KHAGRAAS (2012) - An Adopted Nepali American's Search for His Biological Parents Amidst Maoist Movement in Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nepal, July 23, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Khagrash is a Nepali alternative film directed by Sailesh Acharya with Neel Hari Kafle as the associate director under the banners of Baikalpik Cinema Nepal and Nepal International in association with Aarohan theater group's Gurukul school of theater.

The film explores the ramifications of the Maoist movement in Nepal, according to this excellent Kathmandu Post article.

The film is written by Nayan Raj Pande, Viplob Pratik, Sailesh Acharya, Neel Hari Kafle and Samipya Timalsina based on a concept by Samipya Timalsina.


Trailer - Khaagrash (Nepali, 2012) Movie

Award-winning Aarohan Theater Group (www.aarohantheatre.org) are known for their popular tele-films and TV serials for Nepal Television. Arohan have also produced films on social issues for Redd Barna Nepal, Nepal Leprosy Trust and John Hopkins University - some of which are subtitled and used internationally. The group runs the renowned Gurukul theater school with acclaimed productions and workshops lead by Sunil Pokhrel, who along with Gurukul students form a significant proportion of the star cast of Khagraash.

The leading male role of a Nepali-American, who was adopted by a Doctor in the United States and returns to Nepal in search of his biological parents, is played by Samyug Pokharel, and Sunil Pokhrel steps into the shoes of Muktinath Adhikari who was kidnapped from a school in Lamjung and shot to death in Chanpata in January 2002 (report in the Kathmandu Post).

Sugam Pokharel is one of the composers of the songs in the film.

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