I wrote an article last year – 7 NRN Actresses in Nepali movies, Shristi Shrestha to Meruna Magar. Now, when I go back and read the article, I realize that I had failed to define what NRN actually mean. That is a very crucial factor to determine who is NRN and who is not.
Who is a Non Resident Nepali (NRN) actress?
The term Non Resident Nepali (NRN) is very loosely used in practice. Nepali citizen who go temporarily to foreign countries to work or study are often referred as NRN. If that were the case a lot of Nepali actresses can be termed NRN because, actress Priyanka Karki, Nisha Adhikari, Ashishma Nakarmi etc. had studied in the USA and had lived there for a while. Reecha Sharma had also gone to a foreign country for a training. A lot of other actresses have gone to India for training or work. We have a lot of Indian actresses in Nepali film industry. We don’t consider actresses like Niruta Singh, Tripti Naadkar, or Sushmita KC as foreign or NRN actresses, although they have their parental home in India and might be carrying an Indian passport.
Nepali Movie – Subba Sab
Starring – Jiwan Luetil, Gauri Malla, Barsha Siwakoti, Mahima Silwal, Saroj Khanal etc.
Director – Raju Adhikari
About ‘Subba Sab’
A movie by Asutosh Films Production ‘Subba Sab’ is a presentation of Subha Sachhama Music by Hira Mani Neupane. The story writer of the story Hira Mani Neupane is also the music composer of the songs. Dipak Adhikari is the assistant director, lyrics by Sharmila Neupane, dance by Kamal Rai and Govid Prabhat, cinematographer is Pawan Gautam. Playback singers in the movie are Anju Panta, Milan Amatya, Sanjay Tamruk, Sanjog Yogi, and Devid. The government ranking of the movie is – ‘U’ suitalbe for any type of viewers.
The movie ‘Subba Saab’ was released in the last Dashain, with another movie ‘Kismat 2’.
Watch ‘Subba Sab’
Nepali Movie – Fagu
Starring – Shilpa Pokharel, Rajesh Hamal, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla, Tika Pahadi, Basanta Bhatta, Pramod Agarahari, Bishnu Sapkota etc.
Director – Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar
A presentation of Surya Arts by Binod Manandhar, Karishma’s movie ‘Fagu’ is the second movie by the director Samjhana Upreti Rauniar. The cinematography by Ramsharan Upreti, choreography by Kamal Rai, music by Basanta Sapkota, lyrics by Dayaram Pandey, action by Himal KC, editing jointly by Banish Shah and Bhupendra Adhikari. The team of producers include Binod Manandhar, Milan Babu Malla, Rajan Jain, Niraj Jain, Hom Paribag, Shyam Shrestha, and Samjhana U.Rauniar. Despite excessive promotion, the movie wasn’t liked by the viewers.
Fagu was released on February last year. (release news)
Watch ‘Fagu’ full movie (UPDATED)
Nepali Movie – Homework
Starring – Aryan Sigdel, Namrata Shrestha, Gauri Malla etc.
Director – Nirak Poudel
New Nepali Movie ‘Homework’ is a movie featuring the best actors in the Nepali movie industry Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha. The movie produced by Gopi Krishan Movies Production is a presentation of Uddhab Poudel and directed by his son, Nirak Poudel. The producers of the movie are Nikita Poudel, Niraj Poudel, and Nirak Poudel.
Cinematography by Prushotam Pradhan, music by Tara Prakash Limbu, the playback singers are Tara Prakash Limbu, and Prabisha Aadhikari, lyrics by Dr. Kishana Hari Baral, choreographer is Renisha Rai and the background score by Alish Karki. The script is written by Shibham Adhikari, editing by Surendra Poudel, VFX by Anupam Shah.
Watch ‘Homework’ full movie
Celebrity Fashion Show De’ Celebrity Runway 2016 – Walking Down the Memory Lane, was jointly organized by Punam Entertainment and Gauri Malla in collaboration with World Fashion Parade. The fashion event held on 29th December 2016 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu marks on of the most diverse fashion show event in Nepal featuring three generations of artists of Nepali movie industry.
