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Noted Odia film maker and actor Prasanta Nanda’s book on Odia film industry was released

New Delhi, 28/128/19: Noted Odia film maker and actor Prasanta Nanda’s book on Odia film industry was released with the author presenting the first copy to Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

The book in Odia titled as “Chalachitra Purana” (Chronicle of Odia Film) contains several unexplored facts of Odia film industry from 1936 up to 2014. Writing about the direction in which Odia film industry is moving, Nanda has explained the reason why the Odia films are not being successful.

“The Odia film industry is at present passing through crisis. However, there is hope that Odia film industry will rise again”. said the author.

Apart from being a house hold name in Odisha as a film actor and director, Nanda has been a successful political and literary figure. He is at present a Rajya Sabha member and has written a novel in English titled as “Kharavela, the warrior”, which has given a historical account of Emperor Kharavela and his rule. Another English book “The Quest” has been penned by Nanda.

All these books written by the film maker-turned-politician have been dedicated to the Nation.

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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