70 Best Nepali Movies That Everyone Should Watch Once

67 Best Nepali Movies That Everyone Should Watch Once

Nepali cinema also referred to as “Nepali Chalachitra” (Nepali: नेपाली चलचित्र) has come a long way since its inception in the 1950s. The making of Nepalese films is said to have begun with D.B. Pariyar’s Satya Harishchandra, which was the first Nepali-language movie to be shot. It was produced in Kolkata, India, and released on 14 September 1951. Aama (mother) was the first film produced in Nepal and was released on 7 October 1964. It was produced by the Information Department of His Majesty’s Government of Nepal (now Government of Nepal (GoN)).

Over the years, the industry has produced some of the most iconic and memorable movies that have captured the hearts of audiences both in Nepal and around the world. From romantic dramas to action-packed thrillers, Nepali movies have something for everyone. In this article, we have compiled a list of the 100 best Nepali movies that everyone should watch at least once. Whether you are a die-hard fan of Nepali cinema or a newcomer to the industry, this list is sure to have something that will pique your interest.

Our list includes movies from different eras and genres, each with its unique storyline, characters, and themes. We have carefully curated this list to ensure that it represents the best of Nepali cinema and showcases the talent and creativity of Nepali filmmakers. Whether you are looking for a classic movie that has stood the test of time or a recent release that has taken the industry by storm, our list has got you covered. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to embark on a cinematic journey through the best of Nepali cinema.

Kabaddi 4 - The Final Match Movie (2022) Watch Online, Cast, Story, Songs, Poster, Reviews, Release Date

Kabaddi Series (2014-2022)

Kabaddi series is one of the best Nepali movies ever made. It became a blockbuster at the box office and remains a cult classic film of Nepali cinema. The film is also considered as a landmark in film in modern Nepali cinema.

The franchise has total 4 films Kabaddi (2014), Kabaddi Kabaddi (2015), Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi (2019), and Kabaddi 4: The Final Match (2022), and all are connected to each other. The film is directed by Ram Babu Gurung and stars Dayahang Rai, Nischal Basnet, Rishma Gurung, Saugat Malla, Upasana Singh Thakuri, Miruna Magar, Karma, Rajan Khatiwada, Buddhi Tamang, Bijay Baral, Sishir Bangdel, Priyanka Karki, and Wilson Bikram Rai.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Pashupati Prasad (2016)

The social satirical film was directed by Dipendra K Khanal and written by Khagendra Lamichhane. The film stars Khagendra Lamichhane and Barsha Siwakoti in lead roles. It was nominated for the Nepalese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards along with Ko Aafno and The Black Hen where The Black Hen was selected for the entry.

The film features the struggle of a poor guy who lost his parents in an earthquake; he then travels to Kathmandu to earn his living and pay off his late father’s debt.

Where to watch: YouTube

Loot Movie (2012) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Loot (2012)

Nischal Basnet’s Loot is a Nepali crime thriller film starring Saugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Karma Shakya, Prateek Raj Neupane, Sushil Raj Pandey, Reecha Sharma, Srijana Subba, Praveen Khatiwada and Sushma Karki. The film is considered a landmark film in Nepalese critically and commercially. It is credited for bringing realism in Nepali cinema rather than focusing on larger-than-life routine masala Nepali film and bringing a new wave of Cinema in Nepal. The film is also credited for reviving the box office in Nepal and attracting a Nepali youth audience who at that time were attracted to Hollywood and Bollywood cinema more than Nepali routine cinema.

In the film, Haku Kale (Saugat Malla), suffers from poverty and he is inspired by a recent successful bank robbery, he plans to rob a bank in Kathmandu alongside four other criminals.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Kalo Pothi: The Black Hen (2015)

Min Bahadur Bham directed Kalo Pothi: The Black Hen is a Nepali drama film starring Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukraj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Benisha Hamal, Hansa Khadka, Nanda Prashad Khatri, Bipin Karki. The first Nepali film to be screened at the Venice Film Festival.

The film is based on a journey embarked by two friends, Prakash and Kiran, belonging to different castes in search of a missing hen, unaware of the tyranny brought by the fragile ceasefire during the Nepalese civil war.

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Kagbeni (2008)

Loosely based on W. W. Jacobs’s 1902 horror short story The Monkey’s Paw, ‘Kagbeni’ is the directorial debut of Bhusan Dahal. It stars Nima Rumba, Saugat Malla, Deeya Maskey, Hanif Mohammed, and Pooja Gurung. The film follows old friends Krishna and Ramesh meet after ages and on their way home, an old hermit gives them “a monkey’s paw” that has the power to grant wishes. And, from then onward, the paw changes everyone’s life.

The name of the movie is taken from a tourist place Kagbeni in the valley of the Kali Gandaki, which is a two-hour trek from Muktinath. Kagbeni is considered to be a movie that changed the way people look at Nepali cinema because it is seen as the first successful non-commercial movie in Nepal which was able to leave its mark in the film industry. by Nepali critics now often describe non-commercial movies as ‘post- Kagbeni era films’. Kagbeni was one of the few Nepali films during its time to manifest cinematography as one of the important elements in cinema.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Talakjung vs Tulke (2014)

Nischal Basnet directed ‘Talakjung vs Tulke’ is one of the best Nepali action drama films, based on 2003 Nepal’s Maoist revolution. It was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

Tulké is a day-laborer in a Nepalese mountain village. He struggles to reclaim his lost aristocratic identity, while a violent revolution disrupts every aspect of village life.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Kusume Rumal (1985)

Kusume Rumal is one of the most romantic Nepali films and was the first Nepali film to celebrate the Silver Jubilee. The film is directed by Tulsi Ghimire and features Bhuwan K.C., Tripti Nadakar, Udit Narayan, and Neer Shah in lead roles. This was the first film in which singer Udit Narayan acted.

