Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

The Eternal Melody (Anhad)

Ajyal Competition

Niranjan Raj Bhetwal / Short Narrative / Nepal / 2021 / 14 min / Colour
In Nepali / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama


When an elderly woman living high in the mountains with her grown son is visited in a dream by her late husband, mother and son go to great lengths to help ease his passage to the next world. Religion, spirituality, and the universal human condition are intricately woven in this tale about the agony of accepting loss—while navigating the dissonance between letting go and holding onto that which has passed

About the Directors

Born in Nepal, Niranjan Raj Bhetwal is a filmmaker based in Kathmandu. He holds a bachelor's degree in scriptwriting and direction, followed by a 2-year diploma in digital animation and video editing with several filmmaking workshops and master classes. As a filmmaker, his passion is to represent authentic Nepali voices, and his films explore themes that include family ties, magical realism, and complex and diverse characters with strong spiritual values. His short film 'Kafal Pakyo' (2014) travelled to over 75 film festivals and won numerous awards.


Niranjan Raj Bhetwal
Niranjan Raj Bhetwal
Ram Krishna Pokharel
Sarad Mahato
Kiran Shrestha
Production Company
Icefall Productions
Production Designer
Sandeep Shrestha
Chandra Kumari Upadhyaya, Hari Bahadur Adhikari, Govinda Prashad Upadhyaya, Durga Prashad Khatiwada

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