The 6th NFDC National Film Award was held in Hyatt Hotel, Kathmandu. The best film award was awarded to ‘Chhakka Panja’. The movie was also awarded the best actress, best director and best comedy actor awards. The movie was nominated in 15 categories.
Best Actor award was awarded to ‘Jatra’ actor Bipin Karki. The movie was nominated in 11 categories. Another movie ‘Purano Dunga’ was nominated in 9 categories. The award titles have the names of the well known artists of the past. For example the Best Movie award is titled “Hira Sarbotkrista Chalachitra”.
Bollywood actress, Manisha Koirala, was the chief guest of the award ceremony. In the ceremony the artists of the Nepali movie industry had participated.
Only two of the award winning movies are released online now. Watch the Award winner movies:
The Top 5 nominations for the 9th D Cine Award is scheduled to be held in Hetauda. Chhaya Chhabi Creation announced the award ceremony to be held on Ashad 22. The award is awarded to 55 applicant movies (total release number was 86 films) released in the year 2073.
There are 29 different categories of awards in the film award. The movie ‘Chhakka Panja’ was nominated in the most number of awards – 20 awards. The second most nominated movie was ‘Gajalu’, nominated in 13 categories. ‘Loot 2’ was nominated in 11 categories, ‘Jatra’ in 10 categories, ‘Purano Dunga’ in 9 categories, ‘Nirbhaya’ in 6 categories, ‘Junge’, ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’ and ‘Darpan Chhaya -2’, ‘Kismat 2’ and Bir Bikram nominated in 5 categories.
Watch nominated movies:
Out of 55 movies, only 34 movie were nominated in one or more categories.
I have compiled a list of five new Nepali movies that you should watch. All of them have different flavour and are of the quality comparable with Bollywood and Hollywood movies. The first must watch movie ‘Classic’ is a serious love story, ‘Chhaka Panja’ is a full-fledge comedy, the love story movie ‘Gajalu’ is a social drama, ‘Pashupati Prasad’ is beautifully told and based on reality, a teenage love story movie ‘Dreams’ appeal to the youth and older alike.
‘Classic’ featuring Namrata Shrestha and Aryan Sigdel in leading roles. Both the leading characters are blind and their acting is exceptional. That is the reason both Namrata and Aryan had won Best Actress and Best Actor awards respectively. Namrata was the undisputed Best Actress in every Nepali movie awards held this year. In almost all the awards, ‘Classic’ was the winner of the most awards.
Watch ‘Classic’ full movie here:
Nepali Movie – Gajalu
Starring – Anmol KC, Shristi Shrestha, Gaurav Pahari, Salon Basnet, Menuka Pradhan, Gauri Malla, Krishna Malla, Bishow Basnet, Rhitik Shahi etc.
Director – Hem Raj BC
The debut movie of Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, ‘Gajalu’ is a movie about Kumari, the living goddess in Nepal. A presentation of Rohit Adhikari Films in association with BC Motion Pictures, the movie is produced jointly by Rohit Adhikari and Hemraj BC. The music and lyrics by Hercules Basnet, Kali Prasad Baskota, and Jaing, colourist is Rajendra Moktan, sound design by Uttam Neupane, director of photography is Shailendra D Karki, choreographer is Keshav Thapa, VFX by Krishna Shrestha and the associate director is Mahesh Bara.
Watch full movie ‘Gajalu’
A model, Aditi Budhathoki, is selected to be featured opposite to Anmol KC in his upcoming movie ‘Kri’. With the selection of a new actress in the movie, Anmol KC has worked with a new entry actress in every movies he has been featured so far. Anmol is a rare actor in the Nepali movie industry, all of whose movies have been successful, so far.
Here is the list of movie Anmol KC has done and is doing so far:
- ‘Hostel’ with Prakriti Shrestha (Watch ‘Hostel’ here)
- ‘Jerryy’ with Aana Sharma (Watch ‘Jerryy’ here)
- ‘Dreams’ with Samragyee RL Shah
- ‘Gajalu’ with Shristi Shrestha
- ‘Kri’ with Aditi Budhathoki
Video report :
This week, on June 10, 2016, one of the most awaited movies, ‘Gajalu’ has released in theater. The movie directed Hemraj BC features Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, Anmol KC, Salon Basnet, Gaurav Pahadi, Menuka Paradhan in leading roles. The movie produced by Rohit Basnet is made on the story of the living goddess ‘Kumari’ tradition in Nepal.
