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Directed by Raghava Lawrence, Laxmii is not only boring and outdated it is also problematic, perpetuating stereotypes against the trans community despite its promises to break it.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.
Foreign filmmakers sell Nepal as a paradise of ‘sob stories’—and Nepali filmmakers follow
The portrayal of Nepalis as poor, hungry, Mount Everest-climbing, uneducated people is not a result of what the people chose to share with the world but because that’s what filmmakers decided was worth telling.
Fleshing out real-life characters to depict real-life problems
Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, Netflix’s Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte is a messy but important portrayal of everyday women battling sexism and figuring their lives in a testosterone-driven society.
Not an eye-opener but still consequential
Here’s why you should watch Netflix’s latest docu-drama The Social Dilemma.
Here’s what these short Nepali films are doing right
This week, the Post examines four Nepali short films that were released last month, discussing their strengths and the lessons that can be learned.
In this messy, poorly written Netflix series, only Neena Gupta shines
Netflix India’s latest series, Masaba Masaba, is filled with cliches and is a boring rendition of the interesting lives of Masaba and Neena Gupta.
Despite its predictability, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is an engaging watch
What’s refreshing about the film is that it shows Gunjan Saxena as a human being with her own dreams, rather than as an hyper-nationalist ‘daughter of the nation’.
Going down memory lane: Why Dil Se is an underrated masterpiece
Here’s a breakdown of why the Mani Ratnam film is a classic and why it is--22 years later--still relevant today.
Netflix’s Bulbbul has little creative brilliance, saved only by its actors’ performances
The latest Netflix film is a retelling of a ghost story from a feminist point of view, showcasing great work by a lesser-known cast who overpower the not-so-strong screeplay.
Four Nepali filmmakers pick their favourite films
The Post spoke to filmmakers to curate a range of films to watch during the lockdown to get a glimpse of the best of world cinema.
Let Crazy World remind you what cinema can also be
Director Nabwana IGG’s writing, directing and sequencing doesn’t adhere to traditional storytelling notions--and that is perhaps its biggest feat.
5 South Indian movies we recommend you watch
There is more to South Indian movies than just the action they're famous for.