Patnagarh film set for worldwide release on Nov 8


Bhubaneswar: Multi lingual movie ‘Patnagarh’ based on the parcel bomb blast in Patnagarh of Odisha’s Bolangir district will have its worldwide release on November 8.

The movie has also been nominated for the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) scheduled to be held in Kolkata from November 8 to 15.

The multi-lingual film is produced in Hindi, Odia and Telugu languages.

The Patnagarh film is based on the infamous parcel bomb blast case of Patnagarh that claimed two lives in February last year.

A newly-wed couple Soumya Sekhar Sahu, his wife Rima Rani and grandmother Jemamani were injured when the wedding gift came as a parcel exploded on being opened.

While Soumya Sekhar and Jemamani succumbed to their injuries, Rima Rani could be saved following prolonged medical support.

The police found the involvement of Punjilal Meher behind the Patnagarh parcel bomb blast.

Punjilal Meher is an English lecturer of Jyoti Vikash College where Soumya Sekher’s mother Sanjukta Sahu was the principal.

Directed by national award-winning director Rajesh Touchriver, the film Patnagarh has Bollywood actors Atul Kulkarni and Yashpal Sharma, Odia film actor Manoj Mishra and Telugu actor Tanikella Bharani.