Khyanikaa – The Lost Idea, a film by Odisha-based filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharya, has been selected for world premiere at the Hidden Gems Film Festival in Canada starting April 29.
The film features Amrita Chowdhury, Susant Misra, Choudhury Bikash Das, Hrushikesh Bhoi and Swastik Choudhury in the lead roles while Anu Choudhury has appeared as a guest performer. Watch trailer at the end of the article.
A unique art-house festival, the ‘Hidden Gems’ as the name suggests screens eight unique films from India each year.
“Though ‘Khyanikaa’ is a non-commercial film, it has elements which will attract film lovers of all genres. It is at once satirical and sooth,” said Bhattacharya.
This year, the festival organizers have so far announced the world premiere of Khyanika – The Lost Idea. The name of other films are yet to be announced, he said.
“The film was shot with a DSLR camera and without any industry resources or equipment. It has been shot in and around the peripheries of Bhubaneswar and Puri,” said Bhattacharya.