The biggest festival of Nepal, Dashain, has started on September 21, 2017. The first day of Dashain, Ghatasthapana is celebrated by Nepali all over the world. The 10-days worship of Goddess Durga has started in various temples and at homes in Nepal.
Let me go through the the major festive days of Dashain:
Day 1 – Ghatasthapana
The first day of Dashain starts with placing a water pot (Kalash) that symbolizes goddess Durga. The Kalash is filled with holy water and is covered with cow dung with some barley seeds added to it.
On the day, barley seeds are used to plant Jamara (wheatgrass). The plantation is done according to Hindu rituals and worshiping. Astrologers determine a specefic auspicious time to perform the ritual. It is believed that the goddess resides in the vessel (Kalash) during navratri.
The room where the ritual is performed is known as the Dashain Ghar where outsiders and women are not allowed, traditionally. In the past, it was a custom of a male family member, usually the head of the house, to worships the Kalash twice every day, once in the morning and then in the evening. But, these days, the discrimination has been ended and women are also allowed to perform the puja of the woman goddess, Durga. The Jamara plantation is kept in dark and holy water is offered every day to the seeds. By the tenth day the seed will grown to five to six inches long. The grass kept in total dark are yellow and is considered a sacred grass used with Tika on the 10th day of the festival.
Schools and colleges close for the festival starting Ghatasthapana.
This year, it is the second birthday after Garima Panta married Hari Thapaliya in 2016. After the marriage, the couple have shared photos of themselves and they don’t seem to have any close friends. The 33rd birthday celebration of Garima was held in Belgium. According to the status and photos shared by Garima, it was a small private ceremony.
In one of the statuses Garima has written “The life was going on while understanding it and the world. But, when I met you I have understood the life and the world in a better manner. I wish I could spend thousands of the lives with you. That is all I want.” (Rough English translation of the Nepali status in Instagram).
Who is Garima Panta?
The actress of ‘Jhola’, Garima raised in the fame and popularity after the success of the movie. But, after the movie, she left the film industry and the country to marry a NRN, Hari Thapaliya in Belgium. The couple are running a restaurant in the European country. After Jhola, another movie of Garima Panta, ‘Teen Ghumti’ had also received positive feedback from the viewers.
On the occasion of her 25th birthday, actress Neeta Dhungana has annouced a production house. On September 14, Neeta organized a birthday party and announced ‘Neeta Film Production’. Talking in the event she told, “In the last few years, the movies I worked failed to impress the viewers. I have decided to produce my own movies and give viewers the films they want. I am looking for a good script and the director. If everything goes as planned, I will start working in the first movie in six months.
Many Nepali actresses have produced their own movies but, only a few actress have been successful as a producer. Most of the actresses who have been successful had their husbands backing them up. For example, Rekha Thapa was successful because of Chhabi Raj Ojha. After she divorced Chhabi, the movies she has produced haven’t been as successful as before. But, Rekha is considered one of the most successful producers in the Nepali film industry. Similarly, actress Jharana Thapa had also been successful producer. Jharana’s husband Sunil Kumar Thapa was the force behind her production. Despite of the support of her producer husband, actress Karishma Manandhar has failed in her production ventures. Now, actress Shilpa is producing movies with the help of Chhabi Raj Ojha. Actress Pooja Sharma is producing movies with the help of Sudarshan Thapa and Deepa Shree Niraula is producing movies with Deepak Raj Giri.
The teaser and first look posters of the movie by well known actor Ramesh Upreti, ‘Aishwarya’ has received positive reviews. The movie features Ramesh Upreti, Deepika Prasain and Prashanta Tamrakar in leading roles.
The actor and producer Ramesh Upreti had told that he has used some new experiments in the movie. In addition to the three leading actors, the movie also features Keki Adhikari, Nirmal Sharma and Arjun Sharma. The script is written by the director Diwakar Bhattarai.
In a month of release, one of the songs of the movie has received more than 2 million views. Watch the song ‘Timi Royeko Pal …’ (credit Budha Subba Music):
Anmol KC made news when he appeared with two bodyguards when he visited film-halls during the release of his movie ‘Dreams’. It is not clear if the extra security was necessary or was only a publicity stunt. One thing is for sure, other actors are also following Anmol KC for the sake of publicity.
Being covered by bodyguards in film halls makes sense. It is not easy for the artists to deal with the crowd. That was seen during the release of ‘A Mero Hajur 2’. The six bodyguards had hard time protecting the actors Salinman Baniya, Samragyee RL Shah and Salon Basnet.
After 8 years, actress Rekha Thapa and Aryan Sigdel have teamed up to be featured together in upcoming movie ‘Rudra Priya’. The movie director by Sudeep Bhupal Singh is produced by Ramesh MK Poudel as an executive producer. Rekha Thapa’s mother Saraswoti Thapa is named the producer of the movie.
Like all her previous movies, the upcoming movie is also told to be female-oriented movie. It features love, romance, and action. Before the trailer, a song of the movie ‘Chirbir Chirbir Chachari …’ was released. The song featuring the voice of the muisc of Rajan Ishan was liked by the viewers.
It is supposed to be the third sequel of ‘Prem Geet’ although it is named ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu 2’. The sequel of hit film ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ was announced on the birthday of the director Sudarshan Thapa, held on Wednesday. In addition to the sequel he also announced another unnamed movie to be produced after the movie.
In the sequel, the artists Pooja Sharma, Paul Shah and Salon Basnet will be repeated in the leading role. During the announcement Sudarshan told, that the movie is being made on the demand of the viewers. The script of the movie is being written by Sudarshan Thapa in association with Samipya Raj Timilsina.
After the completion of the shooting of the sequel, the team of Sudarshan will start the shooting of another movie. The star cast of both the movies will be the same – Pooja, Paul and Salon. The next movie will be a dance-themed movie.
