The bad phase for Odia film industry started with the death of veteran actor Minaketan followed by the deaths of veteran actors Bijay Mohanty, Ajit Das, Mihir Das and Rai Mohan Parida.
Born at Bhanjapur in culturally-rich Baripada town of Mayurbhanj district on February 11, 1959, Mihir first graced the silver screen 42 years ago.
Bhubaneswar: Renowned lyricist Rasaraj Narayan Prasad Singh passed away at his residence at VSS Nagar in Bhubaneswar today. He was 86. Many eminent personalities from the Odia film industry paid tributes to Singh at his residence following his demise. “I was associated with Singh for last the 50 years. He was like an elder brother […]
Bhubaneswar: Thanks to an unprecedented controversy following the letter of Sports and Youth Affairs Department, the spotlight is now back on ‘Kalinga Studios’ which had played an important role in the development of Odia film industry. Odisha’s first and sole film studio, the Kalinga Studios’ present state of affairs – from rotting equipment and dilapidated […]
Bhubaneswar: In a sensational case, a female playback singer has labelled harassment charges on pretext of marriage against a music director of the Odia film industry. The victim has lodged a complaint with the Police against music director, Dipu Dasmohapatra. Police have also recorded the statement of the victim. To back her allegations, the victim […]
Bhubaneswar: On a day the Odia film industry completed 80 years of its existence, film makers and enthusiasts alike fondly remembered the first Odia film ‘Sita Bibaha’, which released at Laxmi Talkies in Puri on April 28, 1936. Director Mohan Sunder Deb Goswami overcame many challenges to give Odisha its first Odia movie. The movie […]
For a whole generation of Odias growing up in the seventies and eighties, Chitta Jena’s was the voice of the ultimate romantic. While other stalwarts of the era like Akshay Mohanty, Sikandar Alam and Pranab Patnaik were all versatile singers, there was something in the voice of Chitta Jena that made him special for anyone […]
Cuttack: Veteran music director Rakhal Chandra Mohanty today passed away at his residence in Badambadi area of Cuttack due to age related ailments. He was 88 years old. Rakhal was a renowned music director at All India Radio(AIR). Born on June 26, 1932, at Chatana village in Kendrapara district, Rakhal had completed his post graduation […]
Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia film director and lyricist Sarada Prassana Nayak passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here on Wednesday. He was 94. Nayak, who started his film career as an assistant director in the film Bhakta Jayadev in 1956, was honoured with the coveted Jayadev Award in 2013 for his contribution to […]