AAO NXT Presents 'DASAMA': A Heartfelt Ode to Adolescence and Friendship in Rural Odisha

AAO NXT's latest production, 'DASAMA', is a poignant portrayal of adolescence and friendship in rural Odisha. The play beautifully captures the struggles and joys of growing up in a small village.

By Megha Badiger
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Image Credits: Dasama_Experience the magic of adolescence through the lens of 'DASAMA,' where laughter, love, and self-discovery intertwine in a poignant tale

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], March 14: The movie "DASAMA" transports us on a poignant journey back to the hallowed halls of adolescence, resonating deeply with viewers as it weaves a tale of friendship, love, and self-discovery against the rustic backdrop of rural Odisha. Directed by the visionary Raja D, this cinematic gem captures the essence of youthful exuberance, inviting audiences to reminisce about their cherished memories of school days.


Set in a quaint village in Odisha, "DASAMA" follows the lives of a group of friends navigating the trials and tribulations of their tenth-grade year. From the joys of camaraderie to the pangs of first love, the film deftly explores the universal themes of teenage angst and longing, striking a chord with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

What distinguishes "DASAMA" is its authentic portrayal of everyday life, devoid of the glitz and glamour often associated with mainstream cinema. Led by a talented ensemble cast comprising Odia actors Sailendra Samantray, Akash Hota, and others, the film exudes sincerity and charm, drawing viewers into the intimate world of its characters with heartfelt performances and genuine emotion.

Director Raja D's directorial prowess shines through as he deftly navigates the complexities of adolescence, infusing the narrative with moments of levity and poignancy in equal measure. By eschewing traditional tropes in favor of a more nuanced approach, he crafts a coming-of-age story that feels refreshingly authentic and relatable.


Music plays a pivotal role in enhancing the cinematic experience, with "DASAMA" marking Odisha's first foray into the realm of musical films. The soul-stirring melodies, courtesy of Odia vocalists Anurag Pattnaik and Gaurav Anand, lend an ethereal quality to the film, elevating it to new heights of emotional resonance and artistic expression.

"DASAMA," is co-produced by AAO NXT and is slated to stream on their platform as part of their partnership agreement. Founded with a vision to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Odisha, AAO NXT offers a diverse array of content, including original web series, movies, and songs, all curated to cater to the discerning tastes of Odia audiences worldwide.

Through its innovative platform, AAO NXT seeks to redefine the landscape of Odia entertainment, providing viewers with unparalleled access to captivating narratives that celebrate the spirit of Odisha. Soon, with just a click of a button, audiences can immerse themselves in the magic of "DASAMA" and countless other offerings, experiencing the convenience of modern streaming without compromising on quality or authenticity.


In conclusion, "DASAMA" is more than just a movie; it's a testament to the power of storytelling to transcend barriers and unite audiences in shared experiences of laughter, love, and longing. So, join us on AAO NXT as we embark on this unforgettable journey, where the magic of Odia storytelling meets the convenience of modern streaming.

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