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Odia feature film ‘Whispers of a Storm’ all set for world premiere at 25th UK Asian Film Festival

Bhubaneswar: Odia feature film ‘Whispers of a Storm’ is all set for world premiere at the upcoming 25th UK Asian Film Festival in London this May.

The film is set in the devastated coastal villages of Odisha after cyclone Fani. The film projects different independent characters and their relations in the context of their losses.

Directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya and produced by Swastik Choudhury, the film is made under the banner of Swastik Arthouse, in association with Dr. U T Rao and Filmstop Entertainment. Amartya is also the writer, cinematographer, and editor of this film.

The lead roles are played 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.

Excited about the screening of the movie in London, Amartya Bhattacharyya said, “It’s wonderful to be a part of the prestigious festival. This film is extremely different from my other films. We shot the film in all real locations.”

“For me, it’s a very special film as I’ve never attempted a film with such a skewed time and space and with an intentionally fragmented narrative, which will seem aimless and plotless, yet there are some subtle strings attached. I would only urge film lovers to give this unique film a try,” he shared.

Speaking about the movie Swastik Choudhury said, “The devastating cyclone, Fani, in 2019 left behind mortifying scenes and months of agony. The film is a sensitive portrayal of four human beings interconnected through the cyclone and hope, while at the same time capturing the harsh realities. Shooting in real locations was never easy, and I hope the film will remind us of the might of nature and the resilience of human beings.”

Dipanwit Dashmohapatra shared, “As an actor ‘Whispers of a Storm’ has always been a special film for me. Back in 2019 when I was shooting the film, I felt so complete as an actor. The process behind this Cinema is what makes it special.”

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