Only word-of-mouth can save small films: Pandiraj

National award winning filmmaker Pandiraj, known for Tamil films such as `Pasanga` and `Marina`, believes word-of-mouth is a saviour for small films and it helped his recent release `Moodar Koodam` too.

`Moodar Koodam` review: Fools who make your jaw drop

The success of films such as ‘Soodhu Kavvum’, ‘Pizza’, ‘Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom’ and ‘Neram’ has proved that Tamil cinema doesn`t rely anymore on hero-worshipping, big ticket films.

Naveen cracks down on dissidents; suspends Pyari

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suspended dissident MP Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, two ministers and MLAs.

Union budget fails to address concerns of common man: Naveen

Dubbing Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee`s act of raising the base rate of excise duty as a "regressive" measure, Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik said this would hurt household budgets.

Naveen demands rollback of extension of Kolkata Port

Terming as wrong and incorrect the move to extend the limits of Kolkata Port, Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik demanded its rollback as it would engulf vast areas in the state and affect the upcoming port at Dhamra.

Lalu, Naveen visit Jagannath temple

Lakhs of devotees including Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad visited Lord Jagannath temple.

Naveen dubs killing of women, child as brutal

Terming the landmine explosion
in Kandhamal district as "brutal", Orissa chief minister
Naveen Patnaik on Monday said stringent action would be taken
against the culprits.

Naveen sees "conspiracy" against Orissa`s progress

Intensifying his tirade against
the UPA government at the Centre, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik today said fight for the rights of the state and
against undue "interference" would continue.

Centre working against federal system, says Naveen

Accusing the Congress-led UPA
Government of adopting a discriminatory policy towards certain
states, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that
it was "dangerous" to the federal setup of the country.

Naveen to take up Pollavaram & Posco issues with PM

Annoyed over Saxena panel`s
adverse remarks against Vedanta and Posco projects, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today rushed to
Delhi for drawing attention of the Prime Minister.

Naxal violence declines by 30% in Orissa: Naveen

Incidents of Naxal violence
declined by 30 per cent in the first six months of this year
compared to the period last year, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik today said.

Naveen to raise KBK issue at NDC meet

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik will demand special grant for the undeveloped KBK
(Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput) region at the National
Development Council (NDC) meeting tomorrow.

Naveen to attend office tomorrow despite BJD shutdown call

Orissa CM Naveen
Patnaik and his council of ministers would attend offices at
the state secretariat tomorrow despite his BJD being among the
eight non-Congress parties to call a 12-hour bandh.

Naveen invites local MLAs-MP to solve Posco issue on May 20

Seeking a peaceful solution
to the dispute over implementation of Rs 52,000 crore
Posco-India project, Orissa Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik
today invited local MP and MLAs to a meeting on May 20,
official sources said.

CPM asks Naveen to talk to anti-Posco agitators

CPI(M) on Monday asked Orissa
government to talk to the people living in villages at the
proposed POSCO plant site instead of using force against them
and denounced police action to clear the road to the project.

BJD to field candidates for all three RS vacant seats: Naveen

BJD president and Orissa Chief
Minister Naveen Patnaik today said his party would field
candidates for all the three Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant
on July one.

Orissa Govt trying its best to counter Maoists: Naveen

Left wing extremism needs to be
countered to restore the law of the land and Orissa government
is trying its best to overcome the Maoist menace, Orissa Chief
Minister Naveen Patnaik said today.

Naveen seeks 90% Central funding for implementing RTE Act

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik on Tuesday joined the bandwagon to demand 90 per cent
Central funding for at least two plan periods for implementing
the Right To Education (RTE) Act in the state.

Orissa ready to counter extremist forces: Naveen

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
on Thursday said his government has taken various measures to combat extremist forces and ensure peace in the state, including
modernisation of police force.

Killings will not affect anti-Maoist operation: Naveen

Terming the killing of three
security personnel in Gajapati as "very tragic", Orissa Chief
Minister Naveen Patnaik today said it would not have any
impact on the impending anti-Maoist operation in the state.