I have compiled a list of Top 10 old Nepali movies you shouldn’t miss. Clicks on the respective posters lead to the page with full movie. All the movies are available to watch. Half of the top 10 movies in this list are directed by Tulsi Ghimire. Others are directed by Hira Singh Khatri, Sambhu Pradhan, Nir Shah and Yadav Kharel. Five movies directed by Tusli Ghimire, two by Nir Shah and one each by Hira Singh, Sambhu Pradhan and Yadav Kharel.
1. Aama (1964) Directed by Hira Singh Khatri
First ever Nepali movie made in Nepal, by the government of Nepal is a black and white movie.
Starring – Shiva Shanker, Bhuwan Thapa (Bhuwan Chand), Uttam Nepali, Indra Lal Shrestha, Bashundhara Bhusal, Hira Singh Khatri and Hari Prasad Rimal. Watch full movie Aama here.
After a long time, Tulsi Ghimire’s another movie has released in theatre in Nepal, titled ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’. One of the most successful directors of the Nepali film industry, Tulsi Ghimire’s last few movies weren’t as successful as his reputation. The movie named after his previous superhit movie ‘Darpan Chhaya’ – the new movie will determine in Tulsi is still relevant in the new-age Nepali movie industry.
The movie introduces three new actors in the leading role – Puspal Khadka, Sahara Karki and Shraddha Prasai. I had previously written a detailed post about the three new entries in the movie- Read Who are the new entries in ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’.
The movie ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’ is written by Tulsi Ghimire. The music of the songs in the movie are composed by Ranjit Gajamer and Chandan Lomjel. With Puspal Khadka, Sahara Karki and Shraddha Prasai the movie also features actors like BS Rana and Saroj Khanal. The movie is made in a triangular love story between two girls and a guy. It is a teenager love story. The cinematographer of the movie is Rameshowr Karki, editing by Prakash Baraili and Bharati Ghimire. The movie is produced jointly by Sabu Gadal and Rabi Karki.
Three new actors are debuting in the sequel of the hit movie ‘Darpan Chhaya’ named ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’. The movie doesn’t have the original star cast and the director Tulsi Ghimire also says that the two movies aren’t linked with each other. The movie ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’ is going to release on Falgun 16, 2073 BS (March 10, 2017).
Photo – Sahara Karki, Puspal Khadka and Shraddha Prasai (Left to Right)
Video of Darpan Chhaya 2 press meet:
The movie is introducing three new actors in the Nepali film industry:
- Shraddha Prasai – Actress
- Puspal Khadka – Actor
- Sahara Karki – Actress
Shraddha Prasai Profile
The sequel of super hit movie ‘Darpan Chhaya’ – Darpan Chhaya 2 is in its post production and is releasing on Falgun 16. One of the songs of the movie written and directed by Tulsi Ghimire has been recently released. The movie titled ‘Aakashaima Khuleko Jun’ features the music of Chandan Lomjel and voices of Rajesh Payal Rai and Melina Rai.
The lyrics of the song is written by Sabu Rabi and choreography is done by Chodup Lama. The song features actor Puspa Khadka and actress Sara Karki. director Tulsi Ghimire, artist Bharati Ghimire and Firoj Timilsina are also featured in the song.
The movie ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’ is the first presentation of Sahara Production. The movie features Puspal Khadka, Sara Karki, Firoj Timilsina, Shraddha Prasai, Sher Bahadur Gurung, Jiwan Acharya, Suman Ghimire, Roshi KC , Sarina Poudel and others.
The trailer of ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’ has been recently released. The sequel of a superhit – record breaking movie ‘Darpan Chhaya’, doesn’t feature any original cast. The leading actors Dilip Rayamajhi and Uttam Pradhan couldn’t make it to the sequel. So, the movie features new artists.
When asked, if the sequel can earn as the original movie, the director Tulsi Ghimire says that the movie will earn “12 karore” (that is, 120 million). Do you think the sequel has the potential to earn that much money?
Nepali movie – Darpan Chhaya (2001)
starring – Dilip Rayamajhi, Niruta Singh, Uttam Pradhan, Tulsi Ghimire etc.
Director – Tulsi Ghimire
About ‘Darpan Chhaya’
Tulsi Ghimire’s movie Darpan Chhaya was one of the highest grossing movie in the history of Nepali movie industry featuring Niruta Singh with Dilip Rayamajhi. The movie is also credited to establish Dilip in Nepali movie industry.
This movie is a presentation of Shrawan Ghimire for Siddhanta Films P. Ltd.
Tulsi Ghimire has announced ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’ featuring new actors and a different story. In an event held in June 2016, Ghimire told about his attempt to bring together the original cast of the movie without success.
Watch the full movie ‘Darpan Chhaya’ in a single part:
Nepali Film – Anyaya
Starring – Bishow Basnet, Mira Madhuri, Jayanendra Chand, Mukund Shrestha,Gopal Bhutani, Mohan Niraula etc.
Director – Tulsi Ghimire
Watch full movie in a single part:
Nepali Movie – Mrigatrishna
Starring – Biraj Bhatt, Nandita KC, Karma Shakya, Hemanta Budhathoki, Bharati Gazmer (Ghimire), Dhruba Dutta etc.
Director – Tulsi Ghimire
Watch the full movie in a single part:
Credit – OSR Digital
Nepali Movie – Maya Ta Maya Ho
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Sanchita Luitel, BS Rana, Suraj RD, Laxmi Giri, Tulsi Ghimire, Nawal Nepal etc.
