Anupam Patnaik’s Odia Film ‘Pratikshya’ Hits 6 Bhubaneswar Theatres Among 20

Bhubaneswar: Odia feature film ‘Pratikshya’ was released on Friday with an overwhelming response from the audience for advance ticket booking as well as housefull shows in the theatres on the first day.

Directed by Anupam Patnaik, the son of eminent Odia producer and director late Amiya Patnaik, ‘Pratikshya’ has been inspired by a short story written by Sarala Puraskar-winning author Gaurahari Das and some true incidents.

The feature film was shot at real locations in Bhubaneswar under the Amiya Patnaik Productions banner. It stars Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, Choudhury Jayprakash Das, Barsha Patnaik, Sreela Tripathy, Roopambika Nayak, Susil Mishra, Abakash Mishra and Sidhant Mohapatra in a special appearance.

This film is about an unemployed graduate who faces the dilemma of securing a government job and saving his father after his family meets a medical crisis. It is a very relatable film that has the essence of Bhubaneswar. Every youth will personally feel the storyline,” Anupam told Odisha Bytes.

Notably, the movie was screened at the 11th Annual DC South Asian Film Festival on November 5 where it won an award for best story at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.

Besides, it was also screened at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, where eminent Bollywood actor Anupam Kher announced that he would recreate ‘Pratikshya’ in Hindi.

Check the list of cinema halls in Bhubaneswar and other places where it is being screened:

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