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‘Tulkee’ will be screened from May 26, ticket booking open

Kathmandu, May 25:  The ticket booking for the movie ‘Tulkee‘ based on polyandry (Bahupati) has been opened from today.

The Palm Group Pvt Ltd, which produced the movie, held a press conference here in Kathmandu on Wednesday and informed that the movie “Tulkee” will be screened across the country from Friday.

Speaking at the press conference, the producer of the film, Shekhar Lama, informed that the polyandry system (Bahupati) that has been prevalent in the Himalayan region of Nepal has been shown through the film. “In the movie Tulkee, the polyandry system in the Himalayan districts of Dolpa, Humla, Mugu and others is shown,” he said.

Producer Lama said that the movie was shot in remote villages like She-Foksundo, Tripurakot, Ralli, Karelikanda and others in Dolpa district.

In the press conference, film director Devjung Thapa said that the story of a girl who grew up in a different community in the lower area of Dolpa goes to the upper area after getting married and after going there, she had to go through the story in the name of custom.

The movie is directed by Devjung Thapa and cinematography by Sushil Adhikari and Navraj Ghimire. RP Karmacharya and Ujeli Lama are in the role of producers in the movie produced by Shekhar Lama. The story of the movie is written by Laxman Sunar, editing by Tara Thapa, background music by Sanjeev Subba, choreography by Ligesh Bhattarai and Ramesh Budhathoki.

Shishir Wangdel, Swastima Karki, Sophia Limbu, Narendra Tamang, Som Lama, Shekhar Lama, Saujan Subba, Bhaktasinh Kathayat, Ratnaprasad Neupane and others are acting in the movie.

Trailer released

The trailer of Tulkee, a movie based on the story of polyandry, has been released. The trailer of the movie Tulki, which is going to be released on the 12th of June, was released on Friday. A decade ago, Rajendra Thakuri, the nephew of Mustangi Raja, a resident of Mustang, tried to make a film about the virginity of polyandry in Upper Mustang.

Despite various difficulties, it was the dream of filmmaker Thakuri to make a film about polyandry as his second project after the movie Muktidata, which was made on the subject of Mustang. Although that dream of the producer Thakuri could not be fulfilled, now Tulki, a Nepali story film about the polyandry system of Dolpa, has been made, not Mustang.

The Palm Group has added a new dimension producing a film about polyandry. It is not easy to make a film on the traditional practice of one wife having more than one husband. The construction was completed only after a long study and research and spending a large budget.

According to the production company, the shooting of Tulki, the first movie based on polyandry, took place in remote villages like Phoksundo, Tripurakot, Ralli, Karelikanda and others in Dolpa district.According to producer Shekhar Lama, polyandry, which still exists as a custom in the costumes of Himalayan districts like Dolpa, Humla, Mugu, Mustang, is shown through Tulki. In the movie, a girl who grew up in a different community in the lower area of ​​Dolpa gets married and goes to Upallo, and after going there, the tragic story of marital gang rape that she had to suffer in the name of custom is revealed in the movie.

This movie featuring Shekhar Lama is directed Dev Thapa, cinematography Susil Adhikari and Namraj Ghimire, editing Tara Kimbhe Thapa, music Gyanendra Giri and Rohit Deuba, and 2 songs sung Rekha Joshi, Harina Nath and Rohit Deuba. Background music is composed Sanjib Subba and the film is produced RP Karmacharya and Ujeli Lama.

The film stars senior actors Shishir Wangdel, Som Lama, Swastima Karki, Ratna Prasad Neupane, Himali Neupane, Saujan Subba, Sophia Limbu, Narendra Tamang, Shekhar Lama, Bhaktasinh Kathayat and others. Entertainment has got it. The story of this movie is written Lakshman Sunar and the lyrics Shekhar Lama.According to the production side, the movie was made after about four years of research and about one crore was spent.