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Odia Film” Khyanikaa”has been selected for screening at IFFI Indian Panorama section 2017

Bhubaneswar(ONT): 9/11/17:Indian Panorama 2017 today announced its final selection of Feature & Non-Feature films to be screened in Goa at 48th International Film Festival of India, 2017 which is scheduled to take place from 20th to 28th November, 2017. odia film Khyanikaa’directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya  has been selected screening at IFFI Indian Panorama section.


‘Khyanikaa – The Lost Idea’  Produced by Susant Misra and Swastik Choudhury, This film is the brain child of independent filmmaker, Amartya Bhattacharyya. The 29-year-old techie has many achievements to his credit. He was awarded the Silver Lotus (Rajat Kamal) for Best Cinematography in non-feature film category at the 63rd National Film Awards by the President of India for his fantasy documentary ‘Benaras-the unexplored attachments’. Also, the first independent feature film from Odisha, ‘Capital-I’, Khyanikaa, revolves around ,  A  tale of two men, a poet and a painter, claiming possession over the same ‘Idea’. Idea here, is personified as a beautiful young lady. It depicts the struggle of these two men, justifying their claimed possession over ‘Idea’ and their journey of seeking judgement from ‘Fate’, another personification. It is a story of the real world, with all its materialistic obsessions, rigid notions and prejudices, losing ‘Idea’ forever. The film was shot with a DSLR camera and without any industry resources or equipment. The filmmaker chose virgin locales of Odisha to portray the story. It features Amrita Chowdhury as the humanised ‘Idea’ while Susant Misra and Swastik Choudhury portray the aspiring painter and poet. Choudhury Bikash Das plays a mad man, while Hrushikesh Bhoi, the artist who acts as ‘Kansha’ in the famous Bargarh Dhanu Yatra, depicts the personified ‘Fate’. Ollywood actress, Anu Choudhury appears as a guest performer.



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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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