Embassy of India and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized the seventh edition of Cinemandu, a BPKF Initiative at Nepal Bharat Library in Nepal Airlines Building.
The seventh edition of Cinemandu screened critically acclaimed Nepali film Kagbeni (2008), which is directed by Bhusan Dahal and produced by Quest Entertainment and stars Nima Rumba, Deeya Maskey, Saugat Malla and Pooja Gurung.
According to a press release of Indian Embassy, head of Press, Information and Culture at the Embassy of India Abhay Kumar welcomed the guests and highlighted the objective behind organizing Cinemandu every month.
Kumar said, “To promote outstanding Nepali films and to create a space where the filmmakers and the actors could directly interact with their audience and fans, we started Cinemandu since last April. Since its inception, we have screened selected and critically acclaimed Nepali films such as Loot, Highway, Uma, Saanghuro, Saayad, Soongava. Besides, the monthly film screening, we have also been sending selected Nepali films to prestigious film festivals in India for their deserving participation.”
After the screening of the movie, the audience interacted with the director of the movie Bhusan Dahal and cinematographer Bidur Pandey.
The interaction shed light on the new wave of cinema making, the challenges the makers have to come through, the story behind the making of Kagbeni, the differences between fiction and reality in the cinema, cinema as a business in Nepal and more.
“Considering our small market, limited Nepali audience who go to multiplexes to watch cinema, I as a filmmaker still have a hunch if I would want to make another film anytime soon. It however feels great to see new experiments being made to grow the film market in Nepal,” shared director of Kagbeni Bhusan Dahal.