Indian Film Festival Concludes With Award-winning Odia Cinema ‘Pahadara Luha’

Bhubaneswar: The seven-day long Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar (IFFB), showcasing a diverse range of regional films concluded at IDCOL Auditorium in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

The final day of the festival began with Sabhajit Dasgupta’s Neend, a 15-minute Hindi movie. It is a poetical, quiet and meditative chamber piece designed around poetry, that unfolds in layers, beginning one night and ending the following day. Screening of Odia psycho drama ‘Capital-I’ by Amartya Bhattacharya received applauds from audience too. The film made in 2015 has been to various national and international film festivals.

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Another Odia film ‘Suka Asuchi’ released in 2015 was also screened at the festival. The film revolves around what is generally referred to as the ‘re-establishment of community self’.

Onyo Opala (Opala, the journey of a woman), a Bengali piece by Satrupa Sanyal released in 2015, was another movie that was screened. Lotak Lairambee, a Manipuri film by Haobam Paban Kumar that tells the story of a depressed fisherman, Tomba, received good response.

The festival concluded with the screening of acclaimed filmmaker Sabyasachi Mohaptra’s award winning ‘Pahadara Luha.’ Released in 2016, the 110- minute long movie is based on industrialization and subsequent displacement of Paraja tribes in Koraput district of Odisha. The film had bagged National Award (Best Odia Feature Film) at the 63rd National Film Festival.

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