Singha Durbar
TV program Poster
GenreDrama
Created byTsering Rhitar Sherpa
Written byAbinash Bikram Shah
Directed byTsering Rhitar Sherpa
Starring
Country of originNepal
Original languageNepali
No. of episodes13
Production
ProducerYubakar Raj Rajkarnikar
CinematographySushant Prajapati
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkNepal Television
Picture format480i (SDTV),
Original releaseNovember 15, 2015 (2015-11-15) –
February 7, 2016 (2016-02-07)

Singha Durbar (Nepali: सिंहदरवार) is a 2015 Nepalese television series. It revolves around the story of Nepal's first Female Prime Minister who undergoes various challenges in her quest to establish a governance system of transparency, accountability and collaborative leadership[1][2]

Singha Durbar is Nepal's first Futuristic Political Drama directed by Mukundo: Mask of Desire and 'Karma' famed Director Tsering Rhitar Sherpa and produced by Yubakar Raj Rajkarnikar.[1][3]

The television series is a joint production of Search for Common Ground Nepal (SFCG) and Mila Productions. Supported by USAID Nepal, the television series aspires to promote positive role models in governance, and a culture of collaboration between the government and the general public.[4][5]

Cast

No. Name Role
1 Gauri Malla Asha Singh
2 Pramesh Jha Dr. Ramesh Singh
3 Anil Pandey Chief Secretary (Tikaram Upadhaya)
4 Bhintuna Joshi Sumnima Bajracharya
5 Praween Khatiwada Bishwa Bishwokarma
6 Ramesh Ranjan Ramananda Jha
7 Pramod Agrahari Yubaraj Jha
8 Ramesh Budathoki Mr. Malla
9 Deshbhakta Khanal Mr. Thapa
10 Mithila Sharma Nandini Thapa
11 Prakash Ghimire Nanda Wagle
12 Bikram Singh Niranjan
13 B.S. Rana Pushkar Basnet
14 Sanjay Nepal Aditya Singh
15 Dhirendra Jha Ishwor SIngh
16 Rupa Jha Janaki Jha
17 Sylvina Bajracharya Sahana Jha
18 Nagina Joshi Sumnima's Mother
19 Akal Maan Sumnima's Father
20 Rati Basnet Nanda Wagle's Wife
21 Basanta Bhatta Kamal KC
22 Poonam Rana Durga
23 Naradmuni Hartamchhali Navin's Thapa

Plot

The television drama 'Singha Durbar' revolves around the story of Nepal's first Female Prime Minister who undergoes various challenges in her quest to establish a governance system of transparency, accountability and collaborative leadership. .Gauri Malla, is the protagonist of Singha Durbar. Her portrayal of Nepal's first female Prime Minister enshrines the possibility of women's leadership in the near future, and also encourages an ideal world where female leadership is respected and acknowledged.[1][6]

Episodes

Episode Release date Subject matter Notes Ref
01 (First Episode) 15 November 2015 Democracy, leadership and gender equality. [7]
02 Collaborative leadership, resolving personal conflicts and inclusion. [7]
03 Agriculture, cooperation and solution orientated problem solving. [7]
04 Safer migration, labour trafficking and rule of law. [7]
05 Agriculture and food security, corruption and impunity [7]
06 Health and improving scrutiny of medicines The data as delivered at time code 3:47 in Episode 6 – ‘For every 1,000 babies born here 190 mothers still die’ – should have been ‘For every 100,000 babies born here 190 mothers still die [7][8]
07 Local Governance and violence free elections. [7]
08 Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and collaborative leadership [7]
09 Access to justice [7]
10 Climate change and multi party democracy [7]
11 Budget, role of tax, conflict resolution and public engagement. [7]
12 Truth and Reconciliation (transformation for peace) / SportsTransformation [7]
13 (Ending episode) Truth and Reconciliation (transformation for peace) / Sports [7]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Singha Durbar – Nepal's first futuristic political drama". Spotlight Nepal. 12 June 2015. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ Bhattarai, Sewa (17 August 2018). "Fictional female prime minister tackles air pollution in teleserial". Nepali Times. Archived from the original on 19 May 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Tele-serial Singha Durbar to air starting today". The Kathmandu Post. 15 November 2015. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Singhadurbar". Mila Productions. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. ^ "'Singha Durbar' bringing the first female PM to Nepal". Republica. 5 November 2015. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Singha Durbar brings Nepal's first female Prime Minister to TV screen". The Himalayan Times. 4 November 2015. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Singha Durbar". cybersansar.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Singh Durbar, Telefilm with English sub-title (All episodes)". serialsansar.net. Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.