…thinking of watching these movies, DON’T !
When will Nepali movies (and their promo posters) stop sucking !
… the photos remained in my hard disk for almost six months. I never thought I would be posting them, but SHARING is fun. It just so happened that yours truly’s girlfriend somehow was present during the shooting of Rekha Thapa’s one of the movies. Knowing that how big a fan I am of Rekha Thapa, she (who really can’t stand even a slightest mention of Rekha Thapa) took some photos for me ! How sweet !!!
I mean, well.. umm.. yeah.. Rekha Thapa, I mean.. she is so !!!
You can’t get more un-original than this, can you?
Kalpana was killed. Ohh maah gaad!! The first word that popped in my mind was “Momento”.
Googled a bit on this one and found out this claim: “the filmmaker and the cast, claim that this Hindi film isn’t an exact ‘remake’. The film surely has nothing to do with Memento.”
The killer, the murder, the head injury, the anterograde amnesia (short term memory loss), the tattoos – nothing to do with Momento?
Dhoti-bastards. The only thing that has nothing do with Momento is the overhyped overrated Aamir Khan dude with his bulked up midget body. And most probably, the “sooo” obvious Bollywood scripts.
Yes, it can’t be Momento. It should not be Momento. It must be anything but Momento.
In the world history of cinema, those with “contradictory” views have become victorious. The students of cinema take those names with pride, those cinemas that have done “contradictory” in their time.
This is even more in Nepali cinema. However, there is no reason to be excited about the “opposite” or “contradictory” or “different” views in Nepali cinema. Because, the outcome of these “opposite” attempts are “opposite”, not creative.
Ten Opposite Trends in Nepali Cinema:
As I am taking the above photo, a man comes and stands by my side.
“Bhai, why are you taking this picture?”
“For my collection of Nepali film posters, dai.”
He looks like he is in his mid 30s, educated and probably from outside the valley. His face is full of scorn.
“I feel disgraced.”
“What’s the matter, dai?”
“Just look at this. Our country has gotten worse. Nothing good remains. And on top of that, these type of posters are everywhere on the streets.”
Yeah, the country is going through a dreadful phase. The politics, economy, development, bureaucracy, and this entertainment field!
Two more people leisurely walk to our side. I like Nepali people. We have this nice habit of listening to other people talk, even if it is none of our concern.
With a little sarcasm, I add – “Take it easy dai. People need to have some fun, don’t they?”
“You call this fun! This is a very disgraceful effort to make Nepali youth shameless. This is an effort to make mislead our daughters.”
“What are you going to do about it, dai? Producers say that it’s very hard for them to earn money without posters and movies like these.”
He keeps staring at the poster. Pouts and gives out a sigh, a sigh of submission perhaps.
“I don’t know bhai, I think I am wasting your time. I am off to my work.”
I keep watching at his slowly diminishing figure as he walks by, still muttering to himself. The other two just gape and do not say anything. And then I remember – I had parked my bike on the side-way. Luckily, no traffic police was around.
Mislead our daughters.