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Odia short film ‘The Healing Touch’ released.

Bhubaneswar:17/9/21:The 7-minute  short film Healing Touch’produced by  Social Image Production, Bhubaneswar was released today in a press met. Rajyasabha MP and actor Muna khan grace the event as chief Guest Lead . Actress Gargi Mohanty and Gajendra Padi were in dais with director DR.Sweta Kumar Dash. Dr. Dash has produced five films including his upcoming Bollywood feature film” Delhi Bus “ on Nirvaya Rape Case of Delhi. Besides he has produced the short film “ Sani” which is based on the river Mahanadi and the livelihood of fishermen in Odisha . This film also facilitated the in-state film award as the best short film. “MASK” is a short film that has won many international and national awards and recognition.

This short film ‘The Healing Touch’ delivers a big message on the Covid pandemic. It has already ruined millions. A huge chunk has been affected and lakhs have lost lives. Every nation has been trying to combat the disease for which it is indispensable to be conscious physically and mentally strong and healthy. Covid patients undergoing treatment are having panic attacks leading to acute mental depression with unexplained fearfulness, nervous breakdown, anxious thoughts which is more debilitating than the infection itself at the physical level

This short film was produced by Smt. Neela Mohapatra directed by Dr. Sweta Kumar Dash as also designed the concept, story and screenplay & Sujit Mukherjee has co-scripted and Associate Director. Gargi Mohanty and Rajendra Padhi have acted as wife and husband respectively & Kunal Ambikesh Hota has assisted as DoP. Eminent  Film critic  Ashok Palit has coordinated the meeting.


About Editor in chief

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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