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Odia Movie DAMaN made on the malaria prevention programme Declared Tax-Free In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: 18/11/22:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that the Odia film DAMaN, made on the malaria prevention programme of the Odisha government, will be completely tax-free in the state.

Inspired by real-life events, the film set an example of humanity, resilience and the strong determination of a young doctor in providing health care in the remote areas of Malkangiri district.

The Chief Minister expressed hope that the movie could imbibe the attitude of selfless services among all government employees including the health department.

The Odisha CM has strongly expressed his belief that if different departments of the state government work in coordination likewise during the Covid epidemic, a healthy and conscious society could be developed.

The film is set in 2015. Ollywood actor Babushaan Mohanty plays the role of a young doctor, Dr. Siddharth Mohanty, who is posted to the cut-off area of Odisha’s Malkangiri district having 151 villages and infamous for Naxals dominance with no basic facilities. DAMan has garnered 9.6/10 in IMDb RATING, the first Odia movie to do so. After ruling the sliver screens in Odisha, the Ollywood flick will now be released in Hindi and dubbing for the same is underway. The masterpiece is directed by Debi Prasad Lenka & Vishal Mourya. and produced by Deepndra Samal under the banner of J P Motion Pictures.

Watch the Official Trailer of DAMaN here:-

Watch the Official Trailer of DAMaN here:-


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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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