One of the most notable model on the ramp was the first actress of the Nepali movie industry, Bhuwan Chand. In addition to Bhuwan Chand first generation actresses like Chaitanya Devi and Basundhara Bhusal had also walked on the ramp. While modelling, the songs from their respective movies were played in the background.
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’
It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.
Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha
2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.
While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan.
At the time of Dashain holiday, two new movies ‘Kismat 2’ and ‘Subba Saab’ are released in theatres on October 7, 2016. The movie ‘Kismat 2’ is a Chhabiraj Production movie – a sequel of a hit movie ‘Kismat’, but made in a new story. Another movie ‘Subba Saab’ is director Raju Adhikari’s presentation. These movies are released at the time ‘Chhaka Panja’ is keeping its holdover for a month.
The movie got a lot of media coverage because of the rumour of the marriage between Chhabi Raj Ojha and the actress Shilpa Pokharel. Similar rumour during the release of ‘Lazza’ had resulted in the success of the movie. It is to be seen if repeating similar rumour at the time of the release of another movie will be equally helpful. Directed by Rishi Lamichhane ‘Kismat 2’ features Shilpa Pokharel with Prithivi Raj and Kishor Khatiwoda.
Nepali film – Gorkhali
Starring – Shree Krishna Shrestha, Jharana Thapa, Gauri Malla, Narayan Tripathi, Muralidhar, Rabi Khadka etc.
Director – Gyanendra Deuja
Watch full movie ‘Gorkhali’
The son of Hari Bamsha Acharya, Trilok Acharya married a US girl in the USA recently. The family of Hari Bamsha went to the USA for the marriage. Although Trilok had previously married and was living with his wife for some years, the current ceremony was conducted to perform the marriage in Nepali culture and tradition. At the time Trilok married his girlfriend, his mother had died. Both Trilok and his wife had come to Nepal to mourn the death. Now, after things settled, they decided to perform a formal marriage.
Marriage of celebrities to foreign nationals is not much common in Nepal. So, I looked into the celebrities who have chosen foreign partner of their lives. The result is the following video.
Watch the video report:
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
Watch the video report:
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.
Nepali Movie – Hero
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Rekha Thapa, Gauri Malla, Niruta Singh, Poojana Pradhan, Deepa Shree Niraula, Yubaraj Lama etc.
Director – Naresh Poudel
Watch Nepali movie ‘Hero’ in a single part:
Nepali movie – Dhan Sampati
Starring – Dilip Rayamajhi, Sushil Chhetri, Jharana Bajracharya, Gauri Malla, Sushila Rayamajhi etc.
Director – Raj Kumar Sharma
Watch the full movie in a single part:
UPDATE: Two movies are releasing today. Another new release is ‘Birano Maya’. The details on ‘Birano Maya’ is updated at the end.
The new releases of Nepali movies this week, on May 13, 2016 (Baisakh 31, 2073) are Aakash Adhikari presentation movie ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’ and ‘Birano Maya’. The movie directed by Aakash Adhikari introduces actor Aryan Adhikari and actress Marika Pokharel in the nepali movie industry. The movie also features Gauri Malla, Mithila Sharma, Prajwal Sujal Giri, Suren Basel and others.
The movie ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’ features the action of Himal KC, choreography of Renasha Rai and Basanta Shrestha. The editors of the movie are Arjun GC and Bhupendra Adhikari. The producer is Suresh Adhikari. The movie is made jointly under Adhikari Brothers Pictures and the Sky Movies banners.
I had shared the audio songs of ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’ in an earlier post.
Nepali Movie – Avatar
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Gauri Malla, Jal Shah, Laxmi Giri, Simanta etc.
Director – Prakash Sayami
Nepali movie ‘Avatar’ is a presentation of Balkrishna Tuladhar for Padhma Pictures is a revenge love story. Simant is the new actor in the movie. The child artist in the movie is Master Ashish. Actors Deepak Chhetri and Sudhanshu Joshi are featured in special guest appearance. The chief assistant director is Nilhari Kafle, editing by Narendra Khadka, action by Rajendra Khadgi, cinematography by Javed Shah. Choreographers are Basanta Jung Rayamajhi and Kamal Rai. Music by Shakti Ballav, script by the director Prakash Sayami.