Kismat 2

The sequel of hit film ‘Kismat’ – Kismat 2 is going to release on Dashain festival. The movie produced by Chhabi Raj Ojha will be released on October 7 (Ashoj 21).

The movie directed by Rishi Lamichane features actress Shilpa Pokharel with Kishor Khatiwada and Prithivi raj Prasai. The movie was initially scheduled to release on Chaitra 27 with Rekha Thapa’s movie ‘Ram Pyari’. Rekha and Chhabi had agreed for separate release date.

The original ‘Kismat’ featured Rekha Thapa in leading role.

किस्मत २ चलचित्र २०७३ सालको दशैमा – असोज २१ (फूलपातिको अघिल्लो दिन) रिलिज हुने। ऋषि लामिछाने निर्देशित यो फिल्ममा शिल्पा पोखरेल,किशोर खतिवडा, पृथ्वीराज प्रसाइ आदिको अभिनय रहेको छ।

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Actress – Journalist controversies, Who, What, Where and When?

Celebrities and journalists have love-hate relationship. They can’t love each other but, as one needs the other, they can’t hate either. This delicate balance doesn’t always work. That is when controversy starts. Let me discuss the most popular actress-journalist controversies:

UPDATE: July 2016, Sushma Karki controversy.

Sushma Karki and a journalist

What had happened – Sushma Karki was angry and asked journalists to do homework before asking questions.
Where – Kathmandu, during the press meet of ‘Sanjog’
When – July 2016

Read more about the incident in this post.

Shristi Shrestha and a journalist

What had happened – Shristi Shrestha was angry.
Where – Chitwan, during promotion of ‘Gajalu’
When – June 2016

In the promotion program of her debut movie ‘Gajalu’ in Chitwan, Shristi Shrestha was pissed off by the question of a journalist. Shristi didn’t want to answer the question about her interest in acting. She asked the journalist to do proper homework before asking questions.

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Top 5 Nepali Actresses according to Karishma Manandhar

UPDATE: Karishma Manandhar has made the clarification that she hadn’t chosen the actresses but Kantipur had asked her to share her thoughts on the five actresses.

karishma manandhar clerification on top 5 actresses

The actress, Karishma Manandhar, has chosen the top five actresses in Nepali film industry. In a report published in Kantipur by Gokarna Gautam, the top five actresses according to Karishma are:

  1. Priyanka Karki
  2. Namrata Shrestha
  3. Richa Sharma
  4. Keki Adhikari
  5. Shilpa Pokharel

It is to be noted that Shilpa Pokahrel is featured the lead actress in Karishma’s last week release ‘Fagu’. Although, all the movies of Shilpa released so far are hit (both ‘Lazza’ and ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ were hit and ‘Fagu’ is doing well in theater) Karishma has placed her in the fifth place.

Video report:


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Friday Release – Fagu, Ko Afno and Soldier

On Friday, February 19, 2016, three new Nepali movies are releasing in theater. Karishma Manandhar‘s production movie ‘Fagu’, Anil Thapa’s movie ‘Ko Afno’ and BS Balami’s movie ‘Soldier’ are competing to attract viewers in theater.

friday release fagu, soldier, ko afno

Details of each of the movie are given below:

Fagu

The comeback movie of the producer Karishma Manandhar after the failure of ‘Babu Shaheb’ is expected to win the hearts of the viewers. The female oriented movie is made on the story of a woman in Terai. Actress Shilpa Pokharel is in the leading role in the movie with other artists Rajesh Hamal, Gauri Malla, Pramod Agrahari, Subash Parajuli and Tika Pahari. The movie is directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar. The movie features the music of Basanta Sapkota, action of Himal KC, editing of Bipin Malla, choreography of Kamal Rai and cinematography of Ram Sharan upreiti. The movie is mostly shot in Birgunj and the surrounding area.

