Kusume Rumal

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Kusume Rumal
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Nepaliकुसुमे रुमाल
Directed byTulsi Ghimire
Written byTulsi Ghimire
Produced bySumitra Paudel (Sayapatri Films)
StarringUdit Narayan
Neer Shah
Tripti Nadakar
Bhuwan K.C.
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
Edited byTulsi Ghimire
Music byRanjit Gazmer
Release date
  • 1985 (1985)
Running time
125 m

Kusume Rumal (Nepali: कुसुमे रुमाल; transl.Silk Handkerchief) is a 1985 Nepali romantic film written and directed by Tulsi Ghimire. It was produced by Sumitra Paudel under the banner of Sayapatri Films.[1] The film featured Bhuwan K.C, Tripti Nadakar, Udit Narayan and Neer Shah in lead roles.[2] This was the first film in which singer Udit Narayan acted.[3] It is one of the most loved films in Nepal and was the first Nepali film to celebrate silver jubilee.[4]

The film received critical acclaim for its story, portrayal of class discrimination, performance of the cast, especially Bhuwan K.C., and the chartbuster music. The movie was a big commercial success and went on to become the highest grossing Nepali film of all time, a record it held for 16 years until it was broken by another Tulsi Ghimire film, Darpan Chaya. The film's songs with music by Ranjit Gazmer were all huge hits and are remembered till today. The film's music album is considered one of the best music albums ever made. In 2009, the son of the producer of this film directed Kusume Rumal 2, which was the story of the second generation of the original cast. Both Tripti Nadakar and Neer Shah acted in minor roles as an ode to the original film.[5]


The film is a triangular love story about Amar (Udit Narayan) and Suniti (Tripti Nadakar) who are collegemates and lovers. When she returns to her hometown, she spends some time with Arjun (Bhuwan K.C.) who works at her house; without her knowledge; he falls for her. The rest of the story is about the conclusion of this love story when another classmate of Suniti's college forcibly tries to marry her.


Box office[edit]

Kusume Rumal was a huge box office success becoming the highest-grossing movie of the time until another Tulsi Ghimire film Darpan Chaya broke its record in 2001. The movie was the first Nepali movie to spend 25 weeks in the box office top ten list and the first actual blockbuster.


All music is composed by Ranjit Gazmer.

1."Kusume Rumal"Udit Narayan, Deepa Jha6:28
2."Kaiche Ma Sari"Bharati Ghimire, Shrawan Ghimire2:58
3."Timi Nabhaye"Udit Narayan5:12
4."Suna Bhana Na"Udit Narayan, Deepa Jha4:55
5."Bhuligaye Samjhana Lai"Bharati Ghimire2:53
6."Reli Khola Bagara"Bharati Ghimire4:26


  1. ^ Sight, Sound & Pulse. Nepal Press Institute. 2002. p. 98.
  2. ^ "नेपाली चलचित्रको स्वर्णिम कोसेली : कुसुमे रुमाल" [Golden gift of Nepali cinema: Kusume Rumal]. Online Khabar (in Nepali). 31 August 2021. Archived from the original on 31 August 2021. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Indian Idol 10: Udit Narayan reveals he was paid Rs.1500 to act as a lead hero". Mid-Day. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ मोक्तान, रीना (29 April 2020). "रजत जयन्ती मनाएको त्यो पहिलो फिल्म" [That first film to celebrate its silver jubilee]. Kantipur (daily) (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 8 May 2022. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Kusume Rumal (1986) - Nepali Movie". reelnepal. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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