Kathmandu- Film production has picked up speed. Looking at the number of people who are filming and preparing to leave, the highest number of films are being produced since the corona epidemic. At present, a dozen films are being shot and a dozen and a half films are being prepared for shooting from Baisakh.
Dayahang Rai and Miruna Magar starrer social drama ‘Nango Gaou’ is currently being shot in Kavre, which is being directed by Dipendra Lama. The shooting of Salon Basnet and Arpan Thapa starrer ‘Jai Ho’ has started in the tourist city of Pokhara. The film is scheduled to be released on Bhadra 5.
Dipendra K Khanal is directing the second sequel of his hit film Pashupati Prasad ‘Pashupati Prasad 2: Bhashme Don’. The film is being shot in the area of Pashupatinath temple. The film is slated to be released in the upcoming Dashain. The filming of ‘Bhagwat Gita’ directed by Jharna Thapa is also going on now. After Janakpur, it is now being shot around Pokhara.
Swastima Khadka and Barsha Raut starrer ‘Aincho Paincho’ is also currently being shot in Kathmandu after Jhapa. This film is a multi-starrer directed by Krishana Chaulagai. The shooting of the movie ‘Jand’ under the direction of Raju Shah is currently taking place in Nagarkot area. Directed by Udaya Subba, the shooting of the film ‘Dui Kadam’ is currently going on in Mustang. Neeta Dhungana’s film ‘Hraswadirgh’ is also being shot at various locations in India.
The film will be shooting from Baisakh
‘Kabaddi’ famed director Rambabu Gurung is starting the shooting of his awaited film ‘Degree Maila’ from Baisakh. Preparations are underway for this film, which is going to be made with Dayahang in the lead role. ‘Kalopothi’ famed director Meen Bahadur Bham is preparing to shoot the upcoming project ‘Chiso Barsh’ as well.
Pradeep Khadka’s ‘Camino’, Malika Mahat’s ‘Satidevi’, Surveena Karki’s ‘Meera’, Anmol KC’s ‘Jerry on the Top’, Saugat Malla’s ‘Agastya’, Manoj Pandit’s upcoming untitled film, Daunthari, directed by Dinesh Raut, Swoopna Suman and Dixita Karki. He is preparing to go to the shooting of the musical drama he is about to do.
An untitled film starring Rekha Thapa and Pooja Sharma in lead roles is also gearing up for shooting, which will be directed by Gyanendra Deuja. The announcement of Deepak Raj Giri’s new film is also expected to be made soon. Nischal Basnet, Asif Shah are also preparing for the production of their films. Apart from this, some other filmmakers are also preparing for filming.
Production up, box office down
Among the highest grossing films this year were Kabaddi 4, Chakkapanja 4, Jhingedau, Dui Nambari, Mahapurush, Ke Ghar Ke Dera and others. Apart from this, there was a drought in the business of other films. Anmol KC starrer Chhadke 2, which was said to be an investment of Rs 3 crore, failed miserably at the box office. More than 100 films are released every year, but hardly half a dozen films are hits. But the attraction towards filmmaking has not decreased. From 2080, the order of construction will increase further.
Nawal Khadka, president of the Film Producers Association, says that due to the increase in the investment of non-resident Nepalis in films, the order of production has also increased. Recently, it seems that the investment of NRNs in film investment has increased. More than 90 percent of the films are invested by them. Maybe this is the reason why the construction has increased,” Khadka told reporter.
Khadka says that because some films were hits, other producers may have poured in investments by making appearances. Since the corona epidemic, the year 2079 has been the most active year in terms of arithmetic at the box office.