The film is a triangular love story about Amar (Udit Narayan) and Suniti (Tripti Nadakar) who are collegemates and lovers. When she returns to her hometown, she spends some time with Arjun (Bhuwan K.C.) who works at her house; without her knowledge; he falls for her. The rest of the story is about the conclusion of this love story when another classmate of Suniti’s college forcibly tries to marry her.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Darpan Chaya (2001)

Romantic drama film, written and directed by Tulsi Ghimire starring Dilip Rayamajhi, Uttam Pradhan, and Niruta Singh in the lead roles, alongside Laxmi Giri, Tika Pahari, and Jeetu Nepal. The film is considered a cult classic and one of the greatest movies ever made in Nepali Cinema. The film songs, especially the song “Lahana Le Jurayo Ki”, are still a top choice for Nepalese functions and celebrations.

The film’s plot concerns a love triangle between two best friends where one of them is blind, and falls in love with the same girl and the whole film follows their journey of friendship, love, and sacrifice. The film received extremely positive reviews and response from critics and audiences and was a historic success, broke all previous records at the box office and went on to become the highest-grossing Nepali film of all time, breaking the 16-year-old record of Kusume Rumal.

Where to watch: YouTube

Hami Tin Bhai Movie (2004) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Hami Tin Bhai (2004)

Hami Tin Bhai is one of the best Nepali action, comedy films directed by Shiva Regmi. The film features three of biggest superstars of the late 1990s and 2000s era- Rajesh Hamal, Shree Krishna Shrestha, and Nikhil Upreti in the lead roles supported by Rekha Thapa, Jharana Thapa, Nandita KC, Keshab Bhattarai, Sushila Rayamajhi, Ravi Giri.

The movie was praised by critics with many critics highlighting its screenplay, music, comedy, and the actors’ performance, especially of its lead actors but over-the-top action scenes were criticized. The movie broke all the records at the records at the box office and was recorded as an “All Time Blockbuster” at the box office and is one of the highest-grossing films in Nepali film history. It is considered a classic movie by fans.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Balidaan (1997)

Balidaan is one of the best Nepali historical drama films, directed by Tulsi Ghimire, and it features Hari Bansha Acharya, Anjali Lama, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Shanti Maskey, Keshav Bhattarai, Laxmi Giri and Neer Shah.

The film is set in Panchayat-era Nepal and depicts a fictionalized version of the contemporary democracy movement. In 2005, Balidaan was banned by the short-lived autocratic government headed by King Gyanendra for its portrayal of Nepal’s communist movement.

Where to watch: YouTube

Jhola (2013)

Jhola is about Sati culture that was prevalent in Nepalese society until the 1920s in which the wife had to immolate herself upon her husband’s death, typically on his funeral pyre. The film is directed by Yadav Kumar Bhattarai, and stars Garima Panta, Desh Bhakta Khanal, Sujal Nepal, Laxmi Giri, and Deepak Chhetri.

For her role, actress Garima Panta won the Best Actress award at the SAARC Film Festival held in Sri Lanka, in 2014. The film was selected as the Nepali entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards but was not nominated.

Where to watch: YouTube

Prem Pinda (1995)

Prem Pinda is a Nepali epic romantic drama film directed by Yadav Kharel and stars Saroj Khanal, Soni Rauniyar, Melina Manandhar, and Neer Shah in lead roles. It is an adaptation of a hugely popular play by one of the greatest writers ever in Nepalese literature Balkrishna Sama of same name.

Released in 1995, the movie was a commercial success and received praise from the audience, especially for the performance of actor and its music. The film was considered a breakthrough film in Nepali cinema history mainly in the historical film genre. The movie is remembered for its evergreen music by Sambhujeet Baskota with songs like “Gairi Khet ko Shirai” sung by Asha Bhosle and “K Bhanu” sung by Abhijeet being popular till today. The movie is now considered a cult classic of Nepali cinema.

Where to watch: YouTube

Lahure (1989)

Lahure is based on the story of the brave Gorkha soldiers and the sacrifices made by them and their families. The movie was mostly shot at Namchi, South Sikkim Film was the biggest commercial successful at the box office. It celebrates 151 days in theatre.

Lahure is one of the best old Nepali movies, directed by Tulsi Ghimire, and stars Tripti Nadakar, Shrawan Ghimire, Pradip Pakhrin, K.B. Moktan, C.K. Tamang, Archana Singh (Suchitra Singh), Tulsi Ghimire, Kuki Sinha, Bhaichung, and Laxmi Pradhan. Most of the movie songs are popular with Nepali music lovers till date, like “Birta Ko Chino Bir Ko Santan”, “Pahada Ko Mathi Mathi”, “Chiya Bari Ma”, and so on.

Where To Watch: YouTube

Seto Surya (2016)

Seto Surya (White Sun) is a biographical war drama film directed by Deepak Rauniyar. It stars Dayahang Rai and Rabindra Singh Baniya in the lead roles alongside Asha Magrati, Sumi Malla, Amrit Pariyar, Deepak Chetri, and Deshbhakta Khanal. The film is based on the Nepalese Civil War’s conflict between royalists and Maoists.

It world premiered in the Horizons section at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival. It was later screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. It was selected as the Nepali entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

Chhakka Panja Movie (2016) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Chhakka Panja (2016)

Chakka Panja is considered one of the best Nepali films ever made, directed by Deepa Shree Niraula and starring Priyanka Karki, Deepak Raj Giri, Jeetu Nepal, Kedar Ghimire, Buddhi Tamang, Shivahari Poudel, Barsha Raut and Namrata Sapkota.

Story of five friends Raja (Deepak Raj Giri), Saraswoti (Jeetu Nepal), Magne (Kedar Ghimire) and Buddhi (Buddhi Tamang). Raja is rich but illiterate enjoys life, and tells his friends to not get married or hold any job. However, he secretly has affairs with married women. Then one day Raja gets married to Champa (Priyanka Karki), and the story enters a serious mode.

