Chino (1991 film)

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Directed byTulsi Ghimire
Produced byOm Trinetra Production
StarringShiv Shrestha
Bhuwan K.C.
Sunil Thapa
Sharmila Malla
Shrawan Ghimire
Tulsi Ghimire
Music byRanjit Gazmer
Release date
15 January 1989
Running time
2h 37m

Chino (Nepali: चिनो, English: Souvenir) is a Nepali action drama film written and directed by Tulsi Ghimire. The film featured an ensemble cast of Shiva Shrestha, Bhuwan K.C., Sunil Thapa, Kristi Mainali, Sharmila Malla, Subhadra Adhikari, Shravan Ghimire, Sinaura Mistry, Anoop Malla and Sushila Raymajhi. The film is a revenge story of two brothers played by( played by Shiva Shrestha and Bhuwan K.C.) who are separated after their parents were killed by a criminal Rate Kaila(Sunil Thapa). How they reunite and find the reason why their parents were killed and take revenge forms the rest of the story. The film was shot entirely in Nepal.

The film was released with positive response from critics and audience with praise directed towards its screenplay, performance of actors especially Shiva Shrestha and Sunil Thapa and chartbuster music. The film was a massive blockbuster at the box office and went on to become the highest grossing Nepali film of 1990s and second highest grossing Nepali film of all time after Kusume Rumal (another Tulsi Ghimire film) and is considered to be one of the most commercially successful films in the history of Nepali cinema.[1] The songs of the film with music by Ranjit Gazmer were highly popular especially Mohani Lagla Hai remaining popular till today, and Batasa Le Udai Lyayo was also a chartbuster at that time. The film is considered to be one of the best Nepali films ever made and remains cult classic.[citation needed]


The film begins with the villain Rate (Sunil Thapa) being released from jail after four years. He subsequently searches for Laxmi (Subhadra Adhikari), who got married and had two children while Rate was in Jail. During a Tihar celebration at Laxmi's house, Rate finds her and confronts her. After a heavy altercation, Rate kills Laxmi's husband. Laxmi takes her two children, sets the house on fire, and flees the scene. While fleeing from Rate, one of the children is flung into the river. Rate thinks that Laxmi was killed in the River while fleeing. Rate's son is later found by Bau (Tulsi Ghimire) and taken to Gumba to ascertain whether he is alive or not. The monk in Gumba performs a series of rituals over the child and saves him. Since no one opts to take in the child, Bau decides to adopt it. Bau's girlfriend, however, is against him adopting the child, resulting in their breakup. Laxmi returns home and collects her husband's ashes. She decides not to perform the death rituals for her husband until Rate is killed. The film follow the two children as they grow up and plan to kill Rate as revenge for their mother's sake.



1."Batasale Udai Lyayo"Kumar Kancha, Asha Bhosle3:41
2."Diyo Bali"Asha Bhosle3:38
3."Janmera Kokhama"Narayan Gopal4:59
4."Maya Ta Maya Ho"Narayan Gopal, Asha Bhosle4:29
5."Mohani Lagla Hai"Narayan Gopal, Asha Bhosle6:18
Total length:21:85


  1. ^ "Movie: Chino". Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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