Maithili feature-film ‘Lotus Blooms’ portrays the story of a mother and child’s bond by using semiotics at large

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Maithili feature-film ‘Lotus Blooms’ portrays the story of a mother and child’s bond by using semiotics at large
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Maithili feature-film ‘Lotus Blooms’ portrays the story of a mother and child’s bond by using semiotics at large

Cinema is not about commercialism, but about emotions that connect with the audience: Director Pratik Sharma

What the universe plans for someone is always delivered: Screenplay writer Asmita Sharma

Regional films mostly reflect the essence of India: Veteran Actor Akhilendra Chhatrapati Mishra

By PIB Mumbai

#IFFIWood, 24 November 2022

Speaking about the inspiration behind his Maithili feature-film ‘Lotus Blooms’, Director Pratik Sharma said that the thought was to portray the emotional journey of a person’s life with nature and people as witnesses. But he wanted to convey this message in an entertaining manner. Screenplay writer Asmita Sharma explained the central theme of ‘Lotus Blooms’ as what the universe plans for someone is always delivered, sometimes in an unexpected manner, though man’s plans may fail sometime. “Sometimes life’s journey becomes difficult, but when you surrender yourself to nature and the almighty, the problems get sorted in miraculous ways”, she added. The cast and crew of Lotus Blooms had addressed a press conference as a part of IFFI “Table Talks” organised by PIB.

Veteran actor Akhilendra Chhatrapati Mishra said, “I have chosen to work in this project as it employs ‘Language of Cinema’ to express the message”. Explaining the theme, he commented that it shows that “Life is also like a lotus, which blooms with sunrise and withers with sunset”. The veteran actor also worked in this film because it promotes the Maithili language. He commented that the essence of India is mostly reflected in regional films, though not many films are made in regional languages. More films should be made and showcased in regional languages, he added. In reply to a query, he explained that cinema is an extension of life. “It is called ‘larger than life’ because it encapsulates the culture, language, and spiritual vision”. The Navarasas from the language of cinema, he added.

Team Lotus Blooms on the red carpet in the 53rd IFFI

Adding to what Akhilendra Chhatrapati Mishra said, Director Pratik Sharma said, “Cinema is not about commercialism, it is about emotions that connect with the audience”. Pratik Sharma is known to make socially relevant films. “I try to give back something to society through my films”, he said.

Director Pratik Sharma, Producer and Screenplay Writer Asmita Sharma, Actor Akhilendra Chhatrapati Mishra and Master Ath Sharma along with the cast and crew of the feature film ‘Lotus Blooms’, felicitated at IFFI on Nov 23, 2022.

Actor Akhilendra Chhatrapati Mishra and Director Pratik Sharma at a press conference

Maithili feature-film ‘Lotus Blooms’ was screened under the Indian Panorama section of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). This film portrays the story of a mother and child’s bond by using semiotics at large to convey the message. The film has very few dialogues. It has been shot in the interior parts of Bihar.  

The film is about faith in the fundamental goodness of Mother Nature and humanity. The lotus of the conscience blooms only when it is connected with Mother Nature and with one’s inner nature, the soul. The protagonist (Saraswati) is a symbol of mother nature filled with love, has the indomitable power to accept, is full of the spirit of giving, and therefore, even the insensitive and indulgent acts of society cannot destroy the tenderness and simplicity she has. 

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Founder Editor of IBG NEWS (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018). Recipient of Udar Akash Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain Award 2018. National Geographic & Canon Wild Clicks 2011 jury and public poll winner. Studied Post Graduate Advance Dip in Computer Sc., MBA IT,LIMS (USA & Australia), GxP(USA & UK),BA (Sociology) Dip in Journalism (Ireland), Diploma in Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu Shastra & Feng Sui 25 years in the digital & IT industry with Global MNCs' worked & traveled in USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh & many other countries. Education and Training advance management and R&D Technology from India, USA, UK, Australia. Over 30 Certification from Global leaders in R&D and Education. Computer Science Teacher, IT & LIMS expert with a wide fan following in his community. General Secretary West Bengal State Committee of All Indian Reporter’s Association
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