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.
Nepali Movie – Gurudakshina (2011)
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Ramit Dhungana, Sanchita Luitel, Raj Ballav Koirala, Sushma Karki etc.
Direction – Ramraja Dahal
A 2011 release Nepali movie ‘Gurudakshina’ is a presentation of Creative manakamana Films and Micro Vision Entertainment. The movie is made on the story of Rammani Subedi and screenplay/dialogue of Subash Singh Basnet. The music are composed by Dipa Narayan Jha and Basanta Sapkota. Playback singers are Udit Narayan Jha, Dipa Jha, Shiv Pariyar, Anand Raj Anand, and Bhauli on the song written by Rammani Subedi, Amrit Kumar Sharma and Prakash Subedi. The choreographers are Bijay Nakarmi and Kabiraj Gatraj. Cinematographer is Chunamani Aryal and background score is prepared by Manoj Raj Bhandari.
Watch the movie:
A while ago, Nepali superstar Rajesh Hamal was in New Delhi during his tour for the Quiz program he has been running for the last few years. Hamal was invited by the Nepali students at Sharada University to meet and greet them. During the event, Rajesh Hamal gave an Inspiring speech.
Watch the video highlights of the inspirational speech:
Summary of the speech:
- Rajesh Hamal started his kindergarten in Pakistan when his father was posted at the Nepali Embassy in Pakistan.
- Next year, his father was posted at the Nepali embassy in India. Hamal studied his grade 1 in New Delhi.
- Later, in the 1980s, his father was again posted in New Delhi as the ambassador. Hamal lived in India from the early 80s to 1989, till the time he started acting in Nepali movies.
- Hamal’s father was later posted in Pakistan, where he breathed his last breath.
- Hamal told that he spent “the prime time” of his life in Delhi and was deeply connected to the place. He saw himself in the students in the audience. He remembered the fun time he had, foods he ate, and the unbearable heat he had to go through.
- When he started acting in Nepali movies, it was a very uncertain time. Nepali movies were made every one or two years and there was no career as an actor. His family members were not supportive to his choice of profession.
- But, as the time passed the Nepali movie industry also progresses. His popularity and the film industry grew simultaneously.
- Hamal tells everybody to follow their passion. They should give their inner desire a try.
In Hamal’s words, “I tried something new …. Do not hesitate to try something new. Give it a try. You never know, you might reach the place where no one else has reached before.”
Nepali movie – Dharma (2011)
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Manisha Koirala, Samyog Pokhrel, Anu Shah, Rejina Upreti, Samyog Pokhrel, Shankar Acharya, Gajit Bista etc.
Director/script – Diperndra K Khanal
Romantic and action packed Nepali movie ‘Dharma’ was released in 2011, featuring Manisha Koirala in lead role. ‘Dharma’ is a presentation of Aasma Films by Diperndra K Khanal. The story and dialouge of the movie is written by Yougesh Rayamajhi and the movie is produced by Dr. Dugra Pokharel.
There is another old movie titled ‘Dharma’. Watch ‘Dharma’ here.
Full movie ‘Dharma’ in a single part:
Nepali Film – Lav Kush
Cast: Rajesh Hamal, Niruta Singh, Rekha Thapa, Ramit Dhungana, Mithila Sharma, Ram Chandra Adhikari, Bijaya Deuja, Sunil Thapa etc.
Direction – Gyanendra Deuja
About ‘Lav Kush’
Nepali movie ‘Lav Kush’ is a presentation of Ram Krishna Bajgai for Jaya Chamunda Mai banner.
The story of the movie is written by Sunita Baral, (Bajgain), screenplay and Dailouge by Bikash Acharya. Music is composed by Laxman Shesh. Choreography by Raju Shah, action by Rajendra Khadgi, editing by Rajani Pant, background score by Samrat Thapa and cinematography by Bhim Rana.
Watch the full movie ‘Lav Kush’
Nepali superstar, Rajesh Hamal has mocked the decision by the Nepal government to declare a public holiday on the day Indian president Pranab Mukharjee visited Nepal. On the occasion of the official visit of the Indian president, curfew was imposed on the streets in Kathmandu and offices were closed all over Nepal. In a recent post Rajesh Hamal expressed his surprise on the curfew imposed on the day of the President’s visit.
A while earlier, in a Facebook post, Rajesh Hamal had written: The head of the present Nepal Government who ironically, once upon a time propagated the concept of ‘New Nepal’ has in course of time shaken the very foundation of being Nepali. The protocol amongst sovereign states should be on a reciprocal basis. I am eagerly waiting for the day when India/China will declare a national holiday when our President makes a state visit to those countries.
A video report:
It was the first such visit of Indian president in almost two decades. The government has cited the security reason for the holiday declaration. The prime minister Puspa Kamal Dahal will be most adversely affected by such a step.
Nepali Film : Dobato (दोबाटो)
Casting: Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Rekha thapa, Dinesh Sharma, Garima Pant , Radha Lamsal etc.
Director – Dayaram Dahal
Nepali movie ‘Dobato’ is a presentation of Tanka Lamsal for Kshitij Cine Arts banner. The movie is made on the story of Deepa Narayan Jha. The screenplay and the dialogue is written by OM Pratik, music by Sambhujit Baskota, editing by Tara Thapa, action by NB Maharjan, cinematography by Shambhu Sapkota and the choreography by Basanta Shrestha and Dinesh Pakhrin. The lyrics of the songs in the movie are written by Kali Prasad Rijal, Nabraj Lamsal and Dayaram Dahal. The background score is prepared by Samrat Thapa.
Watch ‘Dobato’ full movie:
Nepali Movie – Chakrabyuha
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Pooja Lama, Amrit Jung Basnet, Sumina Shrestha, Muralidhar, Subhadra Adhikari, Rabindra Khadka etc.
Director – Badri Adhikari
The Nepali movie ‘Chakrabyuha’ is produced by Chiranjivi Basnet for CB Films. The movie directed by Badri Adhikari features the music composed by Sambhujit Baskota.
Watch ‘Chakrabyuha’, full Nepali movie: