Nepali Movie – Kagbeni (2008)

Nepali Movie – Kagbeni
Starring – Saugat Malla, Deeya Maskey, Nima Rumba, Hanif Mohammed, Pooja Gurung, Vivek Gurung etc.
Director – Bhushan Dahal

About ‘Kagbeni’

A 2008 release Nepali movie ‘Kagbeni’ is loosely based on the W. W. Jacobs’ 1902 horror short story “The Monkey’s Paw”. The plot of the movie takes place in a place called Kagbeni, located in the Kali Gandaki valley, about 2-hour walk from Muktinath. Well known journalist Bhusan Dahal has directed the movie featuring well known theatre actors in leading roles.

I think, ‘Kagbeni’ is one of the Top 10 must watch Nepali movies for it’s uniqueness in story telling and quality. As, the movie is an art movie, those looking for an entertaining story might not find it appealing.

The film is not available now.

Star Cast of ‘Kagbeni’

‘Kagbeni’ features Saugat Malla and Deeya Maskey in leading roles. Saugat Malla became popular as Haku Kale, a character in super hit movie ‘Loot’. The actor Saugat Malla is considered one of the best actors of the Nepali film industry. Apart from being a good actor, Malla is also in top of the news because of his affair with ex-Miss Nepal and the actress of ‘Gajalu’, Shristi Shrestha.

The actress Deeya Maskey is also a well known theatre actress. As both Saugat and Deeya have theatre background, they have justified the character they are featured in. Diya is known for controversial statements in interviews. She is married to Anup Baral, a well known actor and theatre play director. Well known singer Nima Rumba is also an attraction of the movie. Well known journalist, Bhusan Dahal, had directed the critically acclaimed movie. Apart from directing music videos, Dahal, hasn’t directed another movie after the 2008 release film. He is however active in journalism and is considered one of the best journalists of Nepal.

Watch other movies of Saugat Malla:


Nepali Movie – Fateko Jutta (Saugat Malla, Priyanka Karki)
Nepali Movie – Sanrakshan (Nikhil Upreti, Saugat Malla, Mailna Joshi)
Nepali Movie – Shree 5 Ambare (Keki Adhikari, Saugat Malla)
Nepali Movie – Lappan Chhappan
Nepali Movie – Mukhauta (Saugat Malla, Rajesh Hamal, Dayahang Rai)
Loot 2, Watch the full movie (Saugat Malla, Dayahang, Richa)
Nepali Movie – Shabda
Nepali Movie – Lukamari
Nepali Movie – Kagbeni (2008)
Nepali Movie – Fanko
Nepali Movie – Utsav
Nepali Movie – Soongava
Nepali Movie – Kabaddi Kabaddi
Nepali Movie – Sadanga
Nepali Movie – Badhshala
Nepali Movie – Fitkiree
Nepali Movie – Saurya
Nepali movie – Loot
Nepali Movie – Highway
Nepali Movie – Chhadke

Movies of Deeya Maskey


Nepali Movie – Kagbeni (2008)
Nepali Movie – Ek Din Ek Raat (2011)

Poster of ‘Kagbeni’

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Story of Poojana Stri, Poojana Pradhan, and Pooja Gurung

Popular model and actress Poojana Pradhan is known as Poojana Stri these days, quite a different name from her original/official identity. Neither Poojana nor Pradhan nor Stri are in her official documents.

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Poojana Pradhan  actually is Gurung by birth, not Pradhan. Poojana’s mother Uma Pradhan and father Khadga Bahadur Gurung decided to divorce when Poojana was a little kid. When her dad married another woman she started living with the single mom.  Being with the Pradhan mom, it never came to her that she has to write Gurung as her last name. Her parents named her Puja in her childhood.

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