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Supreme Court rules out stay on Patnagarh


Director Rajesh Touchriver’s film Patnagarh has got a clean chit from the Supreme Court. Sty on the film has been ruled out. The Apex court termed it as a sensible drama and refused to put stay on it.

A three-judge bench of the SC has disposed of a petition against the film. It said that the petitioner should move the Censor Board within 30 days in case she has any objection against the film.

"We see no reason to entertain this petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India in view of the statutory remedy already availed of by the petitioner. The instant writ petition is dismissed accordingly," the Court said in its order.

Inspired by a shockingly true incident of Hate and Revenge, “Patnagarh" The film is an edge of your seat investigative thriller that explores the mindset of a criminal hiding in plain sight. 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 Anu Choudhury, Pushpa Panda are part of the cast.

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.