Director: Dhiraj Rai
Om Bikram is a documentary based on history of Nepali Music. The documentary covers a wide range of facts in pop scenario of Nepal. How the pop music evolved in Nepal starting from Om Bikram Bista to the extinction of bands like The Himalayan Band (original creator of Musu Musu Hasidue). The documentary was nominated in Kathmandu International Film Festival(KIMFF 2007) and as well as Mumbai International Film Festival.
Dhiraj Rai started his musical journey way back in 1990 when he recorded his first song ‘Luki Luki’ and has 11 albums to his credit so far. ‘Priyasi 1’ (2047), ‘Priyasi 2’ (2049), ‘Priyasi 3’ (2051), ‘Timra Nayan’ (2053), ‘Girl Friend’ (2055), ‘Parivartan’ (2057), ‘Suzana’ (2059), ‘The Best of Dhiraj Rai’ (2060), ‘Prithak’ (2061), ‘Freedom’ (2063), and ‘Star’ (2064/65).
The sometimes lovable and sometimes very controversial singer has also two books to his credit, ‘Pop Ma Biteka 15 Barsa’ (written in 2005), ‘Ke Ho Pop Sangeet?’ (2007). Dhiraj Rai is currently working on his new album and has been rather busy with performances!
Irrespective of what is written and talked about him, he seems to like living life on his own terms by doing various other things besides singing. Whether its writing books or making documentaries, he surely knows how to play in the hands of the media and in turn the media love him for his sometimes outrageous remarks and sometimes downright simplicity.
In collabration with Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF)
DATE: 30th APRIL 27, 2016(SATURDAY)
VENUE: Sanskriti SPACE, BIRTA (NEAR GANESH TEMPLE)