Thursday, 6 May, 2021

Hall operators still releasing old films


By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Feb. 18: Film halls in Nepal have been in operation for more than a month.
However, producers have not shown any enthusiasm to release their new films.
Although shooting of movies is going on in full swing, producers are found hesitating to release their films in halls.
As a result, multiplexes in Kathmandu have been compelled to screen only old Nepali films in lack of new films.
At present, old films like “Sano Sansar” and “Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi” are being shown in some movie halls.
“Sano Sansar” was released 13 years ago and “Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi” two years ago.
QFX has even screening “Kagbeni”, an old movie by Bhushan Dahal. The Film has also been re-released on YouTube. Even “Sano Sansar” is also available on YouTube.
Even though the new movie “Euta Yasto Prem Kahani” was released on January 14, it failed to draw audience to
the hall.
The movie by legendary actor Shiva Shrestha ultimately became a big flop in the box office.
A Hindi dubbed movie, “Master”, from South India was released. This also did not add enthusiasm to the Nepali box office.
When the government did not give permission to open the hall, the irked hall operators decided to open the hall unilaterally. But movie-goers have shown no interest to visit the cinema.
The Government of Nepal finally gave permission to make the hall operational from December 26 last year.
But in absence of new films, the hall operators are forced to release only the old films.