‘Phalguna Chaitra’ ready for release across the state May 12


After giving a crime thriller in the form of ‘Charitra’ and a different sort of love saga ‘Daalcheeni’, Sisir Kumar Sahu and Peenaki Singh Rajput have delved into the genre of family drama as they bring ‘Phalguna Chaitra’.

The film is slated to release on May 12 in cinema halls across the state. A special premiere of the movie will be hosted by the makers at S-Complex on Thursday evening.

“The movie represents the time period of ‘Phalguna Chaitra’ month as per Hindu calendar which corresponds with February/March in the Gregorian calendar,” shares director Sisir Kumar Sahu. “The rain was one of the challenges that the whole cast and crew had to face. There was a lot of pressure as we were struggling to complete the outdoor shoots due to weather conditions,” he added.

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 has been written by Dr Sulagna Mohanty.

The highly anticipated Odia film Phalguna Chaitra is ready to course uncharted territory as it will become the first Odia film to be premiered in Australia. The director duo, who are known for visual storytelling, and unique cinematography have shot the film in Koraput, Nabarangpur, and Jeypore districts in about 25 days during the rainy season.

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

He further said that “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.”

The directors further inform that they 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 the lyrics have been penned by JP Wordsmith, Sumit Panda, and Sthitha Pattnaik. Gaurav Anand, Kuldeep Pattanaik, Aishwarya Kumar, Rituraj Mohanty, and Ananya Nanda have lent their voice to the songs.

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