Production designer Sukant Panigrahy turns director and needs money to complete ‘Atlas’

Posted: November 25, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, cast & crew, cinema, first look, News, songs & videos, Story / Plot / Synopsis, Thoughts
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Its always nice to bump into someone whose work you are familiar with and about whom you have heard some good stories. Met Sukant Panigrahy at Film Bazaar (IFFI Goa) today. Though I had never met him but we had some movie connection too. A box of dvds (from USA) sent to me by a common freind of ours landed up at his place because I was too lazy/busy to collect. And Sukant knew that the second box of dvds sent by the same freind reached my place.  Ok, time to barter then.

Sukant started out as a production designer and has worked on some big budget films (Gangajal, Tashan, Chak De India, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom among others. Click here for the IMDB list). He candidly admits that its all bullshit for Bread & butter. His last release which got noticed was Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D. And now he has turned director with a film titled Atlas.

Atlas is the story of a waiter in a beach side bar, who has a fragmented isolated existance. His lonely life is alieviated by an obsession with Laila, a free spirited woman of the night. Satish Kaushik &  Helen Jones are in lead roles. With whatever funds he could manage, Sukant has shot some portion of the film and has cut a trailer out of it. He is now looking for a producer who can help him complete the film. Do check out the trailer and if you like it, do spread the word.


  1. Vijay says:

    I thought Wasiq Khan was the production designer of Dev D.

  2. moifightclub says:

    no, dev d is sukant and his wife, who also played the role of kalki’s mother. Wasiq has done the latest one…that girl in yellow boots.

  3. Saket says:

    It’s the tragedy of this movie business that let’s other professionals, prod desingers, cinematographers excuse their bad work as bread and butter… and that the holy grail of uncompromised creativity is direction.

  4. moifightclub says:

    @saket – dont think his work is bad. he meant the filmsare bullshit….the big budget mainstrem blockbusters.

  5. Ramakanta Tripathy says:

    Hats of to Sukant saab. There are very special people who really do magic but never come to frontline. There are people who love their job but not publicity. If I could get either contact no or email of Mr.Sukant Panigrahy, I would first convey him congratulations for wonderful pieces of work and shall wish him all the best for his coming acts. -Ramakant

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