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.
Popular actors among the youth, Pradeep Khadka and Samragyee RL Shah were awarded the Star of the Year at the FAAN Award 2073. This was the second edition of the film award ceremony organized by Film Artists Association of Nepal. In last year’s award, actor Anmol KC was awarded the artist of the year award.
Prime minister KP Sharma Oli had handed over the award certificated to the winners in an event held in Kathmandu on March 30, 2018.
Samragyee’s upcoming movie ‘Timi Sanga’ is releasing on Chaitra 23 and ‘Lily Billy’ of Pradeep Khadka is releasing the next week, on Chatria 30. After receiving the award Pradeep Khadka waited for Samragyee to receive her award and they posed together asking the photographers to take their photos.
In an event held to release the trailer of ‘Kohalpur Express’, the debut movie of Keki Adhikari as a producer, three actresses of the movie expressed their dissatisfaction towards journalist Kishor Nepal.
In the event, Priyanka remembered the incident and how she dealt with it. She had complained against the writer and had forced to remove the article from the website. When I checked Kantipur’s website, the issue of Saptahik of March 10, 2017 is not available online.
Watch the video to know the truth:
How did it start?
A few days ago, an website, merofilm published an article based on an interview of Kishor Nepal. In the interview, Kishor had told that – Nepali actresses don’t have the essence. There was a debate in online media about his statement. In the same interview, he had told that he doesn’t like Priyanka Karki. He had told a little knowledgable actress is Keki Adhikari.
Two Barsha – Barsha Siwakoti and Barsha Raut left ‘Nai Nabhannu La 5’ because of the roles they were offered in the movie. The reasons of the rejection of the movie by the two actresses is said to be because of their roles relative to Swastima Khadka. Swastima is featured in the leading role and the roles of the two actresses were that of characters that were older than Swastima.
Why did Barsha Raut left ‘Nai Nabhannu La 5’?
Barsha being fat, was offered the role of an elder sister of Swastima Khadka. But, as they are of similar age, Barsha didn’t want to be tagged as an older woman when compared to Swastima. That was the reason Barsha said she rejected the role. Watch the following video report:
Actress Richa Sharma has produced her second movie, ‘Sunkesari’ after her production debut by producing ‘Aadha Love’. The movie made in a horror story is shot mostly in Australia. The trailer of the movie was released on March 22, 2018.
The story of the movie is written and is directed by Arpan Thapa. The trailer mostly contains scary scenes from the movie. Lead actor of the movie is not shown in the trailer. There is no song in the trailer either. The movie features Richa Sharma with Sunny Dhakal, Rabindra Jha, Sunil Parajuli, Prenara Thapa and foreign actress Lauren Lofberg.
Horror films in Nepal
The only successful movie made on a horror story was ‘Kagbeni’. That too can’t be called a horror film in essence. All other so-called horror films had actually scared the viewers from going to the theatre – viewers didn’t want to risk their money to watch them.
It is a surprising announcement by the director Dipendra K Khanal. Ayushman’s ex girl friend and current girlfriend are going to be featured with him in an upcoming movie of the director. The movie titled ‘Changa Chait’ will feature these three in leading roles. In addition to these leading characters, well known actress Reecha Sharma and Sandhya KC will also be featured in the movie.
This week three movies were released on Friday. Nawal Nepal directed movie ‘Mangalam’, Yam Thapa’s movie ‘Hurrey’ and Ganesh Dev Pandey directional movie ‘Ganja Baja’. Out of the three movies, two of them are comedy genre movie and another social and love story movie. Because of the success of comedy films in these days, a lot of producers have been producing comedy films. It seems, people are more inclined towards non-comedy films. Two of the most recent successful movies – ‘Kri’ and ‘Kanchhi’ both were non-comedy films.
According to reports, ‘Mangalam’ has received a lot of viewers. The film produced by one of the most successful producers of Nepali film industry, Chhabi Raj Ojha, is being supported by his ex-wife Rekha Thapa. Rekha also told that it was her “own film.” She also appreciated the work of the director, two new actors and actress Shilpa Pokharel. Other viewers have also told that the movie is heart touching. Rekha says, ‘Even if you have never cried watching films, this film will make you cry.” But, I think, Rekha didn’t sound any critical and the appreciation remark seem to be motivated by something other than the film itself.
Chhabi Raj Ojha has told that he had tried to capture the multiplex cinema market with ‘Loafer’. But, the movie failed and this is the second time he has attempted to attract young audience and has been quite successful.
Watch my video report:
Regarding the two comedy movies, ‘Hurrey’ has got more viewers than that in ‘Ganja Baja’. The producer of ‘Hurrey has told that those who watched the film have liked it. The trailer of the film has got almost a million viewers:
The song ‘Theki Ma Dahi’ has received in excess of 2 million views.
About Ganja Baja, the movie didn’t get much viewers. Those what watch the film belong to the new age kids. The trailer of the film is not much popular in YouTube.
Watch the trailer of the movie:
Did you watch any of the movie? Which one did you like? Please comment.
The trailer of ‘Shatru gate’ was released on Friday. The trailer features almost all the main actors of the movie. The movie directed by Pradeep Bhattarai is a comedy movie featuring Paul Shah, as a guy from the hills and actress Aanchal Sharma, as a young girl from the Terai region. The movie seem to be made on the story of the characters that try to stop the marriage between the two leading characters.
