Maitighar Movie


December 16, 1966
2hr 14min
Status: released

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Maitighar Movie Details:

Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Release date16 December 1966
Running time2hr 14min
StarringMala Sinha
Sunil Dutt
Rajendra Nath
Directed by B.S. Thapa
Written byB.S. Thapa
Produced bySumononjali Films
Music byJaidev

Maitighar Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Mala Sinha as Maya
  • Chidambar Prasad Lohani as Mohan
  • Yadav Kharel
  • Tika Bhushan Dahal
  • Yam Bahadur Khadka
  • Sunita Regmi
  • Yadu Kumari
  • Pratibha Sam
  • Jana Darshan Sam
  • Gopi Krishna
  • K.B. Lamichhane
  • Keshab Rana
  • B.S. Thapa
  • Nanda Kishore Timilsina
  • Sunil Dutt in a special appearance
  • Rajendra Nath in a special appearance
  • Prem Singh Bhandari


A girl who was born in Pokhara was sent to jail for 15 years but she didn’t want to go out of jail then a police officer calls a psychiatrist(doctor)then she tells her story to him. She tells the story of falling in love with and marrying Mohan and living a simple life with him. But they get separated from each other when Mohan goes to the jungle for hunt to kill animals but he comes home dead.

After the death of Mohan, his mother calls Maya a witch who killed her son (common superstition at that time in Nepal) and everyone calls her a witch and they say “Wish she died before birth”. Then she gets blamed for everything that happens in the village and Mohan’s mother takes her son away. After that she decides to leave the village than living in a house like a hell. While she was leaving her house people find her and then start to chase her down.

Then she finds a woman at a random place who sells her as a dancer and locks her down in her house. She tries to escape that place and when all goes in vain, she tries to kill herself in that room but fails.

After while she accepts her job but she wishes to see her son “Ratu” but they say you can’t see him then she starts to beg to she her son after that they let her see her son After that, she joins a college for speaking she tells everyone about the old Nepal from her religious Hindu book. She gives advice to everyone about living life.

After she returns from college in Kathmandu, her master “Sahuji” blackmails her to bring her daughter(Rekha) into prostitution. She kills Sahuji by poisoning his food and gets sentenced to prison for 15 years. Then she meets her son at the prison as a police officer. Then her son and her meet her daughter as the last wish of her before going to prison. After telling the story she kills herself at the prison. After they resized the police officer and her mitini were her children. The films end with her death with a song.

About Maitighar Movie:

Maitighar was the third Nepali film produced in the Nepali film industry.

Maitighar was the first film to be produced under a private banner in Nepal.

This film features Bollywood actress Mala Sinha in the lead role

It is considered a classic in Nepali cinema.

Maithighar was a commercially successful movie in Nepal after the success of the movie the place this movie was filmed in got named Maithighar.

The music was scored by Jaidev, a veteran music maestro. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Manna Dey and Geeta Dutt did the playback singing, along with Nepali singers Prem Dhoj Pradhan, C.P. Lohani and Aruna Lama. Lata Mangeshkar sang a Nepali song that was penned by the late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal.

It had many Indians contributing towards the making of the film – actors, musicians, and technicians. The place where the office for film shooting was established in Kathmandu, Nepal has been named Maitighar after the movie.

Maitighar was released on 16 December 1966.