Nepali films are selling either laughter or tears. A film that has a strong and meaningful combination of these two elements will never fail to get an audience. ‘Chakka Panja’, ‘Kabaddi’ and ‘Nain Nabhannoo La’ series are examples of this. Now, the film ‘Mahapurusha’ is on its way to become a similar example. Standing on the strong foundation of laughter and tears, this film is currently irritating the audience.
The film, based on the story of the loneliness of a single father and the sacrifices he makes for his children, has drawn an incredible crowd of viewers to the hall since the day of its release. Elderly people up to 80/90 years of age are reaching the hall with the help of sticks and children to watch the film, such a scene is rarely seen in Nepali films. The film has also attracted the younger generation who prefer Hindi and English films.
From the first day to the third day of the screening, when there was a public holiday, the film became a lottery. The film earned 33.38 lakhs (1 crore on the first day, 1.5 crore on the second day and 88 lakhs on the third day) in three days. Even though Monday’s business dropped a bit, the audience occupancy in multiplexes and single screens across the country is up to 60 percent. Even without vacation, this occupancy is pleasant.
The film received a mixed response from the critics and the audience called it a ‘masterpiece’. Children who have lost their parents have become emotional after watching the film, while others have also been deeply touched by the film. In the conversation with the media, many viewers have called ‘Mahapurusha’ as a ‘great film’. There can be no more powerful ‘word of mouth’ for the film.
A serious theme in the Nepali society, simple but strong presentation, touching and hurtful dialogue, the good acting of every actor has not only succeeded in keeping the audience tied to the movie hall, it has made the audience laugh and cry and laugh and cry while crying. Looking at the good response from the audience and the commercial reports, it seems that ‘Mahapurusha’ is likely to make a grand journey at the box office.
If there is no big drop in the business, the film will be able to raise investment in the first week and take steps towards a hit. Directed by Pradeep Bhattarai, the film features Madankrishna Shrestha, Harivansh Acharya, Gauri Malla, Rajaram Paudel, Arun Chhetri, Anjana Barailly, Ravindra Singh Baniyan, Shikha Tamang, Kopila Thapa, Shiru Bishta, Kavita Shrestha, Narendra Kansakar, Savin Bastola, Naresh Paudyal and others.