Watch full movie ‘Notebook’ in a single part:
I have compiled the list of seven Nepali actresses with the first pay they got for their role in a movie. The actresses include: Gauri Malla, Neeta Dhungana, Shristi Shrestha, Keki Adhikari, Neeta Dhungana, Surabina Karki, Jharana Thapa, Deepa Shree Niraula
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In addition to these actresses the following list contain some of the Nepali actors who had told their first income:
Dayahang Rai was paid Rs. 10,000 for the role in his first movie, ‘Anagarik’. Actor Aryan Sigdel had worked for free in ‘Kismat’. The producer Chhabi Raj Ojha hadn’t paid any money to Aryan. Similarly actor Jiwan Luitel also worked for free. He also debuted in Chhabi Raj Ojha’s movie. Based on these facts, I can safely tell that all the actors who debuted in Chhabi Ojha’s movies didn’t get any pay for their roles.
Two new movies are releasing in theater this week on Friday – March 4, 2016. Bhuwan KC‘s directorial debut ‘Dreams’ and Dinesh DC‘s directorial venture ‘Fulai Fulko Mausam Timilai’. Both movies have been very aggressive in the promotion of their movies. Dinesh DC’s responses in various programs had been aggressive towards Bhuwan KC’s movie.
The movie ‘Dreams’ is directed by a well known Nepali actor Bhuwan KC. But, Bhuwan won’t be seen in the screen. Instead, his son Anmol KC leads with actresses Samragyee RL Shah and Sandhya KC. The love story movie is targeted to youth audience with focus on all the essential ingredients of an entertaining movie. Initial response to Anmol and the movie had been very positive based on the trailer and the songs. (Listen to the songs here.)
The Nepali movie ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ released in 2015 was one of the hot movies of 2015. A presentation of Arush International is produced in association with Angel Movies, Australia and presented by Dinesh Kumar Pokharel. The movie features the music of Basanta Sapkota, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, camera by Babu Shrestha, editing by Banish Shah, written by Shivam Adhikari, adviser is Bikash Acharya.
The audio songs of the upcoming movie ‘Fulai Fulko Mausam Timilai’ are released for the viewers. The title song was released in the PM’s residence in Baluwatar a while ago. Prime Minister Oli had asked the director Dinesh DC to purchase 10 tickets for him. The PM was highly criticized for allowing the film maker to use his government residence for the promotion of the movie.
The music of the songs in the movie are composed by Suresh Adhikari and the lyrics are written by the director Dc and the musician Adhikari. The film makers have told that 78 kg of flowers were used in the shooting of songs in the movie. The love story featuring Neeta Dhungana and Amesh Bhandari is releasing in theater on Falgun 21. There are only two songs in 3 different version of each of them.
For the first time in the history of Nepali film industry, the music of a movie is released in the Prime Minister’s official residence. The audio/video of the movie by director Dinesh DC, ‘Fulai Fulko Mausam Timlai’ was released on December 28 by the Prime Minister KP Oli and his wife.
On the request of Dinesh DC, PM’s wife also presented a rose to the Prime Minster. The movie is going to release on theater on Falgun 21. After watching the trailer Prime Minister Oli had asked Dinesh to book 10 tickets for him.
The writer,director and producer Dinesh DC told that the profit from the movie shows to be used to construct a bridge in Dhading. In case the movie fail to make enough profit, DC has promised a sum of Rs. 700,000 to the bridge construction project.
UPDATE 1 : Photos of Bhai Tika of Rajesh Hamal, Dilip Rayamajhi, Jal Shah, Namrata Shrestha, Nisha Sunar are added.
The second biggest festival in Nepal after Dashain, Tihar has been wrapped up on Friday November 13. The last day of Tihar – Bhai Tika is celebrated by brothers and sisters to show their love and dedication to each other. On the occasion, despite of economic blockade from India, people have followed the tradition. Update
Top 5 Bhai Tika moments:
- Komal Oli’s petrol presents to her brothers
- Palpasa Dangol’s – Bhaitika in Teaching Hospital
- Dilip Rayamajhi and Jal Shah celebrate Bhai Tika after 13 years
- Rista Basnet got well just in time for Bhai Tika
- New sisters and brothers
The beauty of Bhai Tika is that people make new brothers and sisters during the festival. For example, Takme Budha (Wilson Bikram Rai) and Ashma DC and Sanyukta Puri, Jal Shah and Bikrant Basnet, Nisha Sunar and Suman Budha Magar, Naresh Bhattarai and Sapana Chamling Rai became new brothers/sisters this year.
Singer, journalist and actress Komal Oli made this year’s Bhai Tika memorable by presenting 2-litres petrol to each of her brothers. At the time of petrol-crisis in Nepal, that would certainly made the happiest brothers.
Comedy actress Palpasa Dangol, popularly known as Chamsuri has urine infection and was rushed to emergency room in Teaching Hospital right before Bhai Tika. As she had to be treated in the hospital, her brothers visited Dangol in hospital bed to take Bhai Tika. Palpasa has told that that was one of the most memorable Bhai Tika in her life.
