Bhubaneswar: “Khyanika – The Lost Idea”, a film by Odisha-based filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharya has been selected to be premiered at Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival in Szeged, Hungary starting on May 9.
Khyanikaa, which has already garnered critical acclaim at various international festivals, is the only Indian film selected for screening at the festival this year, an official communication informed.
Ealted, Bhattacharya confidently said his film will also be loved and appreciated by the audience in Hungery the way it appeald viewers from other countries.
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.
“The film was shot with a DSLR camera and without any industry resources or equipment. It has been shot in and around Bhubaneswar and Puri,” Bhattacharya, who works in an IT company, said.