The film had three sequels:- Chhakka Panja 2, Chhakka Panja 3, and Chhakka Panja 4, all of which were commercial blockbusters. Thus, it is the highest grossing Nepali movie franchise.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Chino (1989)

Chino is a Nepali action drama film written and directed by Tulsi Ghimire who is one of the greatest filmmakers of Nepali cinema. It stars Shiva Shrestha, Bhuwan K.C., Sunil Thapa, Kristi Mainali, Sharmila Malla, Subhadra Adhikari, Shravan Ghimire, Sinaura Mistry, Anoop Malla and Sushila Raymajhi.

The film is a revenge story of two brothers played by( played by Shiva Shrestha and Bhuwan K.C.) who are separated after their parents were killed by a criminal Rate Kaila(Sunil Thapa). How they reunite and find the reason why their parents were killed and take revenge forms the rest of the story. The film was shot entirely in Nepal.

The songs of the film with music by Ranjit Gazmer were highly popular especially Mohani Lagla Hai remaining popular till today, and Batasa Le Udai Lyayo was also a chartbuster at that time. The film is considered to be one of the best Nepali films ever made and remains a cult classic.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Dakshina (1994)

Dakshina is a 1994 film directed by Tulsi Ghimire who made this movie as a gift (dakshina) to his mentor (guru) Kamlakar Karkhanis. He had promised his mentor to make 10 Nepali films. Dakshina became one of the biggest hits of Tulsi Ghimire’s films. It stars Tulsi Ghimire, Bhuwan K.C., Niruta Singh, and Bharati Ghimire.

A story about the life of a teacher who is against student politics on campus and gets demoted as a primary teacher in a rural village for being an obstacle to a politician. Since then he starts a new life in a village running a school which has not been in good condition for years.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Numafung (2004)

Numafung is one of the best Nepalese films that portrays the culture and tradition of the Limbu community. It is directed by Nabin Subba featuring Anupama Subba, Niwahangma Limbu, Prem Subba, Alok Nembang, and Ramesh Singhak. The film was screened at the Thirteenth Finnish Indigenous Film Festival.

Numafung means a “beautiful flower” in the Limbu language. The majority of shooting took place at Panchthar, Nepal, and in Sikkim and Assam.

The film highlights the changing lives and ways of the Limbu people, an ethnic minority residing in rural eastern Nepal. It is a story of a young Limbu girl’s struggle with cultural traditions, the impact of local medical practices on her life, and the effect of her actions on her community. The struggles of Numa, the young girl, represent the lives of many other young Nepali women, torn between fulfilling her desires and cultural traditions.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Fulbari (2023)

Fulbari is one of the best Nepali family drama films to watch on YouTube with your family. The film was directed by Ram Babu Gurung and stars Bipin Karki, Aruna Karki, Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Gaumaya Gurung, Som Nath Khanal, Shilpa Maskey, and Ruja Raut

A family is challenged by a mother’s health condition and the three grown sons are too busy with their own lives to truly be there for their mom and dad.

Where to watch: YouTube

Jaari Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Jaari (2023)

Jaari is the highest-rated new Nepali film written and directed by Upendra Subba under the banner of Baasuri Films. It Dayahang Rai, Miruna Magar, Prem Subba, Bijay Baral, Roydeep Shrestha, and Rekha Limbu. The film is based on Limbu community and their Jaari tradition, which was historically one of the most significant parts of their culture; the Jaari tradition was also relevant in many other communities of Nepal.

Set in the year 1995, after day-to-day arguments and fights between Namsang (Dayahang Rai) and his wife Hangma (Miruna Magar), she goes back to her parents’ house. She elopes with another man (Roydeep Shrestha), but eventually comes back to her husband Namsang when her family is not able to pay him compensation (Jaari) for her elopement. Hangma decides to pay it herself, but this time as his maid, since she cannot afford to pay any other form of compensation to him. The plot revolves around the struggles of Hangma in a male-dominated society.

The film opened with critical acclaim, with praise directed towards debutant director Subba’s work. It was a record-breaking blockbuster at the box office and enjoyed a more than 100-day run in theatres all over Nepal. At the end of its run, it became the 2nd highest-grossing Nepali films of all time with a gross of 18.1 Crore.

Aama Movie (1964) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Aama (1964)

Hira Singh Khatri directed ‘Aama’ was produced by King Mahendra of Nepal under the banner of the Information Department of Government of Nepal (formally Royal Nepal Film Corporation). Hira Singh Khatri was requested by Mahendra of Nepal to direct Aama. The film’s post-production and indoor filming were mainly done in Kolkata, India. It was released on 7 October 1964. After its release, Aama became the first Nepalese film to be produced in Nepal.

The film stars Shiva Shankar and Bhuwan Chand, with Basundhara Bhusal, Chitya Devi Singh, Hira Singh Khatri and Hari Prasad Rimal, in supporting roles. It follows a young man who returns home after serving in his country’s army. Aama is regarded as one of the most important films in the history of Nepalese cinema.

Where to watch: YouTube

Basanti (2000)

Basanti is a Nepali historical romantic film directed by Neer Shah starring Karishma Manandhar, Rajesh Hamal, Gauri Malla, and Ashok Sharma. This movie is based on a novel of the same name written by one of the prominent Nepalese novelists Diamond Shumsher Rana, who fictionalized a love story on a historical plot.

The film met with a huge positive response from critics and audiences with praise directed towards the performance of the cast and the direction of Shah. The film was a big commercial success at the box office. The film is considered one of the best films ever made in Nepali cinema history and the best movie in the historical movie genre.

The film explains the love story of Basanti (Karishma Manandhar), a palace maid, and Gagan Singh Bhandari (Rajesh Hamal), a Nepalese general and Kaji. The film also depicts the coldblooded murder of Mathabar Singh Thapa, the first titled Prime Minister of Nepal. The film ends with the tragic 1846 Kot massacre upon which Jang Bahadur Kunwar (Neeraj Thapa) rises as Prime Minister of Nepal.

