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‘Kalira Atita’ Out Of The Race from Oscars 2021

Bhubaneswar: 16/3/21:Odia’s movie ‘Kalira Atita’, directed by Nila Madhab Panda, is out of the race for Oscars 2021.

In a social media message, Panda today stated ‘Kalira Atita’ is out of the Oscar nomination race. But Panda mentioned he would continue to talk about climate issues through the movie.

He also congratulated the nominees and wished them luck.

The movie, starring Pitobash Tripathy, revolves around a young man from Satavaya village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district who returns to his village to find devastation caused by climate change.

The character Gunu, the protagonist essayed by Pitobash, symbolises the struggle of innumerable hapless villagers who were at the receiving end of nature’s fury.

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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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