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88 years of Odia cinema: The place where it all started is yearning for a cinema hall today
88 years of Odia cinema: The place where it all started is yearning for a cinema hall today

The first Odia film ‘Sita Bibaha’ was released at Laxmi Talkies in Puri on April 28, 1936.

  • Sunday, 28 April 2024
Ollywood actor Buddhaditya files police complaint against producer for 'body-shaming'
Ollywood actor Buddhaditya files police complaint against producer for 'body-shaming'

In the complaint, the actor said that he was mentally hurt after an objectionable and derogatory post maligning his reputation was uploaded on social media by the producer in question. 

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Besides appreciations, Ollywood also courted controversies in 2023 
Besides appreciations, Ollywood also courted controversies in 2023 

The Odia film industry, better known as Ollywood, witnessed a series of incidents in 2023. While the industry lost some eminent personalities, it had some good things in equal share as well. The industry also witnessed some controversies that brought disgrace to it. 

  • Sunday, 31 December 2023
Woman producer files plaint against actor Manoj Mishra
Woman producer files plaint against actor Manoj Mishra

Odia actor Manoj Mishra, who has been in the news for a reported 2-year boycott handed to him by some film producers, for allegedly orchestrating protests against the film Ram in Sambalpur, landed in fresh trouble over the screening of the movie Pratha in Jharsuguda. 

  • Saturday, 04 November 2023
CM Naveen responsible if Manoj Mishra issue divides Odisha: Congress MLA Narasingha Mishra 
CM Naveen responsible if Manoj Mishra issue divides Odisha: Congress MLA Narasingha Mishra 

While addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra said, “The government has not only repeatedly been hurting the sentiments of the Western Odisha people but also meting out step-motherly treatment."

  • Friday, 03 November 2023
Ollywood producer Tutu Nayak accused of slapping lady journalist, police complaint lodged
Ollywood producer Tutu Nayak accused of slapping lady journalist, police complaint lodged

The female journalist in her complaint alleged that the producer slapped her and hurled filthy language at her while she was in a film hall to cover an event today. 

  • Friday, 03 November 2023
Ollywood actor Manoj Mishra boycott row: Actor seeks clarification on boycott from Tutu Nayak 
Ollywood actor Manoj Mishra boycott row: Actor seeks clarification on boycott from Tutu Nayak 

While responding to Arindam’s appeal, actor Manoj Mishra on Monday said, “Without any proof and information, Tutu Nayak and Company boycotted me."

  • Monday, 30 October 2023
Let’s bury hatchet for betterment of the film industry: Arindam Roy to Manoj Mishra  
Let’s bury hatchet for betterment of the film industry: Arindam Roy to Manoj Mishra  

“I would like to request you (Manoj Mishra) to end the ongoing controversy. You can end it by asking your fans to put to rest whatever is going on," Arindam Roy appealed to Manoj Mishra.

  • Sunday, 29 October 2023
Music director Swarup Nayak's mortal remains consigned to flames
Music director Swarup Nayak's mortal remains consigned to flames

Many personalities from various fields like art, film, culture, music and politics paid their last respect to the music director at his residence in Cuttack in the morning before his body was taken for last rites to Satichaura crematorium.

  • Saturday, 28 October 2023
My life is under threat, producer Tutu Nayak is conspiring against me: Actor Manoj Mishra
My life is under threat, producer Tutu Nayak is conspiring against me: Actor Manoj Mishra

Actor Manoj Mishra, who has been banned by the Utkal Cine Chambers of Commerce for a period of two years, said he wouldn’t act in any of Tutu Nayak’s films. 

  • Saturday, 28 October 2023
Odia Music Director Swarup Nayak Passes Away After Prolonged Battle With Cancer
Odia Music Director Swarup Nayak Passes Away After Prolonged Battle With Cancer

Popular music director and composer Swarup Nayak passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cuttack on Friday. He was battling cancer for the past several years. Nayak was immensely popular for his contribution to the Odia film industry.

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  • Friday, 27 October 2023
Ban on Ollywood actor Manoj Mishra: Babushaan appeals artistes to end discord
Ban on Ollywood actor Manoj Mishra: Babushaan appeals artistes to end discord

The actor wanted to end the dispute in the larger interest of the film industry

  • Friday, 27 October 2023
Tarang Cine Productions’ ‘Pushkara’ proving to be Ollywood’s yet another crowd-puller
Tarang Cine Productions’ ‘Pushkara’ proving to be Ollywood’s yet another crowd-puller 

Since the opening day, the film, based on noted writer Sankar Tripathy’s Odia novel ‘Nadabindu’, has been receiving rave reviews from critics as well as common cine-goers.

  • Sunday, 24 September 2023
Ollywood singer Sourin Bhatt likely to be arrested soon, CP initiates process 
Ollywood singer Sourin Bhatt likely to be arrested soon, CP initiates process 

Informing about the future course of action, Cuttack Zone II ACP Amitabh Mohapatra said the singer would soon be arrested. 

  • Thursday, 31 August 2023
Can ‘Ollywood’ and other ‘woods’ come out of the woods?
Can ‘Ollywood’ and other ‘woods’ come out of the woods?

One of the most prominent reasons for the crises afflicting the Indian film industries, as said in the very first sentence of this column, lies with the ‘woods’ themselves.

  • Thursday, 13 July 2023
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