Odisha Guv, CM Congratulate Makers Of ‘Pratikshya’ For IFFI Selection

Bhubaneswar: Governor of Odisha Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated makers of Odia film ‘Pratikshya’ for being selected to be screened at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.

The official Twitter handle posted a message congratulating the entire team of the film: “Governor is happy to learn that Odia film Pratikshya has been selected to be screened as part of the Indian Panorama of @IFFIGoa, organised by National Film Development Corporation of India  and congratulated Director of the film,  Anupam Patnaik and others associated with this.”

The CM also congratulated the makers and wrote “Odia film Pratikshya to be selected for screening in feature film section is a matter of pride for Odisha. I extend my best wishes and greetings to producer, director and actors of the film.”

It is pertinent to mention here that a total of 25 feature films and 20 non-feature films, including ‘Pratikshya’, have been selected under the Indian Panorama section to be screened at IFFI scheduled to be held in Goa from November 20 to 28.

The feature films have been selected from a broad spectrum of 354 qualifying contemporary Indian feature films.

‘Pratikshya’ will also have a world premiere at the 11th Annual DC South Asian Film Festival on November 5 and will be released across Odisha on December 2.

The son of eminent Odia producer and director late Amiya Patnaik, Anupam’s film has been inspired by a short story written by Sarala Puraskar-winning author Gaurahari Das and some true incidents and have been shot at real locations in Bhubaneswar. No studio or set was hired for the filming of the movie — under the Amiya Patnaik Productions banner — which stars Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, Choudhury Jayprakash Das, Barsha Patnaik, Sreela Tripathy, Roopambika Nayak, Susil Mishra and Abakash Mishra, with Sidhant Mohapatra in a very 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.

Also Read: World Premiere Of Odia Filmmaker Anupam Patnaik’s ‘Pratikshya’ At Washington Film Festival

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