Bulbul
Nepaliबुलबुल
Directed byBinod Paudel
Written byBinod Paudel
Screenplay byBinod Paudel
StarringSwastima Khadka
Mukun Bhusal
Sound Design,Film Mix:
Uttam Neupane
Production
company
Awaken Production
Release date
  • 15 February 2019 (2019-02-15) (Nepal)
CountryNepal
LanguageNepali

Bulbul (Nepali: बुलबुल) is a 2019 Nepalese film that Binod Poudel directed and wrote. Abeeral Thapa, Bhim Thapa, Raju Paudel, and Purushottam Pandey produced the film under the banner of Awaken Production. The film stars Swastima Khadka, and Mukun Bhusal in the lead roles. The story line is about a woman who drives tempo for a living in Kathmandu. The film was released on 15 February 2019.[1][2][3][4] It was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[5]

Plot

A story about a woman who drives a tempo (3-wheeled micro-bus service). The film touches on topics of couples separated because one person leaves to work abroad, and life for the person who stays behind, among many other themes.

Cast

Awards

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref(s)
2020 National Film Awards Best Director Binod Poudel Won [8]
Best Actress Swastima Khadka Won
Academy Awards Best International Feature Film Bulbul Not nominated [5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bulbul (2019) – Nepali Movie". reelnepal. Archived from the original on 16 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Bulbul gets release date". kathmandupost.ekantipur.com. Archived from the original on 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Swastima Khadka drives Tempo in Bulbul, like Rekha Thapa did in Ram Pyari". Nepali Movies, films. 12 September 2018. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  4. ^ Republica. "Bulbul to release first song through flash mob". My City. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Nepali movie 'Bulbul' to represent Nepal in 92nd Academy Awards". My Republica. 6 September 2019. Archived from the original on 9 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Swastima to play tempo driver". kathmandupost.ekantipur.com. Archived from the original on 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Swastima Khadka To Essay The Role Of Tempo Driver in Her Next BULBUL". Archived from the original on 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  8. ^ "राष्ट्रपतिले बाँडिन् ३ वर्षको राष्ट्रिय चलचित्र पुरस्कार र दीर्घ साधना सम्मान". Setopati (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 12 November 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2021.