Multi-starrer, huge publicity, big red-carpet premier – all these things didn’t help viewers to go to the theater to watch the movie ‘Mukhauta’. One of the most plausible reason – the date of the release and the start of once-in-four-years, FIFA World Cup happened at the same time.
The movie release date’s two weeks delay has been bad omen for the movie. In a report, the first day of release occupancy was only 30 percent. The reason a movie featuring well known artists like Rajesh Hamal, Rabin Tamang, Sunil Thapa, Nisha Adhikari wasn’t attractive to the audience might be more than just the World Cup.
3-days long International Indigenous Film Festival has started on June 12 in Assembly Hall, Kathmandu. Satya Mohan Joshi, an expert in history, inaugurated the 8th version of the festival by playing traditional musical instruments.
The first short movie to be featured in the festival was from Brazil, titled ‘Owner of the Water’. There are 12 movies, documentaries and music videos participating from Nepal. In total there are 36 films from 18 different countries including India, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Japan and Belgium.
The judges of the competition are experts from Japan, India and Nepal. The judge from Nepal is Anita Gurung, the Japanese judge is Nimo Guji Nawami and the Indian judge is G L Bharatdwaj. The best movie in the competition will win Rs. 15,000 and one producer will win Rs. 25,000.
On Friday, June 13 Nepali movie ‘Mukhauta’ is releasing in theater. The multi starrer gangster crime movie is written and directed by Arpan Thapa. The movie features Rajesh Hamal, Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Sunil Thapa, Rabin Tamang, Prashant Tamrakar, Nisha Adhikari, Harshika Shrestha, and Arpan Thapa.
The movie had been widely promoted and a red carpet premier of the movie was held in Kumari theater on Thursday. In the premier sponsored by Tata motors huge crowd was present to watch the movie. In the premier Arpan Thapa, Nisha Adhikari, Rabin Tamang, and Saugat Malla were present.