Odia movie Pratikshya, Daman, selected for the New York Indian Film Festival



Bhubaneswar: In a proud moment for Odia movies Pratikshya and Daman got selected for New York Indian Film Festival 2024.

Informing about this Director Anupam Patnaik said Pratikshya gets selected in New York Indian Film Festival! Thank you dear organisers for considering our labour of love. Dear Odias in USA, don’t miss Pratikshya! Will be screening in New York’s Village East By Angelika on 2nd June. See you soon”

Similarly, Babushaan said “Grateful to be a part of this wonderful journey….Daman is the official selection of the new York Indian film festival. Thankful to the people of odisha for showering your love. Thank you @deepensamal @debiprasad.lenka.5 @vishalmouryadirector, For having faith in me… Thank you @dipanwit_ for making me look like a good actor… Thank you @_gaurav_anand09 for the melodious magic you have created”

Pratikshya which released last year in cinema halls had done well and had completed more than 50 days in cinema halls. The film won national award last year.

The movie Daman tracks Dr Siddharth Mohanty’s journey to eradicate malaria, released on November 4, 2022.

Inspired by a short story by writer Gourahari Das, Pratikshya is the story of Sanjay, a boy from a middle-class family who is on the lookout for a government job, a few months before his father retires.

His father, Bipin, is insistent that he find a job, as the family has debts, and Bipin is also diagnosed with a terminal illness. Sanjay learns about the government’s scheme of compassionate appointment where a family member gets the job of the deceased government employee.

A frustrated Sanjay waits for his father’s death only to realise his disturbing mind. It is a film about family, especially about the complex relationships fathers and sons have.

DAMaN is an acronym for Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakarana (malaria control in inaccessible areas), which has benefited around 8,000 villages in Odisha. “

Directed by young duo of Vishal Mourya and Debi Prasad Lenka, DAMaN also stars Dipanwit Das Mohapatra who played lead in Pratikshya movie and members of local tribal communities of Malkangiri & Koraput who have acted in a film for the first time.


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