Odia Film ‘Kalira Atita’ To Be Screened At Cornell University’s Film Society

Mumbai: Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s Odia film “Kalira Atita” will now be screened at Cornell University’s film society, Cornell Cinema, in New York.

In addition to the screening, the filmmaker will also conduct a webinar with the students and faculty of the institute to discuss climate change and its drastic implications, topics that the film focuses on.

Nila Madhab’s Kalira Atita was screened at the International Film Festival of India in 2020 where it received several accolades and appreciations. Kalira Atita is Nila Madhab’s first film in the Odia language.

Kalira Atita stars Pitobash Tripathy as the protagonist in the film. He plays the role of a man from Satavaya village in Odisha, which has been engulfed by water because of the rising sea level. The man is disillusioned because he survived one cyclone, but he is unaware of the upcoming one.

The movie is inspired by prophecies of Achyutananda Das, a 16-century Saint from Odisha. The movie touches upon the issues of climate change and how people are losing their livelihood and lives because of climate change. It comments about the uncertainty of life, human fears and the triumph over obstacles.