Nepali Movie – Chasing Rainbows (Award winning film)

Nepali Movie – Chasing Rainbows
Starring – Kritika Lamsal, Deepak Ghimire, Sanam Pyakurel etc.
Director – Sahara Sharma

About Chasing Rainbow (इन्द्रेणी खोज्दै जाँदा)

A presentation of Abhimanyu Dixit, ‘Chasing Rainbow’ is an art movie that was also the winner of Jury Award at TNFF 2014. The movie is named ‘Nepali independent cinema’ – a name given for it not being a commercial production. The director Sahara Sharma is also the writer and the cinematographer of the movie. Saurav Rajbhandari is the assistant director. Samman Timilsana is the production manager. Music is composed by Bishal Shrestha, Coudoury, Top and Kutumba. The producer and the editor Abhimanyu Dixit has also written the screenplay of the movie. Coudory has done Runaway, Kutumba has done Utsav, Freedom, Utpatti, Farewell, Parivartan, Topi has done Koshish, Bishal Shrestha has done Someday, Nischal Basnet has done ‘Udreo Choli’ and Dr. Bigyan Raj Gyawali has done ‘Invaision’.

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Miss Nepal 2017 Contestants height, age and other details

Here are the details of all the 19 contestants of Miss Nepal 2017. I have prepare a summary of the contestants.

Height of Miss Nepal contestants

The comparison of heights of each contestants (number 1 to 19 from left to right): Grapical chart of the heights of the contestants

The tallest contestants are 5 feet and 8 inches tall – contestant 7 Rojina Shrestha and 9, Anita Bhandari.
The next tallest are 5 feet and 6 inches tall contestants: 1, 2, 6, 12 and 14
5 feet and 5 inches tall contestants are – 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, and 17
5 feet and 4 inches tall contestants are – 3, 4, 18 and 19

The youngest contestants are 19 years old. Two of the 19 contestants are 19 years old – contestant number 1 Swostika Silwal and the 19th Kritika Giri. The oldest is 24 years old – contestant number 9, Anita Bhandari.

Individual contestants:

NAME: Swostika Silwal
CONTESTANT – 1
AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 5′ 6″
HOMETOWN: Hattiban

Brief intro:

“I like to have fun. But I have always been kind and giving, and am highly motivated to always do the best I can in every challenge I take up.”

Issues that matter to Silwal:

“The political situation of our country, the increasing levels of pollution and the issue of brain drain have, in my opinion, hindered the progress of our country. I would like to do my bit to help address these issues.”
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Friday Release – Parva and Hitlar

Two new Nepali movies have released on May 26, 2017, in theatre in Nepal – Namrata Shrestha starrer ‘Parva’ and Sohit Manandhar movie ‘Hitler’. It is an interesting clash between two movies.

Nepali film ‘Parva’

The movie movie by Dinesh Raut, ‘Parva’ is considered one of the most awaited movie because of the popularity of one of its song – ‘Kale Dai Kale Dai …’. The song has received more than 11 million views in YouTube at the time of this writing. The movie also features actress Namrata Shrestha – the undisputed top actress of 2016. Dinesh Raut, the director of superhit film ‘Classic’ has directed the movie. Some viewers might be scared to watch the movie because of the blood, violence and thrills. The movie also received positive reviews from the viewers of the premier show held on May 25, 2017.

Parva features Koshish Chhetri and Namrata Shrestha in leading role. The movie is the debut movie of another actress Jebika Karki. In the item song ‘Kale Dai ..’ Mala Limbu and Nischal Basnet are featured. The movie is produced jointly by TV Filmy and Subash Entertainment – produced by Subash Giri and Nikita Poudel. The movie is made on a story about an incident that occurred in a festival (Parva).
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Chandani Sharma, the Stupid Girl actress, got married

Do you remember the ‘Stupid Girl’ debut actress, Chandani Sharma? Chandani was featured in the ‘Timro Aankhama Aanshu Heri …’ song of the movie (attached at the end of the post). A resident of Australia, Chandani, is also featured in a new movie ‘Lamfu’.

Chandani has found a model and businessman, Ajaya Pokharel (Ajju) to get married. Feature in a lot of music video and featured as a model in a lot of fashion shows, Zaau, is also a celebrity in his own way. Although in the similar field, the marriage between Chandani and Azzu is an arranged married, set by their families.
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Priyanka Chopra Nepali film, Pahuna, also made on Maoist war story

The poster of the Nepali movie by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra, was released recently. The movie titled ‘Pahuna’ is produced under the initiation of Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra to produce various movies in the regional languages of India. Earlier, actress Jenisha KC had told that she will be featured in the leading role in the movie. But, the first look poster of the movie doesn’t feature the actress.

