Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu:

Mukundo, a film by Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, is a story of a couple, Dipak and Saraswati, who are not satisfied with their two beautiful daughters and want badly to have a son and go through everything possible under the sun to fulfil that desire. Saraswati prays for a son to Goddess Tripura and her wishes are fulfilled but her happiness is shortlived as her baby dies after a few weeks. As a treatment to the depression she develops she is taken to a mata, a reputed healer. This mata has her own story in life and soon both of them become friends. The story has a violent ending at a religious jatra.

“I am always disturbed and confused by all the rituals and beliefs, which are so much part of our society that we tend to take them for granted. The film is an expression and exploration of that confusion,” says Sherpa. Bhaskar Dhungana, Jai Nepal Cinema, says: “Though the film was already released three years ago, we are having a special show on March 25, at 6:30 pm in Jai Nepal.

The cast includes Gauri Malla, Mithila Sharma, Ratan Subedi, Nirmal Pyakurel and Rama Thapalia.