Curious Case of Bhim Thapa
This documentary centers on a man, a myth and his legacy and works both as a biopic and as a timelessly relevant piece of social commentary. Mr. Bhim Thapa has dedicated his life on the idea that people need to be awakened to bring changes in their lives. He held this idea for a lifetime, painting & inscribing the word “khoja” on pavement, walls, and stones all over Nepal. Although he is 96 years old, he is still traveling and writing. It is believed that he has written/inscribed “Khoja” over 8 million times.
Bhakta Chand studied Theater Arts and English Literature in Norway. During his studies, he developed an interest in films and documentaries. He returned to Kathmandu to produce documentaries on social, cultural & contemporary issues in Nepal. His first documentary on the plastic problem in Kathmandu valley won him the prestigious award at San Francisco organized by the Siemens. He wrote and directed a feature length documentary about traditional music and musicians called “Valley Of Music”. The Curious Case of Mr. Bhim Thapa is his third documentary film.