‘Lachhamaniya’, a short film by Bikas Neupane is to premiere at Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival in Kathmandu.
You must be wondering why the name sounds so familiar.
Yes, that’s Bikas Neupane, one of the producers of Himalaya Roadies. You must have seen him quite a lot in the behind the scene episodes.
And yes, he is the same guy who was first to run when they spotted a rhino in Chitwan. Not even kidding!
Anyway, back to Lachhamaniya; the 16-minute film stars Laxmi Bardewa, Suraj Malla Thakuri, Kripa Ram Wadiya and Jeenu Haq. The short film adaptation of Sanat Regmi’s short story ‘Lachhamaniyako Gauna’, is produced by Govinda Prasad Khanal under the banner of Hamrobox Entertainment. With Robin Sharma Dahal in cinematography, the film is edited by Sudeep Bhaju and Sanjeev Ratna Shakya.
The film directed by Bikas Neupane revolves around the titular character who was married at the age of five. Now 20, she hasn’t met her husband ever since the wedding. The film is entirely in Awadhi language, with English subtitles.
Watch the teaser.
‘Lachhamaniya’ is the second short film by Bikas Neupane who had made ‘The Silence of Rickshaw’ in 2011. “I love to tell the stories from my hometown and that’s why both of my shorts are based in Western Nepal”, the native of Nepalgunj told NeoStuffs.
Apart from these two short films and Himalaya Roadies, Neupane has worked as an actor and assistant director in over five feature films and twenty short films in his seven years of career as a filmmaker so far. He plans to submit ‘Lachhamaniya’ in various international film festivals, and hasn’t thought of releasing it online yet.
“I feel great”, said Neupane about his film premiering at Ekadeshma. “I have watched various films at the festival and I am happy that my film, too, will be screened this year at the prestigious festival. It’s in the competitive section.”
With its opening ceremony scheduled on November 16th, the 2017 Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival will be open for public screenings from the 17th to 19th, starting from 9 AM at QFX Kumari Cinema in Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu. A total of 99 short films from 43 countries will be screened in three days.
Watch the festival’s 2017 trailer here.
‘Lachhamaniya’ will have its premiere on Friday, November 17 at 3:15 PM.