Pradeep Pattanayak

Even after six days of release, Tarang Cine Productions’ ‘Pushkara’ is rocking at the box office. Today being a holiday, cine lovers turned up in huge numbers at Maharaja Cinema hall in Bhubaneswar to watch the movie, which is based on some waning traditional rituals and culture of Odisha. 

Sabyasachi Mishra, the protagonist of the movie, was also seen spending time with the cine lovers and interacting with them to know about the immediate reactions of the audience.  

Since the opening day, the film, based on noted writer Sankar Tripathy’s Odia novel ‘Nadabindu’, has been receiving rave reviews from critics as well as common cine-goers.

“I would like to thank the audience who devoted their costly two hours to watch ‘Pushkara’. I hope, the film wouldn’t have disappointed them,” said a visibly elated Sabyasachi. 

Expressing his happiness after watching the film, a cine lover said, “After ‘Daman’ and ‘Pratiksha’, ‘Pushkara’ has come to win cine lovers’ hearts. It is a matter of pride that our Odia film industry is marching forward, delivering quality films one after the other. I would like to watch such films in the coming days.”

A delighted cine lover said, “In my opinion, the visualization of the film is superb. With this film, Subhranshu Das has made his debut as a director and he did a commendable job. And, the acting of Sabyasachi and Supriya, the lead stars of the film, is quite up to the mark. For the first time I saw the morning show being a houseful.”

Another elderly audience said, “The film hasn’t let us down. It is a quite good and heart-touching movie. It can be watched with family members. It has dealt with some real facts described in the novel.”

When asked about his reactions, a teenager said, “What I like the most is that the story of the film is an original one. Most importantly, it is promoting our Odia culture and tradition. I would like to request to all the production houses to deliver such films having real content. And then only they would see such an overwhelming response. Sabysachi has given full justice to his character.”

The film was released on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi on September 19. It is now being screened in 25 cities in Odisha, including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Balasore, Jajpur, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Sundargarh.

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