Our congratulation to Loot for it’s 51 days celebration on Friday, March 2, 2012 !
This year had been a bit different for Nepali film industry. There used to be a trend in our film industry that, a movie require star cast to be a hit. This year, neither Rajesh Hamal nor Rekha Thapa could ensure a good box office collection. At the same time, new director, new music director, and few struggling actors in ‘Loot‘ proved that a good movie doesn’t need star cast.
Yes, ‘Loot’ is still running in theaters and is extending its market to overseas too.
The fact that ‘Loot’ has become a hot cake topic among the film makers and movie goers left me wondering: is it such a wonderful movie? Should everybody watch it ?
Two persons died on the spot while the other victim breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the Bir Hospital. Police identified two of the deceased as Krishna Bahadur Tamang and Bishnu Pulami. Other injured have been admitted to various hospitals.
Samyukta Jatiya Mukti Morcha-Bishwokranti (SJMM), a little known underground outfit, has claimed responsibility for the explosion. Recently, the group had also carried out an explosion at the mobile phone tower in Dhadhing.
According to media news, spokesperson of the group who identified himself as Bishwo Kranti in a telephone call to Sagarmatha Television said the blast was carried out in protest against the recent price hikes. NOC hiked the prices of petroleum products three days ago effective from Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Home Ministry informed at a press meet that a probe panel has been formed to investigate the explosion headed by DIG Upendra Kanta Aryal, the chief of Nepal Police Central Investigation Bureau with members-Senior Superintendent Devendra Sudedi, Senior Superintendent Kedar Man Singh Bhandari and Superintendent Subodh Ghimire.
Chief at Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office, AIG Kuber Singh Rana informed that the powerful explosion was carried out by using an electronic device and police have suspected that remote control might have used for the blast. (Photo Credit: The Himalayan Times and AFP)
Sahil Films Production Pvt. Ltd’s second movie, Sandesh Rasaili’s presentation, a movie based on the life of Nepali superstar Rajesh Hamal:
Nepali Movie – Mero Rajesh Dai (2011)
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Arunima Lamsal, Sithal KC, Harihar Sharma, Hemanta Budhathoki, Hiuwala Gautam etc.
Director – Rishi Neupane
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Sapana Roka Magar from Baglung won the title ‘Dynamic Energy Drink Miss Mongol 2012’ that was held on February 25 at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi.In the fourth edition of Miss Mongol organized by Action Entertainment Pvt Ltd., top 10 were selected based on the judgment made on talent round, voting and introduction round. Then top five were selected from the question and answer round among those top 10.
The reply which helps Sapana in winning the title is “Woman is a mother. She is full of love. She is the epitome of affection. Only that woman can be referred to as good woman who is a complete woman. That is why I proudly accept myself as a good woman than a successful woman because any woman can be successful in the world but very few can become good.”
Many of the women will reply that they want to be successful or a good woman leading to a success, when “What do you prefer to be — a good woman or a successful woman? Why?” question will be asked, but she preferred to be a good woman.
Sapana won silver crown worth Rs 70,000 that has 230 stones in it. Numa Kandangwa bagged the title of first runner-up and received a cash prize Rs 20,000 and Usha Rai became second runner- up winning Rs 10,000 in cash.
Other title winners
Miss Punctual – Sirjana Rai
Miss Best Smile-Rasmita Lama
Miss Personality-Numa Kandangwa
Miss Best Skin-Shradha Kambang
Miss Best Hair-Karma Dolma Gurung
Miss Friendship-Sharada Tamang Gole
Miss Photogenic-Numa Kandangwa
Nobel Academy Miss Discipline-Shochan Saugat Rai
THT Live Miss Public Choice-Sushmita Kayastha
Miss Talent-Shradha Kambang
Earlier, Sumnima Dewan was the winner of Miss Mongol 2011.
