Rourkela’s Youngest Bollywood Director Sattwik Mohanty’s Movie ‘RANCHI DIARIES’ Released!

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From the big dreams of a small town girl to murder and big screen Diva accompanied by a god father, Ranchi Diaries is something that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. Released this Friday in a theater near you, this thriller-murder mystery has one more reason for the Odisha folks to go and watch the movie ASAP.

The movie has been written and even directed by a talented Odiya chap who goes by the name Sattwik Mohanty from Rourkela. In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Odisha Shines Sattwik said that from the very beginning of his childhood, Sattwik’s love for stories and sketching was pretty much out there. Mohanty desired to pursue a career in designing but failed to do so as he did not get admission in National Institute of Design (NID). Little did he know that this failure was nothing but an initial step towards success. He began his career with animation and VFX but that wasn’t what he wanted in his future. As talented as he was, his initial job didn’t satisfy him and he wanted to immerse himself in the world of stories.

Sattwik never had interest for studies or reading but he looked at the world in a different way and has amazing story framing capabilities which is what makes a great writer. He credits his maternal grandfather for this amazing story telling talent. For Sattwik, his stories were nothing less than the Indiana Jones movies.

During his term in Tata Elxsi, Sattwik realized that no matter how magnificent the animation or a film looks, it’s nothing without a good story. A story is the backbone of a movie. To provide a better connection of the film with the audience, Sattwik started to pursue film making which was a leap of faith done right.


The amazing sense of humor, style and action pack scenes portrayed in Guy Ritchie movies is what inspired Sattwik to follow his dream. Sattwik is a multitalented guy who loves everything starting from acting to being a director. He chose to be a director as he wanted to be involved in each and every field of film making.

Hailing from the twin city Bhubaneswar and brought up in the steel city Rourkela, Sattwik has big dreams for Odisha and promises soon to make Odiya movies that will change the perception of Odiya movies.

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