Thapa told that the shooting of ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu 2’ will start in Magh. The untitled movie will start after the completion of the sequel. Both the movies are scheduled to released in the next year.
Highly awaited movie ‘2 Rupaiyan’ was the sole release on Friday, September 8, 2017. The movie known for the song ‘Kutuma Kutu’ is expected to be liked by the viewers. The movie is released at the time last week’s release ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ is doing a good business in theatre.
About ‘2 Rupaiyan’
The movie made on G21 Pictures and Black Horse Pictures banners is produced jointly by Asif Shah and Nischal Basnet. Directed by Asif Shah, the movie feature two producers in leading roles. In addition to the producers and director it also features Buddhi Tamang, Rabindra Jha, Rajan Ishan, Menuka Pradhan and Pratik Raj Neupane. Nischal’s wife, actress Swastima Khadka is featured in the well received song ‘Kutuma Kutu’.
The movie is made on a story of a relatively worthless currency note of Rs. 2 in the transaction of a huge sum of currency. The crime story features action and comedy as the selling point.
Nepali Movie – Mero Nasib
Starring – Subash Meche, Soniya KC etc.
Director – Kumar Kshtri
About ‘Mero Nasib’
The movie is an action moive, a presentation of Subash Meche featuring hot actress Soniya KC opposite to Subash. Other artists are not well known in the Nepali film industry. The release date and other details about the movie is not available.
Watch full movie :
The wife of well known journalist, Rishi Dhamala, has decided to produce a movie. In a program held in Kathmandu, a new movie named ‘Anurag’ was announced. In the movie, the producer, Aliza Gautam will also be the lead actress.
It is a most common trend of the Nepali film industry – actors invest in the movie they are featured in leading role. As the movies are made only for themselves, the directors and other artists don’t give their best. Because of the easy money, the technician’s also don’t provide the optimum amount of the effort in making the movie. Because of these facts, most of the movies produced by the lead actors in the movies are not successful. The latest such example is ‘Rudra’. The movie produced by the actor Bishow Gautam was not successful despite of Nikhil Upreti in negative role – the first in his acting career.
There are a lot of example of films made just to fulfil their desire to be featured in movies. The movie by Aliza Gautam sounds like those movies. She has asked her father to invest in the movie under the banner registered under her daughter’s name.
In the love story movie, a new actor Deepak Ghimire opposite to Aliza. Other actors in the movie include Saroj Khanal, Rupa Rana and Nirmal Sharma.
One of the most awaited movie of the year, ‘Chhakka Panja 2’ has released the first trailer. The trailer was released as per the schedule recommended by an astrologer. The astrologer, Bushesh Thapa, had told the producers to release the trailer at 6:05 and 2 seconds for the best response.
The movie made on comedy theme is the fourth movie after the hat trick in successful comedy movies by the comedy duo- Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula. The movie scheduled to release on the Fulpati of Dashain (Ashoj 11) features a lot of well known actors in it. The movie team had released two songs in the past – both of which were very successful in terms of viewership. They had also gone through bitter controversies.
About ‘Chhakka Panja 2’
The movie features Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Karki, Kedar Ghimire, Jitu Nepal, Shiva Hari Poudel, Buddhi Tamang, Barsha Raut, Sworoop Purush Dhakal, Swastima Khadka, Gaurav Pahadi and others. Although the movie name is the sequel of the super-hit movie ‘Chhakka Panja’, the story is told to be different from the previous one.
The Kathmandu District Court has ordered the organizer of Nepal Idol reality show to stop counting the vote by the viewers and present at the court on Bhadra 23 (September 10, 2017). According to reports, the court has ordered to submit the originals of the voting to AP1 TV.
The court was responding to the application of Yagyamani Neupane against the organizer of making one-sided decisions on the organization of the show. According to the decision by the district judge, Diwakar Bhatta, the future of the program will be decided after the decision made on September 10.
What is Nepal Idol?
A singing competition reality show franchise titled ‘idol’ had been quite popular in different countries. After a huge success in India titled ‘Indian Idol’ a similar contest is being held in Nepal. The show is being organized by a new Television station by the Annapurna newspaper group, AP1 TV.
The actress in her 40s has decided that she needs to complete her high school. At the time the daughter is about to get her University degree, the mother, Karishma Manandhar has decided to complete her high school studies.
Karishma had left school when she was studying in grade 8. She never passed the grade as she was busy in acting. When she was engulfed in the limelight of the film world, she had no time for the books. But, from time to time, lack of education haunted Karishma.
Whenever she went out of the film industry, she realized how important education is. After a few initial movies, she went to Mumbai for acting training. She realized that she would have benefited more if she had studied more. When she went to the USA for a few years, lack of education was the main hurdle in getting jobs and even to get the Green Card. She went through English language training and learnt the language.
Well known actor and media personality Raj Ballav Koirala is engaged in USA on Sunday. In a program held in his residence, Raj Ballav and Pratima Bimali offered engagement rings to each other. Both Raj Ballav and Pratima live in the USA and they were having affair for a long time.
In his Facebook post, Raj Ballav has confirm the engagement, by telling he is not available anymore. He wrote, “Got Engaged. (Is officially off the market lol.)” and shared a couple of photos of the two. US resident director, Suresh Darpan Pokharel has shared some photos of the engagement in his Facebook.
Although the engagement ceremony was held and they have decided to get married, the marriage date is yet to be finalized.
Who is Raj Ballav’s wife?
The affair between Priyanka Karki and Ayushman Desraj Joshi is stale now. But, her affair with his mother is still interesting and exciting because – they both look hot in bikini!
Yes, Ayushman’s mother looks hotter than his girlfriend, all because Rabina has given a better skin show in the following photo: