Ainaa Jhyal Ko Putali (Butterfly On A Windowpane)
Genre: Social Drama
Run time: 1hrs 30min
Screenwriter/Director: Sujit Bidari
Actors: Kanchan Chimariya, Dinesh Khatri, Siru Bista, Ashok Siwakoti, Bisha Chamling Rai, Umesh Shrestha, Mallika Shrestha, Raj Thapa, Padam Prasad Poudel
Casting directors: Kedar Shrestha and Akash Magar
Producers: Prabin Syangbo Aakash Poudel Sujit Bidari Ram Krishna Pokharel
Ainaa Jhyal Ko Putali Review
Director Bidari has done an amazing job in conveying the story of two siblings who, although fight with each other, love each other unconditionally, and their mother, who is working hard to send her daughter for further education to a better place.
The story revolves around Bidhya and her younger brother Basanta. Basanta’s character is fun and will take back to your childhood. His antics will make you laugh hard, while some moments make you adore him. Bidhya is a excellent student and an aspiring poet, who dreams to pursue further education and later publish her poems in monthly children’s magazine (Muna – Very popular child magazine in Nepal before the Internet burst, I’m sure will make you nostalgic). Bidhya’s mother fully supports this dream of hers.
The movie also portrays the society of a remote village decades ago. Friendships, picnics, fights, rituals, faces, characters, local movie theater, school, culture, practices, news, music, songs and what not!
This movie has many elements of nostalgia; the one that especially got me nostalgic was the Sankha Dhun of Radio Nepal (it literally used to be our alarm back in those days – every household with a radio used to start their day with this music).
The visual is too good! Most of the shots are amazing. The casting is amazing too (I got to know that most of the cast members were fresh, and some had never even been to a theater!). The child artists are too good and are an absolute delight.
There are many other things that I’d rather you find out on your own! I had fun, although there were some really emotional scenes too. The only problem in this movie is that it ends too fast and leaves us wanting for more.
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In brief, its nostalgic.
This film is excellent in all aspects such as the technical aspect, the presentation aspect of the story, the emotional aspect of the characters and the artistic quality of the presentation. ‘Aina Jhyal ko Putali’ is a beautiful visual masterpiece of rural Nepal that brings about joy and yet wrenches your heart at the same time.This story based on rural Nepal will make you look deep upon issues like poverty,education, and on the other hand make you deeply root for those characters of the movie and their innocence. This film made my heart fill with melancholy and nostalgia.