Kathmandu – Right now Nepali films are looking for good leadership. The story of some of the recent and upcoming films is known; The filmmakers are envisioning a leadership that can remove the ruler who is entangled in the bad and bad trends of the existing society.
Most of the background of these films is based on politics. The story looks for such a leader, who will change the political/economic face of the country and spread light on the faces of Nepalis who are in extreme social despair. Why is Nepali film looking for such leadership?
Amid widespread criticism of the traditional leadership, rising costs, corruption, and the declining economy are pushing the society towards despair. Millions of young people are going abroad in search of future. The vision of a new political leader who can find an alternative to such despair is seen in films. In recent times, the hero that the society is looking for in politics has become the main issue of the film.
Dipendra Lama’s film ‘Nango Village’, who became a director after becoming a film critic, has imagined a similar leadership. The villagers of Bethanchok are yearning for a similar political leader, electing government school teacher Pasang (Dayahang Rai) against Jari Lama (Shishir Bangdel) in the election. Teachers who teach mathematics subjects are honest about their profession and responsible towards their families. He is against the politicization of the teaching profession, who believes that change should start from oneself. In Zari, who has been ruling the village for years, the trend of government is dominant.
He considers the position of chairman of the rural municipality to be a family treasure. Workers are recruited through political appointments in schools. He built a suitable road in the village, bought a small ambulance for the village. The villagers who were fed up with this trend of Zari raised Pasang in the election. Zari has a condition for the election, ‘Those who lose should go home naked from the polling place! Who will follow this new practice of defeat in these two? The film revolves around this topic.
This film on display depicts the reality of Nepali society. Where the picture of contemporary Nepalese society is drawn, where a political hero is waiting for a political hero amidst public anger towards traditional power, hope and extreme despair. A political hero who is waiting for the government. From the politicization of education to the struggle of Khichatani in elections, Nepali society is clearly reflected in ‘Nango Village’.