The ‘Chhakka Panja’ actress, Namrata Sapkota, has signed in ‘Summer Love’. The movie to be made on the story of the popular novel by Subin Bhattarai, by the same name is being directed by Muskan Dhakal. In the movie, Namrata will be featured in the character of Sushmita. The lead actors of the movie were previously announced. The lead actors are new entry in the Nepali film industry – Rewati Chhetri and Aashish Piya.
Namrata had previously signed in ‘Kanchhi’, the Shweta Khadka comeback movie. But, the movie was delayed because of Shweta’s social work to build houses for earthquake victim Majhi people. When the shooting schedule of ‘Summer Love’ clashed with that of ‘Kanchhi’, Namrata decided to leave it and work in ‘Summer Love’ instead.
The artists of the movie are currently working in workshop. The movie is being produced under Nightingale Entertainment.
The director, Muskan Dhakal had worked as the assistant of Bikash Acharya when directing the ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ sequels. He had also directed one of the sequels. Initially Bikash Acharya was supposed to produce the movie but later, Acharya decided not to invest in the movie. Acharya became the executive producer of the sequel of ‘Chhakka Panja’ instead.
Movies made on books
In the history of Nepali movies, many of the movies made on popular books had failed to attract the film viewers. Although some of the movie like ‘Prem Pinda’, ‘Jhola’, ‘Basudev’ were successful many movies like ‘Masan’, ‘Seto Bagh’ etc. were not successful. These facts are the clear indication that making movie in a good story is not enough to make the movie successful.
Update: as expected, the movie made on the story of ‘Summer Love’ failed in box office. The movie didn’t make any impression to the audience.