The red carpet premier show of the love story movie to release this week – ‘Love Sasha’ was held at Kumari Theatre on January 10 2017. The movie is releasing on Thursday, January 12. The movie featuring actress Keki Adhikari and Karma Shakya in leading role is expected to win the hearts of the viewers. The movie directed by Prachanda Man Shrestha is told to be a soft and smooth love story movie.
After the premier show, artists and journalists gave their views on the movie. They told that the movie is interesting and people should watch it.
Celebrity Fashion Show De’ Celebrity Runway 2016 – Walking Down the Memory Lane, was jointly organized by Punam Entertainment and Gauri Malla in collaboration with World Fashion Parade. The fashion event held on 29th December 2016 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu marks on of the most diverse fashion show event in Nepal featuring three generations of artists of Nepali movie industry.
One of the most notable model on the ramp was the first actress of the Nepali movie industry, Bhuwan Chand. In addition to Bhuwan Chand first generation actresses like Chaitanya Devi and Basundhara Bhusal had also walked on the ramp. While modelling, the songs from their respective movies were played in the background.
For the first time in the history of Nepali film industry, a film that won the Best Movie Award, has returned back the award to the organizer. In the NEFTA 2016 award held in Dubai, UAE, ‘Pashupati Prasad’ was awarded the Best Film Award. But, when the Best Director award was handed over to another movie, the director Dipendra K Khanal refused to go to the stage to receive the award.
Which is the Best Film of 2016?
According to a report, Dipendra K Khanal took the award to the NEFTA office on December 27, 2016 and returned it. That was probably the first time any award was returned back to the organizer. Now, the confusion on which is the Best Film in the NEFTA 2016.
I have started video blogging for a while now. I have started making some videos that are exclusive to xNepali. These videos are unlisted in the YouTube. So, they can’t be found in YouTube and are hidden from the public.
Top 5 political events of 2016
On the last day of 2016, I looked back to the year 2016 and listed out the top 5 political event from all over the world.
The political events include – the presidential election of the USA, terrorist attacks in Europe, Brexit, military coup on Turkey.
It seems, the Christian festival Christmas is going mainstream in Hindu pre-dominant Nepal. After the country decided to go secular, the popularity of the foreign festivals are in increase. It is not only Christmas, other festivals like Halloween, are also getting popular these days.
A video report on the celebration of Christmas by Nepali artists:
‘Dreams’ debut actress, Samragyee RL Shah, flaunted a revealing and transparent dress at the NEFTA 2016 award ceremony. In the event Samragyee was also awarded the Best Newcomer Actress for her role in ‘Drema’. It was not only NEFTA, Samragyee was the sole winner of that award in most of the award ceremony held earlier in the year.
Watch a video report:
Watch ‘Dreams’ here.
The 9th edition of NEFTA Awards was held at Dubai, UAE on December 23, 2016. A lot of Nepali artists attended the grand ceremony featuring performances of a lot of artists including Rajesh Hamal and Karishma Manandhar.
The dancers in the program were Karishma Mamandhar, Pooja Sharma, Chhulthim Gurung, Malina Joshi, Rista Basnet, Samragyee RL Shah, Namrata Sapkota, Jebina Karki. The male dancers were Rajesh Hamal, Anupbikram Shahi, Paul Shah, Najir Hussain, Salon Basnet, and Roshit Rumba.
The award winner movies are:
- Watch ‘Pashupati Prasad’ here – Best Movie, Best Dilogue (Khagendra Lamichhane), Best Supporting Actor (Prakash Ghimire), Best Actor in Negative Role (Bipin Karki)
- Watch ‘Dreams’ here – Popular Film, Best Newcomer Actress (Samragyee RL Shah) , Popular Actor (Anmol KC)
- Watch ‘Woda Number 6’ here – Best Director (Ujjwal Ghimire), Best Arranger (Rajan Ishan), Best Art Director (Pasang T Sherpa)
- Watch ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ here- Best Actor (Dayahang Rai), Best Story (Rambabu Gurung / Upendra Subba)
- Watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’ here – Best Cinematographer (Purushottam Pradhan), Best Lyrics (Dr. Krishna Hari Baral), Best Newcomer Actor (Paul Shah)
- Watch ‘Fanko’ here – Best Script (Subarna Thapa), Best Editing (Bipin Malla), Best Background Music (Sujil Karmacharya)
- Watch ‘Prem Geet’ – Popular Actress (Pooja Sharma), Best Music (Arjun Pokharel), Best Choreographer (Renasha Bantawa Rai), Best Singer Male (Sugam Pokharel), Best Singer Female (Anju Panta), Best Dress design (Yubi Thapa and Yogita Pun)
- Watch ‘Dhauli’ here – Sound Mixing (Uttam Neupane)
- Watch ‘Bhairav’ here – Best Action (Himal KC)
- Classic (not available now) – Best Actress (Namrata Shrestha)
- Janmabhumi – Best Supporting Actress (Nishma Ghimire)
- Adhakatti – Best Comedy Actor (Wilson Bikram Rai)
- Timi Nabhaya – Best Ethnic Film
- Ko Afno – Best Make up (Dipu Poudel)
In the film awards held in this year either Dayahang Rai had won the best actor award or Aryan Sigdel. For the first time, Kamana Film Award 2016 has awarded Saugat Malla the award for his role in ‘Fanko’.
