Koshish is a member of an underground Maoist group that is battling the Government of Nepal to overthrow the monarchy and establish a republic. He specifically belongs to the cultural wing of the outfit, which consists of troops that go from village to village and spread awareness among the poor, uneducated masses about their rights. It is in effect the propaganda wing of the guerilla outfit.
Koshish is leading an unarmed cultural troop on an awareness program in the village of Chailung, in the western district of Lamjung. Right after they finish the program, which consists of skits, songs and dances that glorify their movement, they are ambushed by the then Royal Nepalese Army. In the ensuing melee, most of the troop escape, but one of Koshish’s comrades, and an innocent village girl are killed and he himself is shot in his left leg. He manages to escape into a nearby field where he hides out from the army.
Runtime: 109 Min
Director: Samten Bhutia
Dates & Times: May 20, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Plays In: Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 | Auditorium : 2