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Shiva Not Out : entertain odia cine viewers with a new subject but it failed to do so.

Bhubaneswar:10/10/17:Director Sudhanshu Sahoo and actor Arindam come together for the second  time after Sarthak”s  filmRaja Jhia sange Hoi Gala Vaba featuring same actress Archita in lead role
Shiva not Out  has an ingenious plot centred on an individual suffering from a neurological sleep disorder, medically termed narcolepsy.

A person suffering from this disorder is unable to control his subconscious need for sleep. Any sudden or loud noise, extreme emotions like anger, joy or love, causes him to abruptly collapse into a deep state of sleep.

Shiva (Arindam) is diagnosed with this disorder as a child. Aparijita, who plays his mom, is extremely supportive and is assisted by two of his friendsPrangya u and Dev.

Shiva grows up to be totally dependent on them and is unable to travel anywhere without their help and support.

Aparijita desperately wants to get her son married. But it is not possible for Shiva to have an intimate relationship because these powerful emotions will invariably trigger his sleeping disorder.

Shiva is resigned to his fate. Then Bhabna (Archita) comes into his life and gives it a new meaning.

She is the daughter of a rich business tycoon,. He is against the match, as he fears that his daughter will not be able to bear children if she marries Shiva. But Bhabna is determined to find a way. Together they discover that in the shower or under water, Indran never falls asleep despite all provocation.

This leads to the two of them experimenting in a swimming pool, where they eventually get intimate and Bhabna a gets pregnant.

Just when the ecstatic couple believes that all their problems are solved, fate delivers a cruel blow. The first half ends with Bhabna being brutally gang raped, with Shiva lying helplessly asleep.

How Shiva, who has absolutely no clue to the identity of these men, finds them and avenges his beloved, who is lying in a coma, forms the rest of the story.

Music by Premananda and cinematography by Dhrubananda Panda are excellent, creating the right ambience and intensifying the emotions of the characters.

The first half of the film is extremely engaging with a good mix of drama and humour.  The story, however, takes a different turn in the second half, deviating from its central theme and characters.

Arindam has given an admirable performance, totally understated and in keeping with his character. His frequent collapsing appears absolutely natural with no superfluous theatrics.

However, it is director Sudhansu’s intelligent screenplay that keeps the audience totally engrossed till the very end.

The second half, however, does meander quite a bit before getting back on track.Both the Actor and Director tries their best to  entertain odia cine viewers with an import Tamil film  with a new subject but it failed to do so.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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