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By Alisha Sahoo

Ollywood movie ‘Shiva-Not Out’ which was released in the last week of September has received an overwhelming response from the audience. All the cinema halls witnessed packed audience during the Dussehra festival.

The audience surge still continues.

The movie starring Arindam Roy and Archita Sahoo, according to experts, is a complete family drama depicting all shades of love, romance and other emotions.

Directed by Sudhanshu Sahoo, the movie marked Arindam Roy in an additional role, – producer.

“Shiva-Not Out is produced under our home banner Ratna Films. Apart from playing the protagonist, I played the role of producer which was quite challenging. But, this certainly added to my learning curve,” said the actor.

Archita and Arindam had attended the premiere of the movie at Samrat Cinema Hall in Cuttack. The actors spent quite extra amount of at the cinema hall premises after sitting for full two and half hours in the fan-packed hall

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By Ankita Mishra

Tarang Cine Productions’ fresh Ollywood venture ‘Hero No-1’ has already created excitement among the audience with the release of the movie during the Dusshera.

The audience has liked the chemistry between the lead pair Babusan Mohanty and Bhoomika Das. Both the actors have not only entertained the movie lovers with their steps in both melodious songs and dance numbers, – but also stole their hearts with their acting prowess.

Earlier, the film had created quite a buzz after release of its music album that comprised of four music tracks, each having a pinch of newness in it, composed with an aim to entertain the audience.

The songs have been composed by Ollywood’s famous music director known as melody king- Abhijit Majumdar.

Songs, penned down by lyricist Nirmal Nayak, have been brought to life by the singers Human Sagar, Antara Chakrabarty, Tariq Aziz, Sohini Mishra and Satyajit.

Babusan, himself has lent his voice for a song in the film.

“The expectation of the audience to have a taste of something new in the songs of every release of Tarang Cine Production has been maintained in this movie too with fresh taste in music compositions. There are varieties of songs in the film for entertainment of audience,” said Creative Head of Tarang Cine Production Ranjan Sathpathy.

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By Our Correspondent

Odisha audience will soon have the opportunity to see south Indian-like sizzling scenes in Odia movies.

Sources in the Ollywood said lover boy Babusan Mohanty and beautiful leading lady Sheetal have paired up in Suna Pila Tike Screw Dhila in which both the actors have given some never-before intimate scenes that will hook the audience off their feet.

Sheetal’s bold scenes in the movie, the sources said, will surpass all her contemporary ladies and earn her the distinction of the most sexy lady in the industry.

Pragyna, Pintu Nanda, Uttam Mohanty and Aparajita have also figured in the movie.

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By Our Correspondent

Bhubaneswar, July 11: ‘Last Summer’ the single music video released on Amara Muzik introduces two emerging talents into Odia Industry- Photographer Azhar Ali as director and Pratyasha Ray as a debutant female lead. Jyoti Prakash Panda, the serial fame has been framed as protagonist.

‘Last Summer’ is a simple love story with complex ending. The story stretches from the guy purview who falls in love with a stranger. His love and passion towards the gal, keep him so engrossed in his ladylove that doesn’t realize reality. The simplicity in the screenplay has attracted high traffic on social media platforms of Amara Muzik- the official music partner of the song.

The first music video to be shot first and then music was bead into it.

Azhar Ali speaks, “Being a photographer, creativity is very important to me. I have a funda in life that I have learnt from everything that I do, be it photography or video. The more I work, the more I I learn. Always wanted to do videos but didn’t have an apt opportunity, now that I have Reels and Reels Music to back me up it was a great encouragement for me to take up Single music video. Really happy that the song has come out as visualised. Thankful to our entire team for their tremendous support and hard work.”

Producer Sthita Patnaik said: “The plan initiated from a mere concept developed with Azhar Ali, looping Jyoti Prakash Panda. We wanted to take a new face, after quite a sorting of- we decided to go with Pratyasha Ray because of her photogenic looks.”

“We had first shot the video, then we went to the Music Director – Asad Nizam for Music. After the music was drafted, I had beaded the lyrics into it. Asad Nizam and I, we share a wonderful relationship in terms of our understanding level that matches to a great extent and Satyajeet’s voice has added magic to the song. I am very happy with the way the video has come out and also with the response of the audience. It has crossed 65K mark in two days. Thankful to Amara Muzik for their association and effort”, adds Patnaik.

Jyoti Prakash Panda actor says, “Really excited with the response of Last Summer, thanking all my viewers for their immense support- for which the song is gong to be a super hit. When I had heard the project, I liked the concept and was thrilled to work with Azhar – the fame of Ollywood for his photography work. Our team has put in lot of effort in the video. I remember, we were shooting during the summers at 42˚c. In a shot Pratyasha had to run over the sand bare foot, she did it wonderfully despite being a new comer.  We were literary burning but still gave shot. Happy that our hard works have resulted in such great results.”

