Charity Show of “MAYA”, a Nepalbhasha Movie

London, 20th July 2014

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK organised a charity show of “Maya”, a 2010 Nepalbhasha movie, at The Mall, Ealing Broadway,
in support of the makers of Nepalbhasha movies in Nepal.

Directed by Aryem Nakami and Sunita Rajbhandari Shrestha, the social drama set in the backdrop of culturally rich
medieval Kathmandu hailed child artist Shlesha Shrestha in the title role which had fetched her the prestigeous
Page3 Nepalbhasha Movie Awards 2013. The movie also starred talented child artist Aaryan Nakarmi, renowned
culture expert Ganesh Ram Lachhi, and seasoned actors like Madan Das Shrestha, Sunita Rajbhandari Shrestha and
Bhintuna Joshi.

The screening was warmly welcomed by members of Guthi, both young and seniors alike. The cinematic experience was
not only an effective medium to appreciate and learn about the pros and cons of Newah socio-cultural
traditions but also proved successful in leaving its viewers with moist eyes.

The show was attended by 25 members and supporters of Guthi, including the president of PPGUK Board of Trustees
Mahanta Bahadur Shrestha, Past President Sachetan Tuladhar, and PPGUK founding members Arjun Pradhan and
Shashidhar Manandhar.

While an interval session saw the organising committee offering home-made light refreshment to the guests, it also
allowed viewers to share their opinion about the unique work of Newah visual art. Members of the audience
strongly supported the underlying message of the movie which was to stop caste discrimination and replace
hatred with love in our society.