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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, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 17/10/2020)

When it comes to portraying ethnicity, Nepali pop culture still depends on stereotypical tropes: From using blackface makeup to actors speaking in exaggerated indigenous accents, why is Nepali films and television still filled with regressive cultural stereotypes?, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 16/07/2020)

Luring cinema-goers back to theatres an uphill task for movie industry, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 10/05/2020)

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, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 09/05/2020)

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, by Timothy Aryal (kp 08/02/2020)

17th iteration of KIMFF opens today: This year’s edition will feature 63 films from 29 countries (kp 11/12/2019)

‘Ghamad Shere’ has everything going for it, but still falls short: The movie has a strong message, and despite its limitations, could open doors in the future for other socio-political dramas, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 16/11/2019)

Just Another Love Story could have been more than just another love story: Priyanka Karki’s web series is a lazy and unjust attempt at representing queer relationships, by Amita Manandhar (kp 02/10/2019)

A long way to go: Nepali cinema is grappling with the fundamental questions of experiments marketing of cinema, by Abhi Subedi (kp 29/09/2019)

Hajar Juni Samma is an exact representation of what’s wrong with Nepali filmmaking: There are problems everywhere in Bikash Raj Acharya’s latest movie. The biggest being the very foundation of the film—its screenplay, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 24/08/2019)

Na Eta Na Uta: an insensitive bully of a film masquerading as a comedy: The latest Nepali film proves that filmmakers still underestimate their audience’s intelligence. And judging from the audience’s reaction in the cinema hall, we’ve had enough, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 10/08/2019)

A new film bill draws sharp criticism from Nepali entertainment industry: The proposed bill gives sweeping authority to film censor board and adds unnecessary hassles, filmmakers say, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 03/08/2019)

There is promise in Appa’s director, but not so much in the film: In his first film, Anmol Gurung has directed the ubiquitous Dayahang Rai in such a way that he looks and feels like a different character, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 06/07/2019)

In yet another protectionist move, Oli administration prepares to limit foreign film screenings: A new law will mandate showing Nepali films exclusively for half a year, and limiting  foreign movies—predominantly Bollywood—to 185 days, by Timothy Aryal and Anil Giri (kp 03/07/2019)

Bir Bikram 2 is sexist, poorly plotted and includes crudely drawn characters: Director Milan Chams wants to teach comedian Pranesh Gautam a lesson, but if  Bir Bikram 2 is anything to go by, it is perhaps Chams who needs a lesson in respecting women, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 14/06/2019)

Nepali films have evolved, they are getting more modern—and more misogynisticSome may argue they are reflecting society, but for many,  they are following regressive typecast, by Rose Singh (kp 12/05/2019)

Govt’s film policy favors foreigners, ignores domestic needs, by Anil Yadav (rep 12/05/2019)

On and off screen: Nepal and China could reach an accord to nudge their film industries to join forces, by P. Kharel (kp 01/05/2019)

Whose story is Saili?At a time when most Nepali films are dismal, Saili stands out. But herein lies the problem with films about women written by men—Saili doesn’t have any agency in her own story, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 06/04/2019)

A new movie depicts the cold reality of Nepali migrant workers: Saili, which was originally the title of a popular song, is a tale of love, heartbreak, rural absurdity, class and caste divides, and more pointedly, the tragedy of separation, by Timothy Aryal (kp 30/03/2019)

With a uniquely fascinating premise, Gopi is a no-frills homegrown production that warrants a watch, by Timothy Aryal (kp 02/02/2019)

Digital distribution lifts Nepali film industry, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/01/2019)

Nepali cinema: A tale of two timelines, by Sarans Pandey (ht 02/01/2019)

Nepali cinema’s identity crisis: The Nepali film industry had a few films to be proud of this year as art-house filmmakers switched into the mainstream, by Timothy Aryal (kp 31/12/2018)

Film as a medium of expression: Free of superstars, melodrama and item numbers, Katha ’72 takes the audience on a personal journey of self-discovery, by Abhimanyu Dixit (kp 15/12/2018)

Nepal, as it was: On two films by Austrian anthropologist Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 30/11/2018)

Talking Nepali movies: Most Nepali movies are mixture of bad casting, bad direction and second-rate screenplays which most audience find extremely funny, by Rahat Poudel (rep 15/09/2018)

Tharu films on the rise (kp 31/08/2018)

Nepal’s film industry going great guns, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/07/2018)

Indigenous film fest seeking to break barriers (kp 29/06/2018)

Film and Television Institute of India to train Nepali actors (kp 12/02/2018)

Kathmandu Short Film Fiesta in Jan (kp 28/11/2017)

Documenting South Asia: The 11th edition of Film Southasia begins on 2 November, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 27/10/2017)

All aboard, by Timothy Aryal (kp 19/08/2017)

Lomba to premiere at Nepal Indigenous Film Festival (kp 10/08/2017)

What Kollywood gets wrong: There are very few movies that offer hill audiences insights into the lives of individuals in the Tarai, by Bikash Gupta (kp 09/07/2017)