Director – Tulsi Ghimire
The movie ‘Maya ta Maya Ho presents the couple Nikhil Upreti with Sanchita Luitel in leading roles. The story of the movie is written by Binod Aryal, music by Sambhujit Baskota, lyrics by Shanti Priya / Basanta Sapkota, choreography by Gobinda Rai, action by Roshan Shrestha, cinematography by Purushottam Pradhan and editing by Manoranjan Shrestha. The singers of the songs in the movie are Rajesh Payal Rai, Anju Panta, Dipak Limbu, Mandavi Tripathi, and Manoj Raj Siwakoti. The child artists in the movie are Bivash Aryal, Angel Subedi and Bibhuti Aryal
Nepali Movie – Sukha Dukha
Starring – Shree Krishna Shrestha, Jharana Thapa, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Mithila Sharma, Keshav Bhattarai, Shrisha Karki etc.
Director – Shiva Regmi
The Nepali movie ‘Sukha Dukha’ is a presentation of Cine Kala Movies by Birendra Narayan Shrestha. The movie is directed by late director Shiva Regmi. Produced by Prabh Shreatha and Suraj Pradhan, the movie is also written by Shiva Regmi himself. The movie is made on a heart touching story on a social drama featuring the clash between the three generations of a family.
Tulsi Ghimire and Jaya Prakash Rijal are the guest artists in the movie and Sanjog Shrestha is featured as a child artist. Other notable artists in the movie include Ramchandra Adhikari, Birendra Hamal and Sushil Pokharel. Cinematography by Sambhu Sapkota, music by Sambhujit Baskota,
Nepali Movie – Rahar
Starring – Tulsi Ghimire, Niruta Singh etc.
Director -Tulsi Ghimire
The Nepali movie ‘Rahar’ is a presentation of Ajambari Films. The movie is produced by Shabanam Risal and Subarna Kayastha. The assistant cinematographer is Dik Khadka, choreography by Prabesh Bantawa, lyrics by Kusum Gajamer / Tulsi Ghimire, music Ranjit Gajamer. Shrawan Ghimire is the production officer. Tulsi Ghimire is the script writer, editor and cinematographer. The songs of the movie were popular among the Nepali audience and the movie was a hit movie of its time.
The third edition of INAS Film Award was held in Pragya Bhawan, Kamaladi in Kathmandu. The award ceremony held on Sunday awarded director Tulsi Ghimire with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award has has a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. The award ceremony was organized by the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRN) and the Film Development Board (FDB). In the program, NRN Upendra Mahato appreciated in the improvement in the quality of Nepali movies. Actor and musician Muralidhar expressed his happiness to be honored in a Nepali film award ceremony.
Watch the INAS Award winning movies here in xnepali:
Nepali Movie – Bijaya Parajaya
Starring – Bhuwan KC, Saroj Khanal, Krishna Malla, Sharmila Malla, Sushila Rayamajhi, Rupa Rana, Diwakar Sharma, Brajesh Khanal etc.
Director – Rajendra Shalav
The movie ‘Bijaya Parajaya’ is an action revenge drama movie presented by Nirakar. Script of the movie is written by Shailesh Acharya and Brajesh Khanal. Desh Bhakta Khanal is the chief assistant director, Chiranjivi Basnet is the production controller, action by Yubaraj Lama / Rajendra Khadgi, choreography by Basanta Shrestha, music by Sambhujit Baskota, cinematography by Javed Shah (assisted by Ramshankar Pradhan), editing by Ashok Parekh, concept/story – Shailesh Acharya.
Nepali Movie – Saait
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Bharati Ghimire, Dhiren Shakya, Niruta Singh, Tika Pahadi, Tulsi Ghimire, Laxmi Giri etc.
Director – Tulsi Ghimire
A presentation of Uday Lawati for CRF, Nepali movie ‘Saait’ features KK Lohar, Shubha Pradhan and Bhawani Bagdas in guest roles. Dimpi Ghimire, Gautam Chhetri, Panchami Ghimire and Shristi Ghimire are the child artists in the movie. The movie features playback singing of Aruna Lama, Indrajit Mijar, Sadhana Sargam and Bharati Ghimire. Shrawan Ghimire has helped as a special helper. Bhariti Ghimire has also worked as the Chief Assistant Director and assisted in the editing with Ram Sapkota.
Nepali Movie – Angalo Angaloma
Starring – Ramesh Upreti, Mera KC, Rabindra Khadka, Sharmila Malla, GopaL Raj Mainali, Subash Gajurel, Subhadra Adhikari, Laxmi Giri, Jitu Nepal etc.
Director – Deepak Rayamajhi
Nepali movie ‘Angalo Angaloma’ is a presentation of the late director, Deepak Rayamajhi under Deepak Rayamajhi Production. Mira KC is a new introduction to Nepali film industry in the film. Actors Rajendra Khadgi, Pradeep Singh, and Saron Sherpa are the guest artists in the film. Tulsi Ghimire is also featured in a special role in the film.
The movie also features editing of Banish Shah / Tara Thapa, choreography of Basantajung Rayamajhi / Raju Shah, action by Rajendra Khadgi, camera by Ramshankar Pradhan, story / script / dialogue of Abinash Shrestha, music of Sambhujit Baskota and produced by Himani Rayamajhi / Dipali Rayamajhi.