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D Cine Awards 2015, November Rain wins the most award (full list)

The winners of the Digital Cine Award 2072, organized by Chhaya Chhabi Creation was announced in a special program held in Kathmandu on December 21, 2015. In the award ceremony, the movie ‘November Rain’ bagged the most award – a total of eight awards including the best actors, best actress, best director awards.

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While ‘November Rain’ became the best movie, ‘Bhimdatta’ was awarded the Critics Award and ‘Sunpani’ became the Special Film. Late actor Shree Krishna Shrestha‘s movie ‘Kohinoor’ was awarded the public choice award. Producer and film distributor Gopal Kayastha and actress Gauri Malla were awarded with Chhaya Chhabi Film Artist honor award. Film journalist Dabbu Chhetri was awarded the Chhaya Chhabi Film Journalism Award of value Rs. 7,777.

Watch Award winning movies

This is a partial list of the winners. Only the full movies available in xnepali are linked to the page to watch them:

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Ujjwal Ghimire hattrick in Chhabi Raj Ojha films, is it Kismat 3?

The director of the move that has celebrated its 71 days in theater recently, Ujjwal Ghimire, has landed in the next project of the popular film maker, Chhabi Raj Ojha. Although Chhabi is known to stick with one actress for a long time, he keeps on changing the directors of his movies.

Ujjwal Ghimire had directed of two of Chhabi’s previous hit movies – ‘Kismat’ and ‘Andaaz’. They were made under Rekha Films banner.

(Watch ‘Kismat’ here and watch ‘Andaaz’ here)

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Bhai Tika 2015 – Celebrity Celebration, Photo highlights

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.

komal oli - petrol present - bhaitika 2015

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.

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Nepali Movie – Hawaldar Suntali

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StarringKishor Khatiwoda, Sabin Shrestha, Shilpa Pokharel, BS Rana, Deshbhakta Khanal, Ramchandra Adhikari, Dhruba Koirala, Tirtha Thapa etc.
DirectorRishi Lamichhane

Nepali Movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ is the last movie produced by Chhabi Raj Ojha under his Chhabiraj Films banner. He is currently busy in the production of ‘Kismat 2’ featuring actress Shilpa in leading role. The movie was promoted as being made on the life of Suntali Dhami – the police officer who was raped by her co-worker police officers. The movie introduction however states that the story is not based on real incidents or people.

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Kishmat 2 inagurated, to release with ‘Nai Labhannu La 4’

In a program held at Ganesh Mandir at Kamaladi, the shooting of the upcoming movie ‘Kismat 2’ was officially inaugurated. The movie is a sequel of the successful movie by Chhabi Raj Ojha, ‘Kismat’. In the event, the script and the clap-board of the movie were worshiped in the temple of the god, Ganesh. In Hindu culture, god Ganesh is considered the god to help during the initial stage of any work.

kismat 2 inaguration

The shooting of the movie is scheduled to start on September 10 in locations in Jomsom. Director Rishi Lamichhane is directing the movie. Shyam Bhattarai was the director selected to direct the movie initially. But, as Shyam headed towards the USA and is not expected to return back anytime soon, Rishi is chosen to direct the movie. The director Shyam Bhattarai had gone on the refuge of Chhabi Ojha when he was kicked out of Rekha Thapa‘s movie, ‘Himmatwali’. To compensate for the unjust caused by Rekha, Chhabi had promised to let Shyam direct one of his movies.

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Nepali Movie – Lazza

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StarringAryan Sigdel, Shilpa Pokharel, Mithila Sharma, Kiran KC etc.
DirectorNawal Nepal

Hit Nepali movie ‘Lazza’ is the debut movie of Shilpa Pokharel. Shilpa has replaced actress Rekha Thapa as she has been featured in three consecutive movies of Chhabi Raj Ojha camp including ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ and ‘Kismat 2’. The movie is made jointly under Chhabi Raj Films and Guna Films and is presented by Chhabi Raj Ojha. The movie features the music of Chetan Sapkota, lyrics of Kiran Kharel, action of Chandra Panta, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, editing by Ananta Thapaliya, cinematography by Madan Kashyap Ghimire. The story of the movie is jointly written by Nawal Nepal and Chhabi Raj Ojha and script is written by Nawal Nepal. The movie was released on October 25, 2014 with ‘Stupid Man’.

