Silu Newari Movie
Silu (Nepali: सिलु) is the first film to be made in the Newari language. The movie depicts the pain of separation of a couple from Kathmandu after the wife gets kidnapped while on a pilgrimage in the Himalaya, and the sufferings her husband goes through to get her back from her captors.
The musical film is based on a ballad in Nepal Bhasa written in the early 19th century which describes a journey to Silu, the sacred lake known as Gosaikunda located in the Himalaya. There is a belief in Newar society that a husband and wife should not make the trip together as it could result in a misfortune.