‘Gaun Aayeko Bato’ team assured in winning audience’s heart

‘Gaun Aayeko Bato’ team assured in winning audience’s heart

The Cinema Times

The Cinema Times, Kathmandu – Actor Dayahang Rai has full faith on the audiences in liking ‘Gaun Aayeko Bato’. He says the cinema is presented in a simple way which can be easily understood by all and he also believes the story will touch the audience’s heart.

The story unfolds in layers; the story represents marginalised communities, there is struggle of tradition and modernisation and at the same time there is a bitter sweet story of a father and a son. The plot is serious but the presentation is smooth and uncomplicated. Thus, he is assured that the audiences will love the cinema.

‘Gaun Aayeko Bato’ (A Road To A Village) was featured as one of the 5 stand-outs from the 2023 Busan International Film Festival by The Film Stage. After a tremendously successful world premiere at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Asia Premiere at the 28th Busan International Film Festival, the cinema has landed home. The cinema has been well received in 22 film festivals and the director stresses the fact that all these appreciation isn’t for nothing.

Directed by Nabin Subba, the cinema presents the struggle between tradition and progress faced by Nepal as a developing country. Director Subba is known for his different presentation and story. He was the first one to introduce the concept of casting director and workshop in Nepali cine industry. In ‘Gaun Aayeko Bato’ he has initiated the practice of dialog coach. Similarly, text analysis method has been experimented in this cinema.

The cinema portrays the impact of a road built in the life of Maila, a basket weaver, played by Dayahang Rai and Maili, played by Pasupati Rai whose dream is to fulfil their son Bindrey’s wishes played by Prasan Rai. There is initial happiness brought by the progress but the change doesn’t go well with the traditional ways Maila is inculcated to. This imbalance brings in several incidents that are thought-provoking.

The director aims in approaching both festival oriented and commercial cinema audiences. ‘Gaun Aayeko Bato’ will release on Jestha 25.