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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


Irresponsible and immature

Nepal, Jan. 12 -- In the digital age, Nepali filmmakers seem to believe they have to cultivate their audience-either by cashing in on the fame of a 'superstar', presenting a 'unique story', or tapping... Read More


Shah Rukh Khan as Shah Rukh Khan

Nepal, Dec. 29 -- Superstars are made by the audience. For a film, they are a bankable element that will, regardless of the story or script, guarantee a great audience, in the first three days of the ... Read More