Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar concludes

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar has finally reached its concluding day after a week of enlightening discussions and showcasing a collection of diverse regional movies. The final day included the screening of the following movies –• Neend (Hindi) by Sabhajit Dasgupta• Capital I (Odiya) by Amartya Bhattacharya• Onyo Opala (Bengali) by Satrupa Sanyal• Lotak Lairambee (Manipuri) by Haobam Paban Kumar• Pahadara Luha (Odiya) by Sabyasachi Mohapatra• Marattam (Malayalam) by G. Aravindan (Retrospective)The final day of the festival began with Sabhajit Dasgupta’s Neend, a 15-minute Hindi movie. Neend is a poetical, quiet and meditative chamber piece designed around poetry, that unfolds in layers, beginning one night and ending the next day. Neend was followed by Capital I (2015), an Odiya existential psycho drama by ace director Amartya Bhattacharya. The movie revolves around a mysterious and an unknown artist called Capital I. Next up was Onyo Opala (Opala, the journey of a woman), a Bengali piece by Satrupa Sanyal. The movie released in 2015 shows the story of Opala, who gets rejected by her husband on the night of their marriage. ‘Lotak Lairambee’, a Manipuri film by Haobam Paban Kumar was screened in the evening. The movie tells the story of a depressed fisherman, Tomba, who accidentally gets a gun and uses it for his self-protection thinking that it would solve all his problems.The festival concluded with the screening of Odiya Film 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. Directed by Sabyasachi Mohapatra, Pahadara Luha won the National Award for Best Odiya Feature Film at the 63rd National Film Awards. Simultaneously, in Zona (screen 2), Shuka Asuchi, a 121-minute Odiya movie was screened.

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