Iconic Kalinga Studio to be Revamped with State-of-the-Art Infrastructure
The iconic Kalinga Studio in Bhubaneswar is all set to undergo a revamp. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the project and announced that the new studio will have all the state-of-the-art-infrastructure. A sum of Rs. 200 Crore has been sanctioned by the State Government for the project.
The project concept and master plan has been designed by international consulting firm Grant Thornton Bharat LLP. The project work will be executed by IDCO and it is expected that the construction and landscaping of the core support area will be completed by December 2022. It is expected to provide direct employment to around 2,000 in the film, media, and entertainment sector along with indirect and induced employment generation of more than 10,000.
With the completion of this project, the Chief Minister said that the entertainment industry will receive a massive boost promoting art, culture and heritage along with cinema, and also create large-scale employment opportunities for the people of the State in film, media, and entertainment industry.
The studio will be re-developed spreading into three different zones of modern infrastructure that includes multi-sized indoor shooting halls, make-believe shooting locales, theme-based parks, post-production facilities such as dubbing and mixing studio, animation workstation, editing suite, DI (Digital Intermediate) Studio, preview theatre, directors’ room, space for brainstorming, script narration, casting, recording lab, radio and media houses and many other facilities. Along with film production, the studio proposes to contain comprehensive fun, entertainment, and a leisure hub.
The infrastructure includes a live performance stage, adventure parks, kids play area, water games, castle view, snow world, iconic points, etc along with boarding and lodging facilities for the film crew and space for social and cultural gatherings.
Established in 1980, the Kalinga Studio had a significant role in changing the face of Odia cinema. During that period, it was the only Film Studio with all the best equipment in the Eastern Region of the country.