Damaru wading into ‘sports drama’ genre

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 9, 2018-

A new feature film, Damaru ko Dandibiyo, which features actors Khagendra Lamichhane and Anup Baral in the lead roles, has dropped its first look posters ahead of its release this year.

Written by Lamichhane himself, the film will be directed by Chheten Gurung, in what will be his debut directorial. Previously, Gurung has been involved in projects such as November Rain, Classic and Diary as a writer.

With the success of Talak Jung vs Tulke and Pashupati Prasad, Lamichhane’s stock in the film industry has been on a steady rise. His latest film, Dhanapati, which despite receiving mixed reviews critically, was successful at the box office. Just like his previous movies, Lamichanne has written Damaru ko Dandibiyo as well.

Damaru will see Lamichhane and actor and acclaimed theatre director Baral share screen together again, after 2013’s Manoj Pandit-directorial Badhshala. The cast also includes actor Menuka Pradhan in the lead role.

Though it is his debut diretorial, the director of the film, Gurung, has been involved in the industry in various capacities before and has said that he is looking forward to use his know how to ensuring that the movie will capture the audience’s imagination. Speaking at the announcement event in October last year, director Gurung had said, “I have taken the film as a good project to use my experiences in the industry and to broaden my horizon. I am excited. And we hope to bring a new, fresh story that will captivate movie goers.”

The producers have said that the film will border around the social and sports drama genre, possibly for the first time in the recent Kollywood history. The film, shot around Ghalegaun in Lamjung, Manang, and Kathmandu, is yet to get a release date.

Published: 09-02-2018 08:50

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