Nepali Movie – Bidrohi
Starring – Ramesh Upreti, Bipana Thapa, Harihar Sharma, Tika Pahadi, Basundhara Bhusal, Rabi Giri, Narad Khatiwoda, Pawan Mainali etc.
Director – Laxminath Sharma
‘Bidhrohi’ is the first movie of Apex Films Production, presented by Gangalal Pikha. It is an old movie and the quality of video is not that good. The music is composed by Sambhujit Baskota. But, the movie features some well known actors of their time. Actor Ramesh Upreti did this film before he went to the USA. These days, Ramesh Upreti has returned Nepal and is trying to make a successful comeback. His comeback movie, ‘Bracelet’ wasn’t as successful as expected. Actress Bipana Thapa has left the film industry after getting married to an Indian doctor. She is living as a housewife in India. Other noted actors include Tika Pahadi, Harihar Sharma and Basundhara Bhusal.
I prepared a video about Nikhil Upreti wising Valentine Day wishes to one of his two wives and ignoring another. I was surprised by the way he treaded one to another when the photos of the status of Nikhil Upreti and Kopila Upreti were published in Nepal Samacharpatra – a National Daily.
I don’t use Facebook much these days. I only visit it when I need to investigate something. I did proper check on Nikhil’s account. It looked genuine for the following reasons:
- Nepal Samacharpatra had published a photo from the account. (I assumed they were responsible media.)
- In an interview Nikhil had admitted that he didn’t have a Facebook account and he was planning to open a new account. And, that was a new account. Less than a month old.
- I checked the list of the friends in the account. Most of them were well known personalities in the film industry. I expected they won’t be-friend a fake account.
- Based on her past posts and interactions, it was clear that Kopila Upreti’s account was not a fake account. Nikhil’s account had mentioned Kopila in many of the posts. So, I assumed it wasn’t a fake account.
Fake Account of Nikhil Upreti?
Nepali actress of ‘The Most Wanted’ and ‘Just For You’, Teluja Khatiwada has married Suman Raj Basnet of Birtamod, Jhapa. The marriage ceremony was organized in Kathmandu on February 18, 2017 at Kundalini Durbar banquet. Film artists, journalists and family members were invited in the cremony.
Who is Tejula Khatiwada?
The bride, Tejula Khatiwada was an actress of the Nepali film industry. She debuted in ‘The most Wanted’ but wasn’t much successful as an actress. I wrote about Tejula Khatiwada in 2009. She had told that she wanted to be a bold actress then. (read the post) Apart from movies, she had also worked in video films, and music videos. Here are some of her movies:
Watch ‘The Most Wanted’ here.
Watch ‘Jawaf’ here.
The ‘Pipal’ debut actresses Sushma Adhikari has stopped acting in movies after the failure if her second movie ‘Anautho Premkatha’. ‘Pipal’ was released in May of 2014 and ‘Anautho Premkatha’ was released after a couple of months.
Watch ‘Anautho Premkatha’ here.
The failure of both the movies proved that Sushma Adhikari wasn’t lucky as an actress. She also worked in a couple of Bhojpuri movies. The fate repeated in the Bhojpuri film industry too. Sushma Adhikari opened up in Bhojpuri movies – Deewana 2 and Jaya Madhesh. But, that didn’t help her.
Although she couldn’t leave an impression in movies, Sushma Adhikari has been successful as a model in music videos. She has been featured in hundreds of music videos. She is equally popular in lok geet music videos and pop song music videos. These days, Sushma is featured in a lot of music videos and she is also quite active in social media.
Nepali Moive – How Funny
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Keki Adhikari, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Nisha Adhikari etc.
Director – Nilu Doma Sherpa
About ‘How Funny’
A movie featuring well known actors like Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki and Keki Adhikari is the debut movie of the female director Nilu Doma Sherpa. Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba had debuted as the producer in the movie (report on Malvika’s debut). The movie on comedy theme was however not liked by the viewers of the movie.
The movie also features journalist Rishi Dhakala (report). The movie is made under Tiny But Big Pictures banner. The story and the concept is that of the director Nilu Doma Sherpa, script is written by Shan Basnyat, executive prducer is Malvika Subba, choreographer is Renasha Rai etc.
Watch ‘How Funny’ here:
Nepali Movie – Fagu
Starring – Shilpa Pokharel, Rajesh Hamal, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla, Tika Pahadi, Basanta Bhatta, Pramod Agarahari, Bishnu Sapkota etc.
Director – Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar
A presentation of Surya Arts by Binod Manandhar, Karishma’s movie ‘Fagu’ is the second movie by the director Samjhana Upreti Rauniar. The cinematography by Ramsharan Upreti, choreography by Kamal Rai, music by Basanta Sapkota, lyrics by Dayaram Pandey, action by Himal KC, editing jointly by Banish Shah and Bhupendra Adhikari. The team of producers include Binod Manandhar, Milan Babu Malla, Rajan Jain, Niraj Jain, Hom Paribag, Shyam Shrestha, and Samjhana U.Rauniar. Despite excessive promotion, the movie wasn’t liked by the viewers.
Fagu was released on February last year. (release news)
Watch ‘Fagu’ full movie
(I will update the full movie after some time. Enjoy the summary of the movie)
Nepali Movie – Naya Nepal Express
Starring – Bhupen Chand, Sushma Karki, Raj Timilisina, Neeta Dhungana,Sharmila Malla, Maushami Malla,Ganesh Upreti etc.
Director – Ashok Bam Malla
About ‘Naya Nepal Express’
Nepali movie ‘Naya Nepal Express’ is also subtitled ‘Katha Ek Raat Ko’. The movie features background music by Binod Gurung, choreography by Shankar BC, cinematography by Rabindra Baral, music by Laxman Shesh, editing by Arun Sharma. The director Ashok Bam Malla has written the story, script and dialogue.
