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We do not need to be vulgar to make a film succeed

Bhubaneswar:17/8/19: Popular comedian Papu Pom Pom aka Tatwa Prakash Satpathy, who is making a comeback in Odia films, is again surrounded with controversies following a new poster release of his upcoming movie ‘Mr Kanheya’.

Sparking resentment among netizens, the poster faced strong criticism from all specters of the society.

According to sources, the film’s poster is said to have unwittingly showcased how sexist the movie is. The poster shows Papu controlling a bunch of young women by holding a leash to the ropes tied around the necks of women.

However, the lead actor, Papu and producers are yet to comment on the matter, sources said

The actor will be seen in a new avatar in the upcoming movie ‘Mr Kanheya’ opposite actress Jhilik Bhattacharya. The movie is being produced by Sitaram Agrawal and Namita Agrawal.Baidyanath Dash has given the music for the project. Directed by Ramesh Rout, the flick is likely to be released on Ganesh Puja this year.

To day ,when the nation is talking about equal rights for women.What are we taking through our Odia film posters?With this standards,do we expect an entry in National Awards? Of course producers may get commercial success with this obscene display of posters! How it is sadly shown a man using Girls as horses.So bad test.We do not need to be vulgar to make a film succeed.

In an another event a case has been filed at the Mahila police station in Bhubaneswar against upcoming Odia movie ‘Mr Kanheya’ starring popular comedian Papu Pom Pom following the complaint of social activist  Linkan Subudhi regarding publishing and dissemination of a derogatory and denigrating photograph of women in the movie poster.

The case has been filed under Section 6 of Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act and it is under investigation, sources said.


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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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