UK PM Rishi Sunak hails Odia feature film Whispers of a Storm at UKAFF


UK Prime Minister of Indian origin Rishi Sunak, mentioned the film Whispers of a Storm during his message for the 25th UK Asian Film Festival. The Prime Minister expressed his warm wishes for the oldest-running Asian Film Festival in the world and for its accomplishments over the years.

In his message, Rishi Sunak said “Congratulations on your 25th anniversary. It’s not only the longest-running grassroots film festival in the world, it’s also one of the most popular. Over the past 25 years, we’ve accomplished so much, showcasing South Asian talent, spotlighting filmmakers, and telling us stories that make us laugh and cry. This year will be no different with the premieres of acclaimed new films such as Sanaa or Whispers of a Storm.”

Whispers Of A Storm premiered on 9th May in London. The film is set in the backdrop of a village devastated by the category 4 cyclone – Fani which hit the coastal belts of Odisha in 2019. It has been directed by National Award and State Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya and has been produced by Swastik Choudhury under the banner of Swastik Arthouse, in association with Dr. U T Rao and Filmstop Entertainment. The lead roles have been essayed by Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, Swastik Choudhury, Priyanka Ghosh Roy, and Radha Krushna. The music is scored by Kisaloy Roy and the sound design is by Sujoy Das.

The team of Whispers of a Storm recently launched the trailer of the film in a somber remembrance of the 4th anniversary of this cyclone Fani.

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