Departing from the usual standard of glossy music videos featuring mostly celebrities, the year saw a few music videos that focused more on storytelling and created compelling music videos that rivaled international music videos. The Post looks back at four music videos that deserve to be remembered in the years to come.
“Mero Pani Haina Ra Yo Desh” by Prakash Saput
When this song was released on April 23, it created quite a buzz online as people immediately liked it and resonated with the issue it raised.
Billed as a reality TV show, this contemporary folk drama music video, directed by Prakash Saput, shows the diversity of cultures and ethnicities that make up our society and demands responses to their ownership of this country. Whether it’s the hand movements, the fusion of traditional and contemporary musical instruments or the camera work, the clip leaves us all in awe of the perfection with which this song is adapted.
This song perfectly sums up the frustrations experienced by young Nepalese across the country in finely structured phrases. And that’s why looking back at today’s song is as important as it was yesterday.
“Maili” by Ankita Pun
Ankita Pun’s second song ‘Maili’ from her debut album helped put a strong emphasis on her.
Based on a lahure pair, ‘Mail’ takes us back to a time when it was common for men from some indigenous communities in Nepal to go and serve in the military of different countries and leave their wives behind with limited marital memories. The song is a heartfelt and heartfelt ode to the thousands of lahure families forced to live apart in the hope of a better future.
Shot in Panchthar and Jhapa, the clip tells the moving story of a couple decades ago and makes excellent use of cinematography to give the video a rustic feel. The five-minute video flows smoothly and touches both the eyes and the soul.
‘Galli Sadak’ by VTEN
VTEN’s music videos are always larger than life, and its most recent release, ‘Galli Sadak‘, is no exception. Whether it’s the extravagant white bungalows he uses or the need to bring in the FBI to hunt him down, VTEN is going all out with his recent clip as he always does.
In the song, VTEN is straightforward with his lyrics and takes audiences on their journey through the streets to become one of the hottest rap artists the country has ever produced.
One of the worms’K faida cha ra yah nira bigreko samaaj bigarera‘(What I have to gain from bribing an already corrupt society) sounds like a justification for popular claims against him to have a bad influence on society. With the justifications he gives, his lived experiences, his dislike of the Nepalese police and even with the boastful statements used in his lyrics, this song helps us understand and empathize with the controversial singer.
“Bhaans Ghari” by Bipul Chettri
Many must have stumbled upon this song only after seeing Bipul Chettri’s song. recent post on Facebook. Chettri had posted a photo of an old man named Maan Bahadur Bhattrai and how he made his acting debut at the age of 94 in ‘Bhaans Ghari ‘. This particular post got me to watch the clip too.
The clip begins with Rabindranath Tagore’s quote, âThe butterfly doesn’t count months but moments, and has enough time,â and the story unfolds gradually as the video progresses. The video follows Maan Bahadur Bhattarai and shows the emptiness he feels at his age when left alone after the death of his partner. The song ignites the conversation around the neglect and neglect that many older people in our society face.
If you haven’t watched this song yet, it’s definitely something worth watching to start the New Year and meditate on life and death and the times in between.