The Film Artists Association of Nepal (FAAN) organized the first ever film awards in Kathmandu on July 2, 2016. In the award ceremony ‘Pashupati Prasad’ was awarded the best movie of the year. The awards were awarded in 24 different categories. The prime minister, KP Oli, was the chief guest of the event.
The actor and the actress of ‘Classic’ Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha were awarded the best actor and actress of the year in the ceremony. The director and writer of the best movie ‘Pashupati Prasad’, Dipendra K Khanal and Bipin Karki were awarded the best director and the best writer respectively.
Full list of the winners of the award are:
Nepali Movie – My Promise
Starring – Keki Adhikari, Ramesh Rai, Wilson Bikram Rai etc.
Director – Suraj Subba Nalbo
Watch Nepali movie ‘My Promise’ in a single part:
On the 9th Republic Day, Nepal Government has honored four film artists by Prabal Janasewa Award. According to the press release by the Ministry of Home, the artists awarded by the award are:
The artists are honored for their contribution to their field. The artists will be awarded in a special program to be held later. The president Bidhya Devi Bhandari will hand over the awards to all the award winners.
In addition to the artists, singer Aani Choying Dolma is also awarded by another award in the same list. She is awarded the award for her contribution in social work sector.
Nepali Movie – Woda Number Chha (Woda Number 6)
Starring – Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Karki, Deepa Shree Niraula, Jitu Nepal, Kedar Ghimire, Sitaram Kattel, Dayahang Rai, Kishor Khatiwada, Shiva Hari Poudel, Sandip Chhetri, Wilson Bikram Rai etc.
Director – Ujjwal Ghimire
Watch the full movie in a single part:
Nepali Movie – Jodi No. 1
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Dilip Rayamajhi, Jharana Thapa, Arunima Lamsal, Jiya KC, Ashok Sharma, Nir Shah, Sunil Thapa, Ramchandra Adhikari, Kiran KC, Wilson Bikram Rai etc.
Director – Uday Subba
Watch Full movie ‘Jodi No. 1’ in a single part:
The Bollywood film industry is considered one of the largest film industry in the world. The movie industry has gone worldwide because of the popularity of the movies. The opportunity to be a part of the film industry is very difficult. In such an environment, few Nepali artists have established themselves as credible artists. The following video discusses the Nepali artists in Bollywood:
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In addition to the artists mentioned above, other Nepali artists who worked in Bollywood include Jharana Bajracharya (in Love in Nepal) and Karishma Manandhar (in Danga Fasad).
Nepali Movie – Killa
Starring – Subash Meche, Surabhi Jain, Wilson Bikram Rai, Pukar Bhattarai, Sange Gurung, Umesh Khadka etc.
Director – Himal KC
The movie ‘Killa’ was released last year in theater. The movie presented by Subash Meche features the music of Bikash Chaudhary, cinematography by Saurav Lama, editing by Banish Shah, choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj and action by Himal KC.
Because of the political issues in the movie, the Censor Board had rejected it and had asked to re-shot some of the scenes. The Board had asked the film makers to make it neutral in terms of supporting a political party.
The actor of Nepali film industry Sunil Thapa is going to be featured in a Bollywood movie with actress Bipasha Basu in ‘Bhai Must be Crazy’. The actor popularly known as Takme Budha, Wilson Bikram Rai, will also be featured in the movie with Sunil Thapa. The movie is going to be directed by Vinay Sharma.
The movie was initially planned to be shot in Nepal. But, because of the Indian blockade and shortage of fuel and cooking gas, the shooting has been affected. A 45-days long shooting is now scheduled in Thailand at the end of January. According to report, Sunil Thapa has already signed the agreement but, Wilson is yet sign the agreement.
The trailer and first look poster of the movie produced and directed by Suraj Subba Nalbo, ‘Rato Ghar’ is released online. The movie is made on the story of drug dealing with comedy and action as the main ingredients of entertainments.
The action and comedy movie features Wilson Bikram Rai, Menuka Pradhan, Samyam Puri, Gaurav Pahadi, Anurag Kunwar, Mala Limbu, Bikesh Shrestha etc. in main roles. The movie features the music of Mahesh Khadka and Dambar Nepali, action of Roshna Khadka, cinematography of Hari Lama, and editing of Bipin Malla. In addition to the director Nalbo, Wilson Bikram Rai is also the producer of the movie. The movie is made under joint banner of Mang Him Films and Takme Production.
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 producers of ‘Novmeber Rain’ are starting the making of the next project titled ‘Classic’. The song recording of the movie featuring Namrata Shrestha and Aryan Sigdel in leading role and Wilson Bikram Rai in supporting role, has started on March 31 in Cinezone Studio, Kathmandu.
The movie features the music of Taraprakash Limbu and is being made on the direction of Dinesh Raut. On the first day of song recording singers Yubaraj Chaulagain and Melina Rai gave voice to the song. In the event cinematographer Rajesh Shrestha and producers Subash Giri and Kamal Giri were also present.
The release date of movie ‘Adhakatti’, is scheduled for May 22, 2015, the birthday of the producer Pradeep K Uday. The movie was announced on Uday’s birthday in 2013 and it is releasing on the his birthday after two years.
‘Adhakatti’ is the debut direction of Kantipur journalist Subrat Acharya featuring Ashishma Nakarmi, Wilson Bikram Rai, Rista Basnet, Gaurav Pahadi, and Pradeep Bastola. The movie will also feature actress Namrata Shrestha and Gajit Bista in an item dance titled ‘Namrata..’ The shooting of the movie was delayed a while and went to floor after a year of its announcement. It is releasing a year after the start of the shooting.
The accident of Turkish Airlines in Tribhuvan International Airport caused extensive delay in the flight in and out of Kathmandu. The delay not only caused problems to come to Nepal and going abroad, various programs out of country had to be delayed because the artists couldn’t fly on the scheduled date.
The comedy and musical program scheduled for March 7, Tito Satya Meri Bassai Sanjh had to be delayed to March 19 as the artists couldn’t take the flight to Australia in time. The program will feature Kedar Ghimire, Wilson Bikram Rai, Deepa Shree Niraula, Deepak Raj Giri, Aastha Raut and Parbati Rai. (read a previous report on the event in serialsansar)
The movie produced by Subash Meche has landed in trouble after the Censor Board decided that it needs to be re-shoot. The movie titled ‘Killa’ is about the story of the Congress and Nepal Communist Party and the economics of the principle.
The Censor Board has suggested that the movie should be party neutral and shouldn’t advocate for a party (specially when it is not officially sponsored by the party.) The director Himal KC says that the movie is made on a story of a youngster who is confused about the political parties in Nepal. A well known action director, Himal KC, has directed the full featured film. The film features Subash Meche, Surabhi Jain, Wilson Bikram Rai and others. The movie is mostly shot in Jhapa and the area.
Two new Nepali movies are released on this Friday, February 13, 2015. The movies released to take advantage of the Valentine Day crowd on Feb 14, ‘One Way’ and ‘Suntali’ both are the awaited movies. Both the movies look promising but, we need to wait a while to know which of the films appeals the love birds.
Here are the details of each of the films:
The movie featuring Siddhartha Gurung, Mala Subba, Karishma Manandhar, Rabin Tamang, Wilson Bikram Rai and others is a gangster themed film. The movie got positive reviews on the premier show held on Wednesday. The movie directed by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ is shot by three cameras. The film by RC Pictures banner is a story of new generation and old generation and night life in Kathmandu.