Bhubaneswar: Odia film ‘Khyanikaa – The Lost Idea’ set for world premiere at Canada. ‘Khyanikaa – The Lost Idea’ is all set for its world premiere at Hidden Gems Film Festival in Canada during the 2017 edition of the festival in April/May.
Hidden Gems Film Festival is an unique art-house festival in Calgary (Canada) which screens 8 unique films from India each year. This year, they have announced the world premiere of ‘Khyanikaa – The Lost Idea’. The other films are yet to be announced.
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 bondages.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 realize 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. Idea, portrayed as a free spirit, gets impressed by a kid who resides in an alternate world of fantasy, and decides to venture into the new creative world.The real world, with all its materialistic obsessions, rigid notions and prejudices, loses the Idea forever.
Trailer of the film – https://youtu.be/9NiEYZeHZsE?list=PL29KGrRIehTU_qxMZyiOpdGEiIMgOLfaJ
Cast and Crew
Producer – Susant Misra
Writer-Cinematographer-Editor & Director – Amartya Bhattacharyya
Executive Producer – Swastik Choudhury
Music – Kisaloy Roy
Cast – Amrita Chowdhury, Susant Misra, Swastik Choudhury, Hrushikesh Bhoi, Choudhury Bikash Das, Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, Choudhury Jayaprakash Das, Anu Choudhury, Bhaswati Basu, Soumyadeep Banerjee, and others.
The film features Amrita Chowdhury as Idea while Susant Misra and Swastik Choudhury play as the aspiring painters and poets. Choudhury Bikash Das plays a mad man, while Hrushikesh Bhoi (Kansha in Bargarh’s Dhanuyatra) plays ‘Fate’. Anu Choudhury appears as a guest performer.
The film was shot with a DSLR camera and without any industry resources or equipment. It has been shot in some of the exotic and virgin locales of Odisha.