The biggest release of the year 2016, ‘Chhakka Panja’ impressed everybody — except for the actress, Samragyee RL Shah. The movie team is going to make a sequel of the movie ‘Chhakka Panja Feri’. The producer and director Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula had confirmed the movie in making a few days earlier. Deepak wrote about the new movie and told that most of the actors will repeat with an addition of a couple of top actor and actress. It seems, the ‘top actress’ has refused to act in the movie. Deepak had told that in addition to Kedar Ghimire, Priyanka Karki, Barsha Raut, Buddhi Tamang, the team had reportedly approached ‘Prem Geet’ actor Pradeep Khadka and Samragyee RL Shah for the leading roles.
According to the latest report, the ‘Dreams’ debut actress, Samragyee RL Shah has refused the offer of Deepak Raj Giri. There is no information about whether Pradeep Khadka has accepted the role. Samragyee is planning to be featured in the movie titled ‘Intu Mintu’, a movie to be directed by choreographer Renasha Bantawa Rai. The shooting of ‘Intu Mintu’ and ‘Chhakka Panja Feri’ are scheduled to start in Baisakh. Samragyee’s refusal to act in the movie is told to be because of the conflict of schedule between the two.
Nepali Movie – Bir Bikram
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Arpan Thapa and Diya Pun etc.
Director – Milan Chams
About ‘Bir Bikram’
The movie by Milan Chams, ‘Bir Bikram’ was released on Thrusday instead of the regular Friday release on August 18, 2016 (Release news). The movie was made under Chams Entertainment banner, the home production of the director Milan Chams. The movie features the music of Tara Prakash Limbu, the writer is Yam Thapa, choreographer is Renasha Rai, background scores by Shahas Shakya, action by Samrat Basnet.
Watch ‘Bir Bikram’ full movie:
Some Nepali movies have started a promotion strategy to let the viewers remember the release date in their trailer and poster. The short and witty statements about the release date have been found to be effective in helping the viewers to remember the release date and raise interest in the movie.
I have prepared a video report on the issue:
The first movie I saw such a promotion strategy was ‘Kabaddi’. Here is the list of slogan and the movies :
- Kabaddi – Rango Chadne Din (The day to ride a male-buffallo)
- Kabaddi Kabaddi – Janti Jane Din (The day to go in a marriage proceeding)
- Loot 2 – Feri Lootne Din (The day of robbery again)
- Chhakka Panja – Hasne Din (The day of laughter)
- Resham Filili – Fililli Hune Din
- Utsav – Celebration Begins
- Adhakatti – Bada Dashain ma Hasne Hoina ta (Don’t you want to laught in Dashain
Two more movies that embrace this type of promotion are yet to be released:
Singer Jyoti Magar is well known for her hot performance. In Pokhara, Jungle Festival, Jyoti performed the same songs and similar style as she used to do in her pervious performances. It is surprising that the viewers find it equally exciting and interesting. Watch a video report:
Jyoti Magar, Bale and Cockroach Babbal Dhamaka in UK
Jun 2, 2016 @ 23:56
The singer Jyoti Magar, comedy actors Bale (Sagar Lamsal) and Cockroach (Hari Niraula) have arrived in the UK for musical comedy program titled ‘Babbal Dhamaka’ in the UK. The artists will perform in various shows starting June 4. The entertaining stage shows organized by Sapan Engertainment Ltd. will feature the hot songs and dance of Jyoti Magar. Bale and Cockroach will be seen in their ‘Bhadragol’ attire with new and original comedy.
The Film Artists Association of Nepal (FAAN) has honoured some artists and journalists in the Nepali film industry in its 15th annual general meeting held on March 13, 2017. Although the prime minister Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda was supposed to be the the chief guest of the event, he couldn’t make it and a minister distributed the award instead.
On the annual general meeting of the Film Artists Association of Nepal (FIA) actress Barsha Raut was given a honorary certificate for her contribution to the Nepali film industry. In the certificate she is praised for lively acting and establishing herself as a good actress in the industry in a short time. The certificate titled “Nepal Chalachitra Kalakar Sangh New Artist Certificate of Encouragement – 2073” was awarded to Barsha on Falgun 30, 2017.
Nepali Movie – Mental
Starring – Pratham Khadka, Pooja Bhatta, Surbir Pandit, Sudhan Dhital etc.
