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.
Kadakh and the art of copying
Kadakh is director Rajat Kapoor’s rendition of the 1948 Alfred Hitchcock-directed Rope with firecrackers and goddess Laxmi references.
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.
It’s OK to hate-watch, sometimes
Netflix’s Mrs. Serial Killer is a terrible film, but you don’t have to feel guilty about watching it. At times like this, when we’re all stressed, hate-watching is--in some ways--cathartic.
Can Nepali cinema survive the viral outbreak?
The Post’s in-house film critic on what the ongoing pandemic could mean for the Nepali film industry which is already fraught with problems.
The tiresome, selfish Selfie King
For a debut film, Bishal Sapkota has shown potential and audacity. The film is far from perfect, but it does have a few moments of brilliance.
The Karma as a film is unredeemable. And Paramita could do better
The Post’s film critic writes an open letter to actress Paramita RL Rana after watching her latest film ‘The Karma’.
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.
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.
'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.
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.