Banner: Reels n Reels Entertainment

Director & DOP: Azhar Ali

Producer: Sthita Pattnaik

Starring: Pratyasha Ray, Jyote Prakash Panda

Music Director: Asad Nizam

Singer: Satyajeet Pradhan

Music On: Amara Muzik

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By Alisha Sahoo

Ollywood’s leading stars Sabyasachi Mishra and Archita Sahoo have graced the Sunday Patho Utsav (formerly Raahagiri) for most of the times ever since it started.

The young couple has always been cynosure of hundreds of youngsters who on Sunday morning wake up early in the morning and rush to Ram Mandir Square to have a glimpse of them.

The two stars not only entertain the audience with their performance, but also share their mind on different important issues – ranging from healthcare campaign to vigilance awareness.

Loved by the state administration for their sharp brain and intelligence, – Sabyasachi and Archita have always completed state government’s different awareness drives.

“Apart from entertaining the audience, it’s our duty to educate people on different programmes and schemes of the government from which they can derive maximum benefit,” says the screen couple.

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By Sukant Rout

Bhubaneswar: Abhishek and Riya starrer Odia movie ‘Katha Deli Matha Chhuin’ has gone on the floor on February 23 at various cinema halls in the state.

A complete lyrical romantic comedy, the e movie is based on a triangular love story and full of family drama. It portrays the entry of a rich lad into the love life of a girl.

The boy tries to woo and own the girl by any means.

Produced by Sridhar Martha, the movie is directed Sailendra.

New comer Aman and along with veterans Bijay Mohanty, Mihir Das, Papu Pam Pam, Puntu Nanda, Chandini, Salil Mitra also figure in the movie.

This is the sixth movie released this year. Nijhum Ratira Sathi, Godfather, Dil Deewana Heigala, Tamaku Dekhila Pare and Dil Ka Raja were released earlier.

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BY ALISHA SAHOO

Anu Choudhury, Archita Sahoo and Barsha Priyadarshini, the three charming ladies of Ollywood, have not only enriched Odia film industry through their acting talents, – but also impacted the cultural life of the state. Icons of hundreds of youths, – these young women’s fashion trends and style are being imitated by their fans. Gone are the days when young Odia ladies were only following fashion trends of Bollywood heroines.

Very often clad in decent clothes, Anu, Archita and Barsha grace social gatherings and events where they not only turn cynosure for the spectators for their blessed beauty but also impress the audience with their intellectual speeches on various subjects.
Ollywood is fortunate to have the three in the industry and Odisha is more fortunate to have got these amazing ambassador  of beaty and brain.

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Mu Gandhi Nuhen promises to be  milestone movie in Ollywood

By Alisha SahooDikshya

Mu Gandhi Gandhi Nuhen, a Suraj Mishra Production movie, promises to be milestone movie in the history of Ollywood.

Produced under the banner of Hemraj Movies, the film has enrolled a new pair in the leads – Karan Singh Ray and Dikshya.

What appears to be USP of the movie is its simple and yet attractive storyline and melodious songs. The protagonists, resembling the hero and heroines of 1970s, dance around the words, sea-shores, river banks and meadows, – appealing to the pure romantic sense of the Odia audience.

The camera person has flawlessly captured the essence of the beautiful locales and scenic beauties of Odisha.

The soothing songs enriched by appealing lyrics touch the hearts and minds the audience. The songs, already available on Youtube, have been instant hits with hundreds viewers watching them.

“This is my first movie. If the audience accept me, I will try to entertain them in many other characters in the coming days,” says actress Dikshya.

The other actors in the movie are Jayriram Samal, Munmun, Bhavana Kar, Debashree and Ashis.

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Lead stars vie of share of honour

BY ASHOK PALIT

BHUBANESWAR: Usually Raja and Dussehra are the two festivals during which maximum number of films are released in Odisha. This year, three new Odia films have released during Raja festival. The films are ‘Agystya’, ‘Prema re prema re  ‘ and ‘Love Station.’

Last year also three film hit the theatre during Raja – ‘Gapa Helebi Sata’ starring star couple Anubhav and Barsha, ‘Super Michhua’ starring Babushan and Jhilik and Arindam,Jhlik and Anisha starrer ‘Love You Hamesha.’

All the three lead actor Anubhav, Babushan  and Arindam were in the Rajo race this year. Except Jhilik, Elina and Sheetal have appeared in the Raja race this year as leading actress. Last year Jhilik appeared in two films while Varsha appeared in one film.

Sarthak Home Productions, has come up with its 18th movie “Prema Re Prema Re’starring popular star Arindam Roy with Sheetal in the leads and supported by well known actors Aparajita, Mihir Das and Hari. Produced by Sitaram Agrawal, the movie is directed by Sudhanshu Sahu while Bikash Das has scored the song.

Singers Niveditaand Sourin Bhatt have lent their voices in Prema Re Prema Re.

