The Film Artists Association of Nepal (FAAN) has honoured some artists and journalists in the Nepali film industry in its 15th annual general meeting held on March 13, 2017. Although the prime minister Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda was supposed to be the the chief guest of the event, he couldn’t make it and a minister distributed the award instead.
On the annual general meeting of the Film Artists Association of Nepal (FIA) actress Barsha Raut was given a honorary certificate for her contribution to the Nepali film industry. In the certificate she is praised for lively acting and establishing herself as a good actress in the industry in a short time. The certificate titled “Nepal Chalachitra Kalakar Sangh New Artist Certificate of Encouragement – 2073” was awarded to Barsha on Falgun 30, 2017.
Nepali Movie – Sasu Nanda Bhauju (2010)
Starring – Garima Pant, Kalyan Ghimre, Ramesh Agrawal, Laxmi Giri, Bijay Kharee etc.
Director – Satya Narayan Kayal
About ‘Sasu Nanda Bhauju’
The Nepali movie ‘Sasu Nanda Bhauju’ is a social drama movie by Jayamatadi Films Production released in 2010. The movie featruing actress Garima Panta in leading role features the music of Manohar Sonam and Dhurbjit Gogain, Background music by Dinesh Sonam, action of Rajendra Khadgi and is produced by the director Satya Narayan Kayal himself. Playback singers are Rajesh Payal Rai, Jagadish Samal, Laxman Sesh, Dinesh Gautam, Pratima Sonam, Rewati Rai, and Tika Prasai. The lyrics of the songs are written by Sanju Amatya, and editing by Parash Kharel and Badri Lamechane. Choreography by Bhuwan Shrestha, cinematography by Ram Shankar Pradhan and the action by Shankhar Maharjan and Bikash Shrestha.
It seems, the movie is dubbed from Bhojpuri movie titled ‘Saas Nanad Bhaujai’.
Watch full movie ‘Sasu Nanda Bhauju’
Nepali film – Chokho Maya (चोखो माया)
Starring – Saroj Khanal, Kristi Mainali, Bijaya Lama, Rabi Shah, Hari Prasad Rimal, Rajpal Thapa, Samrat Sapkota, Laxmi Giri, Rudra Raj Pandey, Sakuntala Sharma, Ujjwal Bhandari etc.
Director – Raj Bikram Shah
About ‘Chokho Maya’
A presentation of Sagun Films, ‘Chokho Maya’ is produced jointly by Jyoti Rana and Tirtha Narayan Maharjan. The story of the movie is written by the director, Raj Bikram Shah. Playback singers in the movie are Prakash Shrestha, Sukmit Gurung, Sushma Shrestha, Kabita Krishnamurti, Sadhana Sargam and Shakti Ballav.
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 – Prem Geet
Starring – Pooja Sharma, Pradeep Khadka, Saroj Khanal, Rupa Rana, Laxmi Giri, Norbu Tsering, Rajaram Poudel etc.
Director – Sudarshan Thapa
The movie ‘Prem Geet’ in single part:
Nepali Movie – Trishna
Starring – Bhuwan KC, Rupa Rana, Kristi Mainali, Muralidhar, Rabi Shah, Santosh Pant, Maya Pradhan, Laxmi Giri, Hiuwala Gautam, Ramchandra Adhikari, Madandas Shrestha etc.
Director – Ugyen Chopel
A superhit movie by Ugen Chopel, Nepali movie ‘Trishna’ was the first movie under Aarati Films banner. The actors Kristi Mainali and Madandas Shrestha are featured in the movie in guest roles. The movie is made on the story of the actor Muralidhar.
Nepali Movie – Sasu Sasura ko Pyar
Starring – Kalyan Ghimire, Garima Pant, Bijaya Khare, Laxmi Giri, Rama Thapaliya etc.
Director – Anil Saraf
Nepali Movie ‘Sasu Sasura’ is a presentation of Durgadevi Cine Arts by the director Anil Saraf. In addition to directing the movie, Anil Saraf has also written the script of the movie. The music direcotor of the movie is Laxman Shesh, Buddhi Lamichhane is the editor, action is directed by Sanu Kumar Maharjan, choreography by Bhuwan Shrestha, and cinematography by Ram Shankar Pradhan.
Nepali Movie – Junge
Starring – Lokendra Karki, Melina Manandhar, Ram Krishna Bajagain, Rajani Rana, Sunil Thapa, Ramchandra Adhikari, Laxmi Giri, Ganesh Neupane etc.
