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Odia film Kalira Atita has entered the Oscars 2021 race under multiple categories

Bhubaneswar:20/2/21:Nila Madhab Panda’s Odia film Kalira Atita has entered the Oscars 2021 race under multiple categories. The director of the film took to Twitter to convey the news to the fans and expressed his happiness. He said that the film is in the race in the general entry category 4 and is being made available for academy screening.  The film ...

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Odisha Government decided to establish state-of-the-art film hub at Kalinga Studio

Bhubaneswar: 17/2/21:With an aim to generate employment in the entertainment industry, the Odisha Government today decided to establish a state-of-the-art film hub at the legendary Kalinga Studio. This was decided during a high-level meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra at the Lokseba Bhawan conference hall. Considering the business prospects of Kalinga Studio in the film industry, ...

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Eminent cine journalist and writer Ranadheer Das passed away

Cuttack:8/2/21:Eminent cine journalist and writer Ranadheer Das, who passed away at his residence in Dagarpada here yesterday. The 82-year-old writer was suffering from prolonged illness and undergoing treatment at his residence. Condolences poured in from different quarters soon after his demise yesterday. Born on September 23, 1938, Ranadheer was a student of Ravenshaw Collegiate School and had done his higher ...

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Veteran Odia film actor Shanti Swarup Mishra passed away

Sambalpur:24/1/21: Veteran Odia film actor Shanti Swarup Mishra passed away at a private nursing home here on Sunday. Mishra had sustained critical injuries on head after falling down in his bathroom a couple of days back. He was admitted to a private nursing home in the city. However, he succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment. Following his untimely demise, ...

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Have seen villages disappear, don’t believe in balancing reality: Director Nila Madhab Panda

Goa:21/1/21: “I have seen with my own eyes, how, over the years, the sea had engulfed three villages in Coastal Odisha. In my films, I am giving the reflection of what is the reality and what I have seen, not what people like to see. I don’t believe in balancing things when the reality is in front of me. In Kalira ...

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Veteran Odia actor Rabi Mishra died at the age of 64

Bhubaneswar;20/1/21: Veteran Odia actor Rabi Mishra died on Wednesday (December 20) after suffering a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 64 years old.  A family source told that the actor was admitted to the hospital yesterday evening after he complained of chest pain. Rabi Mishra ruled the Ollywood and television industries for over two decades. He ...

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Akshay Parija Productions”s new serial ‘Kemiti Kahibi Kaha’ is going to be aired on Zee Sarthak on 25th. January

Bhubaneswar:19/1/21: Ollywood superstar Siddhanta Mahapatra loves to experiment and this time, he has done so by acting in an Odia TV serial titled ‘Kemiti Kahibi Kaha’.While the Odia entertainment industry is going through a very bad phase, here is good news for Odia viewers as the new Odia serial ‘Kemiti Kahibi Kaha’ is going to be aired on Zee Sarthak on ...

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Veteran stage actress Saudamini Pati died at the age of 74

Bhubaneswar:16/1/21; Veteran stage actress Saudamini Pati passed away today afternoon at her VSS Nagar at the age of 74, Bhubaneswar residence.  Saudamini Pati, a congenial star made her stage presence merely at the age of eight years. Playing the role of kid wife of Kavi Jayadev, she instantaneously caught the imagination of the cultural people of Rambha, and claimed the best performer award in ...

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Senior Film journalist and the editor in chief of BANICHITRA magazine Parikshita Jena passed away

Bhubaneswar16/1/21:Report by ONS Bureau)  Eminent film critic, the editor of Odia film magazine BANICHITRA Parikshita Jena, died in Bhubaneswar on Saturday morning(16th, January 2021). He was 80-year-old and was suffering from old age-related problems. His funeral will take place at SWwargadwar as per the family sources. Parikshita Jena Jena was born on 1942, April 17 at Mahura village in Bhadrak ...

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MANMOHAN MAHAPATRA: Doyen of Odia New wave cinema (1951-2020)

(on the eve of First Death Anniversary) Ashok Palit One of the prime tasks of a responsible filmmaker i.e. most trenchant analysis of contemporary societal dilemmas has been nearly mastered by Manmohan Mahapatra, arguably one of the pioneers of purposive new wave cinema. Not he, but his meticulously crafted characters loom large in all his films. Not the characters’ traits, ...

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