As we bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016, I am going to look back into last year and evaluate the most popular movies in the year. There were less number of viewers when compared to previous years. We lost a lot of visitors after the earthquake on April 25.The following ranking is obtained from 60 lakh pageviews xnepali received in 2015.
The top 10 movies by viewers count in xnepali website (in reverse order) are:
The movie by Ram Babu Gurung featuring Dayahang Rai, Nischal Basnet was the superhit movie of 2014. I am surprised it falls in 10th place. I had expected it to be somewhere higher. (Watch ‘Kabaddi’ here)
‘Tandav’ nearly knocked ‘Kabaddi’ out of this list. (Watch ‘Tandav’ here)
The movie featuring Anmol KC with his girlfriend Anna Sharma was liked by the youths. The movie became very successful and had established Anmol KC as a horse of a long race. (Watch ‘Jerry’ here)
The third edition of INAS Film Award was held in Pragya Bhawan, Kamaladi in Kathmandu. The award ceremony held on Sunday awarded director Tulsi Ghimire with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award has has a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. The award ceremony was organized by the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRN) and the Film Development Board (FDB). In the program, NRN Upendra Mahato appreciated in the improvement in the quality of Nepali movies. Actor and musician Muralidhar expressed his happiness to be honored in a Nepali film award ceremony.
Watch the INAS Award winning movies here in xnepali:
Nepali Movie – Biteka Pal
Starring – Keki Adhikari, Abinash Gurung, Baboo Bogati, BimalaThatal, Gita Ruchal, Akash babu, Indu Subba, Hemraj Baraily, Rajesh Rajak
Director – Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’
Nepali movie ‘Biteka Pal’ is a presentation of Big Production House.The executive producer of the movie is Krish Rijal and is produced by Rajesh Ghatani. The movie is the sixth movie of the director Suraj Subba. In our review, Suraj Subba was criticized in failing to bind the story in script. Abinash Gurung is a new introduction in the movie.
Read the review of ‘Biteka Pal’ to know about the movie. If you enjoy love story movie, this might be the film you will like.
Similar to the Kamana Film Award, held earlier, Keki Adhikari and Aryan Sigdel have managed to win the best actor awards in D Cine Award.
The film award only for the films made on digital technology, D Cine Award, was held in Kathmandu on December 3, 2014. In the award ceremony organized by Chhayachabi Creation, awards in 22 different catgories were awarded.
Two movies that won most award with 5 awards each are ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ and ‘Chha Ekan Chha’. Actor Aryan Sigdel and actress Keki Adhikari were awarded the best actor and actress award respectively.
Here are the list of Award winning films and their respective awards:
Nepali movie ‘Biteka Pal’ was released on January 10, 2014. The recommendations of the viewers during the premier held on December 28, were also told to be incorporated in the final release. The movie produced by Rajesh Ghatani and Krish Rijal is written and directed by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’. The movie features Keki Adhikari, Abinash Gurung and Baboo Bogati in lead roles.
The director had told that the movie is based on a true story of a woman from Jhapa.
The singer and actor of ‘Biteka Pal’, a movie currently running in theater, has failed to keep the information about his wife’s identity a secret. Baboo Bogati had secretly married in October of 2013 and had kept the identity of his wife a secret. According to a latest rumor, his wife is Phoolu Mizzar. Originally from Jhapa, Phoolu currently lives in the Columbus, USA.
Phoolu had shared the following photo of her marriage on October 25, 2013 – right after Baboo’s marriage.
At the time when he got married, Baboo had avoided the question about his wife. He had told that marriage is not a public affair and he wanted to keep his private life private. But the truth is, matters related to the lives of public personalities can rarely be kept secret.
Aggressive promotion of ‘6 Ekan 6’ has paid off – causing houseful occupancy of the movie on it’s release day. The success however will depend on the mouth publicity. The initial response of the viewers are generally positive.
One of the producers, Deepa Shree Niraula expressed her happiness on the success of the movie. The turnover of the viewers to theater is told to be like that of ‘Kali‘. Dinesh DC‘s direction, ‘6 Ekan 6’ features six comedy actors – Deepak Raj Giri, Sitaram kattel (Dhurmus), Kedar Ghimire (Magne Budha), Shiva Hari Poudel (Mukhan Hannu Jasto), Jitu Nepal (Mundre), Sandeep Chhetri and actress Neeta Dhungana in leading roles.
After a couple of weeks without any new releases, Nepali film makers are releasing four new movies on January 10. At least, three out of the four movies are considered big names in the Nepali movie industry.
