Motion comics series ‘Dasyu Ranjan’ set to release on September 15


Odisha’s First independent OTT platform AAO NXT always aimed at showing web series, feature films and documentaries across a wide variety of genres, satiating the need of 50 million Odia’s across the globe who are deprived of quality cinema/content in their mother tongue. They believe in bringing a path breaking change in entertainment at par with the changing international film making/showcasing scenario.

The platform in association with Pacad Comics and Kaustav Dreamworks Studio now all set to bring back the classic Odia literary genre into the digital platform. The enigmatic world of ‘Dasyu Ranjan’ a timeless crime drama by the legendary Odia mystery writer Pramod K. Panda is now turn into Motion comic web series titled ‘Dasyu Ranjan’ Series, by the OTT platform.

The motion comics series will be released at Aao NXt platform on September 15. A pre release press meet was organised by makers Here Tuesday. The series is directed by Ranjit Mohanty and produced by Kaushik Das and co.produced by Ram Patnaik.

On the occasion creator of Dasyu Ranjan Pramod Kumar Panda was felicitated at the event .

The trailer of the series was release recently where makers said “Get ready to dive into the mesmerizing world of ‘Dasyu Ranjan, the timeless crime drama penned by the legendary Odia mystery writer, Shri Pramod K. Panda. Join us on a journey through the ages as we breathe new life into this classic tale, reimagined as immersive Motion Comics. Witness the seamless fusion of art and storytelling, creating an experience like no other.”

During the old days there used to be a series of cheap, yet popular and widely circulated Odia detective novels. The most famous amongst them was the DASYU RANJAN (Dacoit Ranjan) series.

The novels would invariably start like ” Raati Adha Cuttack Raja Rasta Re Teera Bega Re Chhooti Chalichi Kala Rangara Austin car”, meaning, “it’s midnight. On the highway of Cuttack travels an Austin car at the speed of an arrow.” I have never seen an Austin car in my life. But I can assure you, driving a car, Austin or otherwise in Cuttack at arrow speed would earn a safe ticket to heaven.
The occupant would be no one but the legendary Dasyu Ranjan.

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