About 150 lawyers staging a protest against delay in promulgation of the new constitution were arrested from outside the Supreme Court premises in Singha Durbar in Kathmandu on Friday afternoon.
The protest rally, organized by the Nepal Bar Association, was planned to take out from NBA building, next to the SC, to Ratnapark but was interfered by the security personnel when trying to enter the prohibitory zone.
They chanted sarcastic slogans like “Don’t make constitution” and “Extend the Constituent Assembly term only.” Some lawyers have been injured during the incident, according to NBA General Secretary Bijaya Mishra, who also has been detained.
Dhiraj Pratap Singh, spokesperson of Metropolitan Police Range said, the detained lawyers have been kept at Singhadurbar and Baneshwor police posts and will be released by today evening.
NBA Chairman Prem Bahadur Khadka, General Secretary Mishra, former Vice Chairman Sher Bahadur K.C. and former General Secretary Madhav Banskota are also detained.
Those, who cross the roads without using overhead bridges, though the bridge is nearby, will be fined Rs 50 and will be under detention of the Traffic Police for an hour. Earlier, such pedestrians were fined Rs 25.
KMTPD has deployed police personnel to monitor and take action at various places like Sundhara, Bhotahiti and Ratnapark’s Ranedwip overhead bridge from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
According to the traffic police, this action has been taken to control road accidents as some pedestrians did not use the bridge though they were urged to do so. Further, the traffic police informed that as an effort, an awareness campaign has been launched to control the increased road accidents caused by random crossing of roads and to ease the traffic congestion caused by the Pedestrians.
Recently, the traffic police have already launched an anti-drink driving campaign for controlling accidents at night. (Photo Credit: Image Channel)
Durgadevi Cine Arts presents
Nepali Movie – Sasu Sasura(2011)
Starring - Kalyan Ghimire, Garima Pant, Bijaya Khare, Laxmi Giri, Rama Thapaliya etc.
Editor - Buddhi Lamechhane
Writer – Anil Saraf
Director – Anil Saraf
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday hold Minister for Information and Communications Jaya Prakash Gupta guilty of amassing property by misusing the power during his various stints as minister and slapped one and half year jail term and Rs. 8.4 million fine. The court also ordered confiscation of same amount of his property.
A joint bench of SC justices Tarkaraj Bhatta and Sushila Karki announced the verdict on the case that was under consideration at the SC since November 8, 2007.
Gupta surrendered before the court following his conviction in corruption. So, as per the the law, Gupta will get a 20 percent discount in the fine and another 20 percent in the jail term.
The SC also recommended the Judicial Council to take action against Special Court judges Bhupadhowj Adhikari, Komal Nath Sharma and Cholendra Shumsher Janga Bahadur Rana, who had “illegally” acquitted Gupta of all corruption charges on June 7, 2007, citing insufficient evidence to prove him guilty.
Gupta was accused of amassing property worth Rs 20.8 million through illegal means during his multiple ministerial stints and dragged into the court in 2003.
Gupta was sent to Dillibazaar prison.
The fire that occurred due to an electric short-circuits completely destroyed one house and damaged other two at Balkumari, Ason in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
The fire caught the house owned by Tulshi Maiya Joshi at around 7.00 am and according to police, it took about six hours to bring the fire under control by teams of Nepal Army, Nepal police and locals.
Police Inspector Hem Kumar Shrestha said the fire brigade trucks and tankers could not reach the site due to narrow street. So, five fire brigade vehicles and 20 tankers were parked at a distance to put off the fire by water. (Photo Credit: NepalNews)
18-year-old Rabin Gurung of Simbhanjgyang died in a scuffle between locals and police on Sunday night in Bhaludhunga, Muglin.
The scuffle happened when police tried to stop locals from collecting money for the Mahashivaratri by obstructing traffic movement.
According to the police, Gurung sustained serious head injury while falling down on the road during the scuffle and breathed his last while receiving medical care at the Bharatpur Hospital yesterday.