The movie is told to be made on the story of kids separated from their parents at the time of Maoist war in Nepal. In the movie, they are fleeing from Nepal to Sikkim and the poster also features three kids living on their own. The poster:

Earlier, Priyanka Chopra had told that she couldn’t be present in the press meets of the movie but, she is very happy to be the producer of the first feature movie of Sikkim. The movie is being made jointly by Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra under Purple Pebble Pictures. She told, “Thank you to the government of Sikkim that has given our small, beautiful movie ‘Pahuna’ such a big support,” Priyanka added, “Its Sikkim’s first feature film. And, I am very very honoured to be the producer tying up with the Government of Sikkim to bring you that.”
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Beauty secret of Ruby Rana, the First Miss Nepal (Miss Nepal Special)

The contestants of Miss Nepal 2017 are undergoing training in preparation of the finale to be held on June 2, 2017. In the mean time, I would like to revisit all the Miss Nepal contests so far. I am also writing a book on Miss Nepal contestants and winners. (Book purchase link)

Ruby Rana beauty secret

Although crowned more than two decades ago, the first Miss Nepal is still fit and beautiful. She has maintained her body and looks for more than two decades. Maintaining the looks is not an easy task. Being a beautician has helped Ruby in doing it right.

In the morning – right after waking up she drinks lukewarm lemon water. Then her regular yoga workout starts. In addition to yoga she also exercises everyday. The type of exercise however are not consistent. She does jumba, aerobics and gym workout at home.

  • In breakfast Ruby eats cornflakes, cucumber and watermelon.
  • In lunch she eats roti, daal and cooked vegetables. (bread, dal and tarkari)
  • In the evening she only drinks soup.
  • She has also become a vegetarian these days. That is because she likes drinking when she eats meat. As alcohol is not good for the health and beauty, she tries to keep herself away from alcohol.
  • Ruby also drinks 14-15 glases of water in a day.

Biography of Ruby Rana

The first Miss Nepal Ruby Rana was born in India although her home is at Birgunj, Parsa. Her father was in Indian Army.
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Sandhya KC also shows off her underwear

Journalist and actress Sandhya KC is being featured in a leading role in her upcoming movie ‘Kamaleko Bihe’. The actress who debuted in super hit film ‘Dreams’. But, Sandhya was featured in a short role in the movie so, the movie couldn’t do any magic to attract the viewers towards her.

Sandhya has apparently tried to use the tried-and-tested method to attract the media – showing off her underwear in press meet.

  • Actress Karishma Manandhar had successfully used the tactics and it made news – more than once. (Karishma’s Red and black)
  • And actress Priyanka Karki was also successful in creating the buzz by the same tactics. (The issue of Priyanka Karki case took a long time to settle)
  • Then, actress Shilpa Pokharel also tried her best – but, it wasn’t much of the news. (Shilpa shows off)
  • Benisha Hamal tried it too.
  • Actress Jharana Thapa also showed off in one event.
  • Namrata Shrestha (Parwa event)

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Miss Nepal 2017 show their talents

In most of the beauty contest, one of the most popular medium of showing of their talents are either dancing or sining. In the talent show of the Miss Nepal 2017 contestants, they used variety of medium to show their talents. The Miss Nepal Talent Show was held on May 22, 2017 in Kathmandu. The talent show started with a dance performance.

Contestant number 1 Swastik Silwal of Lalitpur danced on the one of the most popular songs of the current time – ‘Kale Dai …’ of upcoming movie ‘Parwa’.

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Bipana Thapa takes her son in Nepal tour

One of the popular actress of the past, Bipana Thapa, is currently in Nepal. She was in Nepal in an effort to promote his sister in the local election held at the end of Baisakh. Bipana’s younger sister, Basana Thapa, was one of the candidates of Nepali Congress as Deputy Mayor of Narayan Municipality of Dailekh district.

Although Bipana and her sister Basana had promoted in the election, Basana couldn’t win the election. She was defeated by CPN (UML) candidate, Sabitra Malla. The vote difference between Sabitri and Basana was only 600.

