Nepal. 2019. 120 min
Ranakala is sustaining her life as a tempo driver based in Kathmandu. She has hidden unfulfilled desires of love and lust within her. It has been six years since her husband went to a gulf country and not sending money and didn’t return back too. This leaves Ranakala the responsibility of her old and paralyzed father-in-law and their daughter.
In the midst of her disappointing life, Chopendra, 29 makes an entry. With time, he gets closer to her by helping her get passengers and making her laugh through his typical dialect and wit. Initially, she refrains herself. However, he makes continuous efforts to win her. Eventually love bubbles from the corner of her heart and they are in a relationship.
However, does Ranakala and Chopendra’s dreams turn out into reality? Will they start a new life together? These secrets, twists, and turns in the story make ‘Bulbul’ unique and engaging.
Binod Paudel was born on 1978 in Kapilbastu,Nepal. He is Nepal based film maker and one of the pioneer of presenting Academic studies in film making in Nepal. He runs a film school as CEO/PRINCIPAL , which is only film college of Nepal that offers bachelor degree in film studies affiliated with Tribhuvan University. The students of this college are creating new wave in Nepal. He has done his Bachelor degree in Film studies from same college and got Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Trinitity saint David University, UK.
He is writer of very critically acclaimed movie ‘SAANGHURO’ that received numerous awards such as National Award/Critics Award and SAARC Film festival best fiction from jury. SAANGHURO was the only movie, broadcasted in UK’s most popular channel – CHANNAL 4. He is honored with best writer of the year by Nepal president – Ram Baran Yadav in 2013 National Award and Critics society of Nepal from the same film.
His first feature film ‘BULBUL’ as a writer and Director released on Feb 15, 2019 in all over Nepal. It collected best responses from audience and Media so far. It is regarded as ‘Top film of the year’ (Nepali year 2077) by many National publications. Many film critics and film scholars regarded ‘BULBUL’ as poetic realism that tells the psychology of present society through intense characters.