ROURKELA,01/08/18:Remembering Mohammed Rafi is a great thing and artist performing in his memories feels great, so this happened in Rourkela organized by Mohammed Rafi Socio cultural Trust at Bhanj Bahanwan on 31st Night when the entire city was under the influence of rain. This programme was a tribute to Mohammed Rafi on his 38th Death Anniversary. A large numbers of music lovers and artist have participated this great event and paid a tribute for this great legendary artist. The function was kicked start in the evening with light lamping and garlanding the photo of the Mohammed Rafi. Followed by inaugural speech by Director of HUM Nishad, Dr. Sanchita and highlighted the activities based on the philosophy, mission and vision of HUM Nishad and welcomed the gathering. With the time passed by the event were very colorful and melodious with beautiful songs sung by Late Mohammed Rafi. Many artists including Dr. Sanchita Choudhury, Rajveer Singh, Md Qasim, Udipto Thakur, Debajit Rabha had sung selective popular songs of Mohammed Rafi. Many songs including classical and devotional songs were sung which was appreciated by the audience present there. The entire musical event was viewed by a large music lover including Media personalities. The entire show was anchored and compared by Sagar Kumar.
Community Media Specialist N. A. Shah Ansari elected as National President of Community Radio Association, India.Tuesday, 31 July 2018 04:08 Written by odishabarta
NewDelhi/Bhubaneswar,31/07/18:: Renowned Community Media Specialist N. A. Shah Ansari has been elected as National President of Community Radio Association, India. Today during Annual meeting of the association Mr Ansari was elected in unanimous decision of the members from different states at New Delhi.
Since more than a decade Mr Ansari is closely associated with community media sector & working hard for setting up community radios & its sustainability in different states of India. In his able leadership the first community radio of Odisha, Radio Namaskar is established & running effectively at Konark and received National Community Radio Award twice. He is also leading the state wide campaign ‘MissionCR314’ to establish community radios in each block of Odisha. He is a known face in different South Asian countries as an effective community media Guru. Since early student hood Mr Ansari is involved in community development activities & has bagged several national & international awards like National Youth Award, Indira Gandhi NSS Award, International Community Participation Award etc. He has planned to open an National Institute for Community Media at Konark soon.
Koraput,Nandanik, a Theatre group based in Koraput, Odisha is all set to hold a three day theatre event in Koraput. The programme is going to start on 1st August 2018 on the 4th foundation day of Nandanik with the first edition of the Foundation Day Lecture. The lecture, titled The relevance of non proscenium theatre in the present scenario is going to be delivered by Shri Subodh Patnaik, internationally recognized theatre director from Odisha. On the same date Nandanik is taking a novel initiative-Asim Basu Memorial Award to be given to a young theatre artist as a mark of encouragement.The award is named after Shri Asim Basu, the late thespian of Odisha Theatre. This year the first award is being given to Saumendra Kumar Swain from Koraput. The programme will be held at COATS Seminar Hall, Koraput.
Sourav Gupta, creative director of Nandanik said, 'We at Nandanik believe that Theatre is an academic process which demands intellectual discourse which is provided by lectures. The foundation day lecture is an opportunity to enhance our knowledge on theatre which will be beneficial to form new ideas & better performances.'
On 3rd & 4th August, Nandanik is going to hold the 3rd edition of the Deomali Jatiya Natya Mahotsava 2018. This year the festival features plays by teams from Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur, Kolkata and Koraput. Arjun Samataray from Bhubaneswar will perform his solo Ichcha. Rajesh Panda with his batchmates of Drama Department of Sambalpur University will perform Station under the banner of Natyashala. Nandanik will premiere its new play Takshaka by Manoj Mitra under the direction of Sourav Gupta. The main attraction of this festival is the staging of Kushilab, a Bangla play by the 52 year old Theatre Workshop from Kolkata. The play is a solo performance by Shri Ashok Mukhopadhyay, a veteran of Bangla theatre stage who has worked with greats like Sambhu Mitra, Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay & Satyajit Ray to name a few.
