Lucky seven


Gopi Krishna Hall set a milestone by simultaneously holding the mahurat of seven movies for the first time in the history of Nepali cinema in a star-studded ceremony on January 23.

All these movies are/will be shot on 35mm cinemascope, so that audience will have to think twice before complaining that “Nepali movies are not clear”.

Five out of the seven movies are in Nepali language, while the other two are in Bhojpuri. The first-ever sequel to a Nepali movie was also among the seven at the mahurat: Kusume Rumal, which was reportedly watched by one-third of the population of Nepal, will see a remake by the chairman of Gopi Krishna Movies Uddav Poudel’s son Nirak Poudel.

The young director promised the movie would mark a new and modern trend of story telling in Nepal, and intends to capture the attention of the younger generation.

Old faces and new faces from the film industry milled together at the programme.

Veteran film personality Nir Shah, chief guest at the occasion, was all praise for Poudel for making possible a ‘historic’ moment in Nepali cinema. Noted doctor and filmmaker Bhola Rizal, and Sailesh Acharya from the Film Development Board, were also among the esteemed guests at the occasion.

Gopi Krishna movies will also be launching Film FM 101.8 from Baisakh 1, and will

soon have its own filming studio and a production house.

Mahurat 7

• Parkhi Base: Deepak Shrestha

• Ghar Aielaan Saiyaa Hamar: Kishor Rana Magar

• Ganga Jhut Na Bolawe: Raj Kumar Sharma

• Jivan Mitru: Ramesh Budhathoki

• Kusume Rumal: Nirak Poudel

• Ganga Jhut Na Bolawe: Rajkumar Sharma

• Sundar Mero Nam: Bijay Thapa