Where to watch: YouTube

Mero Euta Saathi Chha (2009)

Mero Euta Saathi Chha is one of the most romantic Nepali films you should watch. It is an unofficial remake of the Korean hit A Millionaire’s First Love.

Jay is too spoiled to inherit his grandfather’s vast wealth. When he fails to graduate from college, his grandfather’s will sends him back to his ancestral village where, long ago, he made a friend. Shikha, Jay’s estranged childhood friend, helps Jay rediscover his humanity. But, Shikha is very sick. She shared her dreams with Jay – to rebuild the orphanage where she lives. Jay realizes that this life where he can choose nothing, where money buys nothing important, is dearer to him than a full of privilege. Can he save Shikha and marry her? Will their dream come true? Will Jay re-inherit his ancestral wealth?

Where to watch: YouTube

Sano Sansar (2008)

Sano Sansar is one of the best Nepali romantic comedy films directed by Alok Nembang starring Neer Shah, Karma, Jiwan Luitel, and Namrata Shrestha. It is the second Nepali HD movie made after Kagbeni.

The film is heavily influenced by the Korean movie My Sassy Girl and the English-language movie You’ve Got Mail. The film revolves around Ravi and Reetu who are good chat friends but they have no idea that they hate each other in real-life situations.

Where to watch: YouTube

Aama (2020)

Yagya Prasad Aryal (Desh Bhakta Khanal) is in an incident that caused a serious head injury. His wife (Mithila Sharma) admits him to a hospital in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, she only has her daughter Arati (Surakshya Panta) and her husband (Manish Niraula). Yagya Prasad goes through an expensive surgery. Arati’s brother cannot come to Kathmandu since he is in the United States, and now she has to take care of her father and mother.

The film was directed and written by Dipendra K. Khanal and stars Mithila Sharma, Surakshya Panta in the lead roles and alongside Sarita Giri, Deshbhakta Khanal, Manish Niraula, Laxmi Bhusal, Tika Pahari, Padam Prasad Poudel, Aashant Sharma, Saroj Aryal. The film generally received positive feedback from the critics.

Where to watch: YouTube

Mukundo (2000)

Mukundo is considered to be the first feature film produced in Nepal. It was Nepal’s submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee. The film was directed by Tsering Rhitar Sherpa and stars Mithila Sharma, Gauri Malla, Ratan Subedi, and Nirmal Pyakurel.

Dipak and Saraswati live a simple life in Kathmandu. A devoted father and an adoring husband, Dipak works as a security guard, while Saraswati happily tends to traditional housework. Their home is modest, and their two girls are happy. Life would be perfect for the pregnant mother if only she could give her husband a son. Desperate in her desire, on the advice of a stranger, Saraswati prays to a new spirit with miraculous results. When the blessing turns to tragedy, the distraught couple appeals to Gita, a jhangrini or healer, revered as a powerful spirit medium. Gita’s own crisis of faith and, perhaps, her stunning beauty, forces all three to a dizzying climax, leaving the lines between secular and spiritual desires eerily blurred.

Where to watch: YouTube

Birami Sahar (Sick City) (2011)

Birami Sahar is the must-watch Nepali film that everyone should watch once in life, it teaches you a great lesson. The film is directed by Murray Kerr featuring Arpan Thapa, Sara Lama, and Manu Thapa.

Story of a poor guy named Krishna who enters the world of drugs for fast and easy money and a luxurious life but sometimes things don’t work out they way you want them to.

Where to watch: YouTube

Muna Madan (2003)

The film is based on the novel of the same name written by Laxmi Prasad Devkota. Directed by Gyanendra Deuja and stars Deepak Tripathi, and Usha Poudel in the lead roles. It was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 76th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.

An epic tragedy, based on Nepal’s most famous epic poem. Madan, a lower-class worker, is forced by poverty and mounting debts to go to Lhasa, Tibet, leaving behind his lonely mother and beloved wife, Muna. However, tragedy befalls him on the way home.

Where to watch: YouTube

Highway (2012)

Highway is a Nepali anthological film directed by Deepak Rauniyar featuring Saugat Malla, Reecha Sharma, Dayahang Rai, Karma Shakya, and Bhumika Shrestha. It was officially selected for and screened at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. It was critically acclaimed but it did not perform well at the box office.

Set against the backdrop of the new culture of bandhs (general strikes) that frequently immobilize post-conflict Nepal, Highway explores five different relationship stories that become intertwined during an ill-fated bus journey from eastern Nepal to the capital Kathmandu. While the passengers – each of whom urgently needs to be somewhere else – await a resolution to the combustible strike that is blocking the only passable road, the film explores the psychological and spiritual bandhs that many Nepalese contend with.

Where to watch: YouTube

God Lives in the Himalayas (2009)

In the Himalayan foothills, ten-year-old Siddarth’s mother is killed and his father is burnt during a religious ceremony. Siddarth is shocked as to why God did this. The question consumes his mind and he searches for God to ask him why.

The film was directed by Sanjay Srinivas and stars Tulsi Ghimire, Bijwol Giri, Melina Manandhar, and Malavika Subba.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Lukamari (2016)

Lukamari is the best Nepali crime action film written and directed by Shree Ram Dahal. The film stars Saugat Malla, Karma Shakya, Bikram Singh Tharu, Surabina Karki, and Rista Basnet in lead roles. The film is slightly based on the Khyati Shrestha murder case of 2009. The movie is regarded as one of the best movies ever created in the Nepalese film industry.

It is counted among the revolutionary movies like Loot, Kabaddi, etc. made in the mid-2010s in Nepal which are credited for introducing a new way of movie-making in Nepal. The movie is made special by the very special role of Saugat Malla the best role played by Karma Shakya in his entire film career till date as claimed by critics and audience. Unfortunately, the movie had to clash with a very much anticipated Bollywood movie that year by Salman Khan named ‘Sultan’ which occupied the major portion of screen and audience attention in Nepal. So it did a lot less income than the movie deserved and than producers expected. But all the movie viewers claim the movie to be a true gem for the Nepalese Movie Industry.

