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White Sun (2016)

Seto Surya (original title)
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Anti-regime partisan Chandra confronts physical, social and political obstacles for his father's funeral. His search for a solution takes him to neighboring mountain villages and encounters with the police and rebel guerrillas. A portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process.

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Deepak Rauniyar
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Credited cast:
Dayahang Rai ... Agni / Chandra
Asha Magrati ... Durga (as Asha Maya Magrati)
Rabindra Singh Baniya Rabindra Singh Baniya ... Suraj
Sumi Malla ... Pooja
Amrit Pariyar Amrit Pariyar ... Badri
Sarada Adhikari Sarada Adhikari ... Shova
Deepak Chhetri Deepak Chhetri ... Priest
Deshbhakta Khanal Deshbhakta Khanal ... Uncle
Ganesh Munal Ganesh Munal ... Kaji
Pramod Agrahari Pramod Agrahari ... Policeman
Maotse Gurung Maotse Gurung ... Guerilla chief
Pramila Tulachan Pramila Tulachan ... Aunt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukesh Chaudhary Yukesh Chaudhary ... Funeral attender
Anil Khadka Anil Khadka ... Jit (The Groom)
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When his father dies, anti-regime partisan Chandra must travel to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting the man she thinks is her father, but she's confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumored to be his son. Chandra must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the Nepali civil war. The two brothers cannot put aside political feelings while carrying their father's body down the steep mountain path to the river for cremation. Suraj storms off in a rage, leaving Chandra with no other men strong enough to help. Under pressure from the village elders, Chandra must seek help from outside the village to obey the rigid caste and discriminatory gender traditions he fought to eliminate during the war. Chandra searches for a solution in neighboring villages, among the police, guests at a local wedding, and rebel guerrillas... Written by anonymous

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Steep mountain path to the river for cremation. See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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It world premiered in the Horizons section at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival. It was later screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. It was selected as the Nepali entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. See more »

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Durga: It's good to see you.
Agni: Why are you marrying my brother?
Durga: It's none of your business who i marry.
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The Best Nepali Movie Till Date.
5 August 2019 | by babu_babinSee all my reviews

Go and watch White Sun. I don't know why is is only rated 7/10 . The movie is balance of emotions and humour. Movie portays condition of villages of Nepal in humorously and I think it's a great satire. Once you start watching the movie you will be living all the experience Dayahang Rai goes through in the movie. Every dialougues will hit you hard. It is the best Nepali movie I have ever watch. And I fell lucky for not missing this movie.


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Release Date:

9 December 2016 (Nepal) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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2.39:1
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