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First odia Biopic film “Tulasi Apa” on 19th May 2017

The life of the tribal leader, social activist Tulasi Munda is all set to release in the form of a biopic “Tulasi Apa” on 19th May 2017. Tulasi Apa is a 2016 Odia Biographical film, produced by debutant producer Anupam Patnaik and directed by Amiya Patnaik. The film depicts the life of Tulasi Munda, a tribal leader from Keonjhar, Odisha. The film introduces Barsha Nayak as the main protagonist. The film has been critically acclaimed and won numerous awards including Six Odisha State awards in 2015. The film will be releasing across the theaters on 19 May 2017. Born and brought up in a tribal region of Odisha, ‘Padmashri Tulasi Munda did not allow the poverty, illiteracy and un-development of her locality to dishearten her, discourage her or dampen her spirit. She took a humble step to educate her fellow beings, which grew into a huge movement.   Be it urban-rural divide or conflict of mines-owner and workers or exploitation of the have-nots by the haves, Tulasi Munda protested each and every act of injustice and discrimination and turned the tide in favor of her fellow beings. The film encapsulates the essence of Tulasi Munda’s life.[ It enumerates her struggle and highlights her achievements


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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