I have compiled a list of new Nepali movies you shouldn’t miss. The quality of Nepali movies have improved in the modern days. Experimental movies have been very successful these days. All the movies listed here are the movies made after 2010.
Update – Paradeshi
A 2015 release, superhit movie of Prashant Tamang. The movie ‘Paradeshi’ was directed by Narayan Rayamajhi, the director of another hit movie ‘Gorkha Paltan’.
1. Classic (2016)
The 2016 release movie by Aryan Sigdel, ‘Classic’ is one of the top movies of the year 2016. The movie about a blind couple features Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha in leading role. Namrata Shresthat had had won all the Best Actress awards of the year for her role in the movie. Aryan Sigdel had also won Best Actor awards for his role in the movie. The movie was also awarded the Best Movie of the year award in various film awards. This is a must watch movie.
Watch ‘Classic’ – (Skip the initial 4 minutes to watch the movie.)
The movie is written by Chhetan Gurung and is produced by Subas Giri. It featuers the DOP of Rajesh Shrestha. The editors of the movie are Surendra Poudel and Pritam Pandey. The associate director is Bikash Subedi, chief assistant director is Dinesh Bahadur Rawat. The movie made on the romance of a visually impaired couple is also the most awarded Nepali movie of 2016.
Movies featuring both Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha
Nepali Movie – Homework
Nepali Movie – Classic
Nepali Short Film – Hoske (Namrata Shrestha and Aryan Sigdel)
Nepali Movie – November Rain
Nepali movie – Mero Euta Sathi Chha
2. Chhakka Panja (2016)
The super hit and record breaking movie of 2016, ‘Chhakka Panja’ is directed by Deepa Shree Nirauala. Featuring top comedy actors of Nepal, the movie has made various records in the Nepali movie industry. This is also the must watch comedy movie of the year.
Watch ‘Chhakka Panja’
More details about ‘Chhaka Panja’ in its own page.
Other movies by the same team:
3. Pashupati Prasad
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.
Watch ‘Pashupati Prasad’ here:
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.
Made on a well known story titled ‘Jhola’ by literary figure Krishna Dharabasi, ‘Jhola’ is made about an ancient practice in Nepal called ‘Sati’. It was an usual practice of women to immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre. It started as a form of willful suicide by the widows but, later some widows were forced to death. The lead actress of the movie, Garima Panta was also awarded the Best Actress award in the SAARC film festival. She was also awarded the Best Actress National Award for her role in the movie. The movie was liked both by the critics and the viewers.
A fun filled movie featuring Keki Adhikari, Saugat Malla, Anup Baral, Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki etc. is good to watch. Set in Pokherali context, the movie is also a must watch movie of the year.
7. Nai Nabhannu La
All the sequels of ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ from its first to the last one (so far) the fourth sequel were successful. I think the second sequel was the most successful following by the third.
Watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’
The movie featuring Anmol KC and Samragyee RL Shah, ‘Dreams’ was also one of the most successful movie of 2016. Bhuwan KC debuted as a director in the movie. The movie also helped Samragyee win the New Actress of the year award in most of the film awards in the year.
9. Prem Geet
The musical love story movie featuring Pooja Sharma and Pradeep Khadka was one of the most successful movies of 2016. Two sequels of the movie are being made simultaneously. (The shooting of one of the sequels ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ has started on the day I wrote this while another sequel ‘Prem Geet 2’ shooting has been going on for some time.
Watch ‘Prem Geet’ here:
Another Anmol KC movie – ‘Gajalu’ was also liked by the viewers. The movie featuring Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, in leading role, has also established her as a credible actress.
Watch ‘Gajalu’ here:
Some other movies that had to be included in the list include ‘Jatra’ and ‘Kalo Pothi’.
Please suggest other movies should have been included in the list. (The movies released after 2010)