The movie ‘Biteka Pal’ by noted director of successful movies like ‘Bato Muniko Phool’ and ‘Sayaad’, Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ is known to make good movies. Although his last movie ‘Facebook’ didn’t do well, the current release has created a buzz before the release. In addition to a good director, the movie also features new and talented actors like Keki Adhikari and Baboo Bogati in leading roles. Keki Adhikari was highly appreciated by the audience during the premier show of the movie on the last week of 2013. The songs of the movie are also liked by the public.
The movie to release in theaters all over Nepal on January 10, ‘Biteka Pal’ is going to be premiered in the USA on January 8. Dreams Entertainmetn is planning to screen the movie in St. Louis. The executive producer, Krish Rijal will be present in the premier ceremony.
After the premier, the movie will also be screened in other cites of the USA and Canada. Krish Rijal is coordinating the movie screening in US and Canada according to the demand of the local residents.
After the premier show, the film makers of ‘Biteka Pal’ have collected the views and suggestions of the viewers to make it better. The movie is one of the four movies releasing on January 10, 2013.
Although the director Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ was appreciated for making a good movie and the actress Keki Adhikari for her acting skills, some have complained that the movie has some unnecessary and confusing scenes. In a report, the producer Rajesh Ghatani has told that the length of the movie will be trimmed by 20 minutes to incorporate the suggestion of the expert viewers. In a Facebook message, Ghatani told that he has considered the suggestions of the viewers his New Year’s present.
The premier show of upcoming movie ‘Biteka Pal’ was held in Kathmandu on December 29, 2013. After the show, most of the viewers have appreciated the movie. The movie directed by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ features Keki Adhikari, Baboo Bogati, and Abinash Gurung in lead roles.
In the premier show held in City Center, Darjeeling resident actor Abinash was also present. He had travelled from Darjeeling to Kathmandu for the premier show. Other noted personalities in the show include Hari Bansha Acharya and his wife, Maoist leader Barshaman Pun, Yuvaraj Lama, producer Rajkumar Rai, director Bikash Acharya, Suresh Darpan Pokharel and others. With Keki other actrors like Benisha Hamal, Reema Bishowkarma, Gajit Bista, Niraj Baral, Subash Thapa, Sarita Lamichane, Samyam Puri, Malina Joshi, Wilson Bikram Rai, Sanchita Luitel and others were also present at the Big Cinemas.
On the occasion of the lead actress’ birthday of the upcoming movie ‘Biteka Pal’, the film team organized a special celebration. This was the second time Keki Adhikari was celebrating her birthday with the film team. Last year, she celebrated her birthday in Darjeeling when the shooting of the movie was going on.
The celebration was done during the audio launch of the movie. Speaking at the ceremony Manoj KC told that Keki was the next big name in the industry after Rekha thapa. Producer Raj Kumar Rai also appreciated hard working nature of Keki. The director Suraj Subba also appreciated the work of keki.
Birthday celebration slideshow with audio:
The music video from an upcoming movie ‘Biteka Pal’ featuring Keki Adhikari and Abinash Gurung was recently released. The video was shot in Darjeeling, India.
The song is voiced by Babu Bogati and Prakriti Giri and choreographed by Shankar BC. In addition to Keki and Abinash, Babu Bogati and Akash Khawas are also featured in main roles in the movie. The movie directed by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ is scheduled to release on Poush 26.
The upcoming movie of the producer of ‘Bato Muniko Phool’, Rajesh Ghatani is being shot in Darjeeling, India. The movie repeats most of the crews of ‘Bato Muniko Phool’ including it’s director Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’, lead actor Baboo Bogati and others. While the movie is being shot in Darjeeling, the crew took a rest to celebrate Baboo Bogati’s birthday. The 31st birthday of the actor was celebrated by cutting a cake.
The music of the movie was also launched in Darjeeling. On the day of music
launch the lead actors Baboo Bogati, Keki Adhikari, and Abinash Gurung offered autographs on the music CDs sold on that day. The production team was excited by the sale of about thousand CDs on the day. The songs of the movie are recorded in the music of Babu Bogati, Dambar Nepali and Roshan Lama.
After a year of preparation, the shooting of ‘Biteka Pal’ started on the day of its producer Rajesh Ghatani’s birthday. The shooting started in White Gumba in Shyambhu, Kathmandu on Wednesday November 7, 2012.
The movie repeats the ‘Bato Muniko Phool’ team again with few new additions. The movie will also be directed by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ and will feature Baboo Bogati in lead role and he is being accompanied by actress Keki Adhikari.