There was a time when people did not hesitate to keep aside a few rupees to go to a cinema hall. Going to a movie hall maybe cost them ten to twenty rupees, and that was expendable. Be it Hindi or Nepali movies, there was not much of a difference regarding the price they had to pay at a cinema hall. This encouraged people to visit the hall, at least once a month. Similarly, it also was easy to go there as a family or in a group of friends, and did not have to expend that much. Likewise, if one needed a place for a quiet date (sometimes noisy) then the cinema hall was there. Who would mind spending some money to get some great entertainment?

Things have changed, and drastically at that, if you think about it. Today, the urban crowd does not want to go to any cinema hall; it wants to visit the coolest cinema hall in town. And, yeas there are many options available, thanks to the multiplexes and highly facilitated movie halls. In the valley, there are cinema halls like Gopi Krishna, Jai Nepal, Kumari, QFX Central, Big Cinema, Barahi, among others. People throng to thee halls to watch movies of all genres, and of all places. Be it a Hindi movie, a Hollywood movie, or a Nepali movie, people do not think twice to get the best of facilities. No one ponders the question, how much should you spend to watch a Nepali movie? And, why should anyone? Is it not our responsibility to love Nepali films, and heed them the same respect and status as Hollywood or Hindi movies? Yes, absolutely, but if you think about it, may be not.

How much are Nepali movies made of? Do the film producers in Nepal spend the same amount of money in Nepali film that Hindi or Hollywood producers do? The answer is most probably no, then why should we pay the same price to watch a Nepali film? Is not it fair that we get to watch a Nepali cinema in, say about fifty to sixty rupees, even in the multiplexes. After all, most Nepali cinemas are about the same, with only a few exceptions. Their quality is not same as the Hindi or Hollywood movies, nor is their presentation. Therefore, paying as much as other movies is not reasonable for a Nepali movie.


By yanam49

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