Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 1:
The popular standup Ollywood comedian Tatwa Prakash Satpathy aka Pappu Pom Pom is once again in news for his upcoming film ‘Joker’ scheduled to hit theatres on December 1. Apart from being the lead actor, he is the music composer and playback singer for a few tracks in the film.
The name ‘Joker’ may suggest a comic nature of the movie, but is actually a family drama, with Pappu playing central character. Director Sanjay Nayak, after the success of his controversial satire ‘Rangeela Baba’ (based on the self-styled godman Sarathi Baba’s scandal) has pinned his hopes on ‘Joker’ for a repeat performance at the box office. This film will also see Dev Patra as debutant producer.
The cast includes Papu Pom Pom, Lipsa, Dusmanta, Pradyumna Lenka, Anita Das, Biju Badajena and debutante Tamanna.
The plot is a love triangle where Pappu Pom Pom will once again be seen romancing young actors like Lipsa and Tamanna. Pappu is basking in the glory of his last super-hit film, the Archita-Sabyasachi starrer ‘Pilata Bigidigala’, where he was paired with Lipsa. It remains to be seen if the Pappu-Lipsa duo can weave the same magic in ‘Joker’ again.
Shooting of the film has already been wrapped up and is at the tail end of post-production, almost ready for release. Odia movie- goers have responded well to Pappu’s films in the past. The film is expected to hit the screens on December 1.
The mahurat of this movie, produced under Shiba Films, was held in Maa Dakhinakali temple near Sakhigopal. Music director Tatwa Prakash Satapathy and lyricists, Nirmal Nayak and Madhusudan Das are also a part of this film.