October 26, 2017
Popular Nepali movies ‘Ghampani’ and ‘Kalo Pothi’ were conferred with the National Film Development Board’s (NFDB) special film awards at a glittering ceremony in Chabahil yesterday.
Ghampani or Sun shower, a love story starring Keki Adhikari and Dayahang Rai in lead roles, had also won the jury award for Best Film at the 5th International Nepalese Artist Society (INAS) film awards function in Kathmandu earlier this month.
Kalo Pothi or The Black Hen, the first Nepali film to be ever screened at the Venice Film Festival, was selected as Nepal’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the prestigious 89th Academy Awards.
The two films were selected by a five-member jury from among 37 nominated films. Ram Chandra Dhakal, the Chairperson of National Film Development Board presented the awards along with a cash prize of Rs 200,000 to the recipients.
The director of ‘Ghampani’, Dipendra Lama said, “I am glad to be felicitated with the Special Film Award. However, I hadn’t made the film with the aim to win awards. I believe my film was chosen for the award because it shows the importance of inter-caste marriages.”
The event also saw the unveiling of author Laxmi Nath Sharma’s book ‘Nepali Chalachitra Ko Itihas’.