The Raj Ballav Koirala‘s film ‘Raghav’ surprised everybody by releasing it in the internet instead of in theaters like other movies. Every other Nepali movies wait at least a year before releasing in YouTube. In that time they try to make the required profit from theaters and DVD sales. Releasing in YouTube is relatively a new trend and there are some producer still skeptical in releasing their films in internet. When ‘Raghav’ broke the tradition, a lot of Nepali film industry were surprised and some were even scared of the new development.
In response, ‘Raghav’ director Bhupendra Bhattarai wrote a long statement in Facebook (quoted below). The summary of his statement:
They want to try a different approach in distribution of movies.
Targeted audience of ‘Raghav’ is not Nepali theater audience but Nepali students in international institutions.
The film has already recouped the investment and the YouTube version does not earn any revenue.
Before releasing for free 500 copies of the film were sold.
Nepali Film – Raghav Starring – Shibir Pokharel, Asmita Dhakal, Cait Brasel, Ashishma Nakarmi, Rocken Byanjankar, Basant Bhatta Director – Bhupendra Bhattarai
The executive producer of the movie produced by Sandeep Kundaliya,’Raghav’, is popular actor Raj Ballav Koirala. The film features the music of Sanjeev Singh, Manav Subedy, The Maaya Band, Suman Uday. Made on the story of Bhupendra Bhattarai / Prabin Chandra Subedi / Shibir Pokharel features the screenplay of the director Bhupendra. The film is jointly produceed by Black Hourse Picture and Raj Ballav Koirala Films.
Actor Raj Ballav Koirala is also debuting in Nepali film industry with a movie ‘Raghav’. The trailer of the movie was released in internet on December 5.
The movie expected to be released in March of 2014 features Shibir Pokharel, Asmita Dhakal, Cait Brasel, Ashishma Nakarmi, Rocken Byanjankar and others in main roles. The movie is written and directed by Bhupendra Bhattarai. According to the trailer, the movie is made on the story of foreign bound Nepali youths and their love lives.
A teaser and the poster of the debut movie of actor Raj Ballav Koirala as a producer – ‘Raghav’ is released today. The movie is made under the banner of Raj Ballav Koirala Films in association with Ideas and Images, and Planet3films.
‘Raghav’ features Shibir Pokharel, Asmita Dhakal, Cait Barsel, Ashishma Nakarmi, Rocken Byanjankar etc. in main role. The story, screenplay and the direction of the movie is done by Bhupendra Bhattarai.