Karishma Manandhar dances with Samragyee RL Shah in Timi Sanga

The actress, busy as a leader than an actress in recent days, Karishma Manandhar is planning to be seen on screed after a long gap. Karishma joined the ‘Timi Sanga’ team for the shooting of the movie on April 25, 2017. The movie featuring Samragyee RL Shah, Najir Hussain, and Aakash Shrestha in leading role will feature Karishma in a special guest role.

Photo – Aakash Shrestha, Samragyee RL Shah, Shishir Rana, Karishma Manandhar, Najir Hussain and Anup Shrestha(L to R)

Karishma will be featured in a song – with Samragyee, Najir and Aakash. The song is told to be a vital part of the story of the movie.

The last time Karishma was involved in the film industry was during the production movie ‘Fagu’. The movie featuring Shilpa Pokharel in leading role, ‘Fagu’ was also a failure. After that, she had told about directing a new movie. But, she is more busy in the the political works in Baburam Bhattarai’s new political party Naya Shakti Nepal than in entertainment industry.

Although Karishma is not seen in movies these days, she seem to prefer to be featured with the new age actors. Last time, she was seen dancing with Najir Hussain in NEFTA 2016 award in Dubai. Now, she is agin working with new age actors in ‘Timi Sanga’.

The movie ‘Timi Sanga’ is a directorial debut of actor Shishir Rana.

Samragyee with new directors

It is surprising that all the movies featuring Samragyee RL Shah so far are directed by new directors. In addition to that all the directors have come from acting background. But, so far only one of her movie has been released and the fate of other movies are yet to be known.

Samragyee’s movies and the directors:

  • Dreams – Bhuwan KC (producer and director, an actor)
  • A Mero Hajur 2 – Jharana Thapa (producer and director, an actress)
  • Timi Sanga – Shishir Rana (producer and director, an actor)

In addition to the three movies mentioned above, Samragyee is also featured in a short role in Chhabi Raj Ojha’s upcoming movie ‘Mangalam’. All of these movies are expected to release this year.

A report about Timi Sanga:

A couple of photos of Samragyee with Karishma:

Namrata Shrestha wardrobe malfunction, boyfriend and Parva event

During the trailer release program held by upcoming movie ‘Parva’, Namrata Sherestha’s had an oops moment. After she spoke about the movie and when she was handing over the microphone, Namrata uncrossed her legs from the crossing position. Skip to 1:26 in the following video to see what I mean.

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The Wait is over, Anmol KC and Aditi Budhathoki romance movie Kri shooting starts

That was a long wait — more than a year after the annoucement, the shooting of the next movie of Anmol KC has started in Lalitpur on April 24, 2017. That was after multiple delays and rumours.

On the first day of shooting the film crew members inaugurated the shooting at Budhanilkantha temple. The first shooting was held at Emperial Apartment, Sanepa, Lalitpur. According to reports, the shooting will last for 60 days at locations in Kathmandu and Abu Khaireni, Gorkha.

Two bodyguards – photos banned at the sets

I don’t have any photos of the inauguration of the movie. That is because, no photos were allowed at the sets of the movie. In addition to that, the lead actor Anmol KC is also provided with two bodyguards so that he won’t be disturbed by his fans at the set of the movie.

Anmol KC has been in the hiding with occasional surprise appearances a few times in the last one year. She reportedly was preparing for the movie and is supposed to be featured in a new looks in the new movie. He is also being paid the highest pay in the Nepali film industry for his role in the movie – 20 lakh.
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60 Days – Anna Sharma’s comeback movie Gangster Blues end clap

The shooting of the comeback movie of actress Anna Sharma – ‘Gangster Blues’ has completed. The movie by well known director Hemraj BC is expected to follow his history of giving hit movies. Hemraj was the director who had debuted Anna Sharma in his previous movie ‘Jerryy’. The Anmol KC starrer movie was a superhit movie.

After the success of ‘Jerryy’, Anna decided to complete her studies before signing her second movie. After the completion of he schooling, Anna had signed ‘Gangster Blues’.
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3 movies released on New Year Day – Ghampani, Radhe and Love Love Love

On the first day of the new year 2074, three new movies are released in theatre. All three movies released on April 14, 2017 are the most awaited movies in the film idustry. Nikhil Upreti and Priyanka Karki starrer ‘Radhe’, Dayahang Rai and Keki Adhikari starrer ‘Ghampani’ and Swastima Khadka and Suraj Pandey film ‘Love Love Love’ are made by well known producers and directors.

About Radhe

The movie ‘Radhe’ is features Nikhil Upreti as an unaccounted for person. Actress Priyanka Karki has romanced with Nikhil Upreti for the first time in the movie. Priyanka Karki had fainted while shooting for a song of the movie.