Where to watch: YouTube

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November Rain (2014)

November Rain is considered one of the best romantic movies ever made in Nepal, directed by Dinesh Raut. The film had an average box-office opening, and positive word of mouth from audiences helped the movie to register one of the highest collections at the Nepalese box office.

The film is about the love story of Aayush (Aaryan Sigdel) and Sheetal (Namrata Shrestha), but the story takes a dramatic turn when it is revealed that the heart of Aayush was illegally transferred by the doctor to Sheetal’s son to allow them to survive. Dalli (Chultim Gurung) is unrequitedly in love with Aayush.

Where to watch: YouTube

A Mero Hajur Movie (2002) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

A Mero Hajur (2002)

A Mero Hajur is one of the best Nepali movies to watch on YouTube, written and directed by Shiva Regmi. It stars Shree Krishna Shrestha, Jharana Thapa, Ganesh Upreti, Kiran K.C., and Sushil Pokharel.

The film had three sequels:- A Mero Hajur 2, A Mero Hajur 3, and A Mero Hajur 4. All sequels are directed by Jharana Thapa, however, stories are not the same as well as casts are different except for A Mero Hajur 3, and A Mero Hajur 4.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Prem Pinda (1995)

Prem Pinda is an adaptation of the hugely popular play by one of the greatest writer ever in Nepalese literature Balkrishna Sama of the same name. The film was considered a breakthrough film in Nepali cinema history mainly in the historical films genre. The movie is remembered for its evergreen music by Sambhujeet Baskota with songs like “Gairi Khet ko Shirai” sung by Asha Bhosle and “K Bhanu” sung by Abhijeet being popular till today. The movie is now considered a cult classic of Nepali cinema.

The film was directed by Yadav Kharel, and stars Saroj Khanal, Soni Rauniyar, Melina Manandhar, and Neer Shah in lead roles with Kiran K.C, Sushila Rayamajhi, Laxmi Giri, and Rajaram Poudel in supporting roles.

Where to watch: YouTube

Jatra (2016)

Jatra is the best Nepali Heist comedy film written and directed by Pradip Bhattarai and stars Bipin Karki, Rabindra Singh Baniya and Rabindra Jha in pivotal roles with supporting cast of Barsha Raut, Prakash Ghimire, Praween Khatiwada, Bholaraj Sapkota, Kamalmani Nepal, Sajan Thapa Magar, Nilkaji Shakya, Priyanka Jha, Susmita Karki, Prem Pandey, and Safar Pokhrel.

Jatra is primarily shot in Asan Galli Kathmandu Valley, and it tells the story of three individuals who have many problems because of lack of money. The story revolves around the रु. 3 crore Nepalese rupees which was founded by Phadindra Timilsina (Bipin Karki), The various ideas they implement to protect the money from its real owner and the impact that occurs in his and his friend’s lives.

It was a sleeper hit at the time of its release and emerged surprise hit at the Nepalese Box Office. It also gained praise by critics for its situational comedy and genuine acting by lead actors. The film had a sequel Jatrai Jatra which was also commercially successful. The 2020 Hindi film Lootcase was heavily inspired by the core plot of this movie.

Where to watch: YouTube

Uma (2013)

Uma is a Nepali drama film directed by Tsering Rhitar Sherpa. It stars Reecha Sharma, Saugat Malla, and Mithila Sharma in the lead roles, alongside Dayahang Rai and Nischal Basnet.

Milan (Saugat Malla) is a police officer in the early 2000s, during the Nepalese Civil War, while Uma (Reecha Sharma), his sister, eventually joined the Maoist movement. When Milan learns about her involvement with the Maoist, the story takes a turning point.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Gajalu (2016)

Gajalu is a Nepali movie directed by Hem Raj BC and stars Shristi Shrestha and Anmol K.C. in the lead roles. This movie is partly inspired by a novel named Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat.

Gajalu is the story of a former Kumari who figures her way out of the traditional dogmas after meeting a group of friends and starts living an independent life afterward. The movie met with positive reviews and is considered to be the best film of Anmol K.C.

Where to watch: YouTube

Mahapurush Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Mahapurush (2022)

Mahapurush is one of the best Nepali comedy drama films written and directed by Pradip Bhattarai. The film stars Maha Jodi (Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya), along with Gauri Malla, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Rajaram Paudel, Arun Chhetri, and Anjana Baraili.

The story is about a single father who lost his wife years ago; he now lives with his two sons. He falls in love in a later stage of his life. As a result, he must deal with family and social issues, since the idea of getting married at such an age is not a common phenomenon in society and is considered taboo.

Where to watch: YouTube

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Purano Dunga (2016)

Purano Dunga is a Nepali slice-of-life film directed by Ram Babu Gurung and stars Dayahang Rai, and Priyanka Karki in the lead roles as a couple, with Maotse Gurung and Menuka Pradhan in the supporting role as brother and sister in law.

“Purano Dunga” is a typical Nepali movie that tells the story of a small fishermen family living on the edge of Begnas Lake, Pokhara. Bhakte and Batase, two brothers living their dreams and struggling with their crisis for survival in Pokhara city. Bhakte, a fisherman is not able to fulfill the basic needs of his family. Batase an unemployed youth is crazy about a girl named Chandra, a local dohori singer, and wants to marry her. The growing desire of the immature Batase and his limited resources create a conflict between these two brothers.

Where to watch: YouTube

Taandro (2016)

Directed by Samten Bhutia and produced by Satish Kumar Gautam. It stars Dayahang Rai, Maniram Pokharel, Ram Babu Gurung, and Buddhi Tamang. The film is based on the book Smriti Ka Dobharu written by Ganga Bahadur Lama.

The story of the film is based on the confrontation between the Government of Nepal and the Maoists followed by the civil rights movement which came to an end after the overthrow of the Nepalese Monarchy and establishment of a People’s Republic. This film was selected for the 19th International Film Festival in Dhaka.

