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Kathantara

Title: Kathantara

Presented by: Dr. Achyuta Samanta

Producer: Iti Samanta

Direction: Himansu Khatua

Film is the most powerful medium of expression. Kadambini Media Pvt. Ltd. has stepped into films with its debut production ‘Kathantara’ (Another Story) Directed by Himansu Khatua based on the aftermath tragedy of Super-cyclone. The Protagonist of the film, Kalpana a second generation refugee from East Bengal struggles after losing her husband and family in the 1999 Super-Cyclone. Deepankar a TV reporter from Bangladesh offers to marry the young widow. But Kalpana turns down the offer which needs moving out to the land of their forefathers. She stays back in her adopted homeland despite serious adversities including deportation threat. Kalpana fights back for her birthright.

  • 5th Asian Film Festival, Mumbai , Oct. (12 -19) 2006.
  • 12th Kolkata Film Festival, Kolkata on 17th Novemmber 2006.
  • 11th International Film Festival, Kerala on 13th December 2006.
  • 4th Cine India International Film Festival, Noida 28th FEB 2007, UP.
  • 1st Hyderabad International Film Festival, Hyderabad 27th March 2007.
  • Indian film festival in Germany (‘Bollywood and beyond’) in Stuttgart on July 15th, 2007.

Awards :

  1. Silver lotus for Best Oriya Feature Film- 53rd National Film Awards – 2005
  2. Best Actress Award – Cine India International Film Festival
  3. Odisha State Film Award – 2007 :
    1. Best Feature Film,
    2. Best Story,
    3. Best Supporting Actor,
    4. Best Supporting Actress,
    5. Best Music,
    6. Best Cinematography,
    7. Best Audiography.

Krantidhara

Title: Krantidhara

Presented by: Dr. Achyuta Samanta

Producer: Iti Samanta

Direction: Himansu Khatua

‘Krantidhara’ (Coup de Grace, 2015) deals with the travails of a much-harried yet consideration housewife, but through realistic presentation as opposed to the hackneyed, stereotyped portrayals. ‘Krantidhara’ has participated in many international film festivals like: Screened in the Competitive Section at the 7th Bengaluru International Film Festival, Bengaluru; Selected in the Indian Panorama Section of 12th Chennai International Film Festival, Chennai; Seclected to be Screened at the 13th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai.

Awards :

  1. Odisha State Film Award – 2015 :
    1. Best Feature Film,
    2. Best Story,
    3. Best Actress.

kahani Nuhen

Title: kahani Nuhen

Presented by: Dr. Achyuta Samanta

Producer: Iti Samanta

Direction: Himansu Khatua

‘Kahani Nuhen ’ (Not a fiction) Based on a true story ‘Kahani Nuhen’ written by Dr. Itirani Samanta and produced by her receives Best Telefilm Award and Best Child Actor Award in 2013 from the Culture Department, Govt. of Odisha. The film depicts the story of a boy who could escape from maoist camp and got into studies.

Awards :

    1. Best Child Actor Award in 2013

Kahe Ballava

Title: Kahe Ballava

Presented by: Dr. Achyuta Samanta

Producer: Iti Samanta

Direction: Himansu Khatua

‘Kahe Ballava’ is a research-based documentary on mughal tamsa written by the poet Bansi Ballav Goswami. Mughal Tamsa is a unique folk theater of Odisha, which depicts the socio-cultural history of Odisha during 2nd half of 18th century. The multi lingual play using dialogues in five languages (Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Persian and Urdu). The loose administration of Mughal Empire, Social & Political situation of costal Odisha during that time period. At last, the play was intended to create communal harmony among different groups co-existing in Bhadrak District. The documentary film received Special Jury Award-2019 from Govt. of Odisha and participated in many national and international festivals

Awards :

  1. Special Jury Award-2019 from Govt. of Odisha

Tapoi

Title: Tapoi

Presented by: Dr. Achyuta Samanta

Producer: Iti Samanta

Direction: Himansu Khatua

'Tapoi' which was directed and produced by Dr. Iti Samanta received a state award in acting category and appreciated by audience and critics.

Awards :

  1. Odisha State Award

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