Upcoming film Prasad’s first song titled Lai Lai released on Tuesday via Youtube. The song is accompanied by a lyrical video, with stills from the film.
The film is about how a couple struggling to conceive a child maintain love and mutual understanding. Portraying the couple are actors Namrata Shrestha and Bipin Karki.
“At the heart of Prasad is an inter-caste marriage in which I have portrayed the role of the husband belonging to a lower caste. My approach while portraying this role, as in my previous film, is the same,” actor Karki said, “I have tried to give the character some real-life resonances so that the audience can relate and empathise with him. In any project, be it in the past or now, my approach remains the same, which many have said goes against the grain of what a ‘hero’ in a Nepali film should be.”
The film will also see director Nischal Basnet make a comeback as an actor. “I felt like I really ‘acted’ this time. Maybe it’s because of my own maturity as an actor, but more than that, it’s because of the director,” Basnet has said. He also mentioned that because the story delves into psychological conflicts between its characters, the shooting entailed plenty of retakes—once even 34 outtakes before a shot was finalised.
In the song and the stills that go with it, Karki is seen as a married tailor while Basnet looks like the one that comes in between the couple’s relationship.
Director Dinesh Raut, whose previous directorials include romance dramas such as Classic and November Rain, said that the song more or less captures the essence of the film.
Scriptwriter Sushil Paudel said that his debut is an attempt at “course correction of an industry where stories are often poor and aren’t portrayed creatively.”