A feature movie based on the Bhutanese refugee issue, Desh Khojdai Janda meaning ‘in search of nation’, is expected to be ready for premier show in Fall 2013, informed its Director Prakash Angdembe.
Angdeme made such an announcement during a press meet organized on Saturday at Fine Hotel, Damak, Jhapa .
“We have completed all shootings of the movie. If everything goes as per our plan, we’ll come up with its premier show within this Fall 2013,” said Director Angdembe, who has established himself as one of the best theatre artists in eastern Nepal.
The movie, which is a joint production of Ifacains International Foundation, Ifaca Bhutan, Gantabya Theatre, and presented by Line Cross Movies Pvt. Ltd, is expected to cost around 4 million Nepalese rupees, it is learnt.
“I am proud to announce that every character involved in the movie has played his role on a complete voluntary basis. This is how we are able to downsize the total investment for the movie,” added Angdembe.
The film is said to have featured most of Bhutanese refugee characters besides some known artists like Babu Bogati, LP Joshi, Sarita Oli, and Hemanta Budathoki, among others.
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.
|Production||Ifacains International Foundation, Ifaca Bhutan, Gantabya Theatre and Line Cross Movies|
|Genre(s)||History, Drama, Family & Suspense|
|Run Time||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Premier Show||July 2013|
|Associate Director||Samten Bhutia|
|Executive Producer||Birendra Chhetri|
|Art Director||Pralhad Gurung|
|Lead Characters||Hemanta Budathoki, Babu Bogati, Sarita Oli, Aruna Karki, Mina Koirala, Ram Chamling, LP Joshi, Dhankute Kancha, among others|
|Country of Origin||Nepal|
|Places Featured||Bhutanese Refugee Camps, and Nepal|
|Theme||Nostalgia, History, Identity Crisis & Hardship|
|Film Budget||Rs 4 million (approx.)|
(With inputs from Vidhyapati Mishra in Kathmandu and Shekar Rizal in Beldangi)