‘Prem Geet’ was a Valentines’ treat for cine-lovers when it released in February this year. The film didn’t only receive positive responses from the audiences and film critics, it also proved to be a commercial hit at the box office. So, with the ‘sequel’ trend going on in Nepali cinema, it was quite obvious for the film to have one as well. But to your surprise, there is not going to be only one sequel but two of them – one official and the other one would be unofficial. Confused? Let us explain.
Earlier this year in September, ‘Prem Geet’ producer Santosh Sen announced the sequel of the film. But apparently, because of his beef with director Sudarshan Thapa and actress Puja Shamra, he didn’t make them part of the sequel titled ‘Prem Geet 2’. So, Aaslesha Thakuri, a model and theatre actress, would be debuting opposite Pradeep Khadka in the film that will be directed by ‘Prem Geet’ writer Ramsaran Pathak.
Interestingly, just days after the announcement of ‘Prem Geet 2’, director Sudarshan Thapa too announced a new film and well, it doesn’t look like a coincidence that the film’s title is ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchu’, a phrase from ‘Prem Geet’ title song. The film that will be produced and directed by Thapa himself will have the original ‘Geet’ Pooja Sharma. Paul Shah who had debuted with ‘Nai Na Bhannu La 4’ this year will be playing the lead in the film. And guess what, actor Saroj Khanal who had played Pooja’s father in the film too will be part of this. That’s not it yet, the music for the film will be composed by ‘Prem Geet’ music director Arjun Pokharel. Now you know, why we are calling ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchu’ an unofficial sequel of ‘Prem Geet’.
The two films will go on floor almost at the same time, after Tihar. So the chances are, the films will most likely be released in same time as well. A healthy competition is always good and the audiences will definitely benefit from it as the two teams will try their best to make their film better than the other. Plus, we can definitely expect some good music from these two films.