Director – Saroj Poudel
A presentation of Basanta Sharma for GSM Media Camp, Nepali movie ‘Mental’ is produced by Bhim Kamal KC from Europe. The story of the social thriller movie is written by the director Saroj Pratham. The music is composed by Arjun Pokharel and Rajan Magar, cinematography by Rajendra Sapkota, action by Shankar Maharjan. The movie features Pratham Khadka, Pooja Bhatta, Surbir Pandit, Sudhan Dhital, and Surendra Poudel in main roles.
The social and family drama movie about a love-struck guy was released on November 25, 2016. (Read release news).
Watch ‘Mental’ full movie:
A new revelation in the relationship between actress Jiya KC and Bhuwan KC – Bhuwan is seen embracing Jiya in a Holi 2017 photo. In the photo shared by Jiya KC, it is quite apparent that the couple had applied Holi colours in privacy to each other, before participating in the group celebration.
Analysis of the holi colours on Bhuwan KC and Jiya KC:
Bhuwan has neatly applied purple colour on Jiya KC’s nose and cheek. Red and green colours are applied on her forehead. Jiya has applied red colour on Bhuwan’s forehead and nose, purple on his left cheek and on his nose, green on his right cheek and nose. They have neatly and strategically applied the colours on each other. Jiya has taken much care to apply it in symmetry where as, colour on Jiya seem to have been applied in a little rough manner. They booth look happy. May be because of photo filter, Bhuwan KC looks very young to his actual age of more than 50 years.
Like previous years, celebrities have shared their photos and videos in social network. I had posted a collection of photos shared early by some celebrities. This is a latest update with more photos.
Hot actress Sushma Adhikari’s holi 2017
A video on How artists celebrate holi:
Holi photo of actress Barsha Raut. Barsha is one of the most popular actress these days with threes successful movies in her credit – ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’, ‘Chhaka Panja’ and ‘Jatra’:
Nepali Movie – Samarpan
Starring – Kailash Tamang, Ranju Sharma, Rubina Sharma, Anu Parajuli, Asha Bhusal etc.
Director – Basanta Niraula
A new Nepali movie ‘Samarpan’, released on December 30, 2016, was shot in various locations in Nepal and Bangladesh. The movie presented by Rojan Rakhal is made under Fire Enterprises and Media banner and is made on a story of the relationship between friends. The writer of the movie is Tikaram Rakhal and is produced by Imran Sidhiqui
There is another movie titled ‘Sammarpan’. (Watch ‘Samarpan’ here)
Watch ‘Samarpan’ full movie:
I have compiled a video of the Holi celebration of Rekha Thapa from 2010 to the last year’s Holi, Holi 2016. As the Holi 2017 is approaching (the festival is on March 12, 2017) I looked back to the history and compiled the list so that I can update it with the new information on the current Holi. I will share the updated video on or after March 12. The following video lists:
- Rekha Thapa’s Holi in 2010 – Fun filled Holi celebration with Ayush Rijal at Namaste Nepal. That was before Rekha divorced Chhabi Raj Ojha.
- Holi in 2011 – Video and photos of the celebration at Karishma’s home at Godawari. Almost all the celebrities in the Nepali film industry had gathered in the holi celebration.
- Holi in 2012 – Video of Rekha dancing with others while Rajesh Payal Rai sang.
- Holi in 2013 – Holi celebration with ‘Hamesha’ actor Sabin Shrestha and others.
- Holi in 2014 – This year, Rekha Thapa was busy in the shooting of ‘Himmatwali’. One of the songs in movie was shot during Holi featuring holi colours.
- Holi in 2015 – Rekha celebrated Holi with actresses Priyanka Karki and Keki Adhikari at Red Studio.
- Holi in 2016 – At that time, Rekha was promoting her movie ‘Rampyari’. So, she participated in almost all of the major Holi celebration parties in Kathmandu to promote her movie. She also went to Karishma’s residence, Red Studios and other places.
Holi in 2017 – coming soon.
Watch 7 years of holi in less than 5 minutes in the following video:
After a long time, Tulsi Ghimire’s another movie has released in theatre in Nepal, titled ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’. One of the most successful directors of the Nepali film industry, Tulsi Ghimire’s last few movies weren’t as successful as his reputation. The movie named after his previous superhit movie ‘Darpan Chhaya’ – the new movie will determine in Tulsi is still relevant in the new-age Nepali movie industry.
The movie introduces three new actors in the leading role – Puspal Khadka, Sahara Karki and Shraddha Prasai. I had previously written a detailed post about the three new entries in the movie- Read Who are the new entries in ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’.
