The festival of Shiva Ratri is synonyms with Bhang, dhaturo and Ganja (Marijuana or Cannabis). Although the use of ganja is prohibited in other times, it is usually free during the time of shiva ratri. In the festival, youths and older people go to Pashupati area to smoke ganja.
Shiva Ratri for different age group
- Children and youths – they ask for alm on road by blocking the road and asking for money. The collected money is usually used to purchase wood for the fire used in the night.
- Married women fast and worship lord Shiva for the longevity of their husbands.
- Unmarried women also fast and worship Shiva and ask for the husband like him.
- Older males – worship shiva and enjoy the festival by drinking juices and laddu containing bhang and smoking ganja.
Fasting for their husband and future husband is a tradition in declining trend. I believe, that is the remains of the male dominated society. Continue reading
Nepali Moive – How Funny
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Keki Adhikari, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Nisha Adhikari etc.
Director – Nilu Doma Sherpa
About ‘How Funny’
A movie featuring well known actors like Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki and Keki Adhikari is the debut movie of the female director Nilu Doma Sherpa. Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba had debuted as the producer in the movie (report on Malvika’s debut). The movie on comedy theme was however not liked by the viewers of the movie.
The movie also features journalist Rishi Dhakala (report). The movie is made under Tiny But Big Pictures banner. The story and the concept is that of the director Nilu Doma Sherpa, script is written by Shan Basnyat, executive prducer is Malvika Subba, choreographer is Renasha Rai etc.
Watch ‘How Funny’ here:
Is there a relationship between fainting of Priyanka Karki and the marriage of ex-husband Rochak Mainali with another girl?
I hope not !
Report 1 – Priyanka Karki’s ex-husband, a resident of New York, Rochak Mainali, is going to marry Anshuma Kharel in the USA.
Report 2 – Priyanka Karki had fainted in the sets of upcoming movie, ‘Radhey’ at Kalinchowk of Dolkha.
Both of these reports are recent reports. There is nothing to worry about Priyanka as she has recovered and finished the shooting of the song and has already returned back to Kathmandu. But, are these reports related in any ways?
After returning back from the UK and the USA, it was Priyanka Karki’s first public function in a couple of months in Nepal. She went to the premier of Keki Adhikari’s new movie ‘Love Sasha’ on January 10 in a revealing dress although the weather wasn’t that much suitable for such type of dresses. The black dress was open on the front and the photographers were able to capture some cleavage of the actress while she was adjusting the hem.
Watch a video report about Priyanka and the event:
Priyanka’s pose with the co-actor of her upcoming movie ‘Happy Days’ Sanjay Gupta was also the talk of the evening. They had shown their intimate relationship during the photo shot. Priyanka and Sanjay were in UK for the shooting of ‘Happy Days’ a while ago. The movie also features Dayahang Rai. After the completion of the shooting in the UK, Priyanka had gone to the USA for a short trip and returned back to Nepal a few days back.
Nepali Movie – Chhakka Panja
Starring – Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Karki, Barsha Raut, Aryan Sigdel, Kedar Ghimire, Shiva Hari Poudel, Jitu Nepal, Namrata Sapkota, Buddhi Tamang etc.
Director – Deepa Shree Niraula
About ‘Chhakka Panja’
One of the most successful movies in the history of Nepali movie industry, ‘Chhakka Panja’ is the hat trick of super hit movies by the team of Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula and Nirmal Sharma. The movie prior to this movie, both starting with ‘Chha’, ‘Chha Ekan Chha’ and ‘Woda Number Chha’ both were comedy movies and were successful. The movie was released online through the official channel.
The movie is the directorial debut of comedy actress Deepa Shree Niraula and one of the most successful movies directed by a female director.
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.
In the film awards held in this year either Dayahang Rai had won the best actor award or Aryan Sigdel. For the first time, Kamana Film Award 2016 has awarded Saugat Malla the award for his role in ‘Fanko’.
The award ceremony held at the Army Officers’ Club in Kathmandu on December 3, 2016 awarded different awards to ten movies. Out of them, seven movies are available to watch in full in xnepali. Click on the following links to watch the movies:
Watch award winning movies:
- Watch ‘Fanko’ (Best Actor Award)
- Watch ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ (Best Dialogue)
- Watch ‘Pashupati Prasad’ (Best film award, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor in Negative Role)
- Watch ‘Prem Geet’ (Best Make Up, Best Playback Singer – Anju Pant, Best Playback singer – Sugam Pokharel, Best Lyrics, Best Music, Best Supporting Actor)
- Watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’ (Best new Actor – Paul Shah)
- Watch ‘Dreams’ (Best Cinematography, Best New Actress – Samragyee, Best New Director – Bhuwan)
- Watch ‘Bhairav’ (Best Action)
Three award winning movies not available in xnepali yet are:
Two new movies have released in theatre on November 25, 2016. The movie by Ram Babu Gurung ‘Purano Dunga’ is made on comedy and social drama. Another new release ‘Mental’ is a psycological thriller movie.
The director of ‘Kabaddi’ and ‘Kabbadi Kabaddi’, Rambabu Gurung’s third movie is ‘Purano Dunga’. The movie made on the story of brothers and their relationship with each other features Maotse Gurung, Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki and Menuka Pradhan in leading roles. The premier of the movie was held in Kathmandu a day before the release.
USA election doesn’t have much impact to Nepal. But, we are politically so much conscious that every geo-political situation all over the world interests us.
