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Journey of Nanda Master - "CHATASLI" documentary

The trailer launching event of the much-awaited documentary film “NANDA MASTER’NKA CHATASALI” was held successfully on 1st June 2022 at 8 pm, Idcol Auditorium, Bhubaneswar.

Nanda Master’nka Chatasli is a 70 min documentary based on the life and struggle of 104-year-old Free Education Icon, Padmashri Nanda Prusty from Odisha, who selflessly devotes his life, providing 70 years of free education to 3 generations of children of his village.

Nanda Kishore Prusty was a teacher of a traditional hut school (chatasali) from a remote village named Kantira, in Sukinda block, jajpur district of Odisha who shot to fame after receiving the Padmashri Award from the President of India.

Along with the décor of the film's posters and banners with the graceful energy of Nanda Prusty, the trailer was showcased on a big screen at the event in front of a packed audience. Simultaneously, the official trailer of the film was launched on OdiaOne, Odish’s premiere youtube channel for streaming creative and good content in the presence of eminent personalities and media.

The film is produced by Dr. Abhay Pati who is a senior journalist and director of Glorious Senior Secondary School and is also the founder of Abhismita Films. The film is directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Pranab Kumar Aich, founder of Studiowaala Films, winner of the World Photography Award Cannes, 2009. He has received from than 30 international recognitions for his documentaries on social issues like City's Step Child and I have Colored Dream. He has recently completed 2documentaries called Manayun My Wonderland and Torch with Delhi-based producer Santanu Mishra of Smile Foundation Fame.

The trailer launching event was graced by many well-known personalities like

Akash Das Nayak ex- MLA is the chairperson of ‘Mo College Abhijaan’ and a well-known Odia Cinema Actor.

Naina Das is a prominent actress in Odia as well as South Film Industry. She is also the associate producer of this film.

Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Retd. Inspector General Director in Indo-Tibetan Border Police who also holds a Guinness World Record of rafting for Clean Ganga Mission.

Asmita Pati, advocate and president of Glorious Senior Secondary School, is also the co-founder of Abhismita Films and the lead concept provider of this film.

Samaresh Routray, founder of OdiaOne youtube channel and S3 Movies Production and a well-known actor in the Odia Cinema Industry extended his immense support and appreciation for the film.

The film will be sent to international film festivals worldwide, based on the reviews and appreciation. The team aims to approach OTT platforms like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Voot, etc. spreading the cause for which Nanda sir lived all his life, through this film to the audience worldwide.

In the words of makers and guests:

Director (Pranab Aich): Been making documentaries on regular social issues. For the last 5years I have been eyeing to create a good film in our Odia which tells the story of our culture and glory when the producer took me to Nanda sirs village, I immediately said yes, We shot for a year esp. taking care of Nanda sirs sensitivities with the main vision of capturing his, free education work and his energy of a saint who lives with the family. He is the savior of our culture and tradition, and an inspiration for everyone who loves giving, our future generations will learn from his simplicity which we have captured in the film. We want the entire world to see his story and appeal to the people of Odisha and India to watch and spread the trailer so much so that the gap in viewership between a documentary and a commercial fades away.

Producer (Dr. Abhay Pati): We wanted to do something for Padmashri Nanda Sir. The way he had dedicated his life selflessly to providing free education to his people for 4 generations, his story was worth sharing with the world, nothing can be a better gift than this. The documentary is made in Odia language so that the pride of Odisha can be spread worldwide. We plan to release the film on OTT in other languages too.

Akash Das Nayak’s guest message: I can’t say how this movie will influence the Odia film industry but I can tell for sure that this movie will be an inspiration for an infinite amount of good work in society. After watching the trailer, I am eagerly looking forward to the film and request the director Mr. Pranb Aich to release it asap. Nanda Sir is an ordinary man with an extraordinary life journey. And I am really thankful to the entire team for giving such a tribute to all the good work and Nanda Sir through this film. I hope this film goes to places and gets all the appreciation it deserves. This film is dedicated to all the teachers of the world.

Naina Das’s associate producer message: Nanda Sir’s ideology is so simple yet inspirational. He lead a simple life with only one desire of educating people around him for free. This is the noblest and most selfless thing to be done. This touched our hearts and led us to produce such a film that can be both a tribute to Nanda Sir and an inspiration for society.

Asmita Pati’s concept message: We want to venture into film production, so we decided to film a real hero than an actor.

Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra’s guest message: I heart fully thank the team of this film for making such a movie on a simple yet inspirational man who is a teacher who got recognized for his selfless work by receiving the respectable Padmashri award.

The event was successfully carried out with an overwhelming response from media and viewers at the auditorium which had people from all walks of life.

Here is the trailer link:


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