| December 01, 2020

‘Oh My Man!’ – A film on myth and human cunning

‘Oh My Man!’ – A film on myth and human cunning
KATHMANDU, June 16: Director Gopal Chandra Lamichhane’s film ‘Oh My Man!’ was premiered at Q’s Cinema in Rising Mall, Durbar Marg on June 14. A short film based on the popular myth surrounding Kaal Bhairav—a deity in Basantapur, the film features Rama Thapaliya, Laxmi Giri, Swastika Rajbhandari, Sambhu Thapa and child artiste Kusagra Bhattarai in lead roles.

Republica caught up with director Lamichhane for a brief chat about the film:

Tell us more about the film. Also, how was your experience directing it?
‘Fun’ would be the best word to describe my experience. Although the film is based on a really old myth about how someone is not supposed to tell a lie in front of Kaal Bhairav, the context of the story represents our contemporary society. It sheds light on how the cunning of humans can make the Gods exclaim ‘Oh My Man!’ That explains the title.

What is next for ‘Oh My Man!’?
We want this short film to be screened in different national and international film festivals all around the world and we have already started doing our homework for the same. We’re in talks with Film Development Board, Nepal who will likely refer the film to film festivals and also sponsor the participation costs.

When can Nepali audience expect to be able to watch it?
Since the film is only 22.19-minute long, we have no plans to release it in theaters. If the audiences miss its screening during the film festivals this year, they can watch it online later as we are planning to upload it on YouTube the following year.

What are you working on next?
I will soon be working on the casting of my next feature film ‘Lamphu.’ Although it was announced about two years back, we could not go ahead with the project for technical reasons.