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Its Dinner Time

Its Dinner Time
“Come once never go back”

Rutu, a girl in search of a job reaches the location with the help of a pamphlet ad for the post of “Receptionist” in a Hotel & Restaurant Named “Its Dinner time” at 10.00 pm. She meets a strange man in an unusual getup who warns her to go inside with his ironic words. In the deserted hotel, she finds a woman and tries to recognize her and she seems to be Gayatri Devi to whom she had a talk on the phone. Gayatri Devi asks her to go in room no. 8 as soon as she reaches the room the pendulum rings & the watch shows 8.00 ‘0’ clock then she confirms in her hand watch, it too shows 8.00 pm, she gets confused and thinks it as a delusion. At the same time, Rutu hears a little girl’s call and tries to enquire about the deserted situation of the hotel but the girl says she is also new to the place & seems to be in a hurry to serve “raja babu” for which Gayatri Devi has asked her to. Rutu tries to rest and suddenly hears the sound of pulling of a trunk on the floor then the pendulum again rings to 10.00. she steps out to see what's going, she watches Gayatri Devi pulling the trunk to a car. As soon as she returns to her room she sees the pendulum striking 8.00 pm again. Suddenly she hears the voice of another girl and turns back to see her, the girl wearing the same dress as the previous one with a plate of dinner in her hand offers Rutu to which she refuses as she had it already. The girl keeps the dinner plate on the floor and goes away. Again, she hears the sound of pulling a trunk on the floor to which she doubts that the time may be 10.00 pm as she has encountered the trunk pulling sound before at 10.00 pm and watches at the pendulum, it strikes to 10.00 she gets thrilled. She is not able to understand what is happening to her every time it’s not a delusion. During her thinking process, she witnesses the sound of the pendulum again striking 8.00 and hears the voice of Gayatri Devi calling her name. Gayatri Devi brings the same frock for her and asks her to wear it to serve Raja Babu. She feels that she has been trapped and accepts the truth and wears the red frock, which Gayatri Devi has brought for her. The strange-looking man guides her to Raja babu’s room and Gayatri Devi following her. Someone pushes her into Rajababu’s Room and she discovers an open trunk, the same trunk that every time Gayatri Devi was pulling, Someone pulls and inside the trunk, she falls. Then the pendulum again strikes at 10.00 pm.

  • Pratyush Panda
  • Gyan Ranjan Dash
  • Adarsh Das
    Key Cast
    "Strange looking Man"
  • Mispriti Mohanty
    Key Cast
  • Indira Patnaik
    Key Cast
    "Gayatri Devi"
  • Sudam
    Key Cast
    "Auto driver"
  • Santoshi Devi
    Key Cast
  • Janvi Jena
    Key Cast
  • Harihar Patnaik
    Screen Play
  • Kishor Das
  • Hitesh Bisoyi
    Production Manager
  • Girija Shankar Pattnaik
  • Abinash Sahoo
  • Pratyush Panda
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,350 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - MAAC, Janpath Road, Bhubaneswar
Director Biography - Pratyush Panda

Pratyush Panda, aged 22 belongs to a small town of Odisha, India called Paralakhemundi. He started his career as a Graphic Designer at the age of 15 and is now established as a Student-Director of films. His keen interest is in direction of Shortfilms, Web Series in drama, Thriller, Mystery Category. He has worked in several Dramas, Theatres, and some regional films.

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