The award ceremony held at the Army Officers’ Club in Kathmandu on December 3, 2016 awarded different awards to ten movies. Out of them, seven movies are available to watch in full in xnepali. Click on the following links to watch the movies:
Watch award winning movies:
- Watch ‘Fanko’ (Best Actor Award)
- Watch ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ (Best Dialogue)
- Watch ‘Pashupati Prasad’ (Best film award, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor in Negative Role)
- Watch ‘Prem Geet’ (Best Make Up, Best Playback Singer – Anju Pant, Best Playback singer – Sugam Pokharel, Best Lyrics, Best Music, Best Supporting Actor)
- Watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’ (Best new Actor – Paul Shah)
- Watch ‘Dreams’ (Best Cinematography, Best New Actress – Samragyee, Best New Director – Bhuwan)
- Watch ‘Bhairav’ (Best Action)
Three award winning movies not available in xnepali yet are:
Nepali movie industry became richer by two more film awards in this weekend. One was held in India and another in the USA. Like all other awards, the award ceremonies were equally controversial. It’s not only the artists uninterested in the film awards, now the media hasn’t given the importance to the award ceremonies.The INAS Film Award 2016 was held in Gantok, Sikkim on Wednesday November 9, 2016. The chief guests in the award ceremony were the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Manisha Koirala, Rajesh Hamal, and Karishma Manandahr.
Watch Award winning movies:
INAS Award nominations were announced on November 5, 2016. Right after the announcement, the organization’s Nepal Chapter members were not happy. That is not all, I think, nobody is interested or excited about yet another award. Although many accuse omission of some of the best movies, the the nominations are expected. The winners will most probably be the same one that had already won different awards for the same movie, same artists and category. I am sure, many winners won’t go to receive the award.
UPDATE: Infographics showing how all the awards are repeating the same artists and films (click for bigger image):
INAS Award controversy started right after the nomination
(Read – Summary of 4th INAS Award Nomination)
Some of the members of INAS (International Nepalese Artists Society) have expressed their dissatisfaction over the nomination on the award. When two successful movies ‘Woda Number 6’ and ‘Prem Geet’ were not nominated in any categories, some of the members accused that the jury had made decision without even watching the movie.
The nominations of the fourth edition of INAS Film Award, to be held in Gangtok, Sikkim on Kartik 24, were released on November 4, 2016. There are three nominations on each of 19 different categories. The award is being organized by the International Nepali Artist Association (INAS). In the award movies released in 2015 and released till April 15 of 2016 were included. ‘Classic’ has led the list with nominations in 9 categories, ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ follows with 6 categories and ‘Pashupati Prasad’ in 5 categories. These three movies are also the top three movies in the nomination.
Watch the nominated movies:
Best Movie Award, Best Director Award and Best Actor Awards nomination to the following three movies:
- Pashupati Prasad
- Calssic (‘Classic’ will be available online soon)
- Kabaddi Kabaddi
UPDATE: Dashain has finished today. I collected 100s of photos of celebrities. But, posting them in the page would not be that much interesting to the most of the site visitors. So, I collected the photos of 40+ Nepali actress celebrating Dashain this year and prepared a video (There are 43 actresses featured in this video).
I also prepared a video about the fist Dashain of two Miss Nepal sons. In addition to the sons of Jharana Bajracharya and Malvika Subba, the daughter of actress Richa Ghimire also celebrated her Dashain for the first time in her life.
Actress Sweta Khadka has celebrated Dashain after two years. Before going to her parent’s home, Shweta had taken Dashain tika at her home (Shree Krishna’s home). She took Dashain Tika from her parents for the first time after the death of her husband, actor Shree Krishna Shrestha in 2014. Shweta’s 93-years-old father gave blessing to his daughter, ‘Always be strong, go forward and don’t ever bow low to others’.
In 2014 Shweta didn’t celebrate Dashain because of the death of Shree Krishna and in 2015 because of the death of Shree Krishna’s mother she didn’t take Dashain Tika.
Dashain 2016 has already started on October 1, 2016. Although the schools and colleges have already closed for the festivals, the job holders have to wait a couple of days, until Friday for the holidays to start. Saturday – October 8 is Fulpati the seventh day of Dashain. After Fulpati, most of the offices will be closed till October 12, the last day of Dashain.
Being the biggest festival with longest holidays, Dashain is one of the most important festivals in Nepal. One of the most important aspect of the festival is swinging in different types of swings. Another important part is food and fighting kites (in Kathmandu). People make Dashain plans quite ahead of the festival. As an example, I have prepared a report on the plans of Nepali actresses Karishma Manandhar, Jharana Thapa, Sanchita Luitel, Neeta Dhungana, Rajani KC, Anu Shah and Mahima Silwal.
The nominations for this year’s award by the oldest Nepali film magazine, Kamana, has been announced on October 5, 2016. In the nomination list published the nominations in 26 categories by a press release:
- ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’ has been nominated in the most number of awards – in 21 categories
- ‘Prem Geet’ is nominated in 19 categories
- ‘Classic’ has won 17 nominations
- ‘Woda Number 6’ has 14 nominations
- ‘Pashupati Prasad’ has won 12 nomination
Dayahang Rai and Priyanka Karki are nominated both in Best Actor / Best Actress category and Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories.
These top 5 movies are also nominated for the Best Film category. Three of these movies are also available to watch in full, here in xnepali.
Other movies nominated in different categories are also available to watch.