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Samik Roy Choudhury’s short Okiagari makes it to the International Film Festival of India, Goa

The critically-acclaimed film of the Bengali filmmaker was earlier screened at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival.

Hia Datta
Aug 18, 2021
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Bengali filmmaker Samik Roy Choudhury’s critically-acclaimed short Okiagari that was screened at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival, has fetched another laurel for the talented director. The short has made its cut to be screened at the 52nd International Film Festival of India, Goa which will be held from November 20 to 28.

Bengali actor Mir, who is most famous for hosting the popular comedy show Mirakkel Akkel Challenger features in the lead role. He plays Daichi Dutta, a junior lawyer who has taken up the case of a young mother played by Devlina Kumar (known for her roles in Haami, Gotro, and A Separate Sky). The short explores the moral complexity of the job of a lawyer. Dutta is torn between his client who he thinks is in the wrong and defending her as he is bound to his professional duty. 

Speaking to the Entertainment Times, Samik said that Okiagari is a Japanese word that means ‘getup’ and ‘arise’, being commonly associated with the Japanese phrase “Nanakorobi Yaoki”.  

Samik, who is known for other shorts like Yesterday, Vanichi Vani, and Sex Everywhere, has now begun shooting for his upcoming feature film Beline that features Paran Bandopadhyay, Shreya Bhattacharya, Tathagata Mukherjee, RJ Sayan and Apratim Chatterjee in significant roles. 

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