7 NRN Actresses in Nepali movies, Shristi Shrestha to Meruna Magar

The entries of Non Resident Nepali (NRN) actresses in the Nepali movie industry is a new trend. So far, there are seven Nepali film actresses who have their permanent homes abroad. If India is to be considered foreign and residents in India are to be considered NRN, the number can go up considerably. But, I am excluding residents of South Asia for this article. I think, Nepali communities in India like Sikkim and Darjeeling are not foreign. We have never thought Niruta Singh, Tripti Naadkar, Tulsi Ghimire, or Sushmita KC as foreign actresses although they have their parental home in India.

All of these NRN actresses are Nepali actresses and, I have no intention to alienate them. I wish more NRN actors and actress enter Nepali movie industry. A video report on 7 NRN actresses:

Let me discuss in detail about each of the 7 actresses:

Prapti Ghimire

Actress Prapti Ghimire, a resident of Germany, debuted in ‘Kathmandu’. Prapti had also won a debut actress award at that time. But, after ‘Kathmandu’ she didn’t return back to the Nepali movie industry.
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Nepali Movie – Sagun (Shiva Shrestha, Bipana Thapa, Juli Thapa, Rabi Basnet)

sagunNepali Film – Sagun
StarringShiva Shrestha, Bipana Thapa, Rabi Basnet, Juli Thapa, Nir Shah, Sunil Thapa, Narayan Tripathi, Dinesh DC, Bijay Deuja, Basundhara Bhusal, Uttam KC, Jitu Nepal, Daman Rupakheti, Nawal Nepal, Ragini Khadgi etc.
Director Narayan Puri

About ‘Sagun’

The Nepali movie ‘Sagun’ is a presentation of Creative Hands, is subtitled ‘An explosive love story’. Please don’t confuse this movie with another ‘Sagun’, a Tamang culture film.

The lead actors Rabi Basnet and Juli Thapa are the new presentation in the movie. Bijay Deuja is also a new presentation in the film. While Basundhara Bhusal is a guest artist, special attraction are Shiva Shrestha and Bipana Thapa. Based on the story of Bikash Acharya, the script was written jointly by Suraj Subba and Deepak Giri. Music is composed by Sachin Singh, choreography of Raju Shah, action of Rajendra Khadgi, cinematography by Shiva-Kishor Dhakal, and editing by Karun Thapa. Actress Ragini Khadgi is featured as a child artist in the film. The director Nawal Nepal was the assistant director to Narayan Puri.

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Nepali Movie – 3 Lovers

3-loversNepali Movie – 3 Lovers
StarringPriyanka karki, Niraj Baral, Devu Shrestha, Pooja Sharma, Suman Gaire, Keshav Bhattarai etc.
DirectorSuresh Darpan Pokharel

About ‘3 Lovers’

A presentation of 3 Brothers Creation, Nepali movie ‘3 Lovers’ is produced by Prince (Raju) Shrestha, Sagar Pokharel, and Story Pokharel. The script of the movie is written by Shivam Adhikari, music is composed by Rajan Ishan and Baboo Bogati. The singers in the movie are Rajan Ishan, Baboo Bogati, Prabisha Adhikari, Indira Joshi, Dharmedra sewang, Manisha Pokhrel, and Yuvraj Chaulagain. The lyrics in the movie are written by Daya Ram Pandey, Devu Shrestha, and Kishor Thapa. Action by Himal KC, editing by Dirgha Khadka and the cinematography by Purushottam Pradhan.

I had written a per-release review of 3-lovers back in December 2012. Before being released in Nepal, the movie was premiered in Israel. The movie team had protested to the fact that the Censor Board had awarded it a PG certificate. The movie was released on December 7, 2012.

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3 Juliets of Hassan Raza Khan ‘Romeo’

Hassan Raza Khan has formally announced his upcoming movie ‘Romeo’ in a program held in Kathmandu. Although it was informally announced during his birthday in February, it took a while to finalize the artists and the start of the movie. The name of the movie ‘Romeo’ and one of the actresses, Oshima Banu were announced in February of 2016. In addition to Oshima Banu two more actresses were announced in the formal announcement.

