Nepali Movie – Maidan
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Biraj Bhatt, Rekha Thapa, Mukunda Thapa, Rajesh Dhungana, Jenny Kunwar, Umesh Khadka etc
Director – Mahendra Budhathoki
Super hit movie of the past ‘Maidan’ features action star Biraj Bhatt and mahanayak Rajesh Hamal with top actress in the Nepali film industry Rekha Thapa. The script and dialogue of the movie is written by Maunata Shreshta. The movie is a presentation of Dil Kumar Pyasi for Abhi Films. The movie ‘Maidan’ is credited to help Biraj Batt and his popularity. The decade old movie is worth a watch if you haven’t done already. The music in the movie is composed by Suresth Adhikari.
Single part version
Rishi Dhamala, the controversial journalist has invited the Nepali supearstar Rajesh Hamal in his program to discuss about his filmy career and the possibility of his entry into politics.
Watch the intersting program ‘Dhamalako Hamala’
Artists in Politics
Almost all the artists have entered in politics. The political parties have also actively pursued the artists as they have a huge fan base. The actress Rekha Thapa, singer Komal Oli etc. have entered Rastriya Prajatantra Party.
Actress Karishma Manandhar, Saroj Khanal etc. have entered Naya Shakti Nepal party. Similarly, actor Bhuwan KC is active as a politician in CPN UML party. A lot of other artists have entered CPN Maoist and its factions. A well known journalist Rabindra Mishra had also entered the politics by starting a new political party, Sajha Party.
Nepali Movie – Dulahi
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Sumina Ghimire, Mukesh Dhakal, Karishma Manandhar, Saroj KC, Rabi Giri, Rashmi Bhatta, Surbir Pandit etc.
Director – Baburam Dhakal
The movie ‘Dulahi’ is a presentation of OSR Films and is produced by Harshita KC. The movie was well received by the viewers and it had also won some awards. Actress Karishma Manandhar is the special guest artist in the movie. The child artist in the movie is Prajal Neupane. The movie featured the lyrics of Dayaram Pandey / Baburam Dhakal, background music Dinesh Sunam, music by Ashta Lama, choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj / Shankar BC/ Poonam Rai, action of Asta Maharjan, story by Pratikshya Dhakal, editing of Bipin Malla, and cinematography of Rameshowr Karki.
Full ‘Dulahi’ full movie:
Nepali Movie – Jaya Hos
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Biraj Bhatt, Sumina Ghimire, Saujanya Subba, Dinesh DC, Nabin Shrestha, Krishna Bhatta, etc.
Director – Dr. Ghanashyam Khatiwada
About ‘Jaya Hos’
The Nepali movie ‘Jaya Hos’ was released in 2012. The movie isa a presentation of Sudhan Dhital for GSM Media Camp. The movie is made on the story written by the director Dr. Ghanshyam Khatiwada.
The movie featuring two super-stars of Nepali movie industry also features well known actresses Sumina and Saujanya.
Full movie ‘Jaya Hos’ in a single part:
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 actor Rajesh Hamal is one of the top actors in the Nepali film industry. Often called Maha Nayak (Super Actor), Rajesh Hamal ruled the film industry for about a quarter century. He prefers to tell that the film industry grew with him. Hamal is credited for :
- Bringing professionalism in Nepali film industry.
- Being the first educated actor in the film industry. He had done Masters in English literature from Punjab University in India.
- He is considered a no-nonsense actor. Unlike other actors, Hamal kept himself from having affairs with the actresses. Although there were rumours of his affair, all rumours turned fake. Actresses had termed him as the coldest actor in the film industry.
- Rajesh is a good orator and can easily impress the listener by his oratory skills. Proficiency in his English language is also something not seen in the Nepali film industry.
- The height, looks and the physique have also been factors that attracted youngsters of his time.