‘Radhe’ is produced by Sushil Pokhrel and is directed by Jagadishwor Thapa.
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Prem Geet 2 song release – hot avatar, beautiful scenery

On the Nepali new year, the title song of upcoming movie ‘Prem Geet 2’ was released. The song titled ‘Kahani Yo Premgeetko’ features the leading actors Pradeep Khadka and the new actres sAshlesha Thakuri. The song shot in various locations in Nepal, Burma and Thailand features beautiful scenery and nice choreography.

update: Video report

The song is written by Amrit Marattha, music by Kalyan Singh and the playback singers are Shreeya Sotang and Rohit John Chhetri. The cinematographer of the film is Purushottam Pradan, choreography by Renasha Bantawa Rai.

Although the lyrics and the music is average, the song has been quite popular in a short time because of the brand name of ‘Prem Geet’ and the beautiful sceneries. Actress Aslesha Thakuri is also featured in hot avatar in the song.

Watch the song:
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Nominations – Box Office Cine Award to be held in Canada

Box Office Film Club has annouced the nomintions of the nineth edition of Box Office Film Award in a program held in Kathmandu. The nominated artists were awarded with the nomination medal and certificate. The musical program also featured different singers and comedy actors. The final award is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada. The dates and the details of the award ceremony is yet to be confirmed.

In the award, 80 different movies released in the year 2072 were reviewed for the nomination. The 11-members jury included director Tulsi Ghimire, journalist Bijaya Rata Tuladhar, actor Dinesh Sharma, director Raju Adhikari, producer Subash Karki among others.

There were nominations in 46 categories including poster design to film halls. The categories overlap themselves. Almost every artists in the film industry have been nominated in the award. So, talking in details about all the nominated artists is waste of time and effort. So, I have just included the film and lead artists categories.

5 nominations of Best movies:

  1. Classic (Watch ‘Classic’ here)
  2. Prem Geet (Watch ‘Prem Geet’ here)
  3. Kabaddi Kabaddi (Watch ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ here)
  4. Pashupati Prasad (Watch ‘Pashupati Prasad’ here)
  5. Dreams (Watch ‘Dreams’ here)

5 nominations for the best artist

  1. Khagendra Lamichhane – Pashupati Prasad
  2. Dayahang Rai – Kabaddi Kabaddi
  3. Deepakraj Giri – Woda Number 6
  4. Samyam Puri – Luv Sab
  5. Rekha Thapa – Rampyari

Watch ‘Woda Number 6’ here
Watch ‘Luv Sab’ here
Watch ‘Rampyari’ here
Watch ‘Bhairav’ here
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No big movies release on last Friday of 2073, Aparichit solo release

The Friday, April 7, 2017 was the last Friday of the year 2073. On that day only one movie was relased – ‘Aparichit’.

The movie ‘Aparichit’ features Sarika KC and Prajwal Giri in leading role. The movie is directed by Rupesh Thing. A director of Tamang movies, ‘Aparichit’ is the first mainstream movie of Thing. The movie is told to be an action love story movie. It is produced by Milan Lama and Jabindra Subba. The cinematographer is Sanju Thokar Lama.

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Saptahik’s Top 10 Movies of the year 2073

The list of Top 10 movies published in Saptahik weekly sound like a joke. Out of 85 movies released in the year 2073, there weren’t enough hit movies to fill the list. The weekly has dumped movie names despite the failure of the movies to win the hearts of the viewers. According to the report only six movies had made profit in the year. Four more movies could do a breakeven business.

After reviewing the list, I think the list could have been titled ‘Top 5 Movies of the year’. When there aren’t enough movies, they shouldn’t have created the list and fill it with unsuccessful movies. Let me review each movies in the list.

The first in the list ‘Chhakka Panja’ is a truly successful movie of the year. It did make record breaking business. So, first position of the movie makes sense. You can watch ‘Chhakka Panja’ here.

The second in the list is ‘Loot 2’. The sequel of the previous superhit movie ‘Loot’ also did a good business although many found it less fulfilling than the original movies. After ‘Chhakka Panja’, ‘Loot 2’ was made good impression to the viewers. (Watch the original ‘Loot’ here)
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Friday Release – Palash, premiered in Kathmandu, director controversy

On Friday, March 31, 2017 the only Nepali movie released in theatre is ‘Palash’. The movie featuring actress Rekha Thapa in the role of a prostitute is directed by Subash Koirala. Rekha Thapa romances with Kameshowr Churasiya.

  • Film Name – Palash
  • Starring – Rekha Thapa, Ayub KC, Kameshowr Chaurasiya etc.
  • Director – Subash Koirala
  • Producer – Krisha Chaulagain
  • Rating – A (suitable for 16+ years old)

Palash Premier, mixed review

A day before the release, the movie was premiered among the film industry personalities and journalists. The only film team member unavailable in the premier was the director Subash Koirala. According to the viewers, the first half of the movie is good but, the second half is not as good as the first half.
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Song featuring Samragyee and Salin Man at Tilicho lake released, A Mero Hajur 2

Jharana Thapa Birthday: A Mero Hajur 2 release date announced

The actress debuting as a director in ‘A Mero Hajur 2’, Jharana Thapa celebrated her birthday on March 26, 2016. During the celebration of the director, the release date of the movie was announced and a song was released online.

