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.
Nepali Movie – Raanko
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Bhuwan KC, Bijaya Lama, Krishna Malla, Gauri Malla, Kristi Mainali, Mithila Sharma, Sunil Thapa, Basundhara Bhusal, Santosh Panta, Subhadra Adhikari, Madan Das Shrestha, Sushila Rayamajhi, Jitendra Mahat Abhilashi, Kishor Malakar etc.
Director – Kishor Rana
The superhit Nepali movie ‘Raanko’ was a multi-starrer movie by Om Trinetra Production. The presentation of Bishnu Gopal Shrestha, ‘Ranko’ features the cinematography of Pramod Pradhan / Hari Ray, story by Abinash Sharestha. In dialogue Man Bahadur Mukhiya had helped Abinash Shrestha.
Three actresses, Rekha Thapa, Gauri Malla and Richa Sharma were in Pokhara in the Literature Festival talking about the roles of actresses in Nepali movies. They have pointed that there is gender discrimination in the industry and it has to be eliminated. The actresses were being coordinated by journalist Kishor Nepal in a session titled “Cinemako Dukha Sukha”.
Kishor introduced Gauri Malla as Mina Kumari of Nepali movie industry. He told Rekha Thapa is the hero, leading actor of Nepali movies. He said Richa Sharma – is known for excellent performance in ‘Loot’, ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ and ‘Uma’.
It seems, a lot of Nepali actresses want to be more than bathroom singers. This week
two three Nepali actresses released a musical single each and Gauri Malla also sang Nepali and Hindi songs in a New Year celebration program.
Priyanka Karki has released a song titled ‘Swotantra’. A well cinematographed music video features Priyanka in hot avatar, in bikini. Priyanka is the director, model and the voice in the music video. This is not the first time Priyanka had released songs in her voice. She had given voice to the title song of the movie ‘Aawaran’ featuring Yama Buddha. After that, she had also released a music video of the popular song of Bachchu Kailash – ‘Timle Ta Hoina Mera …’. The current release ‘Swotantra’ can be considered the first original solo of Priyanka.
Watch Priyanka’s music video:
Nepali Movie – Achanak
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Dilip Rayamajhi, Dhiren Shakya, Gauri Malla, Sirjana Basnet, Bikrant Basnet, Rejina Upreti, Usha Poudel, Sunil Datta Pandey, Ananda Thapa, Subash Gajurel, Sunil Thapa etc.
Director : Desh Bhakta Khanal
Nepali movie ‘Achanak’ is a presentation of the producer Saroj Sharma Tirupati Pictures. The script of the movie is written by the director Deshbhakta Khanal. The movie was released in theatre in 2011.
Jeshika Khadka is introduced in a new name in the movie. The actress previously known as Jyoti Khadka had changed her name to Jeshika after her sex scandal with comedy singer, Prakash Ojha. The actress later committed suicide.