Rajesh Hamal Love Story
Actor Rajesh Hamal has told that he still is 25 years old although he has worked in the film industry for the last 27 years. Hamal told the statement in funny way to the crowd gathered in Battar, Nuwakot during his stage performance. Rajesh Hamal told his famous dialogues, told about his previous visits to Nuwakot and danced to the songs by lok singer Sunita Dulal.
My artist of the month, Rajesh Hamal, participated in the 36th annual program of Radha High School, Tanahun on January 23, 2017. In the program. One of the buildings of the school was rebuilt bye Ghashi Adharsha Samaj. Hamal was the chief guest in the building handing over ceremony. He inaugurated the building and handed it over to the school administration. Hamal is also the ambassador of Ghashi Samaj.
Has Rajesh Hamal left the film industry?
These days, Rajesh Hamal is busy in various programs in country and out of country. He hasn’t signed in any movies these days. After the failure of highly anticipated movies like ‘Bagmati’ and ‘Shakuntala’, Rajesh Hamal has been studying scripts before accepting proposals.
Nepali superstar Rajesh Hamal was in Salyan for a cultural program on Janauary 16, 2017. In the event held in Sreenagar, Salyan, Rajesh Hamal was the chief guest and the main attraction. In the stage, Rajesh told that it was his first visit to Salyan was impressed by the warm welcome he received there. For the entertainment of the public, he also told some of his popular dialogues and danced to the songs by other singers on the stage.
Video report of Hamal’s Salyan program:
It was a fun event. People enjoyed Rajesh Hamal’s presence. But, it seems Hamal is ignoring the field that introduced him to those people – films. He has stopped signing new movies after marrying Madhu Bhattarai. A few movies he did after marriage were not successful either. There is no news of any new movies of Rajesh Hamal.
Nepali Movie – Maryo Ni Mayale Maryo
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Shovita Simkhada, Krishna Bahadur Rajbahak, Gita Adhikari, Anjali Rana, Krishma Chaulagai, Sharmila Shrestha (guest) etc.
Director – MS Agraj
About ‘Maryo Ni Mayale Maryo’
The Nepali movie MNMM is a presentation of BS Balami. The movie is made on the story of Bindiya Poudel and script of the director MS Agraj. The movie is produced by Sita Balami and Siwani Balami. The executive producer is Ram Prasad Maharjan. The lyrics of the songs in the movie are written by Pradip Upadhya, Nirajana Bhandari, Abhishek Sharma (Bibad), Bhola Poudel. The music is composed by Manohar Sonam and the playback singers are Pratima Sonam, Sani Sonam, Prabisha Adhikari, Dinesh Gautam, Manohar Sonam, Rejina Rijal. The action is directed by Babu Balami, choreography by Suresh Chaudhari, cinematography by Saurav Lama, background score by Chandra Gorkhali and editing by Tara Thapa.
Watch ‘Maryo Ni Mayale Maryo’
Nepali Movie – Mato
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Rejina Upreti, Melina Manandhar, Simanta Udas etc.
Director – Kishor Subba
A presentation of Bhim Lama, Nepali movie ‘Mato’ is made under Mata Pathibhara Films banner. The movie is written by the director Kishor Subba. Producer is Mina Lama. The music composer is Dinesh Subba, choreographer is Gobinda Rai, cinematographer is Saurav Lama, editor is Shiva Puri, background score by Binod Gurung and action by Ram / Janak. The playback singers are Rajesh Payal Rai, Dipak Limbu, Dinesh Subbah, Anjana Gurung, and Manu Nembang. The songs are written by Dayaram Pandy, Santa Gautam, and Mitra Lingdan.
Maato Controversy – In the beginning, actor Nikhil Upreti had agreed to do the movie. But, in 2009, when Nikhil Upreti eloped with Sanchita Luitel and didn’t show up in the shooting, the film makers had to convince Rajesh Hamal to do Nikhil’s role (read my 2010 report). Rejina Upreti is featured in an action role in the movie (see MoviesNepal report). I don’t have the exact release date of the movie but, the shooting was going on in June of 2010.
