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Patnagarh movie poster
'PATNAGARH 23 Feb 2018', directed by National award-winning and internationally-acclaimed director Rajesh Touchriver, is inspired by true incidents from the infamous Patnagarh Bomb Blast case. It is a bilingual film, shot simultaneously in both Odia and Telugu. With a budget of over Rs. 5 crores, this the most expensive Odia movie ever made. The cast of the movie includes Bollywood actor Atul Kulkarni (his debut in Odia), Yashpal Sharma, Odia actor Manoj Mishra, Telugu actor Tanikella Bharani. Shiju Odia serial star Chinmay Mishra, Malayalam actor Sanju Sivaram, Odia Actress Pushpa Panda and debutante Ravathy Sampath are part of the cast. They come from different parts of the country.
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Atul Kulkarni in Patnagarh
George Joseph of '102 Not Out' fame is doing the music direction and popular music director RP Pattnaik, an Odia native, is composing a Sambalpuri folk song for the film. This is the first time he is composing for an Odia movie. Dialogues are written by Ravi K Punnam and the cinematography is by international award-winning ace cinematographer JD Ram Thulasi.
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Patnagarh movie stills
Produced by Sridhar Martha of Range Royal Cine Lab, which is producing its third movie, the film is co-produced by Manoj Mishra and Padma Sree awardee Sunitha Krishnan. The story, screenplay and direction by Rajesh Touchriver. Production started on July 14. The movie is aiming for a Dasara release.