The Deomali Jatiya Natya Mahotsava is a multi state multi language theatre festival started in 2016 by Nandanik with an aim to facilitate cultural exchange between theatre of Odisha & other states. In last two years plays have been staged in Odia, Bangla, Marathi, Hindi & Urdu language. This is the only national level theatre festival in south Odisha organized by a theatre group without any government grant.
Monideepa Gupta, secretary of Nandanik said, 'We have invited young theatre directors to showcase their work and also a veteran like Ashok Mukhopadhyay so that we may learn from him. The festival will provide a platform of cultural exchange between the theatre artists of different areas.'
Formed in 2016, Nandanik is a theatre group operated by youth of Koraput under the direction of Sourav Gupta & Monideepa Gupta. Since its inception on 1st August 2016, Nandanik has catapulted Koraput onto the national cultural map by its continuous theatre activities including drama productions by seniors & children, workshops, festivals and seminars. Nandanik has collaborated with national government organizations like Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata & Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
Bhubaneswar,24/07/18:Film Shyama Mani Devi- Classical Odissi Vocalist was screened at 11th International Documentary & Short Film festival of Kerala at Trivandrum, on 23 July 2018 at Kairili Multiplex theatre. Earlier, Saumya has done a story on this It was received well at Trivandrum after Portugal International film festival,(28th June 2018) at Lisbon.
Bhubaneswar,10/07/2018):Cine actor and comedian Papu Pom Pom returned to Odisha after successful two-month treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi.
The actor was admitted to the country’s premier medical institution for treatment of pancreatic disease two months ago.
“I had been undergoing treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi. I have returned to my home after two months,” Papu said in a video released to the media here today.
He expressed his gratitude to all his fans in Odisha and almighty for which he recovered from illness and returned safely.
“The doctors were saying that it was impossible to recover from the illness. But, I am thankful to my fans for their love and blessings of Lord Jagannath that I have returned to Odisha following treatment,” the actor said.
My younger brother like Ashok Swain, who was only "Babuli" to me and "Babuli Bhai" for many in the Odia film industry left for his heavenly abode today the 7th July 2018 leaving behind wife Chhanda and children.
Ashok was one of the best Cinematographer of our State who was honored with Jayadev Puraskar , highest State Award in film industry of Odisha.
Born to parents Madar Dhar Swain and Pusparani Sawin of New Colony Mahtab Road, Cuttack Babuli was a real genius and loved by one and all in the film industry..Born in Cuttack town on the 10th of January 1948, Babuli Bhai is man of simple nature and a humble attitude. A man, who loves to be in a white clothing line always, walks round the sets with his bushy moustache and a French beard. He does not just wear white he lives with the color. Whatever he wears, may be a hat, a shoe, a jacket, he prefers white.
After passing a Diploma in cinematography from S.J. Polytechnic, Bangalore, in 1969 he started working in various studios like AVM studios in Chennai, RK studios in Mumbai and has worked in various films. He then went onto work at Mysore as an assistant cameraman for about a year and half. In 1973 he joined “Doordarshan” as a cameraman.
In the start of his career he even worked as an assistant cameraman for an INDO-RUSSIAN children film “THE BLACK MOUNTAIN” with Russian Director Alexander Zagurdi and Indian Maker M.S. Satayu in the year 1970, shot at the Karapur forest in Karnataka.
While being in job, he took leaves without a pay and cinematographed for his first film in B/W “SAMAR SALIM SAIMON” in the year 1977, later released in 1979.
His work was so appreciated that projects came to him one after the other with SESHA PRATIKHYA, SUBARNA SITA, BATASHI JHADA, PARA JHIA GHARA BHANGENA and others. Released in the year 1982, he did his first color film as a cinematographer with “MU TUME O SE”.