Dhanapati: ‘An obligatory commentary on Nepali society (kp 06/07/2017)

‘Indigenous films continue to struggle for screentime’ (kp 05/07/2017)

The award conundrum: Producers of two critically-acclaimed films, White Sun and Kalo Pothi, have decided to pull out of mainstream Nepali film awards, begging the question, ‘Are Nepali movie awards just a sham?’, by Timothy Aryal (kp 17/06/2017)

Breaking Kollywood’s glass ceiling: The Nepali movie industry might be in its golden period, but women filmmakers are still few and far between, by Aakriti Dhital (kp 12/04/2017)

Dharan film fest rumbles on: Day three of the fest saw more screenings, talks and panels, by Pratik Menyanbo (kp 15/01/2017)

qJust look around: Nepal has lots of fascinating  stories waiting to be told (kp 16/12/2016)

Hospital: Kesang Tseten’s latest film tells the story of how dedicated doctors strive valiantly to save lives in remote Nepal, by Jessica Cortis (nt 16/12/2016)

Bringing Shankhadhar to life: Though not without fault, The Lengend of Shankhadhar—Nepal’s first animated movie—is a veritable breakthrough, by Bijaya Ratna Asanbare (kp 10/12/2016)

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2016: This year the festival will screen films by film-makers from Nepal and our neighbouring countries, by Sophia Pande (nt 09/01/2016)

Acquainted with the night: Making the rounds at midnight with Kaanphata Jogis, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/11/2016)

Seen & Unseen On Screen, by P. Kharel (rn 24/10/2016)

Lights, camera, action: Nepali movies with home-grown content and themes are doing well (kp 23/09/2016)

Narrating Nepal: Rendezvous with director of critically acclaimed movie Kalo Pothi, by Smriti Basnet (nt 10/06/2016)

Nepali Movies On The Right Track, by Saroj Lamichhane (rn 04/06/2016)

Changing winds in Kollywood: Anagat promises to bring a shift in Nepali cinema, and to break the box of what people think of when they hear the word, by David Caprara (kp 28/05/2016)

First national indigenous film festival kicks off at Nach Ghar (ht 24/04/2016)

The elusive God: Ani Choying Drolma’s Bhetiyena Ishwor Ajhai tells the story of characters who are desperate to find God, by Timothy Aryal (kp 23/01/2016)

Film Southasia opens to warm reception (kp 20/11/2015)

Striking a delicate balanceDrawing the Tiger is a challenging project. It deals with the sensitive subject matter of the suicide of the key protagonist, by Surendra Lawoti (kp 31/10/2015)

Smoke and mirrors: A telefilm about air pollution and its link to health and climate, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 30/10/2015)

Clash of the worlds, by Preena Shrestha (kp 03/10/2015)

Hollywood Himalaya: Adventure epic has stunning digital scenery of Everest, but downplays role of Nepali climbers in the 1996 tragedy, by Madeline Zutt (nt 18/09/2015)

Curtailing creativity: Film Development Board must amend its new directives for filmmakers (kp 10/07/2015)

Screen Space Of Nepali Cinema, by P. Kharel (rn 20/04/2015)

In search of a lone crusader: Kesang Tseten’s new documentary explores two enigmas—caste and Dor Bahadur Bista, by Weena Pun (18/04/2015)

All eyes on her: Bhaskar Dhungana’s new Suntali is vibrant both in colour and content—a playful farce as well as a loving send-up of Nepali cinema, the film makes for a genuinely funny watch, by Preena Shrestha (kp 14/02/2015)

Pushing the Boundaries of Nepali Cinema, by Pragyan Thapa (rep 06/02/2015)

House of sand and fog, by Preena Shrestha (kp 24/01/2015)

How not to make a documentary: 'Manakamana' seems insulting both to the viewers and to the performers, by David N Gellner (nt 16/01/2015)

The colour of regression, by Preena Shrestha (kp 13/12/2014)

Mountain film festival: Seventy films from 20 countries will be screened at this year’s Kathmandu Mountain Film Festival 2014 (nt 05/12/2014)

Pneumonia takes away Kollywood actor Shrestha, by Anand Gurung (kp 11/08/2014)

Eighth Nepal Int’l Indigenous Film Festival from June 12 (kp 04/06/2014)

Good signs: Nepali movie industry was in hybernation; it has started taking a move toward right direction, by Shristi Kafle (rep 08/05/2014)

Talking movies: Nepali film industry has apromising future if it can evolve with the changing tastes of our moviegoers, by Nirmal Thapa (rep 01/04/2014)

Lights, camera, copy paste: Nepal's film industry needs to step out of Bollywood’s shadow, by Sarala Gautam (nt 21/02/2014)

Nurturing local storytellers: Filmmaker and critic Anup Subedi on mentoring the recently-held Indigenous Filmmaking Workshop in Palpa (kp 15/02/2014)

Brilliant Jhola: This film breaks the stigma that Nepali movies cannot be good cinema (ht 08/02/2014)


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