“Old is Gold” they say. And it certainly seems to be the case when it comes to Nepali movies. While new filmmakers are bringing forth new and latest concepts into the Nepalese film industry, old Nepali movies seem to have a hold on us that we simply can’t shake off. Hence, we have decided to bring you 10 old movies that you MUST watch.

Whether you’re new to Nepalese movies, or whether you have been watching Nepali movies since you were in your mother’s womb, you will definitely enjoy these ten films:

Nepali Movie - Kusume RumalKusume Rumal
One of the original blockbuster films of Nepali cinema, Kusume Rumal was the highest grossing Nepali film of its time and it maintained that record for more than 15 years before it was displaced by Darpan Chaya in 2001. Directed by Tulsi Ghimire, this romantic classic is a love story starring Bhuwan KC, Tripti Nadakar and Udit Narayan Jha. The plot, the music and the overall end product make this movie a must watch. Cuddle up with your SO while watching this timeless romance.
Nepali Movie - SainoSaino
Saino is another Nepali hit movie from the 80s. This movie, starring Bhuwan KC, Tripti Nadakar and Danny Denzongpa is in intense look into family and human relationships. This family drama, which helped define the genre, also helped boost the careers of all three leads in the movie. The movie was directed by Ugyen Chopel with screenplay by Danny Denzongpa. Trust us when we say that you do not want to miss this family drama.
Nepali Movie - LahureLahure
Another movie directed by Tulsi Ghimire, the movie Lahure stars Tripti Nadakar and Shrawan Ghimire. The plot of the film revolves around Gorkha soldiers and the sacrifices they and their families have to make. Straight from the golden age of Nepali cinema, Lahure is gives voice to the brave Lahures of Nepal and provides a realistic portrayal (for the time) of their lives. It remains one of the best dramas ever produced by the Nepali movies industry.
Nepali Movie - Prem PindaPrem Pinda
If you have a fondness for tragedies, you will find no better Nepali movie than Prem Pinda. Adapted from popular playwright Bal Krishna Sama’s play of the same name, this movie features a tragic love that blooms within the Rana Palace. It has everything you could want in a romantic tragedy – an innocent village girl, her true love and a lusty villain with his eyes on the heroine. While the movie does take some artistic license, it is still one of the best movies in Nepali movie history.
Nepali Movie - BalidanBalidaan
Yet another movie by Tulsi Ghimire, Balidaan features an impressive cast consisting of Nir Shah and the very popular MaHa Jodi. This successful movie with a unique plot line is another must film to add to your must watch list.
Nepali Movie - MaitigharMaitighar
‘Maitighar’ film was released on 1966 which was first movie under private banner and third Nepali movie produced ever. Both the movie itself and theme song ‘Yo Ho Mero Pran Bhanda Pyaro Maitighar’ were evergreen hits.
Nepali Movie - Darpan ChayaDarpan Chaya
A film based on triangle love story was a hit during the start of 21st century. Darpan Chaya is the highest grossing movie of all time totaling Nrs. 70 million. Viewers who had watched during its release on 2001 will always remember the name while the song of ‘Lahana le Jurayo Ki’ from the film will remain a track for dancing number on stages.
Nepali Movie - ChinoChino
Chino – a 1991 movie is considered to be the most successful movie in the history of Nepali cinema. Almost all songs from this movie were hits among which ‘Mohani Laagla Hai’ sung by Narayan Gopal and Asha Bhosle was the most popular one.
Nepali Movie - Yug Dekhi Yug SammaYug Dekhi Yug Samma
‘Yug Dekhi Yug Samma’ was the first movie that indroduced Nepali superstar Rajesh Hamal. Over all, the film was a big hit in 1994.
Nepali Movie - ThuldaiThuldai
Thuldai, a 1999 movie starred by Shiv Shrestha, Niruta Singh, Jal Shah and Sunil Thapa, Thuldai, was liked and appreciated by the viewers. It should be in must watch list if you are looking for an old movie taste.

In many cases, you can certainly find the links to full movies which are provided above. So go ahead and enjoy the early offerings of Nepalese film industry with these ten outstanding old Nepali movies!!

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