Where to watch: YouTube

Chhadke (2013)

The film tells the story of three childhood friends. The trio all had dreams to fulfill ‘when they grew up’, but time and destiny seem to have other plans for them. A difficult life is forced upon them when the elder brother of one of these three men is hit by the vehicle of a shady character called Chewang (Robin Tamang) and left completely paralyzed. The three friends then find themselves in the way of a criminal gang called ‘Royal’, of which Chewang is the leader.

The film was directed by Nigam Shrestha and stars Nikun Shrestha, Bipin Karki, Kameshwor Chaurasiya, Saugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Namrata Shrestha, Prateek Raj Neupane, and Arpan Thapa.

Where to watch: YouTube

Jerryy (2014)

Jerryy is one of the most romantic Nepali film directed by Hem Raj BC. featuring Anmol K.C. and Anna Sharma in the lead roles.

Jaiveer “Jerryy” Rana is a casanova and defines love as like a no-warranty mobile, but his definition fails when he meets the adorable Akanshya (Anna Sharma) on a trip to Mustang. Akanshya loves photography. This film is all about the journey of love between Jerryy and Akanshya which ends sadly with the death of Jerryy.

Where to watch: YouTube

Dui Thopa Aansu (1993)

Tulsi Ghimire directed ” is a Nepali drama film featuring Bhuwan K.C., Anuradha Sawant, Shrawan Ghimire, Ramchandra Adhikari, Dayaram Dahal, Yubraj Lama, B.S. Rana, and Krishna Shiwakoti

Kusum lives a happy life with her brother in a village. She is to marry the village forest keeper, but someone kills him and frames Kusum’s brother. When Kusum and her brother try to flee away from the village, they encounter a person on the way, who then changes their life forever.

Where to watch: YouTube

Yug Dekhi Yug Samma (1988)

Yug Dekhi Yug Samma Nepalese film directed by Deepak Rayamajhi and starring Rajesh Hamal and Kristi Mainali. This is Hamal’s first Nepali movie as a lead actor. Kristi Mainali and Rajesh Hamal have acted together in a total of 6 Nepalese movies.

The film concerns the romance of a young couple, amidst the pressure of their family rivalries are bound to a path which seemed irreversible.

Where to watch: YouTube

Soongava: Dance of the Orchids (2012)

Soongava: Dance of the Orchids written and directed by Subarna Thapa and stars Saugat Malla, Deeya Maskey, and Nisha Adhikari. It is Nepal’s first lesbian film. The film was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

Independent and strong-willed Diya, now 22 years of age, is training to be a traditional Nepalese dancer. She forms a deep escalating friendship with another dance pupil, Kiran. Her feelings clearly border on physical desire. She is desolate when her parents find a suitable man for her to marry. Meanwhile, her closeness to Kiran becomes passionate and they become lovers. Diya breaks off her engagement. The two young women decide to live together. The open avowal of their relationship exposes them to ridicule and alienation. How their strength makes them surmount these hardships forms the climax of the film.

Where to watch: YouTube

Saanghuro (2013)

Saanghuro involves the psycho-social conflict of characters that leads to unusual circumstances and raises unsolved questions. The story is built around members of a lower-middle-class family living in an urban slum. Poverty is the part of their lives and the insecurity that comes with having to worry about whether their house might collapse is ever-present.

On the other hand, Sunanda (Nisha Adhikari), is a friend in need to Suyog. However, after the supposed demise of her friend, the sympathy turns into love as the lady reads the boy’s personal diary. Suyog finally defeats loneliness and finds a way out of the abandoned land.

The film was directed by Joes Pandey and produced by Sameer Mainal. It stars Shushank Mainali, Deeya Maskey, Dayahang Rai, and Buddhi Tamang.

Where to watch: YouTube

Batch No.16 (2011)

Pitamber Pandey directed an action film featuring Anup Baral, Rubi Bhattarai, Aakash Kahrel, and Sushma Karki.

Ram and Guru are police officers who have proved themselves time and again of being trustworthy and capable. When an important mission comes up where the prospect of earning a quick buck is too lucrative to pass up, Guru decides to forgo the mission and get his hands on a large sum of money. Ram trying to stop his friend from making a big mistake escapes with the money only to take the police think he betrayed his country. As Ram struggles to prove his innocence and protect his family, Guru is hot and Ram’s trail trying to claim what he thinks is rightfully his.

Where to watch: YouTube

Apabad (2012)

The film depicts an encounter between Suyog (Raj Ballav Koirala) and his experiences in a lonely and secluded island after trying to escape his good-for-nothing fate. Facing failures even before starting his career, Suyog decides to put an end to all his miseries. However, death betrays him and he reaches an isolated island where he faces a hard time for self survival.

The film was directed by Subash Koirala and starring Raj Ballav Koirala, Nisha Adhikari, Rabi Giri, and Bijaya Giri.

Where to watch: YouTube

Acharya (2011)

Biographical musical drama film directed by Prashant Rasaily based on Nepali singer Late Bhakta Raj Acharya. It stars Satya Raj Acharya as “Bhakta Raj Acharya” who is his own eldest son in real life and is also well well-known singer in the Nepali music industry along with Aruna Karki, Bipin Karki, and Sunil Pokhrel.

A journey of a singer (Bhakta Raj Acharya) who grew up in an extreme poverty without father. his chances of achieving his dream of becoming a singer was slim to none, under the circumstances he was in. But, he overcame all the obstacles and became one of the greatest singers of Nepal, just found his destiny waiting for him with a different plan. Because of the fast fast-spreading tumor in his tongue, he had to choose between his tongue and his life. Bhakta’s tragic musical journey is picked up by his two sons from the point where he left off. He still lives in Kathmandu with his wife, sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchild.

Where to watch: YouTube

Red Monsoon (2014)

Red Monsoon is one of the best inspirational Nepali films directed by Eelum Dixit and stars Sandip Chhetri, Sudam Ck, Himali Dixit, and Shristi Ghimire.