The movie ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’ is written by Tulsi Ghimire. The music of the songs in the movie are composed by Ranjit Gajamer and Chandan Lomjel. With Puspal Khadka, Sahara Karki and Shraddha Prasai the movie also features actors like BS Rana and Saroj Khanal. The movie is made in a triangular love story between two girls and a guy. It is a teenager love story. The cinematographer of the movie is Rameshowr Karki, editing by Prakash Baraili and Bharati Ghimire. The movie is produced jointly by Sabu Gadal and Rabi Karki.
Nepali movie – Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra
Starring – Aaryan Adhikari, Mariska Pokharel, Gauri Malla, Mithila Sharma etc.
Director – Aakash Adhikari
About ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’
The movie by Aakash Adhikari under Adhikari Brothers Pictures introduces Aryan Adhikari and Mariska Pokharel in the Nepali film industry. The movie features music of Basanta Sapkota and Tara Prakash Limbu, and lyrics by Krishna Hari Baral, Akash Adhikari, and Sunder Shrestha. The background score is prepared by Alish Karki. The choreographers in the movie are Basanta Shrestha and Renesha Bantawa Rai, action by Himal KC, screenplay by Yam Thapa. The editors are Arjun GC and Bhupendra Adhikari. The DOP is Nawaraj Krishna Thapa. Prabhat Baskota was the assistant director to Aakash Adhikari.
The movie was released on May 13, 2016 (Release news). The Censor Board had given PG certificate to the movie.
Watch full movie ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’
After two Miss Nepal got married last year (in 2016), only seven out of 21 Miss Nepal are still unmarried. Miss Nepal 2009, Zenisha Moktan and Miss Nepal 1997, Jharana Bajracharya got married in 2016. Another Miss Nepal, Miss Nepal 1995, Sumi Khadka also married in 2015. The only two remaining Miss Nepals from the 1990s got married in the last two years. The year 2016 had been special as:
- All the Miss Nepal of 1990s from Miss Nepal 1994 to 1999 are married after the marriage of Jharana in 2016 and Sumi in 2015.
- All the Miss Nepal of 2000s got married after Zenisha Moktan got married in 2016.
- All the Miss Nepal of the 2010s are unmarried.
The list of unmarried Miss Nepal as of now (March 2017):
- Miss Nepal 2010 – Sadichha Shrestha
- Miss Nepal 2011 – Malin Joshi
- Miss Nepal 2012 – Shristi Shrestha
- Miss Nepal 2013 – Ishani Shrestha
- Miss Nepal 2014 – Subin Limbu
- Miss Nepal 2015 – Evana Manandhar
- Miss Nepal 2016 – Asmee Shrestha
The movie made on the life story of popular literary figure, Jhamak Ghimire, has been premiered in a program held in Kathmandu on March 6, 2017. The movie was premiered by Jonta Club Kathmandu – on the International Women’s Day.
The movie produced and directed by Binod Bista is an unique movie of a literately figure who is disabled and writes by her foot. Jhamak Ghimire, born in 1980 in Dhankuta wrote ‘Jiwan Kanda Ki Phool’ by her left foot. The book had won the prestigious Madan Puraskar.
Who is Jhamak Ghimire?
Disabled by birth, Jhamak Kumari Ghimire, is awarded the Madan Puraskar 2067 BS (2011) for her book Jeevan Kanda Ki Phool (Is Life a Thorn or a Flower?). She was the second only female writer to receive the award after another woman writer Parijat received the award in 1965.
Born in July of 1980 in Kachide village development of Dhankuta district with cerebral palsy and has to write with her left foot. Ghimire had started writing with her left foot since she was 15 years-old.
The festival of colors is just around the corner. I have revisited the holi celebrations of the past by Nepali celebrities and has compiled a short video of the past years. Some of the interesting things in the following video are :
- Jyoti Magar’s hot presentation during Holi in Jhapa.
- Holi events in Karishma Manandhar’s home.
- Karishma Manandhar applying colours on Rajesh Hamal in a Holi celebration a few years ago.
- Dance of Rekha Thapa on a song of her movie ‘Rampyari’
- Dance of Pooja Sharma and Rekha Thapa in the promotion event of Aakash Adhikari’s film.
- Dance actress Rajani KC and Ramesh Upreti in one of the hit songs of their movie, ‘Bracelet’.
- Some other stage shows and interesting dances
What is ‘Holi’?
The festival commonly known as Fagu Purnima as it is celebrated on the Purnima of Falgun month in Nepal. The festival is known for friendship and close relationship with friends and family members.