Director: Binod Paudel
Year: 2019
Duration: 95′
Language: VOSE / VOSC
Genre: Drama

Ranakala drives a bus in the city of Kathmandu. Her husband left her six years ago to go to one of the Gulf countries, leaving her with her daughter and father-in-law to take care of. Ranakala meets Chopendra, a man who will help her to get passengers and will make her laugh with his wit and his particular dialect. At first, she is reluctant, but his commitment and altruistic dedication will gradually give birth to love in her heart. This story is full of secrets and unexpected twists and turns that cast doubt on whether Rankala and Chopendra will finally be able to build a life together. Bulbul resorts, according to the critics, to a poetic realism that favours the uninhibited portrait of his protagonists and of the society in which they live.

Binod Paudel is one of the pioneers of Nepalese cinema. He runs a film school, the only one in Nepal that is associated with Tribhuvan University. Bulbul is his first film as a director and scriptwriter; it has received a good response from both the public and the critics, who have considered it one of the best Nepalese films of the year, and have awarded Paudel the prize for Best Director of the year 2018/2019, which is given by the president of Nepal.


November 2020
Available online on FILMIN