‘Rajesh, Bhuvan, and Shiva are not superheroes’: Director Lama’s contrasting opinion
By Dikshya Tiwari, KATHMANDU: The lockdown announced by the government to prevent the risk of coronavirus has not been as controversial as the Nepali film industry.
Actors’ parades exacerbate the film industry every week. Someone who learned to make black tea became a victim of trolls. The expression that the Nepal-India border dispute made it difficult for someone to show her face to her Indian friend made her suffer.
Some were criticized for saying that there are 14 districts in Nepal. Meanwhile, director Deepashree Niraula is embroiled in controversy. Actor Rajesh Hamal’s title of ‘superhero’ has been questioned and she is being verbally abused. This issue is being raised in such a way that if we do not accept Rajesh Hamal as a ‘superhero’, we will be excluded from society.
There is no clear definition of ‘superhero’ globally. Therefore, there is no basis to force Rajesh Hamal to be considered a ‘superhero’. On the other hand, Rajesh Hamal’s contribution to the field of the film should be considered as a ‘superhero’. The interest of people in every field has increased towards this subject which has crossed the four corners of the film industry.
While there is a debate on whether to consider Rajesh Hamal as a ‘superhero’ or not, Dipendra Lama, the director of last year’s super-hit film ‘Cha Maya Chhapakkai’, has a different opinion on the issue. In his opinion, the title of ‘Mahanayak’ has not been born in the Nepali film industry till now. He argues that Rajesh Hamal, Bhuvan KC, and Shiva Shrestha are not ‘superheroes’.
He wrote on Facebook, ‘In my opinion, Rajesh, Bhuvan, Shiva (Shrestha) are not the superheroes. They are just successful actors of their time. All three are yet to play a classic film. Why be afraid to review history and speak the truth? ‘.
However, on this status of Director Lama’s some blamed him for being a puppet of Deepashree and supporting her.