Bhubaneswar:7/6/20: This is the only Odia feature film currently streaming on Amazon Prime India and global. ‘Capital I’ by the same filmmaker and production house is also streaming on Amazon Prime (US and UK).
The film has made its mark at around 30 international film festivals across 14 countries. It was the only Odia film at the prestigious Indian Panorama section at the 48th International Film Festival of India, Goa. The film’s director Amartya Bhattacharyya, who is also the editor, writer and cinematographer of the film, won the Best Editing at the 29th Odisha State film awards. The film was highly praised at festivals in Canada, UK, USA, Russia, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Mexico and other countries. The film had also won an award at the 5th Noida International Film Festival earlier this year. The film also earned a lot of appreciations on its release in Bhubaneswar, though the release was limited to INOX only.
Amartya Bhattacharyya’s (Writer-Director-Cinematographer-Editor) comment – ” Till the film is made, I have full control over it and I nurture it like a possessive parent. But after the film is made, it belongs to Odisha and to every cinema lover. I think film lovers now need to own it up. Khyanikaa is a very special film for all of us, and for all who have watched it so far. I am sure it will be a very special film for all those who will watch it on OTT. This film is surely going to refresh the locked down minds like a breath of fresh air.”
Swastik Choudhury’s (Producer and actor) comment – ” This has been a long and bumpy ride but at the end glad that such a beautifully crafted Odia film is now available to every art lover. Those who watched it on the big screen have claimed to have experienced something very unique. Waiting to hear from the OTT viewers.”
About the Film
The film is a fantasy-driven tale of two men, a poet and a painter, claiming possession over the same Idea, in a rural village portrayed as a wonderland. Idea is personified as a beautiful young lady, free of all bondage. The two men try to justify their claim over their Idea through their forms of art.
Unable to settle the conflict, the two men approach ‘Fate’, personified as a big fat man of authority, to judge their claims. They soon realize that Idea is no one’s possession and it isn’t wise to rely on ‘Fate’ for a judgment. They decide to bury their ‘Fate’, and settle the matter in peace. Idea, portrayed as a free spirit, gets impressed by a kid who resides in an alternate world of fantasy and decides to venture into the new creative world.The real world, with all its materialistic obsessions, rigid notions and prejudices, loses the Idea forever.