The teaser of ‘Yatra’ a musical vlog has nothing exciting about it. The movie by debut director Samrat Shakya features young artists in the movie. The ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ actor, Salin Man Baniya is in leading role opposite to Malika Mahat. The movie also features Salon Basnet, Janvi Basnet, Jayanada Lama, Rayer Rai, Dhiren Shakya and Prekshya Bajracharya. The movie is about the ups and downs of travelling. The love, friendship and other relationship aspects of the characters are presented in the musical film.
The teaser however feels like an usual love story. At least for me, it fails to give a new perspective of a travel. It doesn’t sound like anything interesting to set aside hours and spend money to go to theatre to watch the movie. I think the teaser fails on it’s purpose to excite the viewers to go to watch the film.
If the producers had wanted to tell who are in the film, they could have release a song -that would be a lot more effective advertisement.
Actress Namrata Shrestha has gone to London, UK for the screening of her new movie, ‘Prasad’. The red carpet premier of the movie will be held on January 12 at the Princess Hall of Aldershot, UK. This is the first time Namrata has visited the country.
Before the movie premier, on Friday January 11, Namrata will be present in a talk program to be held by the SOAS University of London, Nepali Society. In the program she will talk about her acting career and the Nepali film industry.
Program Summary :
January 11 – Talk show of Namrata held by SOAS University Nepali Society
January 12 – Red carpet premier of ‘Prasad’, at Aldershot
January 13 – Meet and Greet program at Aldershot
January 14 – Meet and greet program at Maya Pub at South Harrow
Three new films were released in theatre this week on Friday, September 28, 2018. As all three movies are targeted to different viewers, the viewers aren’t expected to divide over these films. In addition to these films, last week’s release ‘Intu Mintu Londonma’ is still getting a lot of viewers. So, it is more like four Nepali movies at the same time.
A movie directed by Sangita Shrestha, ‘Katha Kathmandu’ is the story of Kathmandu. The movie targeted to the people in Kathmandu is about the life style and crime in the city. The movie got a lot of publicity because of the trailer and the disapproval of the Film Development Board. The movie however is open for all the viewers to watch it. The movie features Priyanka Karki, Pramod Agrahari, Ayushman Desraj Joshi, Sandhya KC, Sanjog Koirala and others. The script of the movie is written by the director Sangita herself. Asta Maharjana is the action director.
Trailer of Katha Kathmandu
Actress Swastima Khadka is featured in the role of a driver in her upcoming movie ‘Bulbul’. Because of the shooting schedule of the movie and the time she had to dedicate to learn driving tempo in the streets of Kathamndu, Swastama didn’t participate in the promotion of her movie like ‘Nai Nabhannu La 5’, ‘Jaya Bhole’ and ‘Chhakka Panja 3’.
Now, the shooting of the film is complete. According to the director of the film Binod Poudel, the only remaining part is a song of the film.
It is not the first time an actress is featured as a tempo driver in a movie. Actress Rekha Thapa was featured as a tempo driver based on a real-life character in her movie ‘Ram Pyari’. (Watch the film ‘Rampyari’ here). The movie was a failure.
On Friday, September 7, 2018, two movies are clashing in the theatre. The producer and the actress of ‘Ramkahani’ had been in tussle with the other film ‘Rose’ for a while. The viewers are also divided between the fans of Pooja Sharma and Pradeep Khadka. Pradeep and Pooja were featured together in the hit film ‘Prem Geet’. After the movie, they are not in good terms with each other. Pradeep did ‘Prem Geet 2’ with the producer, Santosh Sen. Pooja did ‘Ma yesto Geet Gauchhu’ with the director Sudarshan Thapa. They both claimed to be the sequel of the movie. It was a coincidence that both the films were successful establishing both Pooja and Pradeep credible actors of the film industry.
These days, Pradeep is considered one of the highest paid actress in the film industry. Pooja has started producing films herself in association with the director Sudarshan Thapa.
A new entry in the Nepali film industry, Suhana Thapa, has officially started the shooting of her upcoming movie, the third sequel of ‘A Mero Hajur Sequel’ in an event held in Pokhara. Produced and directed by her parents – Jharna Thapa and Sunil Kumar Thapa, the movie is the second movie of Jharana as a director. In the first film, Jharana had acted in the leading role, in the second Jharana debuted as a director and in the third sequel her daughter is debuting as an actress.
