Anuska Rauniyar: ‘I wanted to make a film to challenge the notions of traditional Nepali filmmaking’
The Post speaks to actor Avon Raj Upreti and director Anuska Rauniyar about their feature film ‘Chakkar’, which won an award at the Queens World Film Festival in New York.
Six Bollywood directors whose work aspiring filmmakers should follow
Some filmmakers are taking risks and filming unconventional stories, and they are the ones you should learn from.
Thappad makes the entitled uncomfortable
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the latest Bollywood film is a tight slap on the unjust social structure that entitles men with unfair privileges.
Meet the director and writer behind the most celebrated Nepali movie of the recent times
With hopes for acting dashed, and a years pining for a career in film, Binod Paudel has finally made his name by breaking the mould.
How bad editing, cinematography, and sound can spoil a good film
Bardiya Sundari directed by Sahara Sharma and produced/written by Abhimanyu Dixit (the Post's film critic) is a technical mess.
Min Bahadur Bham: Our film industry lacks creative producers who can invest more than money
The award-winning filmmaker on his love for the art of cinema and the current scenario of the Nepali movie industry.
Nepal International Film Festival kicks off today
The third edition of the festival will screen 80 films from 40 countries over five days.
The Nepali film industry has lights, camera, action—but no substance
The industry is in the doldrums primarily because most films neglect the basics of filmmaking--a good script with memorable characters, cinematography, and sound design.
In 'Panga', a mother dares to put herself, and her dreams first before her family’s needs
While it's not without flaws, the commendable work from director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari challenges a woman's prescribed place in society.
A crash course in Indian nationalist history from professor Devgn
Tanhaji is a historical epic that shoehorns religion into its tale of the battle between two macho males.
Living with scars, through no fault of her own
Bollywood film ‘Chhapaak’ has grabbed the issue of growing acid attack cases by its nerve, but many stories of survivors still remain untold.
There is an interesting premise, but the performances are better
‘Good Newwz’ is a new entry in a series of films in Bollywood that deals with the issue of sex in a mature way, but couldn’t stay away from stereotypes.
Searching for one’s existence—inside and outside Nepal
Filmmaker Kalani Gacon talks about his passion for filmmaking and his experience working in the country.
'Dabangg 3' is abs, item songs and a script steeped in patriarchy
Salman Khan is a superstar in the truest meaning of the word. But it's time he reevaluates his ideas on society and on cinema.
Nine trends that defined Nepali films in the past decade
While the industry’s output is increasing, the quality is often questionable.
Crime doesn’t pay—unless it’s in a movie
‘Machha Machha’ follows the same old ‘money in the bag’ formula, and there’s nothing to salvage it.
17th iteration of KIMFF opens today
This year’s edition will feature 63 films from 29 countries.
Copying a film is not a crime, but you need to build on the original’s idea
With Hari Humagain’s cinematography background, ‘Sarauto’ is a visually appealing film--but a director’s job is a lot more than putting together pretty clips.
After a short hiatus, misogyny is back in Nepali theaters
‘Cha Cha Hui’ is a film about perverts chasing their perversions with an especially perverted item song.
Five documentaries you don’t want to miss at Film Southasia ’19
The 12th edition of the film festival will showcase 63 films, selected from more than 2,500 submissions from all over South Asia.