#HonestHour – I’ve noticed that several songs from recent Nepali films have started remixing old classics again. I am supportive of the idea. Young people – fans of these young stars – who grew up without listening to the original versions get to create a memory with these tracks. It’s a good idea!
Unfortunately, there’s bound to be criticism surrounding these remixes because the original doesn’t feel too old for some of us. Whether that’s Piratiko Mitho Tirshana, Aja Hamro or Chatta Rumal. Just because the Nepali films are doing this does not mean film-makers NEED to. I am not a fan of the new remixes that I have seen so far. Some of the videos shine at their colourful tacky best, highlighting what a missed opportunity that the entire product is.
While some videos show a glimmer of spark due to the radiant actors, they’ve been letdown by weak choreography and haphazard number of dancers (which is quite common with Nepali film songs). Some of the outfits worn by the actors are not pleasing to the eye.
I understand that this is a super-critical post but after years of ‘supporting Nepali cinema’, I am also like many others whose support has waned.