Desh Khojdai Janda releasing from May 26 in Nepal

After dozens of premier shows in the U.S, Europe and Australia, the much-awaited feature movie Desh Khojdai Jaanda literally “In Search of Country ” that chronicles story of exiled Bhutanese is all set to be released across Nepal from May 26.

The film is expected to attract larger chunks of Nepalese film market and viewers, according to its director Prakash Angdembe.

Director Angdembe and his team recently completed the first premier show at Mandala Theatre in Kathmandu.

Coinciding Nepali New Year 2074 BS,the film unit also released its title song “Chhatimaa Laageko Maato Ta” via YouTube.

The story plot
In the much anticipated bilateral treaty of 1624 AD furnished between the then Nepal (Gorkha) and Bhutan, Nepalese immigrants were formally accepted as citizens in Bhutan. These innocent Nepali-speaking Bhutanese were betrayed by the Bhutanese regime in late 1980s and early 1990s as they were forced to take refuge in Nepal to lead sub-human life. The ongoing resettlement program has scattered these refugees to various western countries, but their search for a nation would continue forever.


ProductionIfacains International Foundation, Ifaca Bhutan, Gantabya Theatre and Line Cross Movies
Genre(s)History, Drama, Family & Suspense
Run Time1 hour 45 minutes
Premier ShowJuly 2013
DirectorPrakash Angdembe
Associate DirectorSamten Bhutia
Executive ProducerBirendra Chhetri
ScreenplayUpendra Subba
CinematographerSanjay Lama
Art DirectorPralhad Gurung
Lead CharactersHemanta Budathoki, Babu Bogati, Sarita Oli, Aruna Karki, Mina Koirala, Ram Chamling, LP Joshi, Dhankute Kancha, among others
Country of OriginNepal
Places FeaturedBhutanese Refugee Camps, and Nepal
ThemeNostalgia, History, Identity Crisis & Hardship
Film BudgetRs 4 million (approx.)