I guess you all know about the Hollywood cinema ‘We were soldiers’. The cinema about the French soldiers’ struggle in 1954’s Vietnam War touched many hearts in which one of them was Nikesh Limbu.
Limbu, who is a British soldier by profession, related the film’s story in his own life. He could not set his mind free from the film’s story where lead actor Gibson’s struggle was characterized.
In a cold morning, the soldier had a Viber talk with an online portal merocinema.com. He shared about films, his wife, friends, struggle and his dreams. He further shared, ‘these talks are related in the craze that I have for cinema’.
We are talking about Nikesh Limbu, the producer of the cinema ‘Rato Ghar’. This cinema is currently in its editing table. He was once a partner for the cinema ‘Hasiya’ who now is trying to excavate our society, politics and loutish behavior through the cinema ‘Rato Ghar’. He has joined hands with Wilson Bikram Rai and Suraj Subba Nalbo to add a brick for ‘Rato Ghar’. The color red can be defined as love and also as fear/terror.
Nikesh told, ‘When we are in battle, we feel like we are being shown the same film’. He, who is in the army since 17 years also said, ‘whether my wife calls me from home or I call her from the operation, the situation gets emotional. My wife gets frightened’. This may be the reason Nikesh is planning to make a biopic cinema on soldiers in near future.
That was his future plan. But now he is gaining experiences of producing a film. He showed his determination, ‘I don’t know if I will be a successful producer or not in future, but I will try to become a good one. Rato Ghar is the beginning’.
‘I don’t think a film is always an entertainment, its needs to contain education, awareness and have cultural norms and values. Rato Ghar contains stories of murder, terrorism and black market’.
It will be so interesting to find out how a soldier got attracted towards film. The art of his photographer father and his beautician mother got his craziness for the film increase. Gun and war could not stop him from his interest towards film. Therefore, ‘Hasiya’ and ‘Rato Ghar’ are its products.
Nikesh feels Nepali films needs to change their thought of ‘Old School’. ‘Unmatched dialogues and artificial acting is the main complain that we hear these days’, says Nikesh, ‘Dialogue should be soft and born together. We don’t care about the scenes. Rato Ghar has implemented these things’.
He shared his film’s foreign market and investments. ‘Hasiya’ had its 70% investment recovery from foreign countries by Nikesh who also plans to do the same for ‘Rato Ghar’. ‘UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bahrain has big market. It will be better to show the films with subtitle. We are obviously not so under developed from Hollywood or Bollywood, therefore foreign release can help us recover’.
He is more hopeful from ‘Rato Ghar’. Limbu added, ‘I have got good crewmembers. I don’t feel as a new comer. We need to copy films but not same to same. Every film should contain thoughts, which will help to guide our society’.
His thoughts were the current issues of Nepali films, which need to get solved. While talking about ‘Rato Ghar’, market and his struggles, he showed his gratefulness and gratitude towards ‘Hasiya’ director Milan Chams, childhood friend Rajkumar Rai and his father’s sister’s son Suraj Subba Nalbo.
Future will show how his film career along with being a soldier moves ahead. He is one such producer who jumped into Nepali cinema with lots of dreams having goals as the war shown in the Hollywood cinema ‘We were soldiers’.
Translated from mercinema.com