Five types of Nepali movies (with links to example movies)

A friend in Twitter, Rakesh, has categorized the Nepali movies in four different  types. Although the categorization is done very loosely and the boundary of this categorization is extremely blurry, such a categorization can give a rough guide on what a particular movie is like. I think, there is room for improvement in this categorization so that one can easily decide on whether to watch the movie or not. There is a possibility that some movies might fall in more than one category. Let’s review each category in detail with examples.

  1. Masala Nepali movies
  2. New Age Nepali movies
  3. Nepali movies for youth
  4. B and C Grade Nepali movies
  5. Historical and Art Nepali movies

5 types of Nepali movies

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Masala Nepali movies

Masala Nepali movies contain all the different entertaining aspects of movies. They are the mix of comedy, family drama, action, music and love all stuffed in a movie to appeal all types of viewers. They might contain all these ingredients (masala) or some of them. These types of movies are less risky and hence, the established film producers prefer to go with these type of movies.

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Nepali Movie – ATM

atm movieNepali Movie – ATM
StarringDinesh Thapa, Sabina Karki, Sonia Sharma, Jiya KC, Khusbu Khadka etc.
DirectorYadav Silwal

The movie titled Any Time Masti (ATM) had been one of the most controversial movies of all time. The vulgar dialogue and sex scenes had been highly criticized by everybody involved in the movie industry. The movie was banned by the government on the first day of release. Pre-release review of ‘ATM’ was posted previously.

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ATM ban lifted in court ruling, releasing on July 26

The movie ‘ATM’ (Any Time Masti), banned after it’s second show in theater has been cleared for screening after a court ruling.

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The censor board had asked the film makers to remove some scenes before it was suitable for screening in theater. The board banned the movie when it found that the film makers didn’t comply with the decision of the board and didn’t remove some of the objected scenes while screening the movie in theater.

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Sabina Karki and Soniya Sharma go sober in ‘Chhal’

The controversial actresses from the banned movie ‘ATM‘ Sabina Karki and Sonia Sharma are being featured in director Shiva Ghimire’s upcoming movie ‘Chhal’. Popular for delivering vulgar dialogues and hot scenes in ‘ATM’ three actresses of the movie Sabina, Soniya and Jiya KC were highly criticized. Although Sabina and Soniya have learnt the lesson from ATM, Jiya is going in the same path of showcasing her body instead of her acting talent.

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In their roles in ‘Chhal’ Soniya and Sabina are likely to be featured in sober roles. The movie is made on clashes between two gangs in a city and Sabina is featured as one of the gang leaders.

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Bhuwan KC having an affair with Jiya KC?

Actor Bhuwan KC is known as a playboy in Nepali movie industry and he has ample proofs to prove the statement true. After the divorce with his last wife Sushmita Bamjan, Bhuwan is alone and was linked with a businesswoman, Sarmila Dangol, previously. Now, in another rumor, Bhuwan might be having an affair with the controversial ‘ATM‘ actress, Jiya KC.


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ATM banned on the first day of release

As if the controversy is not enough, the movie ‘ATM‘ is banned after releasing in theaters today. The censor board had censored the movie and ordered the movie team to remove objectionable scenes while giving it an ‘A’ certificate. But, when the movie was released, the officials in the Board found that the production team hadn’t removed the objectionable scenes and had released the un-edited version of the movie.

After the Censor Board directed Home Ministry to stop the show, the screening of the movie has stopped after it’s second show. In response to the government action, producer and actor Dinesh Thapa told that it was technician’s mistake to leave out the censored scenes.  He told
that the movie will be shown again after removing the objectionable scenes.

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Nepali Movie – ATM (pre-release review)

Nepali movie ‘ATM’ is releasing on  November 23, 2012. The movie directed by Yadav Silwal features Dinesh Thapa, Jiya KC, Sabina Karki and Sonia Sharma in leading roles.

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The movie features the , cinematography of Ratna Karki, fight direction of Shankar Maharjan, music direction of Santosh Pragad, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, editing of Dawa Sherpa, story of Dinesh Thapa, script / dialogue of Nischal Shrestha.

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ATM to see the daylight on Nov 23

After a big debate on the controversial content in the movie and censorship in most of the content, the reshot and remade ‘ATM‘ is ready to be released in theaters on Mangsir 8 (November 23, 2012).


Dinesh Thapa’s movie ‘ATM’ is produced under D. Films banner and is directed by Yadav Silwal. Dinesh Thapa, Jiya KC, Sabina Karki and Sonia Sharma in main roles.

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ATM, censor board objected 17 percent of the movie

After the release of an ‘unofficial’ promo of the Nepali movie ‘ATM,’ it was attacked from all direction for the chhada dialogues and sex scenes. After the completion of post production, the censor board has decided that there are too many scenes not suitable for the public.

Out of the total length of about 2 hours, censor board has asked the movie team to removed some 20 minutes, nearly 17 percent of the total movie.

It is not known if the removal of such a long portion will leave anything to be seen in the movie. The censor board chief Sushil Ojha has asked the ATM team to edit all the objectionable scenes before re-submitting the movie for censor certificate.


ATM is produced under the banner of D. Films and directed by Yadav Silwal. The movie features Dinesh Thapa, Jiya KC and others in main roles.