Inner city characters of the new Nepali generation struggle in a chaotic Kathmandu Valley society.

Where to watch: YouTube

Ritu (2014)

Ritu is a romantic love story film directed by Manoj Adhikari and stars Raj Ballav Koirala, Malina Joshi, Rima Bishwokarma, Kamal Silwal, Bishnu Neupane, Iva Ivanova, Bulson, Mana Khatri, Sushila Budhathoki.

It is a story of youths and their struggle against the time, seasons, hearts and feelings that are trying their best to not remain the same.

Where to watch: YouTube

Nai Nabhannu La Franchise (2010-2023)

Nai Nabhannu La is a Nepalese romantic drama film written and directed by Bikas Raj Acharya. Almost, all films were commercial successes, and is the second highest-grossing franchise in Nepal after Chhaka Panja(franchise).

The franchise has movies (Nai Nabhannu La (2010), Nai Nabhannu La 2 (2014), Nai Nabhannu La 3 (2015), Nai Nabhannu La 4 (2016), Nai Nabhannu La 5 (2018), and Nai Nabhannu La 6 (2023)).

Where to watch: YouTube

Prakash Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Prakash (2022)

Prakash (Pradeep Khadka) is an aspiring youth of Jumla, a rural district of Nepal who is preparing to become a teacher. He is survived by a widowed mother (Dia Maskey) supporting him in completing his academic qualification. However, due to his poor family background, he faces various struggles in his journey.

The film was directed by Dinesh Raut which was made on a budget of around 2.5 crore Nepalese rupees, which makes it one of the most expensive Nepali films.

Where to watch: YouTube

Bulbul Movie (2019) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Bulbul (2019)

A story about a woman who drives a tempo (3-wheeled micro-bus service). The film touches on topics of couples separated because one person leaves to work abroad, and life for the person who stays behind, among many other themes.

It is one of the best Nepalese drama film written and directed Binod Poudel. It stars Swastima Khadka, and Mukun Bhusal in the lead roles. It was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

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Dimag Kharab (2023)

Dimag Kharab is one of the best Nepali social comedy-drama film directed by Nischal Basnet. It stars Dayahang Rai, Khagendra Lamichhane, Swastima Khadka, Arpan Thapa, and Bijay Baral.

The film is about when bureaucratic barriers obstruct Indra Sharma’s desire to work overseas, and his dreams of a stable family life take a turbulent turn.

Dreams (2016)

Dreams Nepali romantic comedy film directed by Bhuwan KC and stars Anmol K.C and Samragyee RL Shah, it is also marked her debut film. The film was blatantly inspired by the British-American film If Only (2004).

Aveer, in his childhood, loses his father to an accident which he claims he had seen in a dream. A grown up Aveer sees a dream where his love, Kavya dies in a car accident and tries everything to let this dream not come true.

Where to watch: YouTube

Ke Ghar Ke Dera (2022)

Ke Ghar Ke Dera is one of the best Nepali comedy films to watch on YouTube. The film is directed by Dipendra K. Khanal and stars Bipin Karki, Dayahang Rai, Rabindra Jha, Surakshya Panta, and Barsha Raut.

It portrays the stories and struggles of those who have a place to call their own and those who do not in Kathmandu, in a comedic manner.

Where to watch: YouTube

Prem Geet Series (2016-2022)

The film series has a total of 3 films directed by Sudarshan Thapa Prem Geet (2016), Prem Geet 2 (2019) Ram Sharan Pathak, and Prem Geet 3 (2022) by Santosh Sen and Chhetan Gurung.

Prem Geet 3 is the first Indo-Nepali film; the first film to be released in both Nepali and Hindi simultaneously. The film was renamed Vishwajitam for the Hindi version, but it was later changed back to Prem Geet 3. It is made on a budget of NRs. 4 crore, making it one of the most expensive Nepali film.

Where to watch: YouTube

Chapali Height (2012-2022)

The Chapali Height series is one of the best Nepali psychological thriller films you should watch once in a lifetime. The series has 3 movies (Chapali Height (2012), Chapali Height 2 (2016), and Chapali Height 3 (2022).

The first film Chapali Height was directed by Dipendra K Khanal, featuring Amir Gautam, Raj Ghimire and Binita Baral. It was shot in the Chapali Height area in Kathmandu. Chapali Height 2 was directed by Dipendra K. Khanal and stars Avash Shrestha, Paramita Rana, and Mariska Pokharel. Chapali Height 3 was directed by Nikes Khadka, starring Arpan Thapa, Swastima Khadka, and Laxmi Bardewa.

Where to watch: YouTube, Cinema Ghar

Bir Bikram (2016)

Bir Bikram is one of the best rom-com Nepali film on YouTube directed by Milan Chams. It features Dayahang Rai, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Deeya Pun, Arpan Thapa, Menuka Pun, and Najir Hussain in the lead roles.

The movie tells a story about best friends who get separated when they are young but later reunite, with the same dreams they used to have.

Where to watch: YouTube

Dying Candle (2016)

Dying Candle is directed by Naresh Kumar KC and stars Lakpa Singhi Tamang, Srijana Subba, Saugat Malla, Arpan Thapa, Bidhya Karki, and Kesab Raj

The film’s plot concerns a young woman who has to make a difficult choice of whether or not to take care of her younger brother, even though her dignity is at risk by doing so. Her brother’s situation becomes so desperate that she feels she only has one option- to make a great self-sacrifice to save her family.

Where to watch: YouTube

Shatru Gate (2018)

Shatru Gate is the best Nepalese comedy-drama film to watch on YouTube, directed by Pradip Bhattarai and stars Madan Krishna Shrestha, Hari Bansha Acharya, Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Priyanka Karki, Paul Shah, Aanchal Sharma.

