17 November,2014:Â The 20th edition of Cinemandu was organised by the Embassy of India and BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation on November 14 at Nepal-Bharat Library, Nepal Airlines Building in Newroad.
â€œRemembering Alok Nembang: Screening of â€˜Sano Sansarâ€™ in Cinemanduâ€ was a tribute to the critically acclaimed director Alok Nembang, who passed away last week. â€œHe was one of the few Nepali directors who, in such a short span of time, contributed immensely to the Nepali film industry. His movies have been the talk of the town and he contributed a lot in introducing a new generation of actors in the industry. This is a great loss and he will always be remembered,â€ said Abhay Kumar, Secretary of BP Koirala India Nepal Foundation, as he offered a garland to the picture of Nembang.
A moment of silence was observed by the audience to pray for Nembangâ€™s departed soul.
â€œI wouldnâ€™t have been a part of the industry had Alok Nembang not persuaded me to do â€˜Sano Sansarâ€™. It was my first film, as it was his. Forgive me, I canâ€™t speak much. It is still unbelievable to me that he is no more with us. To elaborate the times we spent together will be very painful,â€ said Namrata Shrestha.
The 21st edition of Voices will feature Indian actor Seema Biswas, and is scheduled to be held on November 17 at 4 pm. The event is open to all.