As the country enters the third day of complete lockdown, we have compiled a good list of top ten movies you should watch. The list is a combination of new and old movies. Happy watching!
1. Talakjung vs Tulke (2014)
This is a drama movie directed by Nischal Basnet. Tulke is a day-laborer in a Nepali mountain village. He struggles to reclaim his lost aristocratic identity as a violent revolution is disrupting every aspect of village life. It was selected as the Nepali entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards
Balidan is one of the successful movies of all time. The movie is based on the people’s movement for democracy, and its lively presentation justified its success. The story of democracy fighters made it different from most of the other Nepali movies.
The film features the struggle of a poor guy who lost his parents in the earthquake. He comes to Kathmandu to earn his living and pay off the debt owned by his late father. It was also nominated for the Nepali entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.
It is a Nepali crime thriller written and directed by Nischal Basnet. A group of young men plot to rob a bank in Kathmandu. This film was credited for introducing a new pattern of storytelling and breaking the convention-style of movie-making. Natural acting, powerful story with suspense and thriller makes this movie a great success. A sequel was released in 2017.
Jhola is a film based on a story by Krishna Dharabasi. It is about sati pratha that was prevalent in Nepal until the 1920s in which a wife had to immolate herself upon her husband's death, typically on his funeral pyre. This film also takes one back to the time and exposes our social ill.
This social movie became successful in setting alternative trends in the Nepali cinema industry. As suggested by the title, it features a game played between a local tough guy, Kaazi, and an outsider, Bibek, to win over a girl: Maiyaa.
It is a mixture of action, comedy and drama. Primarily shot in the gallis of Thamel, Jatra tells the story of three people who have lots of problems as they do not have money. The story revolves around Rs 30 million robbed from a bank. The one who found the money believes in hard work and follows moral principles. The movie revolves around various ideas they implement to protect the money from bank robbers with a dream of a better future. A sequel was released in 2019.
One of the most successful movies in Kollywood is a love story of two college friends: Amar (Udit Narayan) and Suniti (Tripti Nadakar). It also features Arjun (Bhuwan K.C.) as lover of Suniti. The film depicts the disparity between rich and poor people. The Indian comedian Hum Jayega has a short appearance. It was the highest grossing movie of the time.
It is a comedy movie. Dui Rupaiya is all about two friends searching for a two-rupee note which they lost on their way. Two best friends who lost the transaction slip ( Rs 2 note ) are struggling to find the note. The film entails their quest to find that Rs 2 and save their necks, all the while saving themselves from local thugs, police, and their boss as well.
Deuta was written and directed by Tulsi Ghimire and released in 1991. Many consider the performance by megastar Rajesh Hamal in this film as his career best. Srijana (Srijana Basnet), an amateur painter, hesitates to marry the only son of her father’s business partner. Instead, she wants to learn painting and wants to visit her paternal aunt in a remote village, where she meets Sonam (Shrawan Ghimire) and Shankar (Rajesh Hamal). A triangular love among three begins and flows through the course of the movie.