Odia movie Phalguna Chaitra ready to make a mark in England


After making a mark in countries like Australia, the USA, Netherlands, Odia movie Phalguna Chaitra will be the 1st Odia Film to release in England on June 10.

Sharing the news, the movie’s lead actor Partha Sarthi Ray requested all Odia families to celebrate this Raja with the Slice of Life Humane Story from Odisha. “Please inform your friends and relatives in UK,” he said.

The film was released on May 12 in cinema halls across the state. The movie represents the period of ‘Phalguna Chaitra’ month per Hindu calendar, which corresponds with February/March in the Gregorian calendar,” shares director Sisir Kumar Sahu.

“The rain was one of the challenges the whole cast and crew faced. There was a lot of pressure as we struggled to complete the outdoor shoots due to weather conditions,” he added.

The movie is the first Odia film to be premiered in Australia. The director duo of Sisir Kumar Sahu and Peenaki Singh Rajput, known for visual storytelling and unique cinematography, shot the film in Koraput, Nabarangpur, and Jeypore districts in about 25 days during the rainy season.

The star cast includes Choudhary Jayprakash Das, Partha Sarathi Ray, BM Baisali, Ananya Mishra, Sukant Rath, Pranab Prasanna Rath, Manisha Manjari Mishra, Kailash Panigrahi, Bhaswati Basu, and Chandan Biswal. While Sakti Jagdev is the producer,. The story was written by Dr. Sulagna Mohanty.

Talking about the movie, actor Parthasarathi Ray says, “It is a romantic family drama with deep family bonding. Odia films nowadays rely on heavy VFX, action, comedy, and sci-fi. The core values of a typical Odia family are something we all miss today.”

He further said, “Phalguna Chaitra will portray the sacrifice of every family member or our loved ones who stand strong and support each other despite several sufferings. It is a family story narrated in a beautifully poetic way.”

Director duo Sahu and Rajput have tried to maintain authenticity and freshness in the narrative and have showcased typical Odia culture, which people in every household would relate to, such as spending time with grandparents during vacations and sitting together with the whole family while eating together.

‘Phalguna Chaitra’ has five songs, which have been composed by Kaushik, Ehsan, and Abhishek while JP Wordsmith, Sumit Panda, and Sthitha Pattnaik have penned the lyrics. Gaurav Anand, Kuldeep Pattanaik, Aishwarya Kumar, Rituraj Mohanty, and Ananya Nanda have lent their voice to the songs.

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