Ollywood Industry, today, saw the exclusive premiere of Susant Mani directed film “Kehi Nuhen Kahara” under the banner of Akshay Parija Productions at Inox, Bhubaneswar. Claiming to be the change maker and trend setter in Ollywood, the production house did an exclusive screening before the release for the film critics to get a first hand review and expert critique.
“People have been saying that there has been very little progress in this industry. No quality production, no originality of screenplay and bad cinematography is the reason why people generally avoid going to theatres to watch an Odia film. Through this film are trying to bring about a revolution in this industry by experimenting in an entirely new genre of commercial cinema and break the existing trend of copying other regional films. We want people to come and watch this film and give their comments and criticize and most importantly rate it so that we as film makers get to know the lacuna that remains between what we produce and what our viewers actually want to see”, informed by national award winner Akshay Parija.
The film’s trailer and songs have been released on social media platforms and has already gained a wide fan following and seems to promise its audience wholesome entertainment and a superior technical experience of film making. “I have pooled in my experience from my earlier 14 films while executing this movie”, says Director Susant Mani who is excited about the film. The film rightly boasts of a gripping starcast with stalwart actors like Siddhant Mahapatra, Bijay Mohanty, Kuna Tripathy, Samaresh Routray and others like Pinky Pradhan, Nitu Singh and Choudhury Jayaprakash Das. Besides these veterans, the film has in the lead roles, young and upcoming talents, Elina Samantray and Avisekh Rath. The film’s music is also by debut composer Biswaswarup to give the film a fresh feel.
“I feel blessed to have worked with such seasoned actors on an altogether different project at the beginning of my career. Sanu Bhai (Susant Mani) is not only a great director but also a fabulous mentor. I hope anybody who watches this film will know how much effort has gone into the making”, beams Elina.
Avishek too is upbeat about the screening. “I strongly believe in the capability of Susant Mani for bringing out the best in his actors. It was an amazing experience working with him and all the other seniors”.
This exclusive premiere saw not only starts from the Ollywood industry but also some cultural, industrial and political honchos. I watch Odia films once in a while. After watching Kehi Nuhen Kahara, I am convinced that odia industry can make quality films”, said Rajya Sabha MP and Congress leader Ranjib Biswal.
Filmstar and BJD leader Papu Pom Pom was all praises for the film. “I am really happy to see such a film after a long time. The techniques and cinematography is nothing short of a Bollywood stature. The future of this industry is definitely very bright.”
Odisha Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, BJP’s state unit President KV Singhdeo, Veteran Actor-turned-Politician Prashant Nanda, film actress Anu Choudhury, MLA Chiranjeeb Biswal, Tejal Biswal, Meera Das, Aruna Mohanty were also present at the premiere. Hara Rath, Kuna Tripathy and Samaresh Routray who have also acted in the film had come to the event.
The romantic thriller-mystery “Kehi Nuhen Kahara” is all set to hit the theatres on 2nd October all over Odisha and is slated for an international release in Muscat and Dubai as well.