Anupam Patnaik’s ‘Pratikshya’ (Odia) is an affecting family drama about father-son friction and a lot more

Posted on January 14, 2023


Spoilers ahead…

The film has its share of issues. But the core of “why do bad things happen to good people?” rings true.

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There are many things to think about in Anupam Patnaik’s Pratikshya. One: Why do bad things happen to good people? Two: Why do sons struggle to connect with their fathers? Three: Is it bad to want something bad to happen to someone if it will benefit you? But let’s begin with the government employee named Bipin (Choudhury Jayaprakash Das). His colleague has been sitting on a file, waiting for a bribe to make it move. But when Bipin gets to know of this, he asks for the file and clears it. The colleague is not a bad man, exactly. He is one of many who has gotten used to some extra pocket money. He is a friend, and he is truly concerned when Bipin complains of a stomach ache. This is a screenplay that takes care to confirm the fact that no one is fully a saint, and no one is fully  a sinner. Everyone exists with shades of grey.

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