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In addition to Oshima two other actresses in the movie are Nisha Adhikari and Melina Manandhar. The roles of the actors in the movie are kept secret, but they are likely to be featured as the Juliets of the lead character who is probably named Romeo – after the name of the movie. So, if the lad actor Hassan Khan is featured as Romeo, three probable Juliets are :

  • Oshima Banu
  • Melina Manandhar
  • Nisha Adhikari

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NEFTA Award 2016 nominations (watch nominated movies)

The top 5 nominations for the 9th edition of NEFTA Awards has been released. In NEFTA Award 2016 the movies ‘Classic’ and ‘Prem Geet’ have received the most number of nominations in the 31 categories announced by the origanizer. Classic has been nominated in 18 categories and ‘Prem Geet’ is nominated in 17 different categories. In third place, ‘Pashupati Prasad’ has been nominated in 9 categories. I have also listed the movies nominated, and available to watch in full.

NEFTA Nominated Films (Watch Full movies)

The award ceremony will be held on December 23, 2016 in Dubai of UAE. The nominations are prepared by a 5-member selection committee led by Bharat Shakya among the movies released in the year 2072.

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Actresses trying singing, Pooja Sharma is the new singer in Nepali film industry

After Rekha Thapa, Priyanka Karki, Namrata Shrestha, Niruta Singh, Chhulthim Gurung etc., another Nepali actress has also tried singing. This time, the ‘Prem Geet’ actress, Pooja Sharma has become a new singer. The actress has given voice to a song titled ‘Prem Katha’, a duet song with a well known singer, Anil Singh.

In addition to giving their voices, both Anil Singh and Pooja Sharma are also featured as the models in the music video (music video is attached at the end of this post). My video report about Pooja’s debut in singing:

Pooja had also released a song in January this year. But, she took it offline before I could review it for some unknown reasons. Two other actresses who had also released music videos in January 2016 were Priyanka Karki and Chhulthim Gurung. I had shared their music videos at that time.
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Actress – Journalist controversies, Who, What, Where and When? (Update)

UPDATE: Sushmita KC ‘Ma Ta Timrai Hoon’ controversy about a TV program producer

Sushmita KC and Prakash Subedi

What had happened – Sushmita KC expressed her dissatisfaction about the report about her movie ‘Ma Ta Timrai Hun’ aired in the 35th episode of a Kantipur TV film program ‘Rajatpat’. In the report aired in the TV show, her debut production movie was a failure and it didn’t do good business. Click here for more details of the controversy.
Where – Facebook
When – August 2016

video report:

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Loot 2 item song, is it better than Udreko Choli?

The sequel of superhit movie ‘Loot’, ‘Loot 2’ is in making. An item song of the movie titled ‘Laijau Thamel Bazar …’ was released on October 22 featuring a new item girl, Alisha Rai, as Sundari. The song composed by Kali Prasad Baskota features the voices of Kali Prasad Baskota, Mina Niraula and Bhanubhakta Dhakal, and is written jointly by Ektaare and Kali Prasad Baskota.

The sequel features most of the cast and the crews of the original movie. In the original movie, ‘Loot’ the item song titled ‘Udhreko Choli ..’ had become very popular. The song had established actress Sushma Karki as an item girl. It is to be seen if Alisha Rai will follow the success of Sushma Karki. ‘Loot’ is credited for rescuing the Nepali movie industry when it was in its worst time in the history.

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Usha Poudel and Sudhanshu Joshi to marry soon?

According to latest rumours actress Usha Poudel and actor Sudhanshu Joshi are having an affair. There were reports of engagement between the two. But, both Sudhanshu and Usha denied such rumors. They however admitted that they are good friends. Although they have told that they don’t have any immediate marriage plans, those who know them personally say that they are expected to marry soon.

video report about the rumour and the updates:

Who are Sudhansu Joshi and Usha Poudel

The actor of the past, Sudhanshu Joshi is a handsome actor who debuted in ‘Jali Rumal’. The success of ‘Jali Rumal’ established Sudhanshu as an actor. But, after he left Nepal to permanently live in the USA, Sudhanshu is not active in the Nepali film industry. Although he had produced and acted in a movie named ‘Nepal’, the movie wasn’t successful and he hasn’t acted in any movies after ‘Nepal’.
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Nepali Movie – The Soldier

the-soldier-nepali-movie-nameNepali Movie – The Soldier
Starring –  Subash MecheJenisha KC, Rajendra Chaudhary, Sunil Thapa etc.
Director – BS Balami

About ‘The Soldier’

Nepali movie ‘The Soldier’ is a presentation of Rajkumar Lamichhane for BG Films. The movie features the script of Shekhar Gyawali, music of Mandhar Sunam and choreography of Suresh Chaudhary. The director, BS Balami has also written the story and has directed the action in the movie. The movie ‘The Soldier’ was released in February of 2016.

