Tulkee: A Cinematic Journey into Nepali Polyandry

‘Tulkee,’ an upcoming Nepali feature film, delves into the intriguing theme of polyandry prevalent in the mountainous regions of Dolpa, Humla, and Mugu. The movie, produced by The Palm Group Pvt. Ltd., aims to shed light on this cultural practice while immersing audiences in the captivating landscapes of Shey-Phoksundo, Tripurakot, Ralli, and Karelikanda.

‘Tulkee’ portrays the practice of a woman marrying the brothers of her husband, showcasing the persistence of polyandry in specific Nepali communities. By capturing the rituals and traditions of Dolpa, Humla, and Mugu, the film offers a unique glimpse into these lesser-known aspects of Nepali culture.

Directed by Devjung Thapa, ‘Tulkee’ follows the story of a young girl from lower Dolpa who experiences the challenges of deep-rooted traditions upon marrying a boy from the upper region. The film delves into her journey and the conflicts she faces as she navigates between personal desires and societal expectations.

‘Tulkee’ has garnered significant anticipation, with expectations for a visually captivating and thought-provoking cinematic experience. The film features a talented cast, including Shishir Bangdel, Swastima Karki, and Sophiya Limbu, and is helmed by director Devjung Thapa with a compelling storyline written by Laxman Sunar.

‘Tulkee’ promises to offer audiences a compelling exploration of polyandry and its impact on individuals in Nepal’s mountainous regions. With stunning cinematography and an authentic portrayal of cultural traditions, the film invites viewers to contemplate the complexities of tradition, love, and personal freedom.

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