In a latest report, actress Mariska Pokharel has married her boyfriend of two years in a private ceremony in Australia. According to reports, Marishka’s boyfriend had been living in Australia for the last 8 years and they were seeing each other for the last 2 years.
The comedy writer, Bhairav Aryal, is the only comedy essayist who is unique and the best literately figure in Nepal so far. But, it has been more than 40 years that we have lost him. Although he made everybody laugh, his life was miserable. It was so miserable that he had been planning to depart from the world for quite some time. He wrote numerous letters to his office, his father, his children and others about his plans. Nobody came to his rescue. May be it was because the medical community and the society wasn’t aware of depression or such mental illness.
It is really sad to loose one of the finest writer in such a young age. I have compiled his letters to present a 10 minute-long video and also read one of his essays in another video. The essay ‘Mapai’ a self-gratifying nature of human being is written in such a beautiful way that, one can’t imagine the writer being miserable.
Watch the video:
On April 28 we lost a Bollywood and Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan – one of the most talented actor of all time. The very next day, on April 29, Bollywood lost another superstar, Rishi Kapoor. That was a double loss to Bollywood film industry.
After the death of Irrfan Khan, Anand Nepal YouTube channel viewers had asked me to do a biography of Irrfan. I wasn’t keen on making one because, I only talk about things related to Nepal and Bollywood is Indian film industry. But, later I found out Irrfan’s Nepal connection and hence decided to do a biography. While going through his social media post, I found:
– He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in March of 2018
– He went to UK for treatment and went through a-year-long treatment in London.
– He returned back to India in April of 2019.
– Right after returning he did a movie ‘English Medium’. The movie was released in March 2020. Irrfan had talked about the film in his social media. His last post was about the movie.
– On April 27, all of a sudden he fell ill, was rushed to hospital. According to media report, the complication wasn’t related to cancer. He was told to be cancer free.
– He died on April 28, 2020
I made a short biography about Irrfan Khan:
Actress Niruta Singh has recently shared some videos taken during the shooting of the movie in her YouTube channel. In the video she is helping Deepak Raj Giri to wear saree and Dilip Rayamajhi is wearing one. Kids nearby are laughing on the actors. I think the shooting was of this movie. I will also do a video report on the movie.
Nepali Movie– Santan Thari Thari Ka (सन्तान थरि थरिका)
Starring: Dilip Rayamajhi, Niruta Singh, Dinesh Sharma, Sisam KC, Harihar Sharma, Sakuntala Sharma, Deepak Raj Giri, Shiva Hari Poudel, Nirmal Sharma, Daman Rupakheti etc.
Director – Deshbkhata Khanal
Watch ‘Santan Thari Thari Ka’ in a single part:
A really good use of your lockdown time is to learn a new language. For those who had always wanted to learn Newa language, here is an opportunity offered for free by Sunita Dangol.
In the first part Sunita has told about Basic Nepalbhasa she started on the first day of the year 2077.
Newari language is Tibetian-Aryan language spoken in Kathmandu valley before Gorkha king invaded the valley. After that, Nepali language was made compulsory. As the official language became official, the traditional Newa is still the local language of communication.
Day 1 : Introduction
In a 2009 article published in Nepali Times Weekly, a writer Subodh Rana wrote about how Jung Bahadur Rana used “Tip” a Nepali word by throwing gold coins to an opera singer in UK in his Britain visit of 1850 AD.
I did a video report on the article.
There is skepticism that the incident actually happened. But, it is a fun story so I have done the video report.
Here is start of the original article:
Nepali Movie – Kanchhi
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Shweta Khadka, Ashant Sharma, Anu Shah, Kameshor Chaurasiya, Nir Shah etc.
Director – Aakash Adhikari
The comeback movie of Shweta Khadka after the untimely demise of her husband Shree Krishna Shrestha in 2014. She waited four years before she starred in another movie. In 2014, The last movie of them being featured together – film ‘Kohinoor’ was released. Shree Krishna was at the hospital at the time of the release. He had sent an audio message to the viewers of the movie that he couldn’t attend the release of the movie. It was a shocking moment for Shweta Khadka. She went into depression for a long time. It took a very lengthy treatment in Nepal and out of country before Shweta become better. The movie got a lot of viewers in the theater and was one of the successful movies of the year. The director, Aakash Adhikari had also directed the last film of Shree Krishna Shrestha, ‘Kohinoor’. The movie became a superhit movie earning a record breaking amount in theatre in 2014. ‘Kanchhi’ was released in 2017 in theatre.
Watch the full film here:
Nepali Movie – Ram Kahani
Starring – Pooja sharma, Aakash shrestha, Kedar Ghimire, Jitu Nepal, Wilson Bikram Rai, Rabindra Jha, Rajaram Poudel etc.