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Friday Release – Makhamali and 21 Barsha

Two new movies have released in theatre on October 21, 2016 – ‘Makhamali’ and ’21 Barsha’. The movie ‘Makhamali’ is made on the story of the struggle of Chari Maya Tamang. In the another new release, ’21 Barsha’ the cast and crew is mostly comprises of the youths of 21-years-olds. They are released at the time when ‘Chhaka Panja’ is keeping its holdover for over 7 weeks in many theatres.



The movie ‘Makhamali’ is made on the story of a woman sold in the brothel in Mumbai, Chari Maya Tamang. Chari Maya had struggled in the brothel and had returned back to Nepal to send the human trafficker to jail.  Continue reading

Nepali Movie – Tista Pariko Saino

tista-pariko-saino-nepali-movie-nameNepali Movie – Tista Pariko Saino
Starring – Khil Bahadur Gurung, Unita Gurung, Amir Gurung, Gajendra Gurung, Tikaram Ghale, Raj Gurung, Sita Gurung etc.
Director – Khil Bahadur Gurung

About ‘Tista Pariko Saino’

The movie ‘Tista Pariko Saino’ is a presentation of Gorkha Siranchowk and Ligligkot Films. The story is about Nepali speakers in Sikkim (India) and their relationship with the residents of mainland Nepal. The movie featuring beautiful scenes from Nepal and Sikkim. It features the cinematography of Bhesh Gurung, choreography of Janak Gurung, background score of Alish Karki, cinematography of Akki Sharma, and editing of Arjun GC.The music in the movie are composed by Aashu Lama and Narjan Gurung. The movie featuring predominantly Gurung cast and crew is a presentation of the Gurung ethnic group living in Sikkim, India.

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Nepali Movie – A Mero Hajur

Nepali film – Ye Mero Hajur
Starring – Shree Krishna Shrestha, Jharana Thapa, Ganesh Upreti, Birendra Hamal, Sushila Rayamajhi, Maya Pradhan, Mithila Sharma (guest role) etc.
Director Shiva Regmi

About ‘A Mero Hajur’

The movie released in 2002, ‘A Mero Hajur’ was a super hit movie produced by the actress Jharna Thapa. Now, Jharana Thapa is debuting in the sequel of the movie ‘A Mero Hajur’. The sequel will feature actress Samragyee RL Shah and a new actor. The shooting has already completed and the post production works of the movie is going on.

This original version of the movie ‘A Mero Hajur’ was produced under Sunil Kumar Thapa and Jharana Motion Picture. This is the second movie of Jharana Thapa’s production was written and directed by late director Shiva Regmi.
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Nepali Movie – Chokho Maya

chokho mayaNepali film – Chokho Maya (चोखो माया)
Starring Saroj Khanal, Kristi Mainali, Bijaya Lama, Rabi Shah, Hari Prasad Rimal, Rajpal Thapa, Samrat Sapkota, Laxmi Giri, Rudra Raj Pandey, Sakuntala Sharma, Ujjwal Bhandari etc.
Director – Raj Bikram Shah

About ‘Chokho Maya’

A presentation of Sagun Films, ‘Chokho Maya’ is produced jointly by Jyoti Rana and Tirtha Narayan Maharjan. The story of the movie is written by the director, Raj Bikram Shah. Playback singers in the movie are Prakash Shrestha, Sukmit Gurung, Sushma Shrestha, Kabita Krishnamurti, Sadhana Sargam and Shakti Ballav.

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Nikhil Upreti in negative role in his home production movie, Rudra

A new movie is announced titled ‘Rudhra’. In the movie, to be made under his home production banner The Nikhil Upreti Production was announced in a ceremony held in Kathmandu on October 18, 2016. In the movie, a new face, Bishow Sharma will be featured in the leading role. The lead actress is also a new actress, Sara, a UK resident Charted Accountant student.


‘Rudra’ will be directed by Ramji Lamichhane. The film crew had left for Mustang for the shooting after the announcement. The movie will be shot in various locations in Jomsom of Mustang, Karnali, Kohalpur and Narayangadh area.  Continue reading