By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, June 3: Neerphool, a film written and directed by Phulman Bal, is scheduled to be released across the country on June 9. Speaking at a press conference held in Kathmandu on Friday, director Bal said that Neerphool is an authentic Nepali film that will cater to the audience's desires. The story of the film revolves around the Rubi Valley in Dhading district.
Dayahang Rai, Rekha Thapa, Buddhi Tamang, Shanti Waiba, Jigme Chhyoki Ghising, Puskar Gurung, Rajan Khatiwada, Saroj Aryal, Sarita Giri, Jiban Baral, Laxmi Bardewa, Manas Raj and Roshan Fyuba have done the movie.
Bal is now the General Manager of Nepal Television.
Originally, the film was supposed to release on March 20, 2020, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the press meet, lead actor Dayahang Rai expressed that his familiarity with the Mundhum culture made it easier for him to relate to the story of 'Jari'. However, his involvement in 'Neerphool' proved to be an invaluable learning experience.
“While Limbu culture and various facets of our own culture exhibit resemblances, Tamang culture is entirely unique. What's even more noteworthy is that films like Neerphool bring diversity to storytelling. This will be long-term benefits to the Nepali film industry," he emphasised.
Director Bal has urged not to take Neerphool as solely an indigenous story.
Although the characters come from an indigenous background, the film does not delve deeply into the story of any specific ethnic group, like other films, he said.
Bal explained that while the characters in the film belong to the Tamang community, the focus is not solely on showcasing Tamang culture. The story revolves around family separation and reunion.