Rhythm completes 51 days in theaters

At the time when most of the releases have been unsuccessful in winning the hearts of the viewers, ‘Rhythm’ has completed 51 days in theaters.

Rhythm poster

Running for more than 7 weeks in theaters is considered one of the signs of successful movies. In the recent past ‘Loot‘ and ‘Saayad‘ were the two movies that were successful in celebrating 51-days record.

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International Indigenous Film Festival started in Kathmandu

7th Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival (NIIFF) has started in Kathmandu on Thursday April 25. The festival organized by Indigenous Film Archive (IFA) will continue till April 28, 2013 in City Hall and Nepal Tourism Board Kathmandu.

The focus of this year’s Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival (NIIFF) 2013 is ‘Equal Access and Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Media’.

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Poojana Stri says she can get naked in films, if required

Actress Poojana Pradhan has told that she can shed all her clothes in a movie if the story requires so. Poojana was criticized for offering hot bed scenes in the latest movie ‘Rakshya‘.

poojana pradhanbare back in Rakshya

Poojana started her career as a fashion model and her career got a boost when she did bikini shots for an online modeling site. She debuted in the film industry in ‘Hero’ with Rekha Thapa. Although Rekha could become the top actress in the industry, Poojana wasn’t that successful.

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‘Accident’ announced, Mukesh and Khusbu to lead

After a  break, Mukesh Dhakal is being featured in lead role in an upcoming movie ‘Accident’. Actress Khusbu Poudel will be featured opposite to Mukesh in the movie being produced by Sandesh Baraili.

mukesh dhakal in accident

The shooting of the movie has started on April 19 in Bhakundebesi of Sindhupalanchowk. Other actors to be featured in the movie include Abhaya Chand, Kiran Thapa and Ramesh Ghatani.

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Nepali movie – Sindoor (new)

sindoorNepali movie – Sindoor
StarringBiraj Bhatt, Sunil Dutt Pandey, Laxmi Giri, Sirjana Basnet, Tripti Nadkar, Nandu Sribastav, Jenisha KC, Sneha Sharma etc.
Director – Govinda Gautam

Sindoor is the first movie of Jupiter Films Production Pvt. Ltd. The movie is produced by Radhe Shyam Rai and presented by Sarita Dhungana. The script of the film is written by the direcctor Govinda Gautam himself. Background music is composed by Dinesh Sunam, choreography by Govind Rai, action by Roshan Shrestha, editing by Banish Shah, music by Bikash chaudhary, and cinematography by Deepak Bantawa.
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Actor Sabin Shrestha breaks up with his girlfriend

Good new girls, Sabin Shrestha is available! He has recently broken up with his air hostess girlfriend, Namrata Jha. According to a weekly newspaper, the 8-years-long affair was ended on mutual understanding. Although the couple was engaged to get married three years ago in 2067 BS they didn’t get married.

sabin and namrata jha

On the aftermath of breakup Sabin has accused that Namrata was interfering in his professional life. Namrata has accused Sabin of seeing other girls. Sabin told that Namrata had accused him of seeing co-stars.

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Badhshala released on April 19

When the release of two other movies ‘Himmat 2’ and ‘Dristikod’ were postponed, ‘Badhashala’ has become the solo release on the Friday, April 19.

badhshala poster

The movie is made on the torture at Bhairavnath army barrack by Nepal Army during Maoist civil war. Nepal Army had objected the use of the dress of army in the movie without prior approval and had asked the government to ban the movie. The film makers had protested the ban and the movie release was postponed for more than a month. After the protest from film makers and human right activists and others the movie was censored and some scenes were removed before allowing it to release.

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List of Nepali movies released in 2069

In 2069 more than twice the amount of movies were made when compared to movies released in 2068. There were 116 movies released in the year 2069. That is almost equivalent to one movie releasing every three days.

Monthly chart of movie released in 2069:

nepali movies released in 2069

You can see, Ashad had the highest number of the release of new movies – 16 movies.  Bhadra had 13 new releases. This is a huge increased when compared with the chart we posted last year.

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Jharana Bajracharya started Meditation class

Ex-Miss Nepal model and actress Jharana Bajracharya has started offering mediation class in Kathmandu. The medication course titled "J’s Meditation – discover the space within" is being organized jointly by Jharana and her mother Lalana Bajracharya.

Lalana and jharana

In past, Jharana had trained herself in meditation. Jharana’s interest in meditation started when she participated in Vipassana mediation in 1997. In 2011 She had spent five months in Amaravati and Chhitaviveka monasteries in England. The actress Jharana is also a painter and potter and she holds a degree in sociology.

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Poster morphing in Nepali movies, a new free advertising ?

It seems, Nepali film makers have decided that poster plagiarism is one of the marketing strategies. Although morphing of posters are criticized by almost everybody, remotely interested in Nepali movies, more and more movies are repeating the same thing.

The last movie we wrote about such poster copy was of ‘Wrong Way’, posted less than two weeks ago. Our readers, who otherwise wouldn’t know about the movie at least knew that the movie features Jiya KC and is being made.

We guess, the producers of ‘Producer’ knew about the free publicity and have released their own copy-paste poster. And, we fell for them and are posting their poster with the original (Shim Ant shared it in our Facebook page.) The photoshoped copy of the poster of an Alex Gibney’s film ‘Casino Jack and the United States of Money’ is made by adding a six Nepali faces in it.

producer poster copied from Casino Jack

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Nepali movie – Simana

simanaNepali movie – Simana
Starring, Dhiren Shakya, Melina Manandhar, Nistha Shah, Laxmi Giri, Hemanta Budhathoki etc.
Director / Writer – Prakash Sayami

Simina was the only movie by Prakash Sayami that was commercially successful. After a decade of absence from the film industry Prakash is coming back with a new movie named ‘Dastoor’ soon. ‘Simina’ was made under the banner of Devi Mahalaxmi films.

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3-days-long Kathmandu Short Film Festa 2013 going on

A 3-days-long short film festival is being organized in Kathmandu by ChayaChhabi Creation. The festival starting on Friday in Mandala Theater will wrap up on the new year, Baisakh 1 (April 16) after featuring 49 short films and documentaries.

ktm short film

The entry in the Kathmandu Short Film Festa-2013 costs Rs. 50 and the students get a 50 percent discount. The festa will feature short films ranging from 5-minutes to 45-minutes in length.  Some of the noted short films to be featured in the festival are : ‘Adikavi Bhanubhakta’, ‘Kathmandu’, ‘ Katha Ek Raat Ko’ etc.

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Nepali Movie – Chhadke

chadkeNepali Movie – Chhadke
StarringSaugat Malla, Namrata Shrestha, Robin Tamang, Arpan Thapa, Dayahang Rai, Sushil Pokharel etc.
Director – Nigam Shrestha

‘Chhadke’ is the presentation of Princess Movies and Ras Tandav.

Our review of ‘Chhadke’ was posted earlier. Although the movie was underwhelming when considered the media hype, the movie is different from the mainstream Nepali movies.

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Hamesha premiered in a jail, releasing on 12 April with Notebook

Movies are usually premiered in theaters and hotels but, this time, a movie is premiered in a most unusual place, a jail. Rekha Thapa‘s upcoming movie, ‘Hamesha’ was premiered among 600 convicted criminals in the jail in Dillibazar. Nepali Congress leader Khum Bahadur Khadka who is serving his jail terms was also among the viewers.

hamesha poster

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