The critically acclaimed existential psychodrama has courted controversy in Odisha for its exploration of LGBTQ+ perspectives.
Amartya Bhattacharyya's Odia film Capital I to be released on Cinemapreneur
New Delhi - 24 Sep 2020 18:40 IST
Updated : 20:59 IST
Odia film Capital I, hailed as the first independent feature film from Odisha, is set to be released tomorrow on the OTT platform Cinemapreneur.
Directed by National award-winning filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharyya, the film marks the acting debut of filmmaker Susant Misra, who has also produced the film with Swastik Choudhury under the banner of Swastik Arthouse.
The critically acclaimed existential psychodrama has courted controversy in Odisha for its exploration of LGBTQ+ perspectives. However, the film has travelled to around 20 international festivals, including the 20th International Film Festival of Kerala, the South Asian Film Festival (Paris) and the Bengaluru International Film Festival.
Speaking about the film's release, Bhattacharyya said, “Capital I is my debut feature film and it will always be special to me. I must thank all my cast and crew members for their tremendous efforts, especially Susant sir, who agreed not to just act in the film but also to co-produce and present it. I feel Capital I is one film which all film lovers must watch at least once. I won't tell you why, but those who have watched it will know. I'm sure Capital I will evoke certain feelings from every passionate art lover. I can't thank Cinemapreneur enough for bringing this parallel to parallel cinema to film lovers.”
Gaurav Raturi, co-founder, Cinemapreneur, said, “We want to show India's diversity, its unique stories and the new set of emerging filmmakers. We have kickstarted a movement to bring films which the most talented filmmakers have made and have been recognized globally. Capital I by Amartya is another beautiful addition to our platform. We want to bring this film to cinephiles globally and create a space for conversation and discoverability of these gems from India.”