‘Nepali films are more vocal and less visual’: Narendra Mainali
Celebrated cinematographer Narendra Mainali talks about his journey in the Nepali film industry, his thoughts on where Nepali films stand visually, and the challenges cinematographers like him face.
Anjan Gajurel: The audience sees the world of the film through the work of art directors
One of Bollywood’s leading art directors on what his job entails and the differences between working in Nepal and India.
Heroines vs female characters
In a male-dominated Nepali film industry, many filmmakers might not even know how to show female experiences with much-needed screen time and space.
Rajendra Moktan: Colours are powerful, and they can make us feel many things
A celebrated colourist on the significance of colours in films and how the Nepali film industry perceives his job.
Revisiting Soongava: Dance of the Orchids and analysing its queerness in 2021
It is evident that the film was made through a cis male gaze and had no input from queer women.
A disappointing mess that overglorifies motherhood
The new Netflix film 'Mimi' chooses the conventional, skewed and judgemental route to depict motherhood, making it nothing other than a forgettable piece of work.
Let’s talk about sexual coercion
‘A Good Apology’, a new short film, makes a decent attempt at highlighting the issue of sexual coercion, a form of sexual violence that is rarely discussed.
No room for criticism
For a film industry to grow, film critics play an important role, but in Nepal, most filmmakers would rather not have their films reviewed.
Queer-centric movies, series and documentaries young queer Nepalis recommend
This Pride Month, watch something queer-themed and better understand the vibrant LGBTIQ community.
“We have many stories from Upper Mustang that need to be told”
Filmmaker Dhondup Tsering talks about his award-winning film Ama Khando and the hard work that went into making the movie and the need to give more platforms to Nepal’s indigenous filmmakers.
Ten feel-good movies you can watch now
Take a break from these anxious times with these movies.
Taking a nostalgic look at Mahi Way, a show that was ahead of its time
Released almost a decade ago, Mahi Way is one of the most poignant Indian shows ever made, dealing with pertinent issues like body shaming, fixation with unrealistic romance, and the need for self-love.
Six films to watch this Valentine’s Day
Looking for a nice film for a night in with your partner this Valentine’s Day? Here’s what the Post recommends.
‘A producer should always think like a filmmaker’
A producer of award-winning movies, Prawin Takki Karki talks about his experience working as one in Nepal, his approach to films and how he builds creative bonds and partnerships.
The beauty of effortless, subtle cinema
Without being loud, ‘Is Love Enough, Sir?’ says a lot about society’s classist attitude that governs everything—including love.
The best short films of 2020--and the promising future they hold for Nepali films
This New Year, to celebrate the efforts of Nepali filmmakers who even during the pandemic didn’t stop entertaining and inspiring the audience, the Post picks five best Nepali short films of 2020.
Washing down pain with some raksi
Sikuma Rai’s latest documentary ‘Come over for a drink, Kanchhi’ is an earnest and empathetic attempt to tell the stories of women for whom alcohol is a friend in trying times.
Even after 15 years of its release, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa’s Karma is still impactful
Recently released on YouTube, Karma is a thoughtful film made by a stellar cast and crew, depicting a heartfelt story of a nun from Mustang who goes through a spiritual transformation.
Everything that is wrong with Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii
Directed by Raghava Lawrence, Laxmii is not only boring and outdated it is also problematic, perpetuating stereotypes against the trans community despite its promises to break it.
‘Every film we do is a reflection of our personal stories’
Award-winning filmmakers Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet on their cinematic journey, their creative process, future projects and why they like to stay away from the limelight--even after achieving so much.