12 Best Nepali Movies That You Can Watch On YouTube
As we make our way through lockdown 2.0, we might have grown weary of the run-of-the-mill cinema choices to keep ourselves occupied.
But ‘hip’ Nepali cinephiles often forget to look to their side of the fence for a good time. The Nepali movie industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade, giving us many artistic gems. It seems about time that we get used to enjoying movies made in our homeland.
With that said, here are 12 best Nepali movies that you can watch on YouTube right now — without getting in trouble.
Kabaddi kicked off a new genre of spicy, everyday village stories in Nepali movies. This film breathed new life into the Nepali movie industry with actors such as Dayahang Rai and Nischal Basnet. It definitely deserves a few rewatches just on the basis of the sheer entertainment value.
Prasad is a critically acclaimed movie featuring Bipin Karki, Namrata Shrestha, and Nischal Basnet. While the vast majority of Nepali movies rely on overdramatization of events to entertain the audience, Prasad is a grounded and realistic story that follows the marital issues of a couple who are unable to beget children.
Saili is another grounded tale that explores the issue of labor migration in Nepal. It features top Nepali talents such as Dayang Rai, Menuka Pradhan, and Gaurav Pahari among the cast members.
Aama is a heart-wrenching watch that dives into the woes of the Nepali medical system. It has a well-written story explored with a striking visual style. It features veteran actress Mithila Sharma along with Surakshya Panta in the leading roles.
Jatrai Jatra (2019)
Jatrai Jatra is a classic comedy heist movie featuring Bipin Karki, Dayahang Rai, and Rabindra Singh Baniya. The sequel to the 2016 movie Jatra, it packs a lot of fun and chaos.
Selfie King (2020)
Released in the year after Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, many people falsely assumed that this Bipin Karki movie was a blatant ripoff of the latter. In truth, Selfie King is an artistic exploration of the personal turmoil of a famous comedian.
You cannot have a Nepali movies list without a flick that satisfies the cravings of the masses. So, how about a movie that was endorsed by Prime Minister KP Oli himself?
Captain is a rare sports drama in the Nepali movie scene with everything you want from a fun movie — Anmol KC, over-the-top drama, supremely entertaining CGI, and a healthy mix of humor alongside serious moments. You're gonna enjoy it — one way, or the other way.
Jhola is a classic movie about the ancient sati culture of Nepal and India. Based upon a short story by writer Krishna Dharabasi, it is made extremely well and is a true ‘period piece’ of Nepal.
Lead actress Garima Panta won the Best Actress award at the 2014 SAARC Film Festival for her role in this movie.
Loot can be termed a modern classic in the way it breathed new life into the Nepali movie industry. Featuring talents like Saugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, and Karma Shakya, Loot promises 120 minutes of full-toss heist entertainment.
The horror/thriller movie Kagbeni came as a unique offering in Nepali cinema when good ideas were increasingly scarce. Thirteen years later, the movie is still talked about with a sense of reverence. But have you watched it yet?
A perfect balance of tragedy and comedy, 15 Gatey by the iconic Maha Jodi is sure to give you flashbacks of a simpler, happier time. Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya play father-son in this movie looking for a bride for the son.
Besides the timeless humor typical to the duo, 15 Gatey also gives a glimpse into the societal complexities of the time.
Shadanga has one of the most memorable roles played by actor Saugat Malla. Just this one fact makes this crime thriller a worthy watch.
These are some Nepali movies that you can enjoy on YouTube right now. Which is your favorite movie from this list? Follow us and let us know in the comments.