Inter title of Meri Bassai
|Also known as||Meri Bassai|
Daman Rupakheti |
|Written by||Sitaram Kattel|
|Story by||Sitaram Kattel|
Sitaram Kattel |
Kedar Ghimire |
Wilson Bikram Rai
Kumar Kattel and more
|Theme music composer||Shankhar Adhikari 'Ghayal'|
|Opening theme||"Ekai xin Fursad xaina"|
|Ending theme||"Je gare ni sukha xaina"|
|Country of origin||Nepal|
|No. of episodes||569 (as of 25 September 2018) (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Cinematography||Manraj Shrestha 'Gurjudhara'|
|Camera setup||Multiple camera|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Media Hub Pvt. Ltd|
|Original network||Nepal Television|
|Picture format||720p (SDTV)|
|Original release||2006 – present|
|Media Hub Nepal|
Meri Bassai (Nepali: मेरी बास्सै) is a Nepali sitcom television series that began in 2006. It is the longest running sitcom in Nepal. Sitaram Kattel is the script writer, co-director and one of the major actors of this sitcom. The most interesting fact of this sitcom is that Sitaram Kattel has performed more than 24 roles alone due to which he has been considered as one of the Nepal's most talented and best comedian ever.
- Kedar Ghimire as Magne Budho and Chaudhaghare Dada (Left Meri Bassai)
- Sunita Gautam 'Bajgain' as Muiya, wife of Magne Budho
- Suraj Chapagain as Bandre Narayan , brother of Muyia
- Sitaram Kattel as Dhurmuse, husband of Suntali; Wada Adhyakshya, Leader of village; Khadka Ji, husband of Apsara; Khadananda Guru, the guru who looks future; Muskaan Pasa, who loves Fatauri budhi and Aite, husband of Jhumri and various other characters.
- Kunjana Ghimire as Suntali, wife of Dhurmush and Jhumri, wife of Aite and Fatauri Budhi, most talkative woman
- Surbir Pandit as Darhi Budho, father of Dhurmush
- Wilson Bikram Rai as Takme Budha who got VC in World War as Gurkha
- Kumar Kattel as Jigri.
- Niru Khadka as Thyaas Kumari, sister of Dhurmush
- Suleman Shankar as Eku (Jungle man) (only appeared in some episodes a few years ago)
- Goma Guragain as the tree, episode 246
- Ram Chandra Adhikari as Gokte Kaji, richest person of village
- Surendra K.C. as Mulaa Saag, father of Suntali
- Palpasa Dangol as Chamsuri, mother of Suntali
- Marichman Shrestha as Balchhi Dhurbe, Chairman of Fishing Federation
- Raju Paudel as Raju Master, brother of Magne Budho
- Grady Kepler as Badaray Kancho, the monkey
- Anju Thapa as wife of Raju Master
- Debu Baral as Sudurpaschime Saalo
- Laxmi Shrestha as Apsara, wife of Khadka Ji
- Sandesh Lamichhane as Batare Kanchha, reporter in some episodes
- Harisha Baniya as Hariya
- Kamal Mainali as Jwai Narayan
- Raja Rajendra Pokharel as Chauraasi Baje or Sushil Koirala, the prime minister of Nepal
- Kumar Shrestha as Farsilal who loves Thyas Kumari
- Samjhana Acharya as Mudki Samjhana
- Buddhi Tamang as Hanumane
- Rajani Gurung as Mangali, wife of Hanumane
Meri Bassai revolves around the daily happenings of a small village in hilly region of Nepal.
Generally, Sitaram Kattel as Dhurmush does some bad evils like theft or lies everybody in villages. Every time he escapes from punishment and at last when he is caught, he is put at prison in "Thokthake Prahari Chauki", Kusunde by Himal Ashahi. But somehow he escapes from the jail. At last he learns lesson from that but continuous his next crime. His wife Suntali and his father tells him not to do so.
Kedar Ghimire as Magne Budho always borrows things from others. He has no front teeth and always says "aile lattale dera bariko patama puryaidinxu."
Kunjana Ghimire plays as Suntali, Dhurmush's wife as she is his wife in reality. She also plays as Fatauri amai who always asks for money or goods from others and the most talkative in those villages.
Balxi Dhurbe is the fisher and head of fishing.
Muiyya is the wife of Magne Budha and Bandre is his brother-in-law.
Mulako saag and Chamsuri are the parents of Suntali.
Sitaram Kattel plays other various roles like Muskan Pasa who loves fatauri, Aite, Ward adhyakxa, Khadka ji, Khadananda guru, etc. with more than 20 roles up to date. But mainly Meri Bassai depicts problems and livelihood of people living in the village area of Nepal.