Director – Dayaram Dahal
The Nepali movie, ‘junge’ is the third presentation of Jaya Chamunda Mai Films by Ramkrishna Bajagain. The child artist in the movie is Nirloji Shakya. Lyrics by Dhanendra Bimal / Dayaram Dahal, music by Sambhujit Baskota, story by Sunita Bajagain, script / dialogue by Rabikumar Pakhandi, action by Rajendra Khadgi, editing by Rajani Pant, choreography by Basantajung Rayamajhi, cinematography by Shambhu Sapkota. The story of is movie is written by Sunita Bajagain (Baral).
Watch ‘Junge’ in a single part:
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 – Punarjanma
Starring – Aryan Sigdel, Gajit Bista, Keki Adhikari, Susmita Shahi, Mithila Sharma, Laxmi Giri, Deshbhakta Khanal, Surbir Pandit, RamKaji Ghimire
Director – Mohan Krishna Shrestha
A presentation of MK Entertainment, the Nepali movie ‘Punarjanma’ is a story of an army officer. The movie written by Sudarshan Shrestha features cinematography of Shiva Dhakal / Nawaraj Krishna Thapa, action by Asta Maharjan, music by Basanta Sapkota / Jayant Sharma, background score by Alis Karki, and produced by Bhadra Bahadur Shahi. The movie was one of the top 10 movies released in the year 2071 according to the Box Office Club. Told to be based on a real story, the movie ‘Punarjanma’ was released in theater on March 6, 2015.
Nepali Movie – Maya Ta Maya Ho
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Sanchita Luitel, BS Rana, Suraj RD, Laxmi Giri, Tulsi Ghimire, Nawal Nepal etc.
Director – Tulsi Ghimire
The movie ‘Maya ta Maya Ho presents the couple Nikhil Upreti with Sanchita Luitel in leading roles. The story of the movie is written by Binod Aryal, music by Sambhujit Baskota, lyrics by Shanti Priya / Basanta Sapkota, choreography by Gobinda Rai, action by Roshan Shrestha, cinematography by Purushottam Pradhan and editing by Manoranjan Shrestha. The singers of the songs in the movie are Rajesh Payal Rai, Anju Panta, Dipak Limbu, Mandavi Tripathi, and Manoj Raj Siwakoti. The child artists in the movie are Bivash Aryal, Angel Subedi and Bibhuti Aryal
Nepali Movie – Jhola
Starring – Garima Pant, Deepak Chhetri, Sujal Nepal, Deshbhakta Khanal, Laxmi Giri etc.
Director – Yadav Kumar Bhattarai
A 2014 release movie ‘Jhola’ is based on a story by literature Krishna Dharabasi titled the same – ‘Jhola’. The story is about an ancient tradition – Sati culture, until it was banned in 1920s. In this culture a wife had to immolate herself upon her husband’s death. In the start, some women used to end their life on her husband’s death voluntary, but later women were forced to commit Sati even against their wishes.
For her role in the movie, actress Garima Panta had won the Best Actress award at the SAARC Film Festival held in Sri Lanka in 2014. The film was also selected in Nepal to represent the country in the the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. The movie however couldn’t succeed in being nominated for the award.
Nepali Movie – Arpan
Starring – Bhuwan KC, Kristi Mainali, Melina Manandhar, Arjun Shrestha, Surbir Pandit, Laxmi Giri etc.
Director – Raj Kumar Sharma
A presentation of Gopi Krishna Movies’ previous production house, Sayapatri Films, ‘Arpan’ is a presentation of Uddav Poudel. The movie features the editing of Harish Chaudhary, cinematography of Manju Kumar Shrestha, music by Bhupendra Rayamajhi and produced by Sumitra Poudel.
Nepali Movie – Chalchitra
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Ganesh Upreti , Saranga Shrestha, Jal Shah, Deepa Shree Niraula, Soniya Malla, Chiranjibi Basnet, Basundhara Bhusal, Laxmi Giri, Shiva Hari Poudel, Deepak Raj Giri, Daman Rupakheti, Jitu Nepal etc.
Director – Bishow Basnet
The movie ‘Chalchitra’ is the fourth presentation of CB Films by Chiranjivi Basnet. The artist Rajudhowj Rana, director Narayan Puri and journalist Rabi Lamichhane are featured in their own roles. Manoj KC, Rubayanath Koirala and Binod Chipalu are the guest artists in the movie.
Nepali Movie – Ranikhola
Starring – Simanta Udash, Melina Manandhar, Muna Karki, Jagat Rajthala, Laxmi Giri, Narad Khatiwada etc.
Director – Prakash Sayami
Nepali movie ‘Ranikhola’ is a presentation of Adventure Films by Rupraj Rai. The movie is sub-titled ‘A Himalayan Love Saga’. Actors Marshal Rathour and Sujita Ghimire are new faces in the movie. Child artist in the movie is Sudesh Pradhan. Bhuwan Chand and Shreeom Shrestha are the guest artists in the movie. Special assistance by Bharat Rai.