights have been purchased by Zee for a wholesome amount of Rs. 65 crore and the music rights being sold off to T-Series for Rs. 12 crore. The film is scheduled to be released on 23rd October 2014 (on Diwali), in three different languages such as Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Today, the first look of this film has launched. As part of the promotions, an official Twitter handle to started and several hash tags on the topic trended on social networking sites.

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Odia film “Smile Please” now hit the theatre

Bhubaneswar: Sabyasachi and Archita staring Odia film ‘Smile Please’is being made by Rajesh Padhi and Rabin Nanda and directed by SK Muralidharan in the banner of “Priyashree Pvt. Ltd” has hit the theatre in Holi. The movie is described as an honest attempt to teach people the about importance of smile. Apart from Sabyasachi and Archita, Mihir Das, Puspa Panda, Pratibha Panda, Salil Mitra, Hadu, Suman and others will be seen in this movie. Abhijeet Majjumdar has composed the music. According to movie Director S.K.Muralidharan, ‘Odia audience will get to see a comedy film along with a social message to the people of Odisha. This will be a blockbuster. This genre of film was new for Sabyasachi but he has given justice to his character. I got striking team which was needed for this subject.’

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