Shristi Shrestha is featured as an ex-Kumari in the movie. The premier show of the movie was held in Kathmandu on Thursday. The lead actor Anmol KC didn’t attend the UK premier show of the movie but was present in the Nepal premier show with his father Bhuwan KC. Continue reading
The premier show of upcoming movie ‘Gajalu’ was held in London on May 29, 2016. In the event, actress Shristi Shrestha and the producer Rohit Adhikari were present. Actor Anmol KC and the director Hemraj BC were also scheduled to attend the world premier show, but they didn’t. It is surprising why Anmol KC returned back to Nepal a few days before the premier show. The film maker’s don’t have a palatable answer to the reason Anmol returned back to Nepal.
Watch the video report of the event:
The movie, ‘Gajalu’ is scheduled to release on June 10, 2016. The movie directed by Hemraj BC – the director of two of the previous hit movies of Anmol KC – ‘Hostel’ and ‘Jerryy’ a well known director in the Nepali movie industry. In additition to Shristi and Anmol KC other main actors in the movie are Salon Basnet and Gaurav Pahadi.
The next movie of actor Anmol KC, ‘Gajalu’ is also the debut movie of actress Shristi Shrestha, the Miss Nepal 2012. The trailer of the movie was released in a program held in Kathmandu on April 14, 2014.
Video report of trailer release ceremony:
It is interesting that the ex-Miss Nepal is featured as an ex-Kumari, the living goddess. Kumari is an ancient tradition in Kathmandu valley, that selects a young girl to be kept as a living goddess until her puberty. After puberty, a Kumari retires and another young girl is selected to live in Kumari ghar as the next living goddess, Kumari. In ‘Gajalu’, Shristi is features as an ex-Kumari. It is a societal belief that, Kumaris shouldn’t marry throughout their lives.
The first look poster of the fourth movie of Anmol KC, ‘Gajalu’ was released on his 22nd birthday, on March 29, 2016. On the same day, the release date of the movie produced by his mother under Anmol KC Films, was also announced. The movie titled ‘Ma Timrai Hoon’ will be released on July 22, 2016.
Nepali Movie ‘Gajalu’
The fourth movie of Anmol KC as the leading actor, ‘Gajalu’ was announced last year. Directed by the director of two of his earlier movies – ‘Hostel’ and ‘Jerryy’. ‘Gajalu’ is one of the most awaited movies of this year. The release date of the movie was initially fixed for May 6. Now, the producers have told that there might be a change in the date.
The movie featuring Anmol KC and Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha in lieading role – ‘Gajalu’ is scheduled to release on May 6, 2016. According to the producer of the movie, Rohit Adhikari, the shooting of the movie has been completed in 45 days, on January 12. The movie was shot in locations in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitlang, Daman and Kulekhani. The movie directed by Hemraj BC is considered the most awaited movie of the year.
With Shristi and Anmol the movie also features Gaurav Pahadi, Rhitik Shahi and Salon Basnet in main role. The movie is made on the love story of youths. The romantic thriller movie had received a minimum guarantee of Rs. 3.5 million by FD Company in the initial days of the shooting of the movie. The producer has estimated the cost to reach Rs. 12.5 million by the end of post-production.
The artists to be featured in the upcoming Nepali movie ‘Gajalu’ has been finalized. The movie to be produced by Rohit Adhikari will featured some well-known new-age actors in the movie. According to the report, the movie will feature ‘Jerryy’ and ‘Hostel’ famed Anmol KC, ‘Hostel’ actor Salon Basnet, ‘Manjari’ famed Gaurav Pahadi, and ‘Resham Filili’ famed Menuka Pradhan. In addition to them, Miss Nepal 2012 is also going to be featured in main role in the movie. Other artists include Hritik Shahi.
Like ‘Hostel’ and ‘jerryy’ the movie is also going to be directed by Hemraj BC. Hemraj has also written the script of the movie. The movie will feature the cinematography of Shailendradhoj Karki, editing by Surendra Poudel and choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj. The film makers have yet to approach actress Gauri Malla in a role in the movie.