Anaagat is a 2019 Nepali language psychological thriller directed by Samten Bhutia and produced by Mountain River Films and Tiny but Big Pictures Production. The seed for the film was sown when Chandra K. Jha, who went on to become one of the producers of the film, pitched his story idea to Samten Bhutia. In subsequent meetings between the two of them and Prabachan Shrestha, the screenwriter, the story took shape quickly and a full-fledged screenplay followed soon after. Even at this early stage, there was a unanimous opinion that the leading roles of Kriti and Suresh should be played by actors Priyanka Karki and Arpan Thapa, respectively. When the story was pitched to the actors, they immediately agreed to come on board.