Nepali Movie – Uma
Starring – Saugat Mall, Reecha Sharma, Dayahang Rai, Mithila Sharma etc.
Director – Tsering Rhitar Sherpa
About Uma : The movie is made on the story of the Maoists insurgency in the 1990s. One of the saddest time in the history of Nepal is being presented in this movie – While the war is over, its residuces are still in the society. The aftermath of the 10-year conflict has polarised Nepali society and the effects of the ‘People’s war’ is still starkly evident. The film is set in the early 2000s, during the Maoist insurgency, when Nepal was going through one of the biggest conflicts in the country’s history. The movie is a story of a widowed mother (Mithila Sharma) and her two children â€“ her son Milan (Saugat Malla) and her daughter Uma (Reecha Sharma). The film is inspired by true events. The story of the film is about a brother and a sister who are separated by conflict circumstances and ideological differences.
On the occasion of the 31st convention of American Nepali Association (ANA) held on July 4 to July 6, Nepali moviesÂ were shown on each day. In addition to Nepali films, popular comedy actors Madan Krishna Shrestha andÂ Hari Bansha Acharya (MaHa) also conducted a comedy program. MaHa’s program was one of the the main attractions of the event.
The movies featured in the convention include ‘Highway’, ‘Badhshala’, and ‘Visa Girl‘ on the first day. On the second day ‘Chadke’ ‘Mutu’ and ‘Uma’ were screened. The cost of each show was set at $10.
The director of critically acclaimed ‘Mukundo’ and ‘Karma’, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, is going to release a new movie based on the story of a female combatant. The film lead by Recha Sharma features well known actors like Saugat Malla, Mithila Sharma, Prawin Khatiwada, Dayahang Rai, Pramod Agrahari, Pushkar Gurung and Suresh Chand.
The story of the m
ovie, co-written by Tsering with Kumar Bhandari, revolves around the life of Uma, a character based on true incident of a brother and a sister and their ideological differences. After working for almost a year on the script and a workshop with the actors for more than a month, the shooting of ‘Uma’ started in location at Khopasi VDC, Kavre on November 1, 2012.