After making ‘Sunakali’, I decided it is time I made a film on Chhaupadi which confines menstruating women into animal sheds. The society where I grew up considers menstruating women impure. We can get rid of this tradition only through women empowerment. And this is possible only if women succeed in doing something that even many men cannot do. Thus, I got women empowerment and mountaineering as the theme of my film.
I needed real characters for the movie. But it was very difficult to bring young women on board. My team initially shortlisted 15 women after inviting them, through a radio advertisement, to sit for an interview. We finalized four girls, but even they were initially unwilling to come on board.
We arranged a team of experienced climbers to instill confidence on these young girls who had not even trekked to the mountain areas. The success of the expedition is not only an important part of the script but will also be a defining moment in the life of these determined girls.
- Bhojraj Bhat
What we do
Rara Films is a full-service production company based in Nepal. We provide pre-production, production and post-production services in Nepal. We have state of the art equipment and a pool of talents that meet the highest international standards in filmmaking. We have worked as line producer for leading international organizations in geographically difficult places like the Everest region.
We have a separate team for production of TV commercials. Just provide information about your brands and target audience, we will come up with attractive concepts for your TVC so that you can market your products and services in the best possible way. We bring life to your vision with unparalleled quality, creativity and transparent budgeting.
Rara Films has been producing profile of different associations, agencies and corporate houses as well as individuals. Our team of experienced writers conduct a thorough research to prepare script for corporate profiles. We make sure that the profile produced by us reflects the essence and ethos of the institutions and individuals on whom the profile is made.
Documentary is at the core of our activity. Rara Films is working on two documentaries are present – Mission Saipal and The Other World Cup – while few more are in scripting stage. We have partnered with number of international filmmakers on documentaries. Our focus is always on unreported stories and our documentaries tell the story not read anywhere else in the world.