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Watch 'A Mero Hajur 3' if you like seeing Anmol KC do his thing. Otherwise, it's a waste of time.

Kathmandu, April 20 -- Ever wonder why Nepali commercial films almost never have subtitles? Both A Mero Hajur and its sequel are up on YouTube, but neither has subtitles. I've come up with two possibl... Read More


Saili stands out as a contemporary film, but its biggest problem is that the titular character has no agency

Kathmandu, April 6 -- The music video for the song 'Saili', featuring Gaurav Pahari and Menuka Pradhan as a married couple who separate because one of them has to go abroad, has close to 20 million vi... Read More


The scam from Kathmandu: an honest film review from an actual man from Kathmandu

Kathmandu, March 23 -- In your email's spam folder, you are bound to find at least one message that promises you a very attractive sum of money. The sender has recently come in possession of great wea... Read More


An unintentional parody

Kathmandu, March 9 -- Based on its trailer, I was hoping Captain would be a sports drama, but what I got was honestly something I wasn't prepared for. Captain is an ugly parody of the beautiful genre ... Read More


Binod Paudel's Bulbul is well-executed and filled with exemplary acting, but there are narrative flaws

Kathmandu, Feb. 23 -- Binod Paudel, writer-director of the film Bulbul, is the campus chief of Nepal's first film school, Oscar International College. Most of the films made by the college's alumni ha... Read More


Mainstreaming homosexuality

Kathmandu, Feb. 9 -- For as long as films have been made, one basic narrative form, also known as the 'Classical Hollywood Narrative', has been the norm-there's a hero, who is male, and he falls in lo... Read More


Film Review: Garud Puran is carelessly-written, badly-acted, and casually misogynistic

Kathmandu, Jan. 26 -- For every film review, my work begins with scribbling notes in dark cinema halls. I sit through the films as alert as I can be, ignoring my fellow filmgoers, their giggles, phone... Read More


More misogyny

Kathmandu, Jan. 26 -- For every film review, my work begins with scribbling notes in dark cinema halls. I sit through the films as alert as I can be, ignoring my fellow filmgoers, their giggles, phone... Read More