The movie is going to release on September 1, 2017 (that is – Bhadra 16, 2074 BS). After the announcement of the release date the title song of the movie was also released online. The song titled ‘A Mero Hajur’ was shot at the lake located at the highest point in the world. The song features the heart touching scenery.

A Mero Hajur 2 music video

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Friday Release – Lappan Chhapan and Nirbhaya

It is a clash between the action star Nikhil Upreti and new age Dayahang Rai and Saugat Malla in theatre. Two awaited movies ‘Lappan Chhapan’ and ‘Nirbhaya’ were released in theatre on Friday – March 24, 2017.

Lappan Chhappan

The movie ‘Lappan Chhappan’ features the actors liked in multiplex cinema – Dahayang Rai and Saugat Malla. The movie directed by Mukunda Bhatta also features Arpan Thapa and Barsha Siwakoti. The stars have high hope from the gangster movie. The movie is also termed as ‘Loot 3’ by some as the movie features the same actors of Loot in leading roles. The actress, Barsha Siwakoti, seen in sober roles in her previous movies, has become a modern girl in ‘Lappan Chhappan’.
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A Mero Hajur 2 trailer review, why is the movie important?

The second movie of actress Samragyee RL Shah is ready to release. The movie is special because of at least the following three reasons:

  • The movie marks the debut of well known actress Jharana Thapa as a director.
  • The movie is the second movie of one of the most talked about actress Samragyee RL Shah. Her first movie ‘Dreams’ created a huge image of her in the film industry. This movie is expected to define the career of Samragyee in the Nepali movie industry.
  • The movie is the sequel of a hit movie ‘A Mero Hajur’ of Jharana Thapa. It is particularly important because the sequel of another hit movie ‘Darpan Chhaya’ – ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’ flopped recently. The sequel of another hit movie ‘Loot’ also couldn’t live up to the expectation of the viewers.

The third reason is really important in the Nepali movie industry because, there had been a flood of sequel movies. It was not only successful movie even the sequels of flop movies like ‘Bindaas’ had been made more than once.  But, the sad truth is that many sequels have failed to attract the viewers to the theatre.

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Nepali Movies made on popular books and stories. Will Summer Love be successful?

Many flopped, with a few exceptions:

  • Parijat’s novel ‘Sirishko Phool‘ was one of the best novel in the history of Nepali literature. The award winning novel was made into a movie by a Japanese director. But, the movie version of the book flopped.
  • Last year, a movie titled ‘Seto Bagh‘ was released. The movie was made on the story of a very popular novel by Diamond Shumsher JBR ‘Seto Bagh’. The movie however couldn’t re-create the charms of the literary work and flopped miserably. A TV serial of the same book was also shot at the time of the movie. I have no information on the fate of the TV serial.
  • Writer Karna Shakya wrote a book titled ‘Pal‘ and then made it into a movie by the same name. The book was fairly popular but, the movie wasn’t much successful.
  • A Gopal Prasad Mainali’s very popular book ‘Masan‘ was also made into a movie by the same name. The art movie also didn’t come anywhere near the popularity of the book.
  • Krishna Dharabashi’s story ‘Jhola‘ was also made into a movie and released in 2014. The movie was successful in winning the top actress award in SAARC Film Festival and was also a commercial success.

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Those were some of the latest Nepali movie made on well known books and stories by well known literary figures. Apart from ‘Jhola’ no other movies were successful. Now, another book – ‘Summer Love’ is being made into a movie. The questions are being raised if the film makers could justify the story of the book or not. Although the team is credible and the artists look promising, we would need to wait till the release to know if it will be as successful as the book itself.
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Is Priyanka Karki to be blamed for Pramita RL Rana and Ayushman Desraj breakup ?

The affair between the ‘Chapali Height 2’ debut actors Paramita RL Rana and Ashirman Desraj Joshi Shrestha had been one of the most talked about affair in the town. But, after three-years-long affair, these two love birds have chosen to walk in separate paths. According to latest news, Paramita and Ashirman have confirmed that the relationship has come to the end. Ashirman reportedly has found another unknown girl. In an interview to an online magazine, Pratima has told that they have decided to focus more on their career and stop seeing each other. The magazine claims that it has been weeks they haven’t seen each other.

When I checked their instagram profile, I also found that both Pratima and Ayushma have also removed the photos of each others.

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Who is Pratima RL Rana ?

Pratima is an actress who debuted in ‘Chapali Height 2’. She is yet to sign in another movie yet. But, she is a well known model who had also won some beauty contest titles. She is also a singer who has done some cover versions of well known songs.
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