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Film Festival To Conclude Mahatma Gandhi Sesquicentennial Celebrations

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Newdelhi:25/9/20: As part of the grand finale of two years celebration of Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary, Films Division, Ministry of Information  Broadcasting is organizing ‘Gandhi Filmotsav’. The online film festival will be streamed on its Website www.filmsdivision.org and YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmsDivision from 26th September to 2nd October, 202 The Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October 2018 marked the beginning of two years celebration of the sesquicentennial ...

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NFDC Film Bazaar Online 2020 postponed to 16 – 21 January 2021, alongside the 51st IFFI

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Newdelhi:25/9/20: The 14th edition of NFDC Film Bazaar Online 2020 which was scheduled to be held on November 20-24, alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2020 has been postponed to 16th – 21st January 2021. The change in dates has been made in line with the postponement of 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to 16 to 24 January ...

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Well known Actor and Dubbing Artist Dinesh Rout Passed away

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BHUBANESWAR:22/9/20; Well known Actor and Dubbing Artist Dinesh Rout Passed away, Rout known for his performance in films. theatre, drama and he was a well-known dubbing artist.  Dinesh Rout was working in the   Song and drama division Odisha unit, Bhubaneswar which is under I & B Ministry Government of India. He was admitted to COVID   Sum Hospital Bhubaneswar. In spite of ...

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Renowned Marathi, Hindi films and stage actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar passed away

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Mumbai:22/9/20: Renowned Marathi, Hindi films, and stage actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar passed away after a four-day battle with COVID-19 at a private hospital in Satara. She was 79. She was in a critical condition when admitted to a private hospital last weekend. Her end came at the hospital early on Tuesday morning. Popularly known as Ashalata, the Goa-born actress had reportedly ...

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Akshay Parija”s Productions Odia Film” Durgatinasini” scheduled to be released on Zee Sarthak during Durga Puja.

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Bhubaneswar:21/9/20: Jiban o jibika or life and livelihood was and is always the principle of  Akshay Parija Productions As probably Odisha’s only ISO9000 certified production house, This production house completed the shoot of their upcoming film Durgatinasini by defeating the covid19 pandemic disease with strict adherence to health safety standards. Durgatinasini  scheduled to be released on Odia entertainment TV channel Zee Sarthak during Durga Puja. Featuring in ...

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Odisha’s Singing Sensation Namita Meleka Records her First Song

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Cuttack:20/9/20: Dreams of Namita Meleka, a tribal girl from Chintaguda village of Koraput district, took shape today when she recorded her first song at a studio in Cuttack city. Namita, the latest internet sensation after a video of her singing Hindi song ‘Chunar’ from Bollywood movie ‘ABCD 2’ went viral on social media, recorded a devotional song of Lord Jagannath as ...

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Kalpana: a Forgotten Classic

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Someswar Bhowmik “Shankar’s KALPANA, an inimitable and highly individual experiment, shows a grasp of filmic movement and a respect for tradition which lifts its best moments to the peak of cinematic achievements,” Satyajit Ray described the only cinematic creation by the famed dancer Uday Shankar in these glowing words. In the recently concluded 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (2018), this film ...

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Legendary Jatra artist Mahendra Das aka Bhiku Seth breathed his last

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Cuttack:12/9/20: Legendary Jatra artist Mahendra Das aka Bhiku Seth breathed his last at his residence in Choudwar in Cuttack district today. He was 55. Sources close to the artiste said he suffered severe chest pain late last night and died on the way to hospital. Das became a household name for his memorable role in the play ‘Saguna Basichi Dena Melai’ ...

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President of India appoints veteran actor Paresh Rawal as new Chairman for National School of Drama Society

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Newdelhi:12/9/20: Veteran Actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed as Chairman of National School of Drama Society by President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel congratulated Shri Paresh Rawal and said that his talent will benefit the students and artists of the country. Mr. Paresh Rawal has been appointed ...

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Satyajit Ray’s ‘Nayak’ Review: A Brooding Character Study Featuring A Riveting Performance From Uttam Kumar

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On the occasion of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar’s 94th birth anniversary, we revisit his best-known work internationally, the 1966 Bangla drama film ‘Nayak’, also starring Sharmila Tagore By Murtaza Ali Khan On the occasion of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar’s 94th birth anniversary, let’s revisit his best-known work internationally, the 1966 Bangla drama film Nayak, which was released in English as The Hero and Nayak: The Hero, written and directed by ...

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