Best old Nepali Movies : Must watch list

History of Nepali film industry backs to 1951 with the release of “Satya Harischandra“. It was followed by Aama, Maitighar, mann ko baadh, paral ko aago and so on. Many personality have contributed in Nepali film industry directly/indirectly. The names like Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Bhuwan KC, Shiva Shrestha, Rekha Thapa, Gauri Malla, Saranga shrestha, Shree Krishna shreshta, Niruta Singh, Tulshi Ghimire, Dayaram Dahal, Rajendra Khadgi, Nir Shah, Basundhara Bhusal are among the most heard names in the Nepali film industry. There are so many artists who have given all their life working very hard to promote Nepali Film industry.


Hundreds of Nepali movie have been released over time and minority of movie have been able to keep name in the list of successful movie. The question about the standard of Nepali movie rises time and again. Some people say that standard of Nepali movie has degraded over time, some people say that they always try to copy from other films and some people say that Nepali movies are doing good specially targeting new generation.


Critics say that most of the Nepali movie are nowadays produced just for commercial purpose. They play it safe by targeting the same audience – middle class Nepalese mostly outside valley. They use same basic ingredient – love story, some songs and fight in between movie regularly. They don’t want to take risk trying new concepts. Let the people judge the standard and future of Nepali movies and artists. Here we have listed the Best old Nepali movies that you must watch.

List of best Nepali movies :

Kusume rumal : One of the movie that marks the history of Nepali movie as well as success of Bhuwan KC supported by Tripti Nadkar. It was a romantic film released in the year 1985 and was the first movie in Nepali film industry to spend 25 weeks in the box office top ten list.

Chino : Directed by Tulashi Ghimire starring Shiva Shrestha, Bhuwan KC, Kristi Mainali, Sharmila Malla was released in the year 1991. Sunil Thapa became famous for his acting in movie as “Raate Kaaila“. It was a commercial hit.

Saino : Released in the year 1987, this movie had strong performance from artists like Bhuwan Kc, Tripti Nadkar, Danny Denzongpa. Click here to watch this movie

Lahure : This film is based on the story of military who gets recruited in British army and goes to fight a war and story revolves around. This movie was released in the year 1989. Click here to watch this movie

Darpanchhaya : Triangular love story starring Dilip Raymajhi, Niruta Singh, Uttam Pradhan. One of the super hit movie directed by Tulashi Ghimire. It was released in the year 2001.

Prem Pinda : This film is enriched with the popular song “Gairi Khet ko sirai haryo” and has a strong performance from Saroj Khanal, Melina Manandhar, Neer Shah. This movie was released in the year 1995.

Balidan : This movie was released in the year 1996 featuring Haribansha Acharya, Madan Krishna Shrestha which was directed by Tulsi Ghimire. This movie is about the revolution, how does a person can make a difference in changing the society.

Numafung : It was released in the year 2001. Very lively acting is the strong part of this movie. Though there are not popular names starring the movie, this is a must watch movie in the list.

Basudev : This film was released in 1985 focusing on the difficulty of people from micro angle. This movie has got different taste than the usual trend.

Samjhana : 1983 Nepali movie featuring the hit couple of that time Bhuwan Kc & Tripti Nadakar, this was one of the hit movie. It was directed by Sambhu Pradhan. This was a music hit as well. Title tracks like Ukali maa aghi aghi, Pirati afai hudo raicha, dui Pate suiro, gahiro gahiro sagar jastai are the songs that still has impact in Nepali music field.

Paral Ko Aago : Released on 1978 was a black and white movie. This movie is about the life of husband and wife in which fights are common that gets as hot as sun in a moment and cools down as ice at no time.

Thuldai : Starring Shiv Shrestha, Jal Shah, Niruta Singh was directed by Dayaram Dahal and was released in the year 1999. It was hyped to be the last movie of Shiv Shrestha.

Crorepati : Bhuwan KC producing this film and playing in the lead role supported by Sushmita KC, this movie was released in 1996 and became commercially hit.

Yugh dekhi Yug Samma : Released in the year 1991, this movie was the debut movie of “Maha NayekRajesh Hamal which was supported by Kristi Malla. After this movie, Rajesh Hamal never had to look back.

Nata Ragat ko : Featuring Shree Krishna Shrestha, Jal Shah, Niruta singh, Ganesh Upreti, this movie was released in the year 1999. It became a hit movie being awarded the “best film of the year“.

Deuta : This movie was released in the year 1994 starring Rajesh Hamal, Srijana Basnet and was directed by Tulsi Ghimire.

Kanyadaan : This movie was released in the year 1991 featuring Bhuwan Kc and Gauri Malla. The story revolves round the marriage of a girl in very young age, becomes widow and story moves along.

Saathi : Awesome movie of Rajesh hamal & Karishma Manandhar featuring dog. This was the hot couple then.

Truck Driver : Featuring Shiv Shrestha, Karishma Manandhar, this movie was released in 1994.

Dakshina : Directed by Tulsi Ghimire, starring Bhuwan KC and Niruta Singh, this movie was released in 1994.

Tilhari : This movie was released in 1990 starring Bhuwan Kc, Mausami Malla and Kristi Mainali Other in the list are : Behuli, Rahar, Badalido aakash, Kumari, Maitighar, Mitini List of best Nepali movies can differ from person to person as it depends on personal interest. The list above mentioned is based according to our interest.