After the election, Bipana is travelling in different parts of Nepal with her sister and other family members. Bipana has shared photos of them travelling in places like Jumla, Mugu and other beautiful and scenic places. They look pretty happy although Basana was defeated in the election.

Who is Bipana Thapa?

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Miss Nepal graduates with an outstanding performance in MBA at AIT, Thailand

The Miss Nepal 2010 has made a history again in 2017.

Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, has graduated from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand with an outstanding academic performance. Shrestha completed her 2-years-long MBA course and graduated on May 19, 2017 in Thailand. In addition to the degree of the completion of her post-graduate in business administration, she was also awarded with The Wilhelm Hill Prize for the most outstanding academic performance in Business Administration.

Video report:

Beauty with Brains

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Nepali Movie – Shakuntala (Rajesh Hamal, Anu Shah)

Nepali Movie – Shakuntala
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Kishor Khatiwada, Anu Shah etc.
Director – Deeness Shrestha

About ‘Shakuntala’

The movie is a presentation of Greenhill VFX Media by Deeness Shrestha is an unique movie featuring the superstar of Nepali film industry, Rajesh Hamal, in a woman’s role. The script of the movie is written by the director and the cinematographer Deeness Shrestha. The editors of the movie are Shahil Khan and Milan Shrestha. The music is composed by Arjun Pokhrel and the background score is prepared by Alish Karki. The songs are written by Krishna Hari Baral and Dayaram Pandey, choreography by My Call. Action is directed by Asta Maharjan. The movie is given a P/G ranking by the censor board of Nepal.

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Friday Release – Diarry

Rekha Thapa’s movie, produced by actress Chhulthim Gurung, Nepali movie ‘Diarry’ is special for Rekha Thapa’s fans. That is because, Rekha is featured in a negative role for the first time in her entire acting career. The movie directed by Anil Yonjan also introduces Sunny Singh, a new actor. At the time the characters played by Chhulthim and Sunny Singh were in deep love, actress Rekha Thapa is featured as a villain.

When actress Chhulthim Gurung debuted in ‘November Rain’ as a character Dalli, she was liked by the viewers. After that she rejected all the acting offers and decided to produce her own movie. She is featured in the leading role in ‘Diarry’. With Rekha, Chhulthim and Sunny Singh other actors in the movie are Dinesh DC, Rajkumar Upreti, Binod Poudel and others.

The movie features the music of Swopnil Sharma, Iman Bikram Shah and Manasraj. The movie features the playback singing of Sugam Pokharel, Rajina Rimal, Swopnil Sharma, Reshma Pun and Manas Raj.

Trailer of ‘Diarry’
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Nikhil running away from Kopila

Actor Nikhil Upreti is apparently running away from his first wife Kopila Upreti. When Nikhil Upreti’s first wife, Kopila Upreti showed up unannounced during the announcement of Nikhil’s next movie ‘Commitment 60 hours’, he was really shocked. While Kopila wanted have a talk with him, Nikhil wasn’t in the mood to meet her. He asked his assistants to shoo her away.

Kopila wasn’t event allowed into the program. By the way she was being treated, it was clear that Nikhil and Kopila are not having a good time these days.

A few days ago, Nikhil had celebrated birthday at the maternal home of his second wife, Sanchita Luitel and their children.

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NFDC National Award 2017 nominations (Watch 8 nominated full movies)

The nominations for the 2017 edition of NFDC National Award was released in an event held in Kathmandu. In the event almost all the artists of the Nepali film industry were nominated in different categories.

The most nominated movies of the year are:

  • Chhakka Panja – 15 nominations
  • Jatra – 11 nominations
  • Purano Dunga – 9 nominations

Nominated movie – watch full movies here:

In the event, nominations of 18 different categories were released. Here is the full nomination:

Best Movie Nominations :
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Priyanka Karki and Saugat Malla seen together in Karyabinayak

The shooting of the movie featuring actress Priyanka Karki and actor Saugat Malla in lead role was started in an event held at Karyabinayak temple in Lalitpur. In the event held on May 18, 2017 the artists and the film crew members worshiped in the temple and the camera. The movie to be made by the ‘Chapali Height’ producer, Arjun Kumar is being directed by Nikesh Khadaka. In addition to Priyanka and Saugat the movie also features actors Buddhi Tamang, Kameshowr Charasiya and others.

Although the shooting was inaugurated in the temple of Lalitpur, actual shooting will start in Birgunj. Although the shooting is yet to start, the release date is already fixed – Kartik 17.

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