Director – Sudarshan Thapa
A movie produced by Sudarshan Thapa and Pooja Sharma features Pooja with Aakash. The couple is one of the most popular couples of the Nepali film industry.
Watch full movie
Nepali Movie – Sapana Timro Mero
Starring – Sushant Karki, Janwi Bohara, Sabin Shrestha, Surajani KC, Arjun Shrestha, Desh Bhakta Khanal, Rashmi Bhatta etc.
Director – Rishi Raj Acharya
The Nepali movie ‘Sapana Timro Mero’ was released on August 7, 2015. The movie previously scheduled to release in June had to be delayed because of earthquake of April 25. This movie is the second movie of the director Rishi Raj Acharya after directing the movie ‘Mistake’. You can watch ‘Mistake’ here. The actor Sabin Shrestha is featured in a special role in the movie. The movie is a triangular love story between the characters played by Sushant Karki, Janwi Bohara and Surajani KC. The movie is made under RB Movies banner. The child artist is Ritu Acharya and Surajani KC is a new introduction in the movie. The director is the writer and the producer of the movie.
One of the most talked about movies of the year 2076, Poi Paryo Kale features some of the most popular actors in the Nepali cinema industry. Saugat Malla is considered seasoned actor. The actress Shristi Shrestha (real-life girlfriend of Saugat Malla) was also debuted as an actress in hit film ‘Gajalu’. In addition to being an actress she was Miss Nepal 2012.
Actress Pooja Sharma is another attraction of the movie. Pooja is known for hit movies like ‘Prem Geet’ and ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’. One of the important feature of this movie is – it was produced by Deepak Manage – a Gandaki Pradesh lawmaker and businessman.
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One of the most talked about film of Nepali film industry, ‘Password’ features Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in a song. The movie doesn’t feature her in any role but she had just danced in a song. That made it so popular. Sunny Leone was also invited to the premier of the movie. But, box office collection wasn’t promising.
Nepali Movie – Passowrd
Starring – Anoop Bikram Shahi, Bikram Joshi, Buddhi Tamang, Rabindra Jha, Prabin Khatiwada etc.
Director – Samrat Basnet
Story – Sima Gurung
Screenplay – Mahesh Dawadi, Samrat Basnet
Cinematography – Amarjit Singh
Editor – Arjun GC
Watch full movie:
In the course of building this website and making videos in YouTube, I have written somme books for your pleasure. Some of the books are related to the entertainment industry other are about the society and religion. I have taken an enormous amount of effort in preparing the books. For example, to prepare the Hanuman Chalisa book, I had drawn all the pictures of Hanuman (by using some of the computer tools I created myself).
I used the same technology to prepare the sketch of all the Miss Nepal in Nepal. I have recorded all the participants, winners and details of all the Miss Nepal contests in the book titled “History of Miss Nepal”. In addition to the historical significance, I have been updating this book regularly, every year.
Please feel free to comment with your concerns and comments.
The 40 hymns of Hanuman. Hanuman was a monkey, the friend and sub-ordinate of Rama in Ramayan. He could change his appearance as required. He could transform himself to a tiny creature or a giant of extraordinary proportions. He could fly through oceans to reach island kingdom of Sri Lanka. He was so strong that he could carry the whole hill when he couldn’t determine what particular herb to choose form the vast majority of available options. It is fun to know the facts about such an extraordinary mythical monkey.
Here are the first women in Nepali in the entertainment industry – in entertainment industries including film industry & fashion industry.
I should also do similar firsts in sports and media in coming days. Please comment if you know of such information.
First Actress of Nepal – Bhuwan Chand
The first movie featuring a female actress was ‘Aama’ and the first lead actress of the Nepali film industry Bhuwan Chand debuted in the movie. Being an actress in movies was not a reputable profession at that time. The movie was a Nepal government initiation and was made by the technicians from India.
This is an update to a post originally posted on Jan 29, 2012. A new/updated version was posted 2 years ago on Dec 6, 2016. This updated version includes the recent divorces including that of Manoj Gajurel, Reema Bishowkarma, Milan Amatya, Arunima Lamsal and Neelam Dhungana.
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.
Usha Khadgi Divorce confirmed
Nepali Movie – Lalpurja (Saugat Malla)
Starring – Saugat Malla, Bipin Karki, Menuka Pradhan, Kameshowr Chaurasiya etc.
Director – Nigam Shrestha
The movie by Nigam Shrestha and released in theater last year is now released in YouTube. The movie wasn’t successful in movie theater. But, in YouTube the movie has got a lot of viewers. The movie also features well known writer, Kumar Nagarkoti. The movie features the script of Bikram Singh Tharu and Nigam Shrestha. The cinematographer of the movie is Sujit Mainali and is edited by Lokesh Bajracharya.
Watch the full movie: