Senior Gynecologist, Obstetrician, Chairperson of Om Hospital and notable lyricist Dr Bhola Rijal once again rowed his musical yatch to come by the shore of his fans. 'Sugam Sangeet', 'Aadhunik Geet' are the results of his splendid words in modern genre of music but for the first time, all his consequential lyrics are baked within the ‘POP’ genre by various artists. Dr Bhola Rijal’s new pop album produced by his wife Sarala Rijal was launched at Nanglo Bakery Café on Tuesday.
Dr Rijal opted for the name ‘POPCORN’ to title the album, so did the organizers created new concept of launching the album equally. After the veterans of Nepali music, arts and business ascended the throne of chief guest; everyone was served with a box of popcorn tied up with red ribbon. Everyone surely thought for the confusion but the hall flooded with poise when Hari Bamsha Acharya and Madan Krishna Shrestha dug up the bowl of popcorn and took the album out from the bottom.
Others chief guests who were invited were Dr Harish Joshi, Bharat Shakya, Rajesh Bomjam, Uddyab Poudel, Anil Sthapit, Saral Rijal (wife) and Sugam Pokhrel. Hari Bamsha Acharya comically complimented him as ‘Gyno and Gyne’ (Gyno for his medical profession and Gyne for the musical talent he possess). Madan Krishna Shrestha prayed for the implementation of law in the country. Sugam Pokhrel went to hindsight and shared, ’Mero bachha nahuda yo album ko suruwat bhayeko thiyo tara ahile maro chori dedh barsa ko bhaesakyo.’
Ten various singers have given vocal to the songs to the album produced by Music Dot Com. Colorful album cover designed by Anil Sthapit makes it very attractive. Two music videos were shown in the program, ‘Haruya Chura (Anju Pant)’ directed by Prachanda/Sulochana and ‘Pagal’ directed by Suraj Singh Thakuri. Both of the directors were out of the sight.
Dr Rijal proved for not just being a doctor but also a loving husband to Saral Rijal, lyricist for lok, sugam sangeet and pop. Host Naresh Bhattrai informed that the doctor also turned to be a host for a program back in Bangladesh. Let’s keep our eye wide open to see more what our senior doctor will present us.