Thursday, September 18, 2008
The special screening of Sano Sansar organized to raise funds for Janabahaa Society (see earlier blog about this here) was a complete sell-out. Seen in the picture above is the "hero" of the film Mahesh Man Shakya (with dark glasses), his mother (sitting) and his father Mahendra Man Shakya (with baseball hat) at Jai Nepal cinema just before the special show. We had estimated we would be able to sell about 50 tickets, as they were priced quite steeply at Rs. 500 each, but we ended up selling 85 at the end. Special thanks to Mahendra Man Shakya, who happens to be one of the officiating priests of Patan's much reverred Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar or Kwa Bahaa), for coming up with this idea. Not only did he organize the whole event, but also personally contributed to the Janabahaa Society funds -- an additional cash input for each ticket sold on top of the savings from the Rs. 500 ticket sales after deducting expenses. At the end of the day, we collected close to a whopping Rs. 30,000 for Janabahaa Society from this one screening of the film! Music videos, wallpapers and other details of the film can be found here. We wish Sano Sansar grand success, and also wish a glistening career to Mahesh Man Shakya.