The Man from Kathmandu goes into productionFilm production company Tree-City, headed by Nakim Uddin, has announced its debut production, The Man from Kathmandu. The principal photography of the international film started this week in Kathmandu.
Film production company Tree-City, headed by Nakim Uddin, has announced its debut production, The Man from Kathmandu. The principal photography of the international film started this week in Kathmandu.
The Man from Kathmandu is directed by the Hollywood-based director Pema Dhondup, the maker of the 2004 film, We’re No Monks.
The Man from Kathmandu will feature a stellar cast of international and Nepali actors, including Bollywood star Gulshan Grover, Peurto Rican actor Jose Manuel and Kollywood heavyweights like Neer Shah, Karma, Shishir Bangdel and Anna Sharma. The film is slated to be shot in English and will be dubbed in Nepali prior to its release.
According to producer Uddin, ninety percent of the film’s shooting will be done in Nepal while the rest in Los Angeles. “Given the relatively innovative subject of the film and technological finesse, the film can make a name in the world cinema. This is a global product, so it will go on to please the audiences all over the world,” said director Dhondup.
“A disaffected American-Nepali half Hindu-Muslim boy detours to Kathmandu on his way to find his father in Syria, but his battle against a local don who kills his grandfather teaches him to follow a far more greater purpose in life, and in the process here connects with his roots, culture and traditions of the Himalayan nation, which he had forgotten,” the film’s logline released by the producers reads.
The Man from Kathmandu marks the maiden project for Tree-City Productions.