Deepa Basnet is NOT the first female director in Nepali movie industry. But, she sure is the FIRST female director who has directed her second movie. So far, no female director had directed more than one movies. In our investigation on female directors in Nepali film industry, there are only 5 female directors and they had directed one movie each.
Deepa with her son:
Deepa Basnet‘s directorial debut was ‘Antaral’. Although the movie was liked by critics, it wasn’t successful in theater. She had also won the best director award in D Cine Award. She reportedly was very frustrated by the politics of release and holdover in theater. She had told that she wouldn’t direct another movie. But, the producers of ‘Shree Paanch Ambare’ convinced Dipa to direct another movie.
Deepa’s movie ‘Shree Paanch Ambare’ is releasing on theater on November 21. The movie featuring Saugat Malla, Keki Adhikari, Ashishma Nakarmi, and Priyanka Karki. The movie made on the story and screenplay by Abhimanyo Nirabi is cinematographed by Ganesh Kumar Shrestha.