Shankhadhar music video release

Sunday 7th August 2016

A music video from Nepalfirst animated feature film -ShankhadharYaa Baakha(The Legend of

Shankhadhar) was released simultaneously in Nepal, U.K. and U.S.A. The movie is written,

produced and directed by Sanyukta Shrestha. The animation team comprises of Sanyukta Shrestha,

Anjana Shrestha, Niyukta Shrestha, Bigyan Prajapati and Pranjal Kakshepati. Music is by Bishwo

Shashi and Ganga Thapa, while the vocal is by Nisha Deshar. The music video's dance is directed

by Sunita Rajbhandari and lyrics written by Sanyukta Shrestha. Subhash Ram Prajapati and

Sunita Junu are the linguistic consultants for Nepalbhasha.

The music video was first released at Microsoft Innovation Centre, Nepal, by the movie director's

father Mr Shambhu Shrestha. The event was opened by Shataabdi-Purush Dr SatyaMohan Joshi

who highlighted on the significance of the movie for Nepal and its cultural heritage. He added that

it was a commendable attempt by a Nepali national currently living in the U.K.

While Sanyukta Shrestha interacted through live video from the UK, speakers of the event included

Naresh Bir Shakya, Allen Bailochan Tuladhar, Niyukta Shrestha, Madan Das Shrestha, Darshan Bir

Shakya, Ramesh Kumar Shrestha, Nisha Deshar, director RatnaKaji Maharjan, Pushkar Mathema,

Shyam Krishna Manandhar, Hari Krishna Shrestha, Pabitra Kasaa and Juju Kaji Ranjit.

In Europe, the release was organised by presenter Pasa Puchah Guthi UK at Kings College, London.

Sanyukta Shrestha briefed on the making of the movie, of which the music video was released by

Satyabhama Mathema from the eldest organisation of the Newars, Chwosaa Pasaa. In the event,

chief editor of Matina publications Shashi Maahaju, Prof Dr David Gellner from Oxford University,

president of Guthi board Mahanta Shrestha, and vice-president Ojesh Singh, and joint secretary

Preetie Kachipati conveyed their support for the film and the team.

In United States, U.S. presenter of the movie Newah organization of America (NOA) conducted the

release at Arlington Central Library in Washington D.C., where NOA founding member Hari Man

Shrestha enlightened the audience about Sankhadhar Saakhwa and Nepal Samvat. While Sanyukta

Shrestha interacted with the audience through live video, speakers of the event included NOA

president Ram Shrestha and secretary Pushkar Prajapati.

While the world-wide release of the music video was designed by Alok Siddhi Tuladhar of Impact

Productions (Nepal), Ojesh Singh (UK) and Dr Roshan Lal Shrestha and Pushkar Prajapati (USA),

the movie which is being made in Nepali and Nepalbhahsa with English subtitles, is slated to be

released on the Nepal Samvat New Year 1137 i.e., November 2016.

The music video can be watched at www.yantrakala.com/animation/musicvideo

Photos from Nepal event are available at www.yantrakala.com/news/music-video- release-nepal

Photos from UK event are available at www.yantrakala.com/news/music-video- release-UK

Photos from USA event are available at http://www.yantrakala.com/news/music-video- release-USA