नेपाली चलचित्र जगतका वास्तविक महा नायक, सयौँ चलचित्रमा नायक देखी खलनायक हुँदै अन्य रोलमा समेत प्रस्तुत भैसकेका सुप्रसिद्ध अभिभाबक कलाकार, अन्तराष्ट्रिय कलाकार मँचका प्रमुख सल्लाहकार नीर शाहको निर्देशनमा भर्खरै मात्र निर्माण सम्पन्न भएको स्वर्गिय गोपाल प्रसाद रिमालको अनमोल कृति मसान मा अधारित एतिहासिक चलचित्र मसान अब अमेरिकाका बिभिन्न शहरहरुमा प्रदर्शनको तैयारी भैरहेको निर्माता अरुण रिमालले बताउनुभएको छ । अन्तराष्ट्रिय कलाकार मँच र यसका शाखाहरुबाट समेत प्रदर्शनका क्रममा यथासक्य सहयोग एबम साथ हुने कुरा अध्यक्ष्य राम प्रसाद खनालले जानकारी दिनुभयो । भनिन्छ नीर शाह चलचित्रमा हात हाल्दैनन हाले भने कुनै कसर बाँकी राख्दैनन, यो चलचित्रमा पनि यसै भएको छ भन्छन मसान चलचित्र हेर्ने दर्शकहरु । चलचित्र अत्यन्त मार्मिक र एक पटक हेर्नै पर्ने प्रकारको छ । यो चलचित्र तपाईं आफनो शहरमा अरु नेपाली समुदायको साथमा हेर्न चाहनुहुन्छ भने निर्माता अरुण रिमाल लाई यहाँ तल को नम्बर वा ईमेल मा संपर्क गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ । स्थानिय स्तरमा कुनै संघ संस्था ले प्रदर्शन गर्न चाहेमा र संस्थाको लागि फन्ड कलेक्सन गर्न पनि यो सुबर्ण अबसर भएको ले तुरुन्त संपर्क गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ । नेपाली कला र संस्कृति, चलचित्र, मसान जस्ता कृतिलाई माया गर्नु हामी सबै नेपालीको कर्तब्य पनि हो । "मैले निकै मेहनत गरेर यो चलचित्र निर्माण गरेको छु र बिदेश मा बस्ने स्वदेश मा बस्ने नेपालीले एक पटक अबश्य हेरिदिनुहुने छ भन्ने मलाई पूर्ण आशा र विश्वाश छ" निर्देशक नीर शाह भन्नुहुन्छ । निर्माता अरुण रिमाल पनि नीर शाह जस्ता हस्तिको निर्देशन् र मसान जस्तो एतिहासिक कृतिमा अधारित चलचित्र सबै नेपालीले एक पटक हेरिदिने मा पूर्ण बिस्वस्त देखिनुहुन्छ ।
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“Masaan” is a movie is based on the play with the same name and was written by the late Gopal Prasad Rimal, is a noted poet and playwright who ushered in a new era in Nepali literature by writing prose poems. He also wrote two plays, Masaan is one of these two. He wrote this play before the 1951 political change of the autocratic Rana regime. In this play, he deals with the individual psychology and human feelings, family conflict and intrigue which characterized the Nepali feudal society. During his time (1918-1975), women were socially and culturally exploited and discriminated. Their voices were never heard. By writing this powerful play, Mr. Rimal depicts how a man can deceive and exploit a woman for his petty interest and women are forced to tolerate the resultant injustices in the name of family honor and values.
Here is a brief context on how this play was adapted into the film. My parents, Hari Prasad Rimal (famous artist, singer and director) and Kalyani Rimal (journalist) established The Rimal Foundation in Nepal three years ago to annually recognize artists, musicians and journalists for their contribution to Nepali culture, education and entertainment by awarding them a financial prize. Two of the most recent legends recognized for their achievements in their respective fields are Prachand Malla and Krishna Tamrakar. Mrs. Gopal Prasad Rimal authorized the Rimal Foundation to adapt the play to film--a collaboration between Nir Cinemas (Nir Shah) and Rimal Enterprises (Sanjana--my wife--and me).
The mission of Rimal Enterprises is to promote Nepali literature, culture and society therefore this film is our first foray. This is not a commercial endeavor; the goal is to provide access to the movie to as many people as are interested so we can re-coup our investments to pay for the cost of making this film and to continue funding other worthwhile productions. It is a labor of love for the renowned actor and producer Nir Shah for he has spent countless hours turning this play into an artistic film. The following are the participant actors in this film:
Helen -1st wife - Keki Adhikari
Krishna Baje - Raj Ballav Koirala
2nd wife - Nita Dhungana
Bagmati - Subhadra Adhikari
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Following is the newspaper excerpts that I copied for your info.
On October 18th, Tuesday, the premiere of one of the highly anticipated movies Masaan took place at QFX Kumari. Directed by widely renowned actor/director Nir Shah, the art movie is based on the story by late Gopal Prasad Rimal’s novel “Masaan”. Rimal, a noted poet and playwright paved way for a new era in Nepali literature. The drama Masaan is also taught in schools in Nepal as well as India.
The film portrays social conflicts and women’s demand for social justice during the Rana regime. The story grows around the very traditional values which might appear obsolete, like a wife getting her husband remarried. It revolves around a woman named Helen, played by Keki Adhikari, who leaves home after the humiliating discovery of her husband Krishna’s (Raj Ballav Koirala) mind-set concerning her. It depicts how a man can deceive, discriminate and exploit a woman for his petty interest and women are forced to tolerate the resultant injustices in the name of family honor and values. The cast further includes Neeta Dhungana, Subhadra Adhikari, Shyam Rai, Keshav Bhattarai, and Rajaram Poudel.
Masaan has been getting fair reviews from the critics thus far and is expected to do very well once it has been released for the general audience.
Here is another recent review in the Kathmandu Post and Republica:
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