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Dharmendra Pradhan pointed out some errors in short film‘Gulzar Presents Haldhar Nag’

Bhubaneswar:1/10/19: While expressing thanks to litterateur and film director Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar and Bharatbala for short film titled ‘Gulzar Presents Haldhar Nag’, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today pointed out some errors presented in the video.

In a tweet message, the Union Minister said Nag is not from Sambalpur district, as stated in the short film. The Padma Shri awardee is from Bargarh district, he mentioned. The video also stated that Nag was born to a tribal family which is another error, said Pradhan, adding that the poet was from an economically weaker family.


In the video, released on YouTube a few days back, Gulzar begins his narration in Hindi with “I am writing a letter to you Haldhar. Son of the soil of Sambalpur, this Adivasi poet. His language is Kosli.”

Gulzar narrated a brief summary about Nag in the 7.58-minute-long story.

About Ashok Palit

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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