Tarang Cine Productions’ Rajo release ‘Love Station’ starring Babushan Mohanty and Elina Samantray in the lead is doing brisk business.

Produced by Jagi Mangat Panda and directed by Ashok Pati, the film has Abhijeet Majumdar asits music director.  Humane Sagar has lent his voice for the title track and this is the fifth movie which has been produced by Tarang Cine Productions till now.

‘Agastya’pProduced by well-known NRI businessman Akshay Parija and directed by K. Murali Krishna, has brought together Ollywood’s two leading actors Anubhav and Akash Das Nayak with actress Jhilik in the lead. The film also boasts of screen stealing presence from veteran actors like Mihir Das, Priyanka Patnaik, Minaketan, Manoj Mishra, Munna Sethi, Salil Mitra.

Prem Anand has scored the music.

Agastya has many firsts to its credit. One of the exclusives being Indian Idol Ananya Sritam Nanda lending her voice in three beautiful numbers “Dhire Dhire Bhala Paigali“ (2 versions) and “Chota Chota Ei Mana Tale.” This is her first debut in the Ollywood industry. Humane, Bishnu, Sricharan, Satayajit, Sangram, Asutosh Mohanty, Tarikh Ajij and Pragnya have also lent their voice while Arun Mantry, Subrata Swain and Prem Anand have penned down the songs.

Last year Ashok Pati’s   directed  Super Michuua was in the hit list while Murali Krishna Gapa Hele Be Sata  was second in the hit list. This year again, both directors are in the race repeating their super heroes in the leads. While Love Stationand Prema Re Prema Re ‘revolve round love stories, Agystya is packed with full action.

It is alleged that some of these films are remakes and lift-offs of Telugu, kannada and Hindi commercial movies. But it is the audiencethat counts rather than critics. It is a welcome note in this age when dragging audience to a theatre to watch a movie is a hard task; Odia films are continuing to have houseful shows during Raja festivities.

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By Our Correspondent

From 1936 to 2016, it’s a long journey the Odia cinema has indeed traversed. From the black and white ‘Sita Bibaha’ to the colour and shining ‘Agastya,’ the Ollywood has travelled a long path full of ups and downs.

In between, many developments have happened. Many talented actors, directors and producers have left their footprints in enrichment of Odia cinema. Some actors and directors have even earned their name and fame in national and inter national arenas.

However, this Ollywood industry is now the centre of controversy because of some black ships. Around 2000, some real estate developers and chit fund firm owners entered the industry in the name of making films. They were lured away by some senior artistes who promised them hefty returns on their investments. These artistes also allegedly trapped the producers by ensuring them company of glamorous girls – both old and the new entrants.

Allured, many chit fund firms, mining mafia and builders made a sudden jump into the water and splurged money on actors like water, without caring for interests of the investors and depositors

Actors who deserved one lakh rupees were paid ten times more and the normal budget of commercial movie increased manifold. This forced good and genuine film makers to keep themselves away from the industry.

Previously, producers had fair idea about the nitty-gritty of film production. They knew a little bit of editing, script writing and post-production work. Their all-round skill gave Odisha some ever-green movies.

Dhira Biswal’s Dharitri and Ei Aama Sindura, Subash Rout’s Suna Panjuri, Laxmanarekha, Jeevana sathi, Keshab Rout’s Suna Chadhei, Suna Sansara and Bhisma pratigyan,        Basanta Nayak’s Danda Balunga, Jahaku Rakhibe Ananta,       Nagen Sahoo’s   Aarati and Kaberi, Debabrata Kar’s Ulka, Baje Bainsi Nache Ghungura, Amiya Patnaik’s Pua Mora Kala Thakura, Hakim Babu,            Batakrushna Nayak’s Phula Chandana, Rajani gandha, Arun Mohanty’s Ghara Mora Swarga, Biswanath Pradhan’s Kalamanika, Babu Parsuram, Basudev Tripathy’s   Basudha  and Sabitri are still etched in the mind hearts of Odia film lovers.

Similarly, Phelu Patnaik’s Bidhata, Eithi Swarga Eithi Narka, Bijaya Kandoi’s Katha Deithili Maaku, Matrusakti, Pradyumna Lenka’s Puja Phula, Sathire and Gundagiri, Rabindra Sahoo’s Kulanandana, Bastraharana, Sanak Debata’s Maa Gojabayani, and Pua Mora Jagata Jita are considered as classic Odia movies.

The period from 1960 to 1990 will go down in Ollywood history as the golden period. However, now one wonders if this period will again return to the industry. Professional film makers are not in a position to hire artistes who have unreasonably increased their price beyond their net worth.

There is total confusion all around. Ollywood now stands at the crossroads. Experts with knowledge of Ollywood say that either the actors have to cut down their prices or the producers have to take the risk of groom new faces to save the industry from what it faces now – a total eclipse.

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