Suraj (Paul Shah) and Sandhya (Aanchal Sharma) are deeply in love and are about to marry. Suraj’s father (Hari Bansha Acharya) does not want his son to marry a corrupt politician’s daughter. Both of their lives change forever after Rahul (Deepak Raj Giri) creates a conflict between their families.

The film mixed responses from critics but positive responses from the audience. The film became an “All Time Blockbuster” at the box office.

Where to watch: YouTube

Resham Filili (2015)

Resham Filili is one of the best Nepali comedy movies to watch on YouTube directed by Pranab Joshi. The movie was in the spotlight after the release of the title song “Jaalma” on YouTube which became an instant hit. It featured Vinay Shrestha, Karma Shakya, Kameshwor Chaurasiya, and Menuka Pradhan in lead roles.

The film follows the friendship, dreams, hopes, and deeds of Resham and Hariya – both weathered by bad luck and misfortunes, must at any cost beat the oddest odds to save their lives from Dorje’s men. Resham Filili was released on 24 April 2015, a day before the 2015 Nepal earthquake struck. The earthquake had a huge impact on the earning and screening of the film.

Where to watch: YouTube

Dhanapati (2017)

It is a romantic political family drama film directed by Dipendra K Khanal and stars Khagendra Lamichhane and Surakshya Panta.

The film features a man named Dhanapati who struggles to get money to send his daughter to a good school, so he decides to go into politics to get money.

Where to watch: YouTube

Prasad (2018)

Prasad is a Nepali social drama about two newlywed couples struggling to conceive a baby. The film portrays how lower class people are intimidated by powerful people and the wife’s fight to raise a baby born because of accidental sexual intercourse.

The film was directed by Dinesh Raut and stars Bipin Karki, Namrata Shrestha, and Nischal Basnet.

Where to watch: YouTube

Ghampani (2017)

Dayahang Rai and Keki Adhikari starrer ‘Ghampani’ is one of the best drama films to watch on YouTube, written and directed by film critic Dipendra Lama.

Two childhood friends Furba Tamang (Dayahang) and Tara Sharma (Keki) have affection for each other. Furba stays in village as a teacher, while Tara goes to Kathmandu to get higher education. During Tara’s annual vacation to village, they flourish their intimate relationship further more. Tara’s father Pitambar and Furba’s father Maila are very good friends and neighbors. Pitambar, former president of the village development committee gradually discovers his daughter’s affair with Furba. Then he decides to tie his daughter’s knot with Kamal Adhikari, a police assistant sub-inspector. In return, Tara and Furba choose a path of revolt. They draw a plan to make their love a success and to treat Kamal with sweet revenge.

Basudev (1984)

Basudev is a Nepali language film directed by Neer Shah in his directorial debut. It stars Harihar Sharma, Shakuntala Sharma, Subhadra Adhikari, Krishna Malla, Sharmila Malla, Neer Shah, Madan Krishna Shrestha, and Hari Bansha Acharya. adapted from Dhruba Chandra Gautam’s Kattel Sarko Chotpatak.

The film follows a teacher named Basudev Kattel who is suffering from poverty seeks his friend named Kumar (Neer Bikram Shah) than he realizes Kathmandu is filled with corruption.

Where to watch: YouTube

Classic (2016)

Classic is a musical love story with Aaryan Sigdel (Samay) and Namrata Shrestha (Dristi) as the lead blind characters. Classic takes you through a musical journey of two lovers who go through love, twists and turbulence, success and failure in their lives. Dristi, an aspiring female singer of Blind Aashram meets Samay a band performer, after losing his eyesight he becomes a part of Aashram. Believing in her talent, Samay gives her a helping hand and her career begins to eclipse his.

Where to watch: YouTube

Seto Bagh (2015)

Seto Bagh is one of the most popular Nepali historical film directed by Neer Shah and stars BS Rana, Rajaram Poudel, Rabi Giri, Shyam Rai, and Anjana Kattel.

This movie is based on a historical novel of the same name written by one of the prominent Nepalese novelists Diamond Shumsher Rana. Seto Bagh is set during the last days of Jung Bahadur Rana following his death and then the start of conspiracies within the Rana family with the motive of accessing the power to rule.It shows the history of the country and how they fought so bravely.

Where to watch: YouTube

Lahana (2002)

Lahana is a Nepali romantic drama film written and directed by Tulsi Ghimire. It stars Niruta Singh, Dilip Rayamajhi, Uttam Pradhan, Mithila Sharma, and Tika Pahari.

Where to watch: YouTube

Intu Mintu Londonma (2018)

Intu Mintu Londonma is a most loved Nepalese romantic drama film, directed and written by Renasha Bantawa Rai. The film stars Samragyee R.L. Shah, debutant Dhiraj Magar, and Saruk Tamrakar in the lead roles.

Intu Mintu London-Ma is a romantic drama about two modern day Nepali individuals struggling to walk the fine line between tradition and modernity. When Ishan (INTU) and Meera (MINTU) meet by chance through their common friends in London, they unknowingly fall for each other only to discover their fate depends on a difficult choice. Would you follow your tradition or follow your heart?

Where to watch: YouTube

Pardeshi (2015)

Pardeshi is directed by Narayan Rayamajhi and stars Prashant Tamang, Rajani K.C, and Narayan Majhi. An older movie by the same name was released in 1998: Paradeshi, featuring Rajesh Hamal and Bipana Thapa.


Which movie is the first Nepali movie?

The first Nepali-language film was Satya Harischandra, which was released in 1951 in Darjeeling, India, and produced by D. B. Pariyar. The first Nepali-language movie made in Nepal was Aama, which was released in 1964 produced by the Nepalese government.

Which is the top 1 film in Nepal?

Kabadi 4: The Final Match is the top 1 film by box office collection. It gross of NRs. 21.39 crore (214 million Nepalese rupees).

What is the highest-grossing Nepali film of all time?

Ram Babu Gurung’s ‘Kabadi 4: The Final Match’ is the highest-grossing Nepali film with gross of NRs. 21.39 crore (214 million Nepalese rupees).

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