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Odia film Set to release during Durga Puja 2021

Bhubaneswar:12/10/21(ASHOK PALIT) The entertainment industry in India is one of the worst-hit sectors due to the pandemic crisis. As per reports, COVID-19 has hit over 60 million livelihoods across the country since its outbreak.

The different phases of lockdowns and shutdowns and the guidelines released by the government have prevented the moviemakers from launching new projects.

While the country’s top movie industry managed to get a lease of life, thanks to different OTT platforms, things are different for Odia moviemakers as OTT platforms have not gained much popularity here in Odisha.

Last year, despite the raging pandemic, Ollywood had churned out a dozen impressive films — that were waiting in the pipeline to see the light of day for quite some time — during the Pujas. Though a fair share of them have been released in phases, this year too, there are a few movies — both fresh from the oven and long-anticipated ones — releasing this Puja, So brace up and head for your nearest theatres with all COVID-19 precautions in place.

In the first phase of Puja release  2021 Odia film Mane Mane Mana Khojuthila which was release on8th of October,2021featuring Omkar Acharya and Namrata Singh Deo in the lead role. Directed by Narasingha Padhi, the film’s story has been written by Durga Acharya while the screenplay and dialogues are by Deepak Jena. While G Ashok Kumar has composed the songs, the lyrics have been given by Arun Mantry, Nirmal Nayak, Dipak Jena, and Ommkar Lenka. Other actors in the film include Ashrumochan Mohanty, Prativa Panda, Anjana Das, Bijay Bala, and Alok Samartha.

.Zee Sarthak has made worldwide premier in his television network two films titled Sasta RU Nasta and Durgati Nashani 2, while titled Sasta RU Nasta was aired on television on 10th, October and Durgati Nashani 2 is scheduled to be released on 17th, October.

1– Varsha and her costar in‘Bijayinee’2-Papu pom-pom & Manisha in ‘ Gaan Ra Naa Galuapur

Ollywood diva Archita Sahu, who has said goodbye to the film industry since her marriage, will be seen in a “Durgati Nasini 2“, last year this film. was released under the banner of “Zee Sarthak” Films produced by Akshaya Parija Production based on a female-centric story and the story of the film also get appreciated by the audience very much. Due to this reason The production team is  committed to preparing the next part of the film “Durgati Nasini” Which Title is “Durgati Nasini 2“. the movie is coming under the direction of actor cum director Aswani Tripathy  is being produced by the producer Khirod Pattnaik And On the other hand, DOP is managed by  Pratap Chandra Rout and the music of the movie is Given by Goodly Rath

Popular onscreen couple Ardhendu and Tamanna will be setting the screen on fire once again with their new movie ‘Sastha Ru Nasta’. To be released during Durga Puja, the film revolves around action and romance. The two actors had won accolades for ‘Blackmail’ and the production house believes the two will recreate the magic this time too. The movie, produced under the banner ‘Sarthak TV’, has been directed by K Muralikrishna and produced by Surya Ratha. Dialogues are by Deepak Kumar and music has been composed by Goodly Rath. Another two women-centric films ‘Bijayinee’  and ” Arundhati”  were also in the pipeline to hit the theatre during this puja.

1-Ardhendu and Tamanna   in  ‘Sastha Ru Nasta’    2-Archita in”Durgati Nasini 2“.

The story of the‘Bijayinee’  is based on women’s empowerment. Lead actress Varsha Priyadarshini. Said, “ I am sure that this movie will inspire the women to raise their voice against injustice”. Varsha is the creative head of the movie and has also written its story and screenplay. While she will be playing the lead role, Pragyan, Shankar, Puppy Santuka, Debashis Patra, Bikram, Trupti Sinha, and Mama essay important characters in the movie. Sudhakar Vasanth will don the director’s hat, while Sangita Kandoi is the producer. Prem Anand has composed music for the movie.

Odia movie lovers will get to enjoy a plethora of emotions including love, action, and comedy in ‘Arundhati” which marks the debut of  Rajveer as in leading role opposite Elina Samantray. Rajveer told an interview that he loves his character in the movie and his high hopes for his acting. “I am happy to mark my entry in Ollywood through this movie and with this character. I was always interested in playing a character like this on the big screen, but I couldn’t believe that my wish was fulfilled so early,” he added. Others in the movie include Bobby Mishra, Sanjaya Bhola, Pradyumna Lenka, Jaya Swami, Prativa Panda, and Jiban Panda. Arundhati has been directed by Ramesh Rout, while Ramesh Barik is the producer. Ajitav Mallik is the co-producer of the movie. The music has been composed by Abhijit Majumdar and the dance choreographers are Lubun-Tubun and Tuna Chandan.

Well-known comedian Papu pom-pom”s ‘ Gaan Ra Naa Galuapur’is also in puja release race. While Papu plays the lead role, Sujit will be seen as a negative character. The movie will be released at 15 cinema halls across Odisha on October 15. Manisha of Baripada in Mayurbhanj district is making her Ollywood debut with this movie produced by Pratima Productions. The star cast also comprises Mihir Das, Kuna Tripathy, and Antaryami.

The Jitendra Mohapatra directed film was produced by Samprit Swarup Satpathy while Nandalal Mohapatra has written the screenplay and dialogues. The movie, based on comic chemistry, is expected to entertain the audience, said the makers. “The audience will enjoy the action and emotions in the movie too,” they hoped. Music for Gaan Ra Naa Galuapur has been composed by Amarendra Mohanty.


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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