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Gear up! Odia indie film ‘Khyanika’ to hit theatres soon


Bhubaneswar: Here comes the good news for all movie lovers. “Khyanika – The Lost Idea”, a film by Odisha-based filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharya, is set to release commercially next month.

The acclaimed fantasy drama will be exclusively premiered at INOX, Bhubaneswar on June 10. Bookings for the tickets have already started through online.

Film’s Director has confirmed the news expressing happiness about the much-awaited theatrical release.

“I am extremely happy to share with you that my film (Khyanika – The Lost Idea) will have its first theatrical release at INOX on June 10. I hope my film will be appreciated by the masses,” Amartya said.

He said: “Though it’s a great feeling when our films get recognized internationally, I still possess a lot of desire to see our films get the right kind of reception at home. The film lovers of Odisha must make ‘Khyanikaa’ their own. After the film is made, it’s no more my property or my producer’s. The film belongs to Odisha and the people of Odisha. They must own it up.”

Being a non-Odia by birth, my primary motive of making Odia films was to contribute to the contemporary art and culture of the state where I have met several great human beings, the independent filmmaker added.

The filmmaker also informed that talks are on to release it in other cities such as Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai on the basis of response it generates on June 10.

“If things go as per our plans then we might release the film in other cities across Odisha,” said the director who is ready with his next, a Bengali feature film.

A Mumbai-based distributor has taken up the responsibility to release the acclaimed movie across India.

“It is a great thing that critically acclaimed film “Khyanikaa” is coming to the theaters. So far a large section of people have lamented the lack of good cinema. It’s an opportunity for all these cinema lovers to send out a strong message to distributors and exhibitors that takers for such films exist,” film’s Producer Swastik Choudhury said.

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 realized that idea is no one’s possession and it isn’t wise to rely on fate for a judgement. They decide to bury their fate, and settle the matter in peace.

The film featured Amrita Chowdhury, Susant Misra, Choudhury Bikash Das, Hrushikesh Bhoi and Swastik Choudhury in the lead roles while Anu Choudhury appeared as a guest performer.