Bhubaneswar: ‘Pratikshya’ has bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia. The winners of the 69th National Film Awards were announced at the National Media Center in New Delhi on Thursday.
“It is a matter of great joy that Pratiksha won the 69th National Film Award as the best Odia film. My sincere wishes to the Director, Actors and everyone involved in the film for bringing glory to the entire state,” Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik posted on X, formerly Twitter.
ଶେଷ୍ଠ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଚଳଚ୍ଚିତ୍ର ଭାବେ ‘ପ୍ରତୀକ୍ଷା’ ୬୯ତମ ଜାତୀୟ ଚଳଚ୍ଚିତ୍ର ପୁରସ୍କାର ପାଇବା ଅତ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଖୁସିର ବିଷୟ। ସମଗ୍ର ରାଜ୍ୟ ପାଇଁ ଗୌରବ ଆଣିଥିବାରୁ ଚଳଚ୍ଚିତ୍ରର ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶକ, ଅଭିନେତାଙ୍କ ସମେତ ଏଥିସହ ଜଡ଼ିତ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଆନ୍ତରିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଜଣାଉଛି। #69thNationalFilmAwards #NationalFilmAwards2023 pic.twitter.com/lps8m51FoF
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 24, 2023
Produced and directed by Anupam Patnaik, the Odia movie “Pratikshya” highlights the dynamics of a father-son relationship. It was screened at the 53rd IFFI (International Film Festival of India) in Goa.
Inspired by a short story by writer Gourahari Das, Pratikshya is a film about family, especially about the complex relationships fathers and sons have.
‘Pratikshya’ had won best story award in the 11th Annual DC South Asian Film Festival held in Washington DC, USA last year. Earlier, veteran actor Anupam Kher had announced the remake of the Odia film in Hindi.