Rajesh Hamal was chosen to be the artist of January, 2017. In the Twitter poll I posted in my account, Rajesh Hamal received 55% votes. The second place went to Rekha Thapa with just 19% votes. The third place winner Karishma Manandhar got 15% and the last was Anmol KC with 11% votes.
I will be preparing videos on the artist of the month – at least one video every week. That is the minimum limit but, there is no upper limit. So, I can make as much video on Rajesh Hamal as I want in January. By the end of the month I will start another poll to chose the artist of the next month.
I started creating videos on Rajesh Hamal today. The first video was about the Rajesh Hamal look alike “Fake and Real Rajesh Hamal” (video attached).
- Fake and Real Rajesh Hamal (Status – completed; uploaded)
- Sandeep Chhetri comedy on Rajesh Hamal (Status – completed; uploaded)
- Rajesh Hamal scandal – First scandal and scoop of the Nepali movie industry (Status – complete)
- Biography of Rajesh Hamal (Status – concept)
- Rajesh Hamal and Karishma Manandhar (Status – concept)
- Rajesh Hamal family (concept)
Starting the year 2017, I have decided to feature the artist of the month. For the whole month I will be focused on one particular artist while preparing videos, news and movies.
To choose which artist to feature for the month, I am going to post a poll in Twitter. For the month of January I have posted a poll in Twitter with four options:
- Rekha Thapa
- Rajes Hamal
- Karishma Manandhar
- Anmol KC
At the time of this writing, Rajesh Hamal is leading. Most probably Rajesh Hamal is going to be the artist of the month of January 2016. I will write a separate post for the artist of the month after the 24 hours time limit of the following poll ends. (if you don’t use Twitter, please tell your choice in comment.)
5 milestones of Chhabi Raj Ojha as a Nepali movie producer was first published on Feb 9, 2014. I have re-written the post and updated with one more milestone added at the end. So, it has now become “6 milestones of Chhabi Raj Ojha”.
In 2040 BS Chhabi Raj Ojha started the distribution of Hindi movie. Originally from Dharan, Chhabi moved to Kathmandu to start film distribution. The first Nepali movie he distributed was ‘Bhagya Rekha’ – a movie produced by Chiranjivi Basnet and directed by Deepak Rayamajhi. At that time, he had also gone to Madras for the post production of the movie. Although the movie wasn’t successful commercially, it taught Chhabi the film business. The failure of ‘Bhagyarekha’ prompted Chhabi to find out the reason the movie wasn’t successful. After analysis of the cause and the solution, Chhabi proposed a new concept to the director Deepak Rayamajhi and he also promised to finance the movie.
Updated video on Chhabi’s milestones:
Producer Chhabi Raj Ojha’s film production milestones:
Milestone 1 -Yug Dekhi Yug Samma
The movie ‘Yug Dekha Yug Samma’ marks the debut of Chhabi as a producer. The movie was also the debut movie of Rajesh Hamal and action director Rajendra Khadgi. All three new faces in the film industry – Chhabi Raj Ojha, Rajesh Hamal and Rajendra Khadgi made it big in the Nepali movie industry.
Nepali Movie – Afnopan
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Niruta Singh, Ramesh Upreti, Nabin Shrestha, Muna Karki, Anita Adhikari, Sushil Pokharel, Basundhara Bhusal, Mohan Niraula etc.
Director – Deepak Shrestha
Nepali movie ‘Afnopan’ is a presentation of Niranjan Piya for Khadgamai Films banner. Nepali movie features some of the top actors of Nepali movie industry like Rajesh Hamal, Niruta Singh and Ramesh Upreti. The script and dialogue of the movie is written by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ and produced by Manoj Kumar Shrestha. The director, Deepak Shrestha, is also featured as a guest artist in the movie.