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Odia Movie ‘Pratikshya’would be screened at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Indian Panorama section

Bhubaneswar:22/10/22: Odia film-maker Anupam Patnaik’s upcoming movie ‘Pratikshya’ has made it to the list of 25 feature films that would be screened at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled from November 20 to 28 in Goa.

As per media reports, a total of 25 feature films and 20 non-feature films will be screened at IFFI this year. Shortlisted under the feature films category, ‘Pratikshya’ has made it as the only Odia movie to be screened at the IFFI. This apart, the critically acclaimed Tamil movie ‘Jai Bhim’ by T. J. Gnanavel, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s ‘Kashmir Files’ and SS Rajamouli’s RRR (Roudram Ranam Rudhiram) will also be screened under the feature films category at the film festival.

‘Pratikshya’ is an Amiya Patnaik production. The movie will be starring actors Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, Choudhury Jayprakash Das, Barsha Patnaik, Sreela Tripathy, Roopambika Nayak, Susil Mishra, Abakash Mishra and Sidhant Mohapatra. The screenplay and dialogue of the movie are written by Roshan Bisoi. Deepak Kumar is the cinematographer while credits for editing go to the late Deven Mishra.‘Pratikshya’ is based on a short story penned by Eminent writer Gourhari Das.

The music and background score of the movie is helmed by Ankesh-Ashish. Durga Madhab Panda and Priyaranjan Sahoo have penned the lyrics. Popular singers Ashish Pradhan, Humane Sagar, Biswajit Mahapatra, and Bivash Rath will lend voices to several songs in the upcoming movie.

‘Pratikshya’ narrates the life of an unemployed graduate who struggles with dilemma of securing a government job to save his family after they meet with a medical crisis. Apart from the pivotal roles by Dipanwit, Barsha and Choudhury Jayprakash Das, the movie will feature actor Sidhant Mohapatra in a ‘very special role


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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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