Odia’s movie ‘Kalira atita’( Yesterday’s Past) has been selected for the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the feature film category.
Prakash Javadekar, Information and Broadcasting Minister announced the selection of 23 features along with 20 non-feature films to be shown in the Indian Panorama section of the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Directed by National award-winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda, the film ‘Kalira Atita’ has been selected for the feature film category.
Along with this movie, films like ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ and ‘Chhichhore’ will be screened as part of the Indian Panorama section at IIFI.
The movie is inspired by the prophecies of Achyutnanda Das, a 16th-century saint from Odisha where he had written about doomsday in his famous book titled ‘Achutananda Malika’. The movie is about a resident of Satavaya village in Kendrapada district that has been swallowed by the sea.
The movie also shows the problem and issue of climate change. Due to climate change, how people are suffering and their lives are at stake because of it.
23 selected movies which include Kripal Kalita’s Assamese movie Bridge, Govid Nihlani’s English movie Up Up & Up, Marathi Movie Prawaas, Sanskrit Movie Namo, and Malayalam Movie safe directed by Praddep Kailipurayath are under the Feature films section.
In non-feature films, 20 films have been selected that include Ankit Kothari’s Gujarati movie Panchika, Bimal Poddar’s Bengali movie Radha, English movie Ahimsa-Gandhi: The power of powerless directed by Ramesh Sharma, and Manipuri movie Highways of Life directed by Maibam Amarjeet Singh.
Indian Panorama section at IIFI is a nine-day film festival that was earlier scheduled to be organized in Goa from 20th November to 28th November but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it has been rescheduled to 16th to 24th January 2021.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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