(video report coming soon)
Suhana Thapa is the only daughter of actress Jharana. Jharana has been grooming her to be an actress. She had signed in the most popular actor of the Nepali film industry, Anmol KC to lead in the movie in a hefty amount – Rs. 30 lakh. In ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ she had paid Rs. 10 lakh to Samragyee RL Shah – a huge amount for her second film. The investment proved to be a well placed investment.
Actor Anmol KC’s much awaited film ‘Captain’ poster says that the match is beginning soon. There is no indication how soon the match begins. The movie features Anmol as a football player. Popular as a lover-boy characters in films, Anmol has been trying to change his image for the last few films.
In the first four films, Anmol was featured in youth love story films. The fifth film was a bit different – featuring his action avatar. For the movie he had prepared himself by pumping his muscles. He had also changed his physical features to suit in the role. Although the film ‘Kri’ got a huge hype, the box-office collection wasn’t as great as expected. That didn’t make the film unsuccessful. So far, all of his films have been successful and have recovered their investment and made profits.
The title song of upcoming movie of Samragyee RL Shah and Dhhiraj Magar features Samragyee with Dhiraj. The film directed by Renasha Bantawa Rai features Sujil Karmacharya. The song shot in London, UK features a lot of scenes of London. The song is written by the singer Sujil.
The movie produced by Prajwal Shumsher JBR and Prabhu Shumsher JBR features Samragyee in the role of Meera. Dhiraj Magar is features in the role of Ishan. The film produced under Eye Core banner is written by Abhmanyu Dikshit and Renasha Rai. The dialogue is written by Abhash Karmacharya. The story of the film is written by Prajwal Shumsher JBR and Renasha Rai. The film is shot by Shailendra Dhoj Karki. The songs in the film are composed by Tsuliz Karmacharya, Hercules Basnet, Swapna Suman and Basanta Sapkota.
I am going to list all the videos that are trending this week. The video trending in the first place is – comedy serial ‘Meri Bassai’
The second place video is also a serial – SLC vs SEE, part 2 of serial ‘Aajkalko Love’:
Does Namrata look like a 32-years old woman in the following photo?
In her short hair and toned skin, Namrata looks like a much younger girl. The tom-boy looks actually looks good on the beautiful and talented actress. This is the new look of the actress for her upcoming movie ‘Xira’. The movie to be directed by Ashutosh Shrestha will also feature Srijana Regmi, Sujata Shrestha, Raymon Das Shrestha, and Anoop Bikram Shahi in main roles.
Talking about the artists in the film, actor Raymon was rumoured to be in relationship with Namrata in her initial days in the film industry. Anoop is establishing himself as a credible actor in the film industry.
In an Instagram post, Namrata has explained everything about the movie:
Actor Shiva Shrestha has debuted as a producer of a movie. The movie titled ‘Yeuta Yesto Prem Kahani’ is going to introduce two celebrity children in the Nepali film industry. Actress Kabita Manandhar is the daughter of actress Karishma Manandhar and actor Shakti Shrestha is the son of Shiva Shrestha.
Shiva Shrestha organized a press meet to release the trailer of his debut movie and announce the debut of the two new artists in the movie. Talking at the event, Shiva Shrestha told that his son, Shakti Shrestha, had always wanted to be an actor. He had also acted in a film as a child artist. Shiva told him to wait for the right time. In the mean time, Shakti went to Australia and studied there. He was working when Shiva decided that it was the right time to introduce his son in the film industry. Shakti told that it was a surprise to himself when his father proposed him to act in the movie.
The movie ‘Yeuta Yesto Prem Kahani’ is full of well known artists. There is a possibility that the new actors get lost in the crowd of well known artists.
Yes, Priyanka Karki has made a new record of four films of hers running simultaneously in theatres in Nepal. Two those new films, ‘Kohalpur Express’ and ‘Happy Days’ were released on Friday 27, 2018 joining two others which were released a few weeks earlier. Shatru Gate and Lily Bily have been doing good business in theatre weeks after they were released.
Priyanka told that she tried her best not to let two of her movies clash at the time of the release. Priyanka suggested viewers to watch ‘Happy Days’ first then they can watch ‘Kohalpur Express’. If both of them become houseful, you could watch ‘Shatru Gate’ or ‘Lily Bily’.