Some Nepali celebrities however are US citizens. Nepali celebrities don’t prefer to reveal the fact about their US citizenship because of the the lack of dual-citizenship provision in Nepal. The celebrities like Saroj Khanal, Suryamala Sharma, Premraja Mahat, Kristi Mainali, Sudhanshu Joshi, Sapana Shree, Harish Mathema, and Krishna Murari Dhungel are said to be US citizens.
- Actress Priyanka Karki wasn’t happy by Trump’s victory. She had written “Madam president”, in the morning and then she wrote, “… and the world is doomed!”
- Richa Sharma wrote “Congratulation to the winner.”
- Hari Bamsha Acharya’s son Mohit Bamsha asked, “How many of you are immigrating to Cananda?”
- Ruby Shah‘s comment was satirical – “Yaha deshko chha chinta, timi US-US bhanchchu.” (Meaning I am worried about my country and you are talking about USA).
- Malina Joshi wrote – #Godblessamerica, sharing The Independent article about Trump’s win.
- Nirmal Sharma (Gaida) congratulated Trump. He has written, “Don’t be like us. Let them go who wants to go to the USA. Let them stay, if they want to stay there. Don’t discontinue DV. Don’t fight and do your work.” (will attach in a while)
- Deepak Raj Giri (will attach)
- Singer Astha Raut has written a long post starting with , “I am feeling sorry for America…”
- Ex-Miss Nepal Shweta Singh wrote, “Victory of the blunt… Donald Trump .. Donald Trump.”
- Ex-Miss Nepal Malvika Subba wrote, “While America is all red, now who is planning to come back to Nepal?”
- Rekha Thapa hasn’t responded after the election result. Before the result, she had written that she ‘loves Hillary’.
Video report about the US Election result:
USA being the world leader in arms and economy has a potential of influencing everybody. Some of the stuffs I noticed about the US Election:
I have prepared a video report on five actresses who started their acting career in their childhood. These actresses didn’t know about their future as actresses, when they acted in their first movies. Out of the five actresses, three are considered some of the top actresses in the Nepali movie industry. Two actresses discontinued acting after acting in some movies.
Watch the video report :
The actresses covered in the video are:
Like previous years, I am sharing the photos of the Nepali celebrities celebrating Bhai Tika. Tihar being the second biggest festival in Nepal, it is celebrated by almost everybody. The festival involves worshiping dog, crow, cow, bull and siblings. I had written about the 5 Days of Tihar festival in a previous post.
The photos of the previous years:
Priyanka Karki’s Bhai Tika and Laxmi Puja celebration:
Rekha Thapa’s Bhai Tika Celebration:
Deepawali and rangoli are usually made by women in the house. So, I haven’t found any male celebrities sharing the such artworks online. I have collected the photos of the Nepali film actresses and some videos to compile the following video. In the background I have used a video clip of the well known comedy poet, Shailendra Simkhada, telling one of his latest poems in the Sisnopani Deusi program held on the Deepawali day in Kathmandu.
Shailendra’s poems are satirical and funny. Sometimes the words in the poem and the photos might seem connected but, that is not true. I have placed the photos of the actresses alphabetically, so if you find any connection between the words in the poem and the photos, it is not intentional.
Watch the video:
In addition to the poem of Shailendra Simkhada and photos of actresses celebrating Laxmi Puja, I have also added a video clip at the end of the video of actress Priyanka Karki dancing with the little Bhailo girls at her home. The song she is dancing is one of the most popular songs of her movie in theatre ‘Chhaka Panja’. The movie had recently celebrated 51-days in theatre. Continue reading
Nepali Movie – Nai Nabhannu La 4
Starring – Priyanka Karki, Anubhav Regmi, Paul Shah, Aanchal Sharma, Barsha Raut etc.
Director – Bikash Acharya
About ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’
The fourth sequel of ‘Nai Nbhannu La’ was also a super hit movie like it’s previous sequels. The movie is the only Nepali movie that had been the fourth sequel of any Nepali movies. Produced and directed by Bikash Acharya, the movie features the music of Basanta Sapkota. The lyrics are written by Basanta Sapkota, Bikash Raj Acharya and Dr.Krishana Hari Baral. Script of the movie is written by Samipya Raj Timilsina, cinematography by Purushottam Pradhan, choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj, editing by Arjun GC. The director of the 3rd sequel, Muskan Dhakal, is the chief assistant director of NNL 4.
Watch Nepali movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’:
Nepali Movie – 3 Lovers
Starring – Priyanka karki, Niraj Baral, Devu Shrestha, Pooja Sharma, Suman Gaire, Keshav Bhattarai etc.
Director – Suresh Darpan Pokharel
About ‘3 Lovers’
A presentation of 3 Brothers Creation, Nepali movie ‘3 Lovers’ is produced by Prince (Raju) Shrestha, Sagar Pokharel, and Story Pokharel. The script of the movie is written by Shivam Adhikari, music is composed by Rajan Ishan and Baboo Bogati. The singers in the movie are Rajan Ishan, Baboo Bogati, Prabisha Adhikari, Indira Joshi, Dharmedra sewang, Manisha Pokhrel, and Yuvraj Chaulagain. The lyrics in the movie are written by Daya Ram Pandey, Devu Shrestha, and Kishor Thapa. Action by Himal KC, editing by Dirgha Khadka and the cinematography by Purushottam Pradhan.
I had written a per-release review of 3-lovers back in December 2012. Before being released in Nepal, the movie was premiered in Israel. The movie team had protested to the fact that the Censor Board had awarded it a PG certificate. The movie was released on December 7, 2012.
Watch ‘3 Lovers’ in full: