Nepali Film – Shree 5 Ambare Starring – Keki Adhikari, Saugat Malla, Bikram Singh Tharu etc. Director – Deepa Basnet
About ‘Shree Paanch Ambare’
The movie directed by Deepa Basnet was released in 2014. The movie featuring Keki and Saugat in leading role also features Bikram Singh Tharu, Raj Gadaili, lokmani Sapkota, Sirjana Adhikari and Diwaj Rai. The movie with different flavour in naming and storyline, the movie gained a lot of talk. But, it wasn’t much successful in box office. The director had expressed her dissatisfaction on the business of the movie.
Actress Keki Adhikari is featured as a sex worker. Saugat is in a double role. The comedy movie is written by Abhimanyu Nirabi’s story and screenplay. Music in the film are composed by Basanta Sapkota, Kali Prasad Baskot, Babu Bogati and Yama Buddha. The movie features the choreography of Nirmal Rana, Naresh Bir Singh and Shiva BK. The dialogue is written by Abhimanyu Narabi and Amrit Agarwal.
‘Shree 5 Ambare’ is a movie featuring Saugat Malla, Keki Adhikari, Bikram Singh, Priyanka Karki and Yama Buddha in main roles. The movie is directed by ‘Antaral’ famed director, Dipa Basnet and produced under her own home production, Jibansathi Films. The movie features the cinematography of Ganesh Kumar Shrestha, story of Abhimanyo Nirabi, editing of Chandan Dutt and concept and casting by Jibansathi Basnet.
The story of the movie is about the life of street children – commonly known as ‘khate’ kids. The life in street is not fun but, Ambar (Saugat Malla) and Kali (Keki Adhikari) meet and fell in love in their childhood on street. Ambar is left along in the street when Kali is taken away by a guy. She became a prostitute and lived a comfortable life while Ambar nourished his desire to become a king in the society.
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.