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.
The 2015 release movie written by the lead actor, Khagendra Lamichhane, ‘Pashupati Prasad’ is a movie about the problem of poverty. The movie directed by Dipendra K Khanal was liked by critics and the viewers. Khagendra’s previous movie ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ was also a very successful movie. I would recommend you to watch both of them but, let me count both of them as one.
A love-story movie, release in 2013 is set in a very beautiful location in Mustang. The movie featuring Nischal Basnet, Rishma Gurung, Dayahang Rai and Rajan Khatiwada in leading role is directed by Ram Babu Gurung. After the huge success of ‘Kabaddi’ its sequel ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ was also released in 2015. If you like ‘Kabaddi’ you won’t be dissapointed by its sequel ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ too.
Nepali movie ‘Basudev’ is a presentation of Binod Chaudhari, currently the richest person in Nepal, the only billionaire from Nepal who made it to the Forbes’s list of the richest people in the world. The movie based on the story of Dr. Dhruba Chandara Gautam “Kattel Sir Ko Chotpatak”. The movie is the debut movie of actor Krishna Malla. His current wife featured his opposite in the movie is Sharmila Shah who later became Sharmila Malla after marrying Krishna. It is a possibility that the love affair between the two started at the set of the movie.
Made under the the banner of Manakamana Films, the movie was a super hit movie of its time, in 1985. The songs of the movie are still liked by a lot of listeners. One of the ever-green songs of the movie recorded in Robin Sharma’s voice is the song on the poem of poet Laxmi Prasad Devkota’s – ‘Yatri’. The movie features the cinematography of Prem Upadhaya, screenplay of Nir Shah, dialogue of Mukunda Shrestha and produced jointly by Binod Chaudhay, Sophie Upadhyaya and Nir Shah.