I have prepared a list of Nepali movies you shouldn’t miss.
1. Pashupati Prasad
The 2015 release movie written by the lead actor, Khagendra Lamichhane, ‘Pashupati Prasad’ is a movie about the problem of poverty. The movie directed by Dipendra K Khanal was liked by critics and the viewers. Khagendra’s previous movie ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ was also a very successful movie. I would recommend you to watch both of them but, let me count both of them as one.
A love-story movie, release in 2013 is set in a very beautiful location in Mustang. The movie featuring Nischal Basnet, Rishma Gurung, Dayahang Rai and Rajan Khatiwada in leading role is directed by Ram Babu Gurung. After the huge success of ‘Kabaddi’ its sequel ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ was also released in 2015. If you like ‘Kabaddi’ you won’t be dissapointed by its sequel ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ too.
One of the top actors in Nepali movie industry, Dayahang Rai is turning 36 years old on April 13, 2016. I am creating a biography video of the actor to mark his birthday. This biography post is the data the video will be based on.
Movies of Dayahang Rai
Some of his movies of Dayahang Rai available in xnepali:
Nepali Movie – Nagbeli
Nepali Movie – Fanko
Nepali Movie – Sanghuro
Nepali Movie – Kabaddi Kabaddi
Nepali Movie – Mukhauta
Nepali Movie – Karkash
Nepali Movie – Loafer
Nepali Movie – Badhshala
Nepali Movie – Kabaddi
Nepali movie – Loot
Nepali Movie – Jholey
Nepali Movie – Highway
Nepali Movie – Chhadke
Nepali Movie – Dasdhunga
Profile of Dayahang Rai
- Name – Dayahang Rai
- Birthday – April 13, 1980
- Birthplace – Khawa VDC Bhojpur district,Eastern Nepal
- Education – IA – Geography (Bhojpur Multiple College), SLC (Annapurna Secondary School, Dilpa, 1998), School (Pashupati Lower Secondary School, Khawa)
- Spouse – Benuka Rai (married in 2006)
- Children – Samduhang Rai (son)
The winners of the Digital Cine Award 2072, organized by Chhaya Chhabi Creation was announced in a special program held in Kathmandu on December 21, 2015. In the award ceremony, the movie ‘November Rain’ bagged the most award – a total of eight awards including the best actors, best actress, best director awards.
While ‘November Rain’ became the best movie, ‘Bhimdatta’ was awarded the Critics Award and ‘Sunpani’ became the Special Film. Late actor Shree Krishna Shrestha‘s movie ‘Kohinoor’ was awarded the public choice award. Producer and film distributor Gopal Kayastha and actress Gauri Malla were awarded with Chhaya Chhabi Film Artist honor award. Film journalist Dabbu Chhetri was awarded the Chhaya Chhabi Film Journalism Award of value Rs. 7,777.
Watch Award winning movies
This is a partial list of the winners. Only the full movies available in xnepali are linked to the page to watch them:
A friend in Twitter, Rakesh, has categorized the Nepali movies in four different types. Although the categorization is done very loosely and the boundary of this categorization is extremely blurry, such a categorization can give a rough guide on what a particular movie is like. I think, there is room for improvement in this categorization so that one can easily decide on whether to watch the movie or not. There is a possibility that some movies might fall in more than one category. Let’s review each category in detail with examples.
- Masala Nepali movies
- New Age Nepali movies
- Nepali movies for youth
- B and C Grade Nepali movies
- Historical and Art Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies contain all the different entertaining aspects of movies. They are the mix of comedy, family drama, action, music and love all stuffed in a movie to appeal all types of viewers. They might contain all these ingredients (masala) or some of them. These types of movies are less risky and hence, the established film producers prefer to go with these type of movies.
The nominations for the upcoming movie award, D Cine Award has been released. The 7th edition of the cinema award is one of the many Nepali film awards being held by various organizations. The Award has teamed up with CG (Chaudhary Group, the business organization of Binod Chaudhary) this year to rename it LG D Cine Award 2072. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in Mangsir month.
