Shooting Locales in India – Odisha

By Pickle  July 31, 2019

Odisha is becoming an increasingly popular destination for ‘start, camera, action.’ The Puri Jagannath temple or the chariot-shaped Sun shrine can give modern architecture a run for its money. The Sambalpur waterfalls and the Paradip port mesmerise one, with the confluence of river Mahanadi and Bay of Bengal, at its backdrop

Incentives offered by Odisha

  • The state government provides an assistance of Rs. 10 crores to film makers, for the first three Hindi or international language films meeting the following criteria:

(i) Minimum of 10% of the screen time should promote Odisha, its culture, heritage, tourist destinations, etc.

(ii) Budget of the film needs to be a minimum of Rs. 50 crores

(iii) Film needs to have an Odisha specific context, in terms of promotion of Odisha or its culture or heritage or tourist destinations, etc.

  • Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) properties, government guest houses, forest guest houses, circuit house, etc, are rented at official rates to film makers shooting in Odisha. As much as 75% of actual expenditure in accommodation at OTDC properties are reimbursed, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10 lakh
  • All feature films produced fully or partly in Odisha are exempted from entertainment tax.
  • Producers of films who utilise the facilities of Kalinga Studio Limited, Film & Television Institute of Odisha and Kalinga Prasad Colour Processing Laboratory are eligible to get incentives in shape of subsidy.

Initiatives taken

  • Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC) is the nodal organisation for providing single window clearance for shooting feature films in Odisha.
  • Development of film city and Kalinga Studio, which is one of the most integrated units of its kind in eastern India.
  • Strengthening of Biju Patnaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha (BPFTIO)
  • The OFDC organises various film festivals in the state.
  • Familiarization tours organized for line producers from across the globe during the film festival.
  • Dedicated website for promotion of film sector

Shooting Locales


Konark Marine Drive


Chilika Lake


Hirakud Dam

Bhitarkanika, among many others

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