However, the locals have claimed that Gurung lost his life due to police beating. Gurung was beaten badly by the police personnel deployed in Mugling for security in the highway after they found him obstructing the vehicular movement in Mugling-Narayanghat road section, by hanging a rope across the road.
Irate locals have obstructed the roads yesterday night too and have called Chitwan bandh today demanding action against the police after the meeting between the locals and the police has failed to resolve the matter.
The Mungling locals are also demanding proper compensation for the kin of the deceased.
Rose Pictures Pvt. Ltd. presents Maunata Shrestha’s
Nepali movie - Bhagwaan Sabaiko
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Rekha Thapa, Arjun Karki, Bikrant Basnet, Nandita KC, Sunil Dutt Pandey, Mithila Sharma etc.
Written by - Maunata Shrestha (Raj)
Director - Pradeep Shrestha
The actor and producer Bhuwan KC is one of the well known personality in Nepali movie industry who doesn’t need an introduction. It was at the end of 2009 Bhuwan KC announced his son to be featured in Sathi Ma Timro. After almost a year, he realized Anmol need to focus more on studies than in acting. By the time Bhuwan was ready to release his movie, he sought suggestions from astrologer who suggested him to add a letter in his Name. That is reason behind Sathi ma Timro being presented by Bhuwann KC not Bhuwan KC.
At the time of release of his latest movie, Raunak has talked with Bhuwan for xNepali on various issues of his new movie:
Q. Tell us something about your upcoming project “Sathi ma Timro”?
Bhuwan - “Sathi ma Timro” is a story about a family in which, a 5 year kid Sirshak Sapkota has an important role. It is purely a family movie with some action, comedy, songs, and emotional scenes to cater the needs of Nepali movie viewers. In total, it is a family entertainment movie.
Q. In some interviews, you have said that after the release of this movie 60% producers of Nepali movies will leave this field. Does this movie contain the story of our film industry?
Bhuwan - Yes, this movie has a story of our film industry too. It’s a story of a father and son, it’s a story of a family which resemblances to many families of our society.
Opposition parties, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have criticized UCPN (Maoist) led government for breaking tradition of celebrating democracy day on 7 Fagun when the nation was liberated from the 104-year long Rana dictatorship.
Today on the occasion of the 62nd Democracy Day, Tundikhel remains cold and bizarre. Though the government has given a public holiday on the occasion, the government did not organize any official programmes.
NC vice president Ram Chandra Paudel said the incumbent Maoist-led government is trying to wipe out the history of democracy by paying no heed in celebrating the National Democratic Day and added such act is condemnable.
Similarly, CPN-UML chairman Jhala Nath Khanal said his party would ask Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai for clarification for not celebrating the democracy day.
The beauty contest held in Butwal movie theater last week was told to be to be the First Miss Lumbini (we suspect otherwise – see the comment at the end).
In the event, Miss Sweta Rajbhandari was selected the Miss Lumbini 2012 out of the 16 participating beauties. Apart from the crown, Sweta also received Rs. 30,000 cash prize and other gift hampers.
The first runner-up in the contest was Sujata Gurung of Bhairahawa and the second runner-up was Sandhya Shrestha of Rupendehi. Both of them received a beautician course of value Rs. 10,00
0 and gift hampers.
*[We had posted a photo in 2010 about Miss Lumbini held in Bhairahawa on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. We didn't have any details to post at that time and asked our readers to tell who the winner was. But, nobody replied so, we can't who won the contest.]
Pragya Films presents Pragya Joshi’s feature film based on a romantic love story
Nepali Movie – Na Birse Timilai Na Paye Timilai
Starring – Biraj Bhatt, Baboo Bogati, Jharana Thapa, Pragya Joshi, kamal Krishna Poudel, Laya Sangraula, Wilson B Rai, Pushkar bhatta etc.
Producer- Pragya Joshi
Director – Yogesh Ghimire
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