KATHMANDU: The “first” premiere show of Jhakri, a Nepali movie about the rituals and life of shaman, was held at Kumari Cinema hall on April 13. The first venture of A Films, and directed by Kishor Dhakal, the movie was produced by Samjahana Khadka Lama.
The movie revolves around the life of the protagonist, who despite being the son of a renowned shaman or jhakri, does not believe in shamanism. The premiere show, which was suppose to start at 9:00 am was delayed, as people started arriving only after 9:00 am sticking true to the saying ‘it’s fahionable to be late’.
The movie could not present the subject matter in a convincing manner as the love story of the protagonist was given more importance. The director could have dealt more on the topic of the poor state of thanka artist. The way the movie jumped from one scene to another was often confusing. Amrit Lama and Srijana Kahdka Lama played the main protagonists. Seasoned artist Basundhara Bhusal also appeared in a cameo. The music has been composed by Roj Moktan.