The movie starts with all these well known artist boarding the same public bus and travelling to Kathmandu. Different types of characters are gathered in the same location featuring all types of entertaining masala.
Watch Naya Nepal Express, full movie:
Nepali Movie – Sargam
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Dipraj Rana, Sanchita Luitel etc.
Director – JD Chakrawarti
A musical movie, Nepali film ‘Sargam’ is a presentation of G.I. Services Company by G Karki. The film is made on the story of D. Ramanaiadu, the concept and story management by Natasha Rana, action by Ram / Janak, music composed by Sambhujit Baskota, cinematography by Raj Khilanani, and editing by Ishwor Koirala. The makeup artist in the movie is Santu Tamang, choreography by Raju Shah, Shanta Nepali and Sanjib Shah.
Watch full movie ‘Sargam’
A new movie ‘Rajja Rani’ was announced at the time of Valentine Day week. In the event organized to announce the new movie, Keki Adhikari and Nazir Hussien shared rose and heart shaped ballon. In the movie, Keki and Nazir are going to be featured as the youths of Terai region. Watch the video report:
The announcement ceremony was held in Kathmandu on February 12, 2017. With Keki and Nazir Kameshowr Chaurasiya and Laxmi Bardewa will also be featured in main role in the movie.
Hemanta Rana’s song ‘Saili’ has been a record breaking song in YouTube. The song received a huge amount of views in YouTube despite of being a new channel. The song featuring the music of Kali Prasad Baskota and the lyrics written jointly by Kali Prasad Baskota and Himal Saud is released by GH Entertainment. The GH Entertainment channel only has one more video in its channel – the lyrical version of ‘Saili’.
The song is about a foreign bound Nepali youth who promises to have fun after a certain age.
The song dedicate to the Nepali youths who are selling their sweat in the foreign soil and love their motherland. The song features actress Menuka Pradhan with actor Gaurav Pahadi.
Watch the music video:
Nepali actor Rajesh Hamal is one of the top actors in the Nepali film industry. Often called Maha Nayak (Super Actor), Rajesh Hamal ruled the film industry for about a quarter century. He prefers to tell that the film industry grew with him. Hamal is credited for :
- Bringing professionalism in Nepali film industry.
- Being the first educated actor in the film industry. He had done Masters in English literature from Punjab University in India.
- He is considered a no-nonsense actor. Unlike other actors, Hamal kept himself from having affairs with the actresses. Although there were rumours of his affair, all rumours turned fake. Actresses had termed him as the coldest actor in the film industry.
- Rajesh is a good orator and can easily impress the listener by his oratory skills. Proficiency in his English language is also something not seen in the Nepali film industry.
- The height, looks and the physique have also been factors that attracted youngsters of his time.
Rajesh Hamal Love Story
Nepali Movie – Paradeshi
Starring – Prashant Tamang, Rajani KC etc.
Director – Narayan Rayamajhi
Super hit movie ‘Paradeshi’ was released on October 19, 2015. The movie was the second hit movie of the singer and the winner of Indian Idol reality show contest, Prashant Tamang. The movie directed by Narayan Rayamajhi, is produced by Rajesh Banshal. The music of the movie was released in August of the year.
The movie was one of the top 10 movies released in 2015.
Another movie by the same name, ‘Paradeshi’ was released in 1998 and featured Rajesh Hamal and Bipana Thapa in leading role. The movie is available to watch in xnepali – Watch ‘Pardeshi’ here (old one).
Watch New ‘Paradeshi’ here:
Nepali Movie – Brindaban
Starring – Silpa Pokharel, Kishor Khatiwada etc.
Director – Rajbahadur Sane
The movie ‘Brindaban’ is an action movie by Rudrakshya Films directed by Raj Bahadur Sane. The movie features a monkey in a prominent role. Music by Deepak Sharma and Bikash Chaudhary, dance by Ramji Lamichhane, cinematography by Dibya Raj Subedi, editing by Tara Thapa”Kimbhe”, and vfx by Dasarath Ghimire. The movie was released in September of 2016.
watch full movie ‘Brindaban’
A movie based on the life of a disabled literary figure, Jhamak Kumari Ghimire, ‘Jeevan Kanda ki Phool’ is being made. A song from the movie has been recently released. The song features a child artist playing the childhood role of Jhamak Ghimire. She is expressing her happiness when she could write the first letter ‘Ka’ on the floor.
The heart touching song shows the happiness of Jhamak when she could write with her foot. The movie on Ghimire is being directed by Binod Bista. The singer of the song is Junu Gautam, lyrics and music by Prakash Siwakoti.
Who is Jhamak Ghimire?
I have compiled a list of new Nepali movies you shouldn’t miss. The quality of Nepali movies have improved in the modern days. Experimental movies have been very successful these days. All the movies listed here are the movies made after 2010.
Update – Paradeshi
A 2015 release, superhit movie of Prashant Tamang. The movie ‘Paradeshi’ was directed by Narayan Rayamajhi, the director of another hit movie ‘Gorkha Paltan’.
1. Classic (2016)
The 2016 release movie by Aryan Sigdel, ‘Classic’ is one of the top movies of the year 2016. The movie about a blind couple features Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha in leading role. Namrata Shresthat had had won all the Best Actress awards of the year for her role in the movie. Aryan Sigdel had also won Best Actor awards for his role in the movie. The movie was also awarded the Best Movie of the year award in various film awards. This is a must watch movie.
Watch ‘Classic’ – (Skip the initial 4 minutes to watch the movie.)