Old Nepali Movie Kusume Rumal

“Old is Gold.” They say, this line is a cliché; if it is then surely it is a true one. This line is most appropriate to talk about old Nepali movies. As you can tell by the looks on people’s face, they care less about the movies of today. They are nostalgic of the bygone era: the era of beautiful actors, stories, presentation and music. Whenever there is an old movie on TV, many people automatically start to sing along. This is an achievement in itself; not many songs of today are remembered by people. The golden time period of Nepali cinema is the 1980s and the early 1990s; the time period is memorized for the most beautiful films, the greatest actors, and the most phenomenal music. One of the films of the generation is the Old Nepali movie Kusume Rumal.
Old Nepali movie Kusume Rumal was released in 1985; the film was directed by the veteran film director, Tulsi Ghimire. Ghimire is also a script writer, editor, cameraman and a lyricist. The movie was produced by Sayapatri Films’ Mrs. Sumitra Paudel. The film is one of the earliest color films of Nepal, which has actors and performers, such as Nir Shah, Bhuvan K.C. and Tripti Naadkar. This film is the debut film of the expert playback singer, Udit Narayan Jha. He acted in more Nepali film, before making it big in the Hindi film industry as a playback singer. Talking about the movie, the title refers to a cotton handkerchief; handkerchief is a symbol of love and remembrance in the movie. The film’s plot has Bhuvan falling in love with Tripti, while Tripti and Udit turn lovers. The film is a triangular love story, which has a mixture of sad and happy ending.
Bhuvan was much appreciated in the movie for his performance as an innocent village man, who falls for a richer girl. Udit did not receive as much accolade for his acting, as he did for his playback singing for the movie. Tripti was admired for her performance, as well as her simple beauty. The music given by maestro Ranjeet Gajmer is to be loved and admired for generations to come. The title song of Old Nepali movie Kusume Rumal, is sung and hummed even by young people of this generation. This is why people made movies, like Kusume Rumal in the 1980s and 1990s; to be remembered for ages to come.
However, this does not seem to be the case nowadays; people want to make money more than they want to make movies. When your mind has the money over the movie, it is certain that you cannot create something beautiful, like Old Nepali movie Kusume Rumal.

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