By Bivek Dhakal
Few years ago a group of young film students teamed up to pursue their dream of making a movie. They carried out the necessary research work and took nearly a year to finalize a rough sketch of the plot of their debut venture Apawad.
The film Apawad which is set for all Nepal release on 15 June features actors
Raj Ballav Koirala in his unprecedented beard looks and his poetic monologue, Nisha Adhikari, Rabi Giri, Bijaya Giri in the lead roles.
Directed by debutante director Subash Koirala, its screenplay was also penned by him.
Additionally, the cinematography of the film was directed by Sushan Prajapati and music for the film has been composed by Ujjwal Meghi Gurung .
In an effort to find out more about this much awaited film that has already premiered in US, Australia and Denmark The Rising Nepal caught up with Subash Koirala.
Here are the excerpts of the rendezvous:
What is your first venture Apawad all about?
It is a social drama about emotions, dreams and realization between the youth, their thoughts and societal values. This film is a low budget film for which we have put maximum effort. The subject matter is about an inner.
How was the movie received overseas?
Till date we have received positive feedback about the narration and cinematography. Underground Talkies has been responsible for the online promotions and they have screened the film successfully in Boston, New York and Australia.
What do the two variant pictures of Raj Ballav seen in the film poster resemble?
The charming Raj Ballav seen in his outer appearance is the surface description of a person. The second one with full beard and rugged appearance and this is a portrayal of his inner self- his hidden psychology that proves that he is an introvert.
How challenging was it for you to fit the lead character’s dual psychology balance in the screen?
Raj Ballav has worked diligently towards achieving this. We can also say that the real Raj Ballav who I have known for a few years now is now his true self onscreen.
The movie trailers seem to resemble the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Into the Wild’? Please justify it.
The spectators will receive their answer to that and they can judge the film after its release. If there are such influences I have given credit for those in the movie.
Any new projects in the pipe line?
No not really we are still thinking about it.