The sixth NFDC National Film Award 2074 was held in Kathmandu on April 27, 2018 at Hayat Hotel. The best film in the award ceremony was ‘Shatru Gate’. The film also won best editing, script, and sound effects. The best director award was awarded to Milan Chams for his film ‘Lily Bily’. Actress Benisha Hamal became the best actress and Anmol KC was awarded the best actor award. ।
The award ceremony was held outside. But, when it started raining all of a sudden, everything became difficult to manage. One of the organizers, Nikita Poudel had told that the event was held outside because indoor halls were not available.
Because of the heavy rain, cultural program in the award ceremony were cancelled.
- Best Film – Shatru Gate
- Best Director – Milan Chams (Lily Bily)
- Best Actor – Anmol KC (Kri)
- Best Actress – Benisha Hamal (Blind Rocks)
- Best Assistant Director – Prashanta Tamrakar (Aishwarya)
- Best Supporting Actress – Keki Adhikari (Aishwarya)
- Best New Actor – Ashirman Deshraj Joshi (Gangster Blues)
- Best New Actress – Jassita Gurung (Lily Bily)
- Best Comedy Actor – Kedar Ghimire (Chhakka Panja 2)
- Best Script – Deepak Raj Giri and Pradeep Bhattarai (Shatru Gate)
- Best story and dialogue – Deepak, Jitu Nepal, Kedar Ghimire, Abhmanyu Nirabi (Chhakka Panja 2)
- Best Cinematography – Sudeep baral (Lily Bily)
- Best Editing – Mitra D Gurung (Shatru Gate)
- Best Musician – Rajan Raj Siwakoti – Kutu Ma Kutu (2 Rupayia)
- Best Lyricist – Dr. Krishna Hari Baral (A Mero Hajur 2)
- Best Singer – Anju Panta and Sugam Pokharel – Timi Royeko Pal (Aishwarya)
- Best Choreographer – Kabi Raj Gahatraj (Shatru Gate)
- Best Action director – Chandra Panta (Kri)
- Best Sound Design – Amit Shrestha (Shatru Gate)
- Best Background Music – Aish Karki (Lily Bily)
- Jury Award – Ramesh Budhathoki for (Bhui Manchhe)
- Best Commercial film – Chhakka Panja 2
After a number of Miss Nepal trying their luck in the Nepali film industry, another Miss Nepal, Nikita Chandak, is debuting in an upcoming movie.
The movie is titled ‘Rani Mahal’. Earlier, actress Barsha Siwakoti was selected to be featured in the film. But, after Barsha left the film, Nikita has got the opportunity in the film. The announcement has come within a week of the selection of the new Miss Nepal.
According to the agreement with Hidden Treasure, the organizer of the Miss Nepal contest, the contest winners are not allowed to work in any projects that are not approved by the organizer. Nikita is freed from the agreement as soon as the new Miss Nepal is selected. In the event held on April 11, 2018, new Miss Nepal, Shrinkhala Khatiwoda was elected the new Miss Nepal. After that, Nikita has been set free from the exclusivity agreement with the Hidden Treasure.
Miss Nepal in Nepali Films
First Miss Nepal Ruby Rana, Sumi Khadka, Jharana Bajracharya, Malvika Subba, Jenisha Moktan, Malina Joshi tried their luck in acting, None of these beauties were successful. Miss Nepal 2011 Shristi Shrestha’s debut movie, ‘Gajalu’ was successful. The movie featured Anmol KC and his presence in the film helped Shristi in her acting career. The second film of the actress is yet to be released.
This week on Friday, April 5, 2018, two new movies are released in theatre. The third film of Samragyee RL Shah, ‘Timi Sanga’ is released in single theatres and multiplexes. Another new release is ‘Heros’, a film by the actress of the film, Purnima Lama. Actress Karishma Manandhar is also featured in ‘Heros’.
About ‘Timi Sanga’
The movie by Shishir Rana is made on a triangular love story. The movie featuring Samragyee RL Shah, Akash Shrestha and Najir Hussain is produced and directed by actor Shishir Rana. Shishir is also featured in a role in the movie.
The movie shot in beautiful locations in Pokhara, Ghandruk, Annupurna Base Camp and Kathmandu features beautiful sceneries. Two songs of the film released earlier had also received positive feedback. The director and writer Rana says that the movie is made on an original story. He has told that he has used all the knowledge he had gained while working in the film industry during his entire career.