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Telugu film to delete ‘1st freedom fight’ part

Bhubaneswar:2/10/19: It came as a triumph for Odisha when the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) asked producer of the Telugu film “Syeraa Narasimha Reddy” to delete the part that claims 1846freedom struggle led by Narasimha Reddy in Andhra Pradesh was the first fight against the British in India.

The CBFC has issued the direction acting on the complaint lodged by agencies in Odisha following reports telecasted in the premier Odia news channel. The channel strongly protested against the claim of Syeraa 1846 was the first freedom struggle when Odisha’s Paika Revolt in 1817 has been accepted by the Centre as the first struggle against the British.

The film “Syeraa Narasimha Reddy” is set to be released in four languages (Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam) across the country on the upcoming Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.

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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