Love You Baba

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Love You Baba
Directed bySaugat Bista.
Produced bySamjhana Pokharel
Screenplay byGamvir Bista
Story byGajit Bista
StarringGajit Bista
Sangam Bista
Nishma Ghimire
Basanta Bhatta
Nirmal Sharma
Chandra Pant
Anmol Agrawal
Ashishma Nakarmi
Saugat Bista
CinematographyDivya Subedi
Edited byPritam Pandey
CountryNepal
LanguageNepali

Love You Baba is a 2014 Nepali film directed by Saugat Bista. Released on December 12, 2014, the film was unsuccessful at the box office but garnered two awards at the National Film Awards (Nepal). Actress Sangam Bista received "Best Child Artist" and Bista received the "Appreciation for youngest director" award.

Guinness World Records named Love You Baba director Bista the "youngest director of a professionally made feature length film" for the film.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film is about single father Sushant's attempt to take care of his 10-year-old daughter Chanchal. Chanchal's mother died during her childbirth, and Sushant faces challenges in raising her. Sushant does anything to make his daughter happy, taking her places and buying her things she desires. The film explores the close relationship between the father and the daughter.

Nishma, who says she is a social worker, meets Chanchal and says she will help her. Through Chanchal, Nishma, who is Chanchal's maternal aunt, gets to know Sushant and they fall in love. Chanchal is admitted to the hospital after getting injured while riding a bicycle. The doctors inform Sushant that Chanchal has only three to four months left because of an illness. During a flashback, Chanchal's mother died because of her father's error. Sushant's father-in-law wants to see Chanchal but owing to anger, Sushant refuses.

Cast[edit]

  • Gajit Bista as Sushant
  • Sangam Bista as Chanchal
  • Nishma Ghimire
  • Basanta Bhatta
  • Nirmal Sharma
  • Chandra Pant
  • Anmol Agrawal
  • Ashishma Nakarmi
  • Saugat Bista

The film stars Gajit Bista as Sushant and Sangam Bista as Chanchal.[2] Other members of the cast are Nishma Ghimire, Basanta Bhatta, Nirmal Sharma,Chandra pant, Anmol Agrawal, Ashishma Nakarmi, and Saugat Bista.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Sundar Chha Duniya Yo"Swaroop Raj Acharya,Nikhita Thapa3:14
2."Love You Baba"Krishna Kafle,Aayushna Nakarmi4:16
3."Suseli Ko Awaz Ma"Rajesh Payal Rai,Rajina Rimal3:45
4."Gadi Nai Ho Jindagi"Pradeep Bastola3:48

Production[edit]

Love You Baba was shot in 27 days in various places in Nepal.[4] As the film's director, Bista directed the film's production, the cast member's acting, and the film's message to viewers.[4] The film was Saugat Bista's directorial debut.[4] His father, Gajit Bista, said he believed Saugat was "joking" when Saugat wanted become a director. After the son continued to show "intense interest", Gajit Bista and other members of the film industry helped teach him about directing.[4]

Produced by Samjhana Pokharel, Love You Baba was produced by Shree Ram Balaji Films and F.D Company.[5] The film's screenwriters were Gajit Bista and Gamvir Bista.[5] Love You Baba was released December 12, 2014.[1]

Reception and accolades[edit]

Love You Baba was screened in a Japanese film festival.[6] Love You Baba "failed to hit the box office".[4]

Guinness World Records named Love You Baba director Saugat Bista the "youngest director of a professionally made feature length film", noting that he was "aged 7 years and 340 days when Love you baba (Nepal, 2014) was released in cinemas on 12 December 2014".[1][7] The previous record holder was nine-year-old Indian Kishan Srikanth who had directed the 2006 movie Footpath.[4][8] Guinness World Records awarded Bista the official certificate for making the film.[9]

At the Nepal Film Awards at the Asian Park Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Sangam Bista received "Best Child Artist" and Saugat Bista received the "Appreciation for youngest director" award.[10]

977MAG rated the film 3.5 stars, praising the performance and screenplay and criticizing the film's songs as "not bad but could have been better" and the climax as "could have been much better".[5] Suman Joshi of Nepali Film Reviews praised the film for being "a very beautiful movie".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Youngest film director". Guinness World Records. 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  2. ^ a b Joshi, Suman (2014-12-19). "'Love You Baba' movie review". Nepali Film Reviews. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  3. ^ "Eight-year-old director's film to release in December". República. 2014-09-28. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Kafle, Shristi (2015-02-24). "Feature: Guinness brands Nepal's 7-year-old as youngest film director". Xinhuanet. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  5. ^ a b c "Love You Baba – Movie Review". 977MAG. 2015-08-30. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  6. ^ Gautam, Usha Wagle (2015-10-20). "Nepal's youngest director has grand plans for future". Gulf Times. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  7. ^ Lynch, Kevin (2015-02-20). "Oscars 2015: The Guinness World Records alternative Academy Awards". Guinness World Records. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  8. ^ Parashar, Utpal (2014-09-30). "Nepali boy seeks to be youngest film director". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  9. ^ "Saugat Bista is the youngest film director". República. 2015-02-21. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  10. ^ "Qatar hosts Nepal film awards". The Peninsula. 2015-09-27. Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.