The nomination list is prepared from the movies released in the year 2071 BS. There will be 38 different categories of the award in the award ceremony. The award organizer has told that most of the 82 movies released in the year have participated in the award.
The jury members of the Award ceremony are writer and director Mohan Niraula, journalist and director Bijayaratna Tuladhar, musician Santosh Shrestha, and the first female cinematographer of Nepal Sabanam Mukhiya. Three movies out of the 5 nominations for best movies are available to watch in xnepali.
Watch the nominated movies:
- Watch ‘Kabaddi’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director, Best Actor (male), Best Editing and others.
- Watch ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director award, Action and others.
- Watch ‘November Rain’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director, Best Actor (male), Best Actor (Female), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (Female) and a lot of others.
- Watch ‘Birkhelai Chinchhas’ – Nominated for Best Script, Best New Director, Background Music,
- Watch ‘Jerryy’ – Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best New Actor (Female)
- Watch ‘Lazza’ – Nominated for Best New Actor (Female), Best Singer, Lyricist, Musician etc.
The nominations are as follows:
The third edition of INAS Film Award was held in Pragya Bhawan, Kamaladi in Kathmandu. The award ceremony held on Sunday awarded director Tulsi Ghimire with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award has has a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. The award ceremony was organized by the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRN) and the Film Development Board (FDB). In the program, NRN Upendra Mahato appreciated in the improvement in the quality of Nepali movies. Actor and musician Muralidhar expressed his happiness to be honored in a Nepali film award ceremony.
Watch the INAS Award winning movies here in xnepali:
Watch ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ here.
The 81 entries in the Foreign-Language Film Oscar are finalized officially by the Academy Award officials. Among 81 countries, Paraguay is the only country that has sent its movie for the first time. The nomination of the 88th Academy Awards is scheduled to be announced on January 14, 2016. The winners will be announced on February 29 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
Among the contenders Nepali movie ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ by director Nischal Basnet will compete with 80 movies be be nominated in the contest. Winning would certainly be a feat, nomination is no less for the country like Nepal. The only time a movie with Nepal attached to it to be nominated was in 1999 for Eric Valli’s film ‘Himalaya’ in the 72nd Academy Awards.
The Oscars Nomination committee in Nepal had selected ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ from a pool of four movies to represent Nepal in the Awards.
Nepali Movie – Talakjung Vs Tulke
Starring – Khagendra Lamichane, Sushank Mainali, Richa Sharma, Prakash Ghimire, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Raj Thapa, Hum B.C, Sudam CK, Buddhi Tamang, Junu Bista , Rajani Gurung
Director – Nischal Basnet
The movie ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ is a highly appreciated movie directed by superhit movie ‘Loot’, Nischal Basnet. (watch ‘Loot’ here). The movie has won various awards in different award ceremonies and the movie is also selected to represent Nepal in Oscars Awards (the official selection decision is pending). The movie was released in theater on October 31, 2014.
Actor Dayahang Rai is featured in a guest apperance role. The movie features the action of Asta Maharjan, choreography of Gambhir Bista, lyrics by Nischal Basnet, music by Jeson Kunwar, cienmatography by Ser Bahadur Lama, editing by Lokesh Bajracharya. The executive producer is Rabindra Singh Baniya. The leading actor, Khagendra Lamichane, has written the story, screenplay and dialogue of the movie.
BesLike previous years the Nepali film awards by the association of Nepali film technicians, NEFTA, was held in foreign soil. This year’s award ceremony was held in Qatar. In the ceremony held among 8,000 audience award on various categories were handed over to the winners. Winning 5 different awards, ‘Talakjung Vs. Tulke’ became the best movie this year.
Watch award winning movies:
- Watch ‘Kabaddi’ – ‘Kabaddi’ won award for being best movie by the jury and director Rambabu Gurung
- Watch ‘Jerry’ – The movie won 4 awards for cinematography, mixing, arrangement and actress, Anna Sharma.
- Watch ‘November Rain’ – The movie won two awards for Chhulthim Gurung and playback singing.
