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.