His other films are RADHA, SANKHA SINDURA, PUJA PHULA, NALA DAMAYANTI, JAYADEV, SAHARI BAGHA, SATA KEBE LUCHI RAHENA, BHULI HUENA, SASTI, CHAMANA ATHA GUNTHA, GOPA RE BADHUCHHI KALA KANHEI, BADA BHAUJA, HISAB KARIBA KALIA, DADAGIRI, MAA JAHARA SAHA, NYAANYAYA, BOHU HABA EMITI, PRATISODH APARADH NUHE, KURUKHETRA, KATHA RAHIBA KALAKALAKU, …
Not only this he also has cinematographed for various short features like PHATA KAPALA, SALBEG, RATRI, BANA PHULA and a film on Goti Pratha for Government of Odisha on the tribes.
Slowly when the digital medium tried to overtake the celluloid in cost cutting and other related issues, the Television medium started booming and TV series came into being. With this Babuli Bhai also found a gap and entered the arena to work on television. He has worked with TV shows like Laxmi Puja, Prativa, Haie Phoola Gacha, Tokei, kahani, Malaya, Palasa, Maluluni Aeera Kahani and about 100 more in Odia and Hindi in Bhubaneswar and Delhi.
His work dint only limit to films, shooting for documentaries was also love. He has also won a National Award for a Documentary “THE EMPLIMENTS” directed by Ghanasyam Mohapatra. Among documentaries which he cinematographed are ODISSAN HANDICRAFT, ODISHA TOURISM, SHREE JAGANNATH, and more… His film SOMA ‘O’ BUDA a tribal film on the BONDA tribes was also screened in various film festivals. Not only this he has also won the Chitrapuri Subarna Jayanti Samman along with best cameraman award for his first color film MU TUME O SE in 89’, and a lot more.
With this much achievement and dedication and an outstanding performance in various fields throughout the career, the government of Odisha on its declaration about the winners of the 2015-16 state awards for the film fraternity, notably declared that Ashok Swain will receive this years Jayadev Award for a lifetime achievement in Ollywood.
Though old age had grasped on him, Babuli was doing a great amount of study, learning more about Indian Cinema and the World Cinema and even runs forward to teach the young makers more about film making. He will live forever in the hearts and minds of all in Odia film industry.
(With inputs from article by Ritesh Mohanty).
Bhupen Hazarika(1926-2011), widely known as Sudhakantha, singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker has been and continues to be a cult figure in Assam. His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood and have been translated and sung in many Indian and Foreign languages.
For the first time an attempt has been made to render his songs in Odia. An album with ten of his iconic songs have been recorded by Assam's singing sensation Nahid Afrin of Indian Idol fame.
Here are the ten songs, which have been recorded.
MUṄ GOṬE JĀJĀBARA (1968)
- MAṆIŚA, MAṆIŚA PĀIṄ (1961)
- SĀGARA SAṂGAME (1952)
- ĀKĀŚĪ GAṄGĀ CAHEṄNĀ MUṄ (1963)
- ŚIŚIRE BHIJĀ ŚĪTA RĀTI (1970)
- PRATIDHWANI ŚUṆE MUṄ (1953)
- KEUṄ EKA AḶASUĀ MEGHA (1969)
- SEDINA SAKĀḶE (1957)
- MUṄ ĀU MO'RA CHĀI (1965)
- MO'RA GĪTA HEU (1969)
Bhubaneswar:Most popular anchor Kuna Tripathy has been appointed Chairman of the Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFFC) replacing fellow actor and BJD leader, Munna Khan.
Kuna is best known for hosting OTV’s ‘News-Fuse,’ which has been immensely popular for being Odisha’s best news spoof programme. Kuna has worked in Odia movies like Love Dot Com (2009), Bandhu (2007) and Mo Dil Kahe Ilu Ilu (2015).Notably OFFC, established in 1976, is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of Odisha.