'Panchayat' trailer released, film release on March 16


Saroj Khanal and Neeta Dhungana starrer ‘Panchayat’ trailer has been launched in the capital amidst a program. The trailer shows Khanal as a messiah of his village while depicts Dhungna as a 14-year old girl. The film is being directed by Shivam Adhikari. “The film will show a 50-year-old society and explore the sexual psychology of the then young girls. It will also raise voice against the inhumane ‘chhaupadi’ system”, said Adhikari.

Rupa Rana, Gita Adhikari, Ganesh Giri, Bishal Pahari, Kiran Thapa star in the film alongside Khanal and Dhungana. Speaking at the program, Dhungana said “I have much anticipation for this film; most since Mashan. I did not think I will be able to play a 14-year-old after reading the script. But, all thanks to the director’s hard work, I have pulled it off”. Actor Khanal said Panchayat has been a special film for him.

Rabi Adhikari is the executive producer of the film presented by Ganesh Giri and produced by Sushant Shrestha and Shankar Subedi.

The film had won the ‘Best Foreign Film’ and “Best Actress” award in the recent San Francisco Film Festival. The film is releasing all over Nepal on March 16.



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