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“Hamro Team” arrives in Nepal

2011 June 13

SFCG’s The Team has recently launched in Nepal.  Called Hamro Team, the story revolves around three main characters: Seema, Sanket, and Resham.  Seema is a star football player in a girls’ national team who also coaches high school students. Her family wants her to relocate to the US because they believe that “girls don’t have any future in sports in Nepal.” However, Seema refuses to immigrate and instead pursues her dream by coaching a boys’ team.   She is joined in this effort by Sanket,  who has returned from the US with the belief that he can contribute to his country.  The two of them discover Resham, a young man who has run away from an armed gang in order to play football. He eventually becomes the captain of the team.



At the show’s launch event last Tuesday, director Bhusan Dahal, said that in order for a sports team to be successful, the players must rise above their individual differences and work together for a common goal under the leadership of their coach.  “The team thinks on the notion of ‘We’, not ‘I,’” he said.  The story of individuals overcoming their differences to play as a team is thus an apt metaphor for Nepal, a country which is in transition and where citizens have widely divergent opinions on political and social issues.


Another unique aspect of The Team for a Nepali audience is the idea of a woman coaching a men’s sports team. Reecha Sharma, who plays Seema, believes that there is no similar female character currently on Nepali television and that it will take time for another to appear. However, Yubakar Rajnikar, one of the producers of the show, notes that the series is “not just pushing women power but it’s pushing people to think differently.”


Hamro Team also focuses on the problems faced by Nepali youth along with their hopes, dreams and struggles. For example, the character of Resham was forced to join a Maoist gang in order to make money and the serial depicts how he is able to leave the gang with the help of Seema and Sanket and become the captain of the football team.  Niraj Kumar Chaudhury, who plays Resham, said that it is important for people to follow their dreams and Hamro Team will help youth recognize and work through a lot of the issues that they are struggling with.  “I work with a youth network in Bardia,” said the 20-year-old who added that his dream is to “collaborate with youth in the peace-building process.”


Hamro Team is about making helping people to believe in their dreams, pursue them, and work together collaboratively as a team to build the nation.  As the director of the show states, the serial is “an effort to make you feel that if Nepal unites as a country, no one can beat us and stop us from moving forward.”
Hamro Team airs on Kantipur Television every Thursday at 9 PM with repeat telecasts  on Fridays at 9 AM and Saturdays at 4 PM.



Hear what  the Nepali Media is saying about the show at and

6 Responses leave one →
  1. Nabin Chaudhary permalink
    June 14, 2011

    i heard there are 7 main character in this series. But it si mentioned in above that there is only 3 main characters. Really confusing!! hope the team will be able to bring some change.

    • June 14, 2011

      Hi Nabin,

      We’ve spotlighted three of the major characters but you’re right, there are seven in total who most of the storylines will revolve around. You can read about the rest of the characters (and the actors who play them) at the Hamro Team site:

      Have you seen the show yet? The first episode is online if you missed it!

  2. Nabin Chaudhary permalink
    June 15, 2011

    Thanx and i will surely see the first episode

  3. sampurna permalink
    July 18, 2011

    i watched hamro team and i like it. the story itself is excellent. And on top of that the actors are really guud better than the nepali film industry in my opinion.

    • July 19, 2011

      That’s great to hear you’re enjoying it! A lot of work has gone into the show and it’s wonderful to have that reflected in the final product. Are people talking about Hamro Team in Nepal?

  4. Sharmila sharma permalink
    August 5, 2011

    There is no doubt that hamro team is a awesome programme,but i think it must be telecaste from nepal television instead frm kantipur television coz many youth and other people are lacking to view it where there is no facility of cable and internet service.i think the distibuters and hamro team family must think once about this.

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