Movie – Gapa Hele Bi Sata (Odia)
Director – Murali Krishna
Cast – Anubhav Mohanty, Barsha Priyadarshini, Mihir Das, Kalicharan, Dipika, Priyanka, Choudhury Bikash Das, Salil, Ilu
Rating – 3/5
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Story – The story starts with Akash (Anubhav Mohanty), CEO of a Bangalore based software firm, who is on his way back to his village to meet his friends and be part of an old students’ meet. While returning to his hometown, Akash recalls his close bond to the friends and his everlasting love towards Varsha (Barsha Priyadarshini), who got closer to him in his journey towards achieving a bigger goal.
For Akash, who was a dullard in school days, Varsha is a real inspiration. She encouraged him to study and have an aim in his life. However, Varsha was nowhere to be seen when Akash made it big in life.
He hopes to meet Varsha at the reunion of students. She does not turn up. He visits her house only to get a shock of his life. What is that shock? Will he be able to express his love to Varsha? Don’t miss the emotional climax.
Performances – Anubhav steals the show with his marvellous performance. He has worked hard to live his role by sporting different looks, which is one of the high points of the film.
Barsha Priyadarshini, who doesn’t have many dialogues, nevertheless gives an exceptional performance. She is able to convey her emotions effectively through her eyes. She looks ‘homely’ for most of the film and is ravishing in the songs.
Mihir Das is graceful as principal. Dipika Tripathy has a smaller role, but impresses with her glamour quotient. Music director Prem Anand’s compositions are sure to catch youngsters by surprise, especially ‘Tate Gaidele Tu Gita Heijau’ song.
Verdict – The story is about four pillars in everyone’s life – parents, teachers, friends and lover. Although the director has tried to blend all the four pillars in the narrative, it is the element of love that becomes the focal point.
Gapa Hele Bi Sata, in fact, focuses on the role of teachers in moulding students as better citizens, and the director deserves a pat on his back for conveying the message sensitively.