A girl who was born in Pokhara was sent to jail for 11 years but she didn't want to go out of the jail than police officer calls a deceive doctor than she tells her story about her self.
She tells the story falling in love with Mohan and getting married to Mohan and living a simple life with him.But they get separated from each other when Mohan goes to the jungle for hunt to kill animals but he comes home dead.
After death of Mohan his mother calls Maya a witch who killer her son (common superstition at that time in Nepal) and everyone calls her witch and they say "Wished she died before birth".
Than she gets blamed for everything that happens in the village and Mohan's mother takes her son away.After that she decides to leave the village than live in a hell house.While she was leaving her house people find her than start to chase her down then she finds a house.
Than she find a women at a random place after leaving their who sold her as a dancer and locks her down in her house.She tries to escape that place but she tries to kill her self in that room but fails.
After while she accepts her job but she wishes to she her son "Rate" but they say you can't she him than she starts to beg to she her son after that they let her she her son.
After that she joins a collage for speaking she tells everyone about the old Nepal from her religious Hindu book.She gives advice to everyone about living life.
After her job at collage she gets accused of killing of her owner "Malik Sab" than she gets sentences to prison for 11 years.Than the story revels about how had kill him self with Bish/Drugs.Than she meets her son at the prison as a police officer.
Than her son and her meet her daughter as last wish of her before going to the prison.After telling the story she kills her self at the prison.After they resized the police officer and her mitini were her children.The films end with her death with a song.Mala Sinha as Maya - the key cast/role in this movie.She is married to Mohan and got prison sentences for 11 years.
Chidambar Prasad Lohani as Mohan/Moha
Yadav Kharel as
Tika Bhushan Dahal
Yam Bahadur Khadka
Jana Darshan Sam
Sunil Dutt in a special appearance
Rajendra Nath in a special appearance
The music was scored by Jaidev, a veteran music maestro. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Manna Dey and Geeta Dutt did the playback singing, along with Nepali singers Prem Dhoj Pradhan, C.P. Lohani and Aruna Lama. Lata Mangeshkar sang a Nepali song that was penned by the late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal.
Maitighar was the first film to be produced under a private banner in Nepal. It had many Indians contributing towards the making of the film - actors, musicians and technicians. The place where the office for film shooting was established in Kathmandu, Nepal has been named Maitighar after the movie.
Maithighar was a commercially successful movie in Nepal after the success of the movie the place this movie was filmed in got named Maithighar.