The Hindi version of the Odia film Pratikshya, which explores the nuances of a father-son relationship, was unveiled by actor Anupam Kher on Wednesday.
The director of "Pratikshya," Anupam Patnaik, has stated that this occasion is significant for them and even more so for the people of Odisha. The news was made during the International Film Festival of India's event when Anupam Kher was on stage with the Odia film's production crew. Anupam Kher revealed that he will star as the father in the Hindi version of Pratikshya. He offered Patnaik a token signing fee in exchange for the film's rights.
It is based on a short story by author Gourahari Das and tells the tale of Sanjay, a young man from a middle-class household who is searching for employment with the government just before his father retires. Given the family's obligations and the fact that Bipin has been given a fatal illness, his father is adamant that he finds employment. Sanjay learns about the government's program of compassionate appointment, under which a relative is given the position of deceased employee. Sanjay waits impatiently for his father to pass away before realizing his unsettling thoughts. It is a movie about families, particularly the complicated bonds between dads and sons.
The actor who plays Sanjay, Dipanwit Dashamohapatra, discussed the honor of having their movie screened at IFFI and added that this is a significant occasion for him as it is his first leading role.
The filmmaker Anupam Patnaik discussed the Odia cinema business and stated that only 60 theatres were left in Odisha after Covid, compared to 160 before the 1999 storm. He questioned, "How can an industry function with only 60 theatres?