The full list of the winners are as follows:
For the Oscar Awards to be held in February, four Nepali movies have applied to be selected to represent Nepal in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The application from the makers of Sunpani, Nishani, Bhimdatta and Talakjung VS Tulke was received to the Film Development Board, Nepal.
Application was called from the movies released between Ashoj 15, 2071 to Bhadra 14, 2072 BS to apply for the consideration to send to the Oscar awards in the USA. A five-members Oscar Award Selection Committee will evaluate the applications and send the most appropriate movie to the Oscar Awards selection committee.
The Films Critics Society of Nepal (FICSON) has announced the winners of the second Critics Award. The movies released in 2071 BS were considered in the selection of the winners. Winners were selected in eight different categories. Best Background Music award is an addition to the categories awarded last year.
The winner of Critics Awards 2015 are:
- Best Film – Kabaddi (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here)
- Best director – Nischal Basnet for ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’
- Best Actor – Dayahang Rai for his role in ‘Kabaddi’
- Best Actress – Priyanka Karki for her role in ‘Suntali’
- Best Script – Rambabu Gurung and Upendra Subba for ‘Kabaddi’
- Best Cinematographer – Andra Belisiya for ‘Suntali’
- Best Editor – Banish Shah and Milan Shrestha for ‘Tandav’
- Best Background Music – Jeshan Kunwar for ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’
The nomination of the top 5 in the NEFTA Awards was announced in a press meet held in Kathmandu. The nominations selected by a 6-members jury has released the nominations of 35 different categories.
Like the previous a couple of editions of the award ceremonies, 2015 edition will also be held in a foreign country. The ceremony is going to be held in association with the International Artist Forum, Qatar. Previously the award ceremonies were held in Malaysia and Hong Kong.
The president Ram Baran Yadav awarded the National Films Award 2015 in an even held at the President’s place, Shital Niwas, on July 28. In the ceremony ‘Kabaddi’ was awarded the Best Movie Award (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here). Actor Dayahang Rai was awarded the Best Actor (male) award for his role in the movie ‘Sambodhan’. Actress Richa Sharma and Sangam Bista were awarded the Best Actress Award for their role in ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ and ‘Love You Baba’ respectively.
Nischal Basnet was awarded the best director’s award for his work in ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’. The Best Cinematographer award was awarded to Shailendra Dhoj Karki for his work in ‘Zhigrana’ and Nimesh Shrestha was awarded the Best Editor award for the same movie. The movie ‘Matan’ was awarded the best movie in ethnic films category. ‘Kabaddi’ writers Rambabu Gurung and Upendra Subba were also awarded in the ceremony.
The nomination for the third edition of NFDC Award has been released. In the nomination top five in each of 14 categories are released. The awards will be handed over in 20 categories. The nomination is prepared by a jury of four members from the movies released in the past one year.
The movies considered for the nomination include the movies censor cleared by the Censor Board from the first to the last day of 2071, and released in at least five different theaters.
In the nomination movie ‘November Rain’ has received the most, 8 nominations including the Best Director and Best Movie. The nominations for the best movie are ‘Jerryy’ (watch ‘Jerry’ here), Kabaddi (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here), Nai Nabhannu La 3, ‘November Rain’ (watch ‘November Rain’ here) and ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’. The directors of these movies were also nominated for the Best Director award.
UPDATE : Watch the full movie ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ here.
The new release Nepali movie this week on October 31, 2014 is ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’. The movie by ‘Loot‘ director Nischal Basnet has got a good traction in social media and traditional media. The movie is released in one third of 5 multiplex theaters in Kathmandu.
The release of the movie in the theaters out of Kathmandu was however postponed. The movie is believed to be because of the success of last week’s release ‘Lazza’ in the theaters. The movie currently showing in more than 50 theaters is doing good business. Another movie ‘Stupid Man’ is also continuing in the second week. Because of the lack of theaters another movie scheduled to release on this Friday – ‘Euta Sathi’ was also postponed for a week.