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Shilpa Pokharel finalized to lead Kismat 2

Although the release date of the upcoming movie ‘Kismat 2’ is already announced – on the last Friday of 2072, the artists are yet to be finalized. In a latest report, actress Shilpa Pokharel is going to be featured in leading role. Although Chhabi had previously announced Shilpa to lead the movie, the official announcement was made recently.

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The sequel of the hit movie ‘Kismat’  will not repeat any of the original artists. The original ‘Kismat’ had featured Rekha Thapa, Aryan Sigdel and Biraj Bhatt in leading roles. Although rumors of the possibility of Aryan is going on, Rekha and Biraj are out of picture for now.

Watch file video report about Chhabi promising role in ‘Kismat 2’:

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A monkey to be featured in prominent role in Shilpa Pokharel and Kishor Khatiwada movie

Actress Shilpa Pokharel is going to be featured in a movie in which a monkey will be featured in the leading role. The movie directed by Raj Bahadur Sane will feature Shilpa opposite to Kishor Khatiwada. The monkey for the action movie will be brought from India. Other artists in the movie include Sushil Pokharel, Prakash Kandel and Puskar Bhatta. Actor Dipendra Prakash KC is debuting in the movie.

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Although the name and the script has already been registered in the Film Development Board, the film makers are planning to change the title in future. The shooting of the movie is expected to start in a couple of weeks in locations in Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet and Kathmandu.

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Kismat 2, director Shyam Bhattarai replaced by Rishi Lamichane

In the initial announcement of the ‘Kismat’ sequel ‘Kismat 2’, director Shyam Bhattarai was named the director. The announcement was made during the birthday celebration of the actress Shilpa Pokharel in December last year. In a latest report, Shyam is replaced by ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ director Rishi Lamichane.

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Photo: Rishi Lamichhane (left) looking at the cake while Shilpa Pokahrel feeds her birthday cake to Chhabi Raj Ojha.

Shyam Bhattarai is currently in USA. He went there on April 10 and is not expected to return back until the start of the shooting of ‘Kismat 2’. That is the reason behind the change in the director of the movie. But, others believe that the success of ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ has helped Rishi to gain confidence from Chhabi. Whatever may be the case, Shyam Bhattarai has been removed from their movies by both Chhabi Raj Ojha and Rekha Thapa. The direction agreement between Chhabiraj Films and Rishi Lamichane was made on April 23.

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9 actresses launched audio of Adhakatti

The audio of upcoming movie ‘Adhakatti’ was released in a program held in Kathmandu on April 20, 2015 in Kathmandu. The music album, of the movie to release on May 22, was unveiled by a group of nine actresses of Nepali film industry. The actresses in the ceremony include Karishma Manandhar, Jharana Thapa, Deepa Shree Niraula, Namrata Shrestha, Priyanka Karki, Neeta Dhungana, Richa Sharma, Shilpa Pokharel, and Harshika Shrestha

music launch of adhakatti 9 actresses

In addition to the release of the album, musical program was held in the event. Gaurav Pahadi, Rista Basnet, Pradeep Bastola, Ashishma Nakarmi and Wilson Bikram Rai danced in the movie song on the stage. Actress Namrata Shrestha also danced in the event. Namrata is featured in an item dance in the movie.

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Hawaldar Suntali press show held, Chhabi embraces Shilpa

Almost a week after the release of the movie, a press show of ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ was held on April 16 in Gopi Krishna Movies. The press show of the movie released on April 10 was held among journalist and film personalities.

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In response to the rumor of the distance between the actress Shilpa Pokharel and the producer Chhabi Raj Ojha after Shilpa did Karishma Manandhar‘s movie ‘Falgu’, Chhabi embraced the actress and told that they are as close as ever. Both Shilpa and Chhabi looked happy in each other’s company and the success of the movie in theater.

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