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Odia Director Soumendra Padhi is all set to release his first web series ‘Jamtara’ on Netflix

Bhubaneswar: 23/12/19:National Award-winning Odia Director Soumendra Padhi is all set to release his first web series ‘Jamtara’ on Netflix which is scheduled to release on January 10.

The series is based on ‘Jamtara’, a small village in Jharkhand. It unfolds how some ignorant youth turn this nondescript village into India’s phishing capital with their distinctive ways to con people by posing as bank representatives.

The entire web series was shot in 20 months in Jharkhand. It features Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Amit Sial, and Monika Panwar in the lead roles.

Talking about the relevance of the film, Padhi said that the literacy level of Jamtara village is very low and that is the reason why people there indulge in crime from a very young age.

It is pertinent to mention that the filmmaker spent quite some time in the village to have a better understanding of the place and its people, before starting the shoot.

‘Jamtara’, a ten-part series will be telecast on Netflix in 26 foreign languages.

While the trailer of the web series is likely to transport the viewers to the likes of Gangs of Wassepur and Mirzapur, it promises to offer a thrilling experience to the subscribers.

The director had bagged National Award for Best Children’s film (Budhia Singh: Born to Run) in 2016. It was a biographical sports film on the kid marathoner Budhia Singh.

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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