Here Are the Two Films That Replaced ‘Nude’ and ‘S Durga’ at IFFI
A still from <i>Khyanikaa - The Lost Idea</i>.
A still from Khyanikaa - The Lost Idea. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube Screenshot)

Here Are the Two Films That Replaced ‘Nude’ and ‘S Durga’ at IFFI

The resignation of Sujoy Ghosh as the IFFI jury chief has raised quite a storm. The resignation came after the I&B ministry went against the jury to drop two films, Nude and S Durga, from the 48th International Film Festival of India that will be held in Panaji from November 20 to 28. They have been replaced by the Odia film Khyanikaa - The Lost Idea and the Assamese film Xhoixoboite Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields).

Khyanikaa - The Lost Idea

The Odia film features Amrita Chowdhury, Susant Misra, Choudhury Bikash Das, Hrushikesh Bhoi and Swastik Choudhury in the lead roles of these fantasy films.

Khyanikaa - The Lost Idea is the tale of two men that are claiming the possession of the same idea, and the idea itself is personified as a beautiful woman. As the men set off on a journey to claim the idea as their own, they must overcome fate, that is symbolised by a hefty man of authority.

“The film is a non-commercial art film but at the same time it has some elements which will attract film lovers of all genres. It is satirical at the same time soothing. 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.”
Amartya Bhattacharya, Filmmaker, ‘Khyanikaa - The Lost Idea’

Xhoixoboite Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields)

Xhoixoboite Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) by writer-director Bidyut Kotoky, stars Victor Banerjee, Dipannita Sharma, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami and Nikumoni Barua.

As a semi autobiographical film, Xhoixoboite Dhemalite is based on the life of children growing up in the violent Assam of 80’s.

“In this film, I’m talking about Assam, as I know her better than any other place. But the story of ‘Xhoihobote Dhemalite’ could very well have been a story of children in conflict zone from any part of this world.”
Bidyut Kotoky, Writer-Director, ‘Xhoixoboite Dhemalite’

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