Aasma Films presents, Manisha Koirala’s Second Nepali Movie
A movie by Diperndra K Khanal
Nepali movie – Dharma (2011)
Starring - Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Manisha Koirala, Samyog Pokhrel (new entry) , Anu Shah etc.
Story/Dialouge – Yougesh Rayamajhi
Produced by – Dr. Dugra Pokhrel
Director/script – Diperndra K Khanal
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First and the most important reason was the comeback of Manisha Koirala in Nepali film after two decades of absence. Movie lovers had a great expectation from Manisha Koirala based on her immense popularity in Hindi movies and Bollywood experience. The second reason was its director Dipendra K Khanal who had presented Rajesh Hamal in a new look in his movie The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma. Dipendra tried to present something new in his first movie The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma, which the viewers didn’t like as expected. Dipendra says that the movie was made in different trend, and was not suitable on our industry. So, he has tried to come up with a purely commercial themes in his movie Dharma. Dipendra has studied film direction in China. This is also one of the reasons to have high hopes on his movies. In short, Dharma has got educated and experienced team. Dharma starcast Rajesh Hamal and Nikhil Upreti apart from Manisha is also another huge strength.
But, medias and newspapers reviews of Dharma is not as good as expected. They say the movie has nothing new and has the same masala that are used in old Hindi and Nepali movies. The only new thing is the actress, team, location, and presentation of those old subject matters.
When I watched the movie, I found the music was also good apart from the team. But the story had nothing new in it and it was was presented in purely filmy way. In some places, those filmy styles were added by force and it was very obvious. The dialogue delivery of Manisha Koirala was also not that good. Manisha had spoken Nepali language in the tone sounding more like Hindi and English. Manisha had expressed her dissatisfaction with the director and his style of direction during the shooting of the movie.
What might be the reason?
Actress Manisha Koirala started her movie career with a Nepali movie ‘Pheri Bhetaula’ some 20 years ago. After that, her second Nepali movie, Dharma, is going to be released soon. After hundreds of successful Hindi movies, Manisha’s second Nepali movie will mark her re-entry in the Nepali movie industry.
Manisha seemed excited in the press meet organized to formally announce the start of the promotion of the movie. She was wearing the red ‘sindoor’ to imply she is in good relationship with her husband, Samrat Dahal. She, however refused to talk about the issue.
The press meet was organized in Hotel Sangrila, Manisha was present with her mother. Also present were, Dharma director Dipedra K Khanal, producer Durga Pokharel, actor Sanyog Pokharel and other film related personnel.
After 20 years and hundreds of movies in Bollywood, the Indian movie world, Manisha Koirala did her second Nepali movie under the direction of Dipendra K. Khanal.
The movie named "Dharma" will mark as the reentry of Manisha in Nepali cinema. After her marriage with Samrat Dahal, she is seeking ways to settle down in Nepal. Her desire to produce a Nepali movie can be taken as the indication that she wants to move back home.
Talking in a program organized in the World Trade Center in Kathmandu for the release of audio of Dharma, Manisha told that she is planning to produce a Nepali movie. She also told that she has already started working on the script.
After 22 years of absence in Nepali movies, Manisha Koirala has recently started acting in a Nepali movie named Dharma. The movie originally named ‘Rajniti’ was renamed ‘Dharma’ to suit the character of Manisha.
Manisha had enjoyed the post of the top actress in Bollywood, the Indian movie capital, for some time in the past. But, these days new actresses have taken over and she doesn’t have much projects in hand. That was one of the reason she agreed to act in the Nepali movie. Nepali movie industry is not as advanced as Bollywood and the talent in the industry is not of that of the quality Manisha is used to.
Manisha Koirala started her film career with a Nepali film. That was before she went to Bollywood, where she once was the top actress. Her golden days seems to be over in Bollywood as she doesn’t have much Bollywood movies in hand. She is utilizing her free time by acting in a Nepali movie.
Manisha is going to act in the lead actress role in ‘Dharma’, a movie directed by Dipendra K Khanal (‘The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma’ fame). Apart from Manisha, Rajesh Hamal and Nikhil Upreti will act in lead actor roles. Madhav Acharya, Anu Shah and Shankar Acharya will act in supporting actors role in the movie.
The movie, previously named ‘Rajniti’, was renamed ‘Dharma’ after signing Manisha in the lead role.