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Mainstreaming homosexuality

Kathmandu, Feb. 9 -- For as long as films have been made, one basic narrative form, also known as the 'Classical Hollywood Narrative', has been the norm-there's a hero, who is male, and he falls in lo... Read More


Film Review: Garud Puran is carelessly-written, badly-acted, and casually misogynistic

Kathmandu, Jan. 26 -- For every film review, my work begins with scribbling notes in dark cinema halls. I sit through the films as alert as I can be, ignoring my fellow filmgoers, their giggles, phone... Read More


More misogyny

Kathmandu, Jan. 26 -- For every film review, my work begins with scribbling notes in dark cinema halls. I sit through the films as alert as I can be, ignoring my fellow filmgoers, their giggles, phone... Read More


Irresponsible and immature

Nepal, Jan. 12 -- In the digital age, Nepali filmmakers seem to believe they have to cultivate their audience-either by cashing in on the fame of a 'superstar', presenting a 'unique story', or tapping... Read More


Shah Rukh Khan as Shah Rukh Khan

Nepal, Dec. 29 -- Superstars are made by the audience. For a film, they are a bankable element that will, regardless of the story or script, guarantee a great audience, in the first three days of the ... Read More


Film as a medium of expression

Nepal, Dec. 15 -- Nepali filmmakers and their audiences have been feeding off the Indian film industry for quite some time. We have been inspired by everything, right and wrong, our neighbours have of... Read More


We yield to Disney, and happily

Nepal, Dec. 1 -- How big a part has Disney played in your life? Probably a lot more than you realise. Apart from what you've seen on TV, ESPN and the Disney Channel itself, the giant global conglomer... Read More