75yr of Odia Cinema: ‘Odia Filmotsav’ in Delhi from Apr 15

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New Delhi,  Odia cinema with its 75 years of glorious past will be showcased at a three-day film festival here from April 15 that will treat audience to some of the celebrated works of acclaimed filmmakers from Odisha.

The 'Odia Flimotsav' at Siri Fort auditorium will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.

Nationally and internationally acclaimed films Maya Miriga, Klanta Aparahna, Adi Mimansa, Indradhanura Chhai, Jianta Bhoota, Dhauli Express, Dhare Alua, besides several documentaries like Jatra Jeevana Jeevana Jatra, Nilamadhaba will be screened during the festival.

There will be special retrospective of films of Late Pramod Pati, who is known as the father of Indian animation films.

(Photo Courtesy: IPROCH, Delhi)
Prominent cine director Nirad Mahapatra, filmmaker A K Bir and actor Anu Choudhury along with Union Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizer Srikant Jena and Prafulla Samal, Odisha Minister for Information & Public Relations, will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the festival organised by Directorate of Film Festival and Institute for Promotion and Research on Odisha Culture and Heritage.

State cuisine, handloom and handicrafts would also be showcased during the film festival.

15th April: 6:00 pm - Inauguration by Smt. Ambika Soni, Hon'ble Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting

Film Screening Schedule
Screenings at:12 noon, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:15 pm
Entry : Free
Place : Siri Fort Auditorium - II, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110049

16th April :
12 noon : Jatra Jeevan Jeevan Yatra (Dir: Kapilas Bhuyan/50/Col) (Documentary)
1:30 pm : Klanta Aparahna (Dir: Manmohan Mahapatra/93/Col)
4:00 pm : Dhare Alua (Dir: Saghir Ahmed/140/Col)
7:15 pm : Indradhanura Chhai (Dir: Susant Misra/10/Col)

17th April :
12 noon : Nilamadhab (Dir:Dilip Patnaik/53/Col) (Documentary)
1:30pm : Dhauli Express (Dir: Chittaranjan Tripathy/160/Col)
4:00 pm : Jianta Bhuta (Dir: Prashant Nanda/130 / Col)
7:30 pm : Adi Mimansa (Dir: A.K. Bir/130/Col)

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