The movie ‘Adhikar’ is a presentation of Bishow Mohan Bajha for Kaligandaki Films. The story and the script of the movie is written by the director, Prakash Thapa.
Nepali Film – Aawara
Starring – Rajesh Hamal,Pooja Chand, Harihar Sharma, Basundhara Bhusal, Shanti Maskey, Sushila Rayamajhi, Deepa Shree Niraula, Shrisha Karki, Ramesh Budhathoki, Pawan Mainali, Prakash Thapa, Khem Sharma, Shiva Hari Poudel etc.
Director – Bijaya Thapa
The Nepali film ‘Aawara’ is a presentation of Taiyab Shah of Jewa Films featuring a lot of well known actors. The movie features the choreography of Kamal Rai, action of NB Maharjan, dialogue of Kamal Mainali, script / story of Prakash Thapa, editing of Mukhtar Ahmed, cinematography of Ishwor Shrestha, and music of Sambhujit Baskota.
Nepali film – Nata Ragatko
Starring – Shree Krishna Shrestha, Ganesh Upreti, Niruta Singh, Jal Shah, Nir Shah, Riddhi Charan Shrestha, Rabi Giri, Basundhara Bhusal, Sushila Rayamajhi, Gopal Raj Mainali etc.
Writer and director– Prakash Thapa
‘Nata Ragatko’ is a hit movie by Prakash Thapa. The movie is the production of Bass Production.
Nepali movie – Santan
Starring: Bhuwan KC, Hari Prasad Rimal, Shanti Maskey, Ujjwal Ghimire, Gauri Malla, Karishma KC, Arjun Jung Shahi, Basundhara Bhusal, Gopal Raj Mainali, Kristi Mainali etc.
Script, Dialogue and Direction: Prakash Thapa
The movie ‘Santan’ is a production of Royal Nepal Film Production and Om Production. This is the debut movie of Karishma Manandhar (Karishma KC at that time).
Nepali movie industry is largely influenced by Indian movie industry, Bollywood. Similar to Bollywood, it is easier for the kids of actors and film technicians to enter the film industry. Some of the names of second generation artists in Nepali industry include:
Samyam Puri – son of director Narayan Puri started in movies as a child artists and had debuted as an adult actor in ‘Samaya’.
Salon Basnet – son of actor and director Shovit Basnet is also debuting in ‘Hostel’.
Following text is compiled from an interview of Tulsi Ghimire. In the text he has explained how he has started his career in the movie industry and his initial struggle.
I had a feeling that I had to be popular in any cost. From the childhood I was attracted to movie sector. Born in Kalingpong in India, I used to go to the shootings that were done in the area. My parents had suggested me to become a person who is “understood by the king and known to the people”.
In my childhood I studied in Mani Memorial Primary School in Sindebung. Although there were classes for up to grade 4, I left the school after second grade. In the school, they had an unique way of teaching the alphabets – the teacher used to write the alphabets in floor and we used to lay small pebbles on top of it. From grade 3 to grade 11 I studied in Scottish University Mission Institute (SUMI). Up to grade 5 we didn’t wear any footwear. There was no school dress.
Bombay (Mumbai) Journey
In around 1973 there was a shooting of a Hindi movie, “Romeo in Sikkim” in Sikkim. I went there and met the cameraman to tell that I was crazy to get into film making. He told, “If you are crazy enough why don’t you come to Bombay?” At the age of 22 I went to Bombay to enter the film industry. I went to the cameraman’s home. But, his house wasn’t what I expected. He told me to ‘struggle’.
This is the original ‘Kanyadaan’. There is another Nepali movie by the same name – Kanyadaan (2011), released in 2011.
This is a film about child marriage in Nepal presented by Samjhana Films.