Tulasi Apa, a biopic on the life of renowned social activist Tulasi Munda was the only Odia movie from Odisha screened at recently concluded 8th Bengaluru International Film Festival.
Directed by Odia filmmaker Amiya Patnaik, the film was screened on 3rd February at Inox Cinemas in Mysuru Mall complex.
First biopic on social activist Tulasi Munda – ‘Tulasi Apa’ – has found place in the Indian Cinema Competition section. This section showcases 13 regional and Hindi films. The movie was highly appreciated by the critics.
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A total number of 170 movies in 18 languages from 61 countries were viewed. The screenings were held for the first time under one roof at 11 screens in PVR Cinemas, Orion Mall, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru and at 4 screens in INOX Cinemas, Mall of Mysuru.
The movie has been produced by Anupam Patnaik under the banner of AP Production. The cast of the film includes: Barsha Nayak, Madhusmita, Lochani Bag, Premanjan Parida, Mamata Panda and Sujit Paikray.
The movie, which encapsulates various struggles and achievements of the Padmashree awardee has been shot in her birthplace as well as various parts of Keonjhar.
The biopic was highly acclaimed and selected at INDIAN SELECT section at the Kolkata International Film Festival last November.