|Movie Name||DAMaN (2022)|
|Movie Genre||Biographical Movie Adventure Movie Social Problem Movie|
|Directed by||Vishal Mourya Debi Prasad Lenka|
|Produced by||Deependra Samal|
|Music Director||Gaurav Anand|
|Star Cast||Babushaan Mohanty, Dipanwit Dash Mohapatra, Abhay Behera, Ashok Tripathy, Bijay Patra, Damaru, Devika Priyadarshini, Jitendra Mohan Sahu, Karan Kadam, Manaswani Takri, Mirmay Sarkar, Prasanna Kumar, Rashmi Arya, Sameer Malhotra, Sriharsa Purohit, Sudam Bisoi, Swati Sathpathy,|
|Release Date||03 Feb, 2023 (India)|
|Movie Budget||0.90 Cr. (Estimated)|
|Box Office Collection||N.A. Cr. Approximately (Worldwide)|
|Rating||IMDB: 9.2/10 Bollywood Product: 8/10|
DAMaN is an Odia Biographical Social film released on 4 November 2023. The Hindi dubbed version of the film is scheduled to be released on 3 February 2023.
DAMaN stands for Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakarana [meaning: Malaria Eradication in Inaccessible Areas]. The film takes inspiration from true events.
The film portrays a doctor's relentless fight against superstitions and struggles to make tribal people aware of facts about Malaria disease.
Prasad Lenka Debi and Vishal Mourya are the Writer-Director of DAMaN.
Deependra Samal is the Producer of the Odia version, whereas Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak are the Producers of the Hindi dubbed version.
Pratap Rout is the Director of Photography (Cinematographer), Debi Prasad Lenka is the Film Editor, and Gaurav Anand is the Music Director of DAMaN.
Arka Deep and Gopal Krishna are the Background Scorers, whereas Dibya Jeet Sahoo is the Lyricist of DAMaN.
Babushaan Mohanty and Dipanwit Dashmohapatra play the lead roles in DAMaN.
Abhay Behera, Ashok Tripathy, Bijay Patra, Damaru, Devika Priyadarshini, Jitendra Mohan Sahu, Karan Kadam, Manaswani Takri, Mirmay Sarkar, Prasanna Kumar, Sameer Mohapatra, Rashmi Arya, Sriharsa Purohit, Sudam Bisoi, and Swati Sathpathy play supporting roles in DAMaN.
Siddharth (Babushan Mohanty) has recently completed his MBBS from Bhubaneswar, a Government sponsored medical college.
According to the directions of the Odisha Government, every student has to serve in a tribal or rural area in the Malkangiri district in Odisha for five years. If a student refuses to work in such a rural area, there is a fine of five crores of the Indian rupee.
Accordingly, Siddharth receives a posting in Janbai Primary Health Care (PHC), a cut-off tribal area in the Malkangiri district of Odisha, against his wishes.
Janbai is infamous for Naxal dominance with no basic facilities. Siddharth arrives at Janbai with difficulties and meets the Pharmacist Ravi (Dipanwit Dashmohapatra) for work.
Siddharth soon gets frustrated with the place and its natives and decides to escape. However, when a villager brings his daughter for treatment, Dr. Siddhart finds her suffering from Malaria.
Siddharth learns that most of the people around are not interested in hospital facilities, and they treat diseases by exorcism. Siddharth now decides to spread awareness in the villages.
Dr. Siddharth manages some funds and provides mosquito nets to the villagers. However, after a few months, he realizes that the villagers are using the mosquito net for different purposes than keeping mosquitoes away.
Siddharth and Rabi run a large-scale awareness campaign named DAMaN in the presence of senior government officers from nearby villages.