* This feature article is a part of women in Nepali film industry series. Previous article in the series was female directors in Nepali film industry.
Like every other fields, film writing in Nepali film industry is also dominated by males. Only a few writers are female. When the script writing is done by the wife of the director or the producer of the movie, question arises how genuine the writer is. For example, wife of noted director Sambhu Pradhan’s wife Nutan Pradhan and actor and producer Bhuwan KC‘s ex-wife Sushmita KC have also written scripts.
Actress Arunima Lamsal wrote the script of ‘Deepsikha‘. When the movie failed to impress audience, Arunima’s career as a writer is considered to have ended. Another writer, Kusum Anshal is also known to write the script of a movie made jointly by Nepal and India – ‘Panchawati’. Last year, actress Benisha Hamal had told about writing the script of a movie but, nothing is heard about that again.
One of the best creation of Parijat (Bishnu Kumari Waiba), ‘Sirish Ko Phool’ is made into a movie and was premiered in Jaya Nepal on September 2, 2012. It took almost four years to complete the movie directed by a Japanese director, Toshiki Itoh. Itoh had previously directed another Nepali movie ‘Kathputali’.
The book ‘Sirish ko Ful’ (The Blue Mimosa) is also adapted in the literature curriculum of some colleges in some English-speaking countries, including that Maryland University, USA. The book is a story of a run-away soldier during the World War II, Suyogbir.
movie features actors like Ganesh Lama, Sharmila Gurung and Saujanya Subba in main roles. The movie also features Basundhara Bhusal, Gopal Bhutani, Santosh Lama, Shyam Rai, Indira Gole, Ganesh Munal and Laxmi Bhusal.