The governments won’t let it happen but, the information technology is doing its best to make the world a borderless place. The Western cultural influence has been more evident in the Nepal these days. After the widespread popularity of Christmas, Halloween has also gained some grounds these days. The festival of ghost and scare, Halloween is fun festival for children and adults alike. With the general public some celebrities have also celebrated Halloween this year. I have collected some photos of our Nepali film artists for xNepali readers.
UPDATE: A video report on Halloween 2015 and celebrations of celebrities.
Photo – Keki Adhikari and Benisha Hamal, Halloween 2015.
Halloween is a festival of remembering the dead people in the family. It is celebrated by the people of Christian faith. But, because of the fun aspects of the festival, people of other religion also celebrate it in Western countries. Costumes, candies and Trick-or-Treating is more like the combination of our Deusi – Bhailo in Tihar and Gaijatra festival.
The nominations for the upcoming movie award, D Cine Award has been released. The 7th edition of the cinema award is one of the many Nepali film awards being held by various organizations. The Award has teamed up with CG (Chaudhary Group, the business organization of Binod Chaudhary) this year to rename it LG D Cine Award 2072. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in Mangsir month.
The nomination list is prepared from the movies released in the year 2071 BS. There will be 38 different categories of the award in the award ceremony. The award organizer has told that most of the 82 movies released in the year have participated in the award.
The jury members of the Award ceremony are writer and director Mohan Niraula, journalist and director Bijayaratna Tuladhar, musician Santosh Shrestha, and the first female cinematographer of Nepal Sabanam Mukhiya. Three movies out of the 5 nominations for best movies are available to watch in xnepali.
Watch the nominated movies:
- Watch ‘Kabaddi’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director, Best Actor (male), Best Editing and others.
- Watch ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director award, Action and others.
- Watch ‘November Rain’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director, Best Actor (male), Best Actor (Female), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (Female) and a lot of others.
- Watch ‘Birkhelai Chinchhas’ – Nominated for Best Script, Best New Director, Background Music,
- Watch ‘Jerryy’ – Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best New Actor (Female)
- Watch ‘Lazza’ – Nominated for Best New Actor (Female), Best Singer, Lyricist, Musician etc.
The nominations are as follows:
This Friday, on September 11, 2015, two new movies are releasing on theater. The movies previously scheduled to release earlier had been pushed back by the earthquake of April 25. The movies releasing this Firday are Krishna Poudel’s ‘Dhoon’, and Dev Kumar Shrestha’s movie ‘Luv Sab’.
Earlier, Shovit Basnet‘s movie ‘Jaun Hida Pokhara’ was also scheduled to release on the date. But it seems, the movie is not going to release this Friday and actor Jaya Kishan Basnet is promoting ‘Luv Sab’. The change makes sense as the director of ‘Jaun Hida Pokhara’, Shovit Basnet is the father of Salon Basnet, the lead actor of ‘Luv Sab’.
The greatest festival of women, Teej, is mostly a musical festival. The women wear attractive jewelries and clothes in red and dance to the songs composed specifically for the festival. Because of the commercial value of the songs, a lot of new songs are produced this year. It is surprising that the movie actresses have modeled in a lot of those movies. I have compiled a list of songs featuring various actresses.
Among the actresses featured in Teej songs, actress Neeta Dhungana is featured in a lot of them. Other actresses include Sushma Karki, Karishma Manandhar, Reema Bishowkarma, Melina Manandhar, Nandita KC, Benisha Hamal and others. Its not only the actresses, actor Rajesh Hamal is also featured in one of the latest Teej songs.
Teej Song featuring Rajesh Hamal
It has been quite a while since Rajesh Hamal has acted in a movie. He has however acted in a teej song titled ‘Hong Kong ko Lahure….’ by Bishnu Majhi. The video features Binu Subedi and Kajal Pandey with Rajesh. The video is directed by Shiva BK and made on the music and lyrics of Sundarmani Adhikari. Watch the video:
Nepali Movie ‘Masan’ is a critically acclaimed movie made on the very popular book of the same name by Gopal Prasad Rimal. Gopal Prasad Rimal is a noted playwright and poet in Nepali literature. The movie is made in cooperation with Mrs. Hari Devi Rimal, the wife of late Gopal Prasad Rimal and the Rimal Foundation. In addition to directing the movie Nir Shah has also produced it. Noted actor and director Hari Prasad Rimal has introduced the movie and talks about his big brother Gopal Prasad Rimal at the start of the movie. The movie is a joint presentation of Rimal Enterprise (USA) and Nircinema (Nepal).
A presentation of Himgiri Films, Nepali movie ‘Urvashi’ is a movie by Manish Pantha and a Khageshwar Pun product. The movie features the choreography of Babbu Thapa, cinematography of Dibya Raj Subedi, music by Birendra Agrahari / Bikash Chaudhary / Arjun Kausal, script by Manish Pantha. Actress Arunima Lamsal is featured in guest appearance role. This movie was Arunima’s comeback movie after she gave birth to a child.