The movie’s songs ‘Rupai Mohani’ and ‘Piratiko Barko’ were very successful. The success of the song has caused the trailer to get a lot of visitors in a short time. Main highlights of the trailer are:
- For the first time in her acting career, actress Priyanka Karki is featured in a role of Police Inspector. Actor Deepak Raj Giri is featured opposite to Karki.
- Actress Deepa Shree Niraula is featured as the wife of actor Hari Bamsha Acharya. The son of Hari and Deepa is played by Paul Shah.
- Deepak is features as a don.
- There are some incidents in the trailer that reminds people of popular comedy television serial, ’15 Gate’. It seems, the mediator of marriage in the serial is repeated in the film too.
- Madan Krishna Shreshta is also shown in romantic mood with a couple of girls.
Watch the trailer:
After the movie ‘Kri’ recovered the investment, the lead actors of ‘Kri’, Anmol KC and Aditi Budhathoki have taken a break from the promotion activities of the movie. While Anmol KC has gone to Jungle Safari in Chitwan with his sister Kajal KC, Aditi has returned back to Mumbai.
Anmol has shared some photos of Elephant riding. Here are some photos of Anmol KC:
The first look posters of MaHa jodi’s upcoming movie, ‘Shtru Gate’ is released recently. The posters feature different couples in them. These couples are featured as the characters of three different generations in the movie:
- Hari Bamsha Acharya and Deepa Shree Niraula
- Deepak Raj Giri and Priyanka Karki
- Paul Shah and Aanchal Sharma
The director Pradeep Bhattarai has told that the posters were designed according to the theme of the movie. The posters are prepared by Tauwa Creations on the photos taken by photographer Shreedhar Poudel.
In addition to the artists featured in the posters, other well known actors in the movie include Madan Krishna Shrestha, Kiran KC, Shiva Hari Poudel. Continue reading
The comeback movie of actress and producer Shweta Khadka, ‘Kanchhi’ has released in theatre on February 16, 2018. The movie has a challenge to compete with Anmol KC’s hit movie ‘Kri’ that was released last week. The movie is still running in 60 screens in the second week of its release. The new release movie ‘Kanchhi’ has also got similar number of screens – about 60 for the release.
The movie’s trailer and the songs were well received. The movie is the comeback movie of Shweta Kahdaka after ‘Kohinoor’, the last movie of Shree Krishna Shrestha. Shweta has recovered from the very-long mourning after the death of Shree Krishna, a month after she married him.
As expected, Anmol KC’s movie ‘Kri’ was houseful everywhere. But, the response were not consistent. While some of the viewers have appreciated Anmol KC’s effort in the movie, others have criticized the movie as being very bad. It seems, a lot of viewers had much higher expectation from the movie.
The film makers had anticipated such response. So, they had released a half-backed song few days before the release of the movie. The film critics have rated the movie very low. For example, Gokarna Gautam of Nepal magazine has rated it 1.5/5. The review is titled “A stale story of revenge”
Summary of what Gokarna said:
- Anmol KC is bad at acting (That’s not a new ‘compliment’)
- In the past, Anmol was limited into lover-boy character, now he is seen in an action avatar.
- Script and directorial aspect of the movie is totally dependent on Anmol KC, like is previous movies. (And, they all were successful.)
- The technical aspect of the movie is exceptional.
After reading the reviews and negative reviews in Twitter, I am confident, ‘Kri’ will be a hit movie.
Story of ‘Kri’
I think, it was a huge blunder – a move probably bring down the high expectation of the viewers from the movie.
- The movie ‘Kri’ is releasing this week.
- Last week, Anmol KC and Aditi Budhathoki flew to Scotland for the shooting of a song.
- It seems, the travel was more for Bhuwan KC and his girlfriend Jiya KC than the movie. According to a photo Anmol KC shared, they had met Bhuwan’s first wife, Bijaya Malla KC and his daughter Kajal KC in Europe. (watch the following video report)
- The trailer of the movie was huge success although, there were accusation of stealing contents from Hindi movies.
- The first song of the movie ‘Yeti Yeti Pani’ was also a huge success.
- The second song will probably be successful because of the hype created by Anmol KC, trailer and previous song. But, when quality is considered – the voice doesn’t fit Anmol.
- The second song was released 3 days before the film’s release, in a program held in Kathmandu. The song features Rodit Bhandari’s voice, Rodit’s lyrics and his music in association with Bishesh Pandey.
- The song was shot in 3 days, video edited and released in another three days.
- Was the release of the song necessary? Was it released to cool down the popularity and high expectation of viewers?
- Was it done for an advertisement of a product Anmol is promoting? There is an advertisement board in the song – for a product featuring Anmol with Samragyee in the background of a scene featuring Anmol andAditi. Anmol was reportedly paid Rs. 10 lakhs to be featured in that ad.
- The video is good but the voice of the singer doesn’t seem to fit Anmol. May be it was because the editing of the video was done in a hurry?
A video report about Bhuwan KC’s love story:
The song of upcoming movie of Anmol KC and Aditi Budhathoki, ‘Kri’ is going to release on Monday. The song was shot in Scotland, a couple of weeks before the release date of the film. Aditi, Anmol and Bhuwan KC had gone to Europe for the shooting two weeks before the release dat of February 9, 2018.
The song previously released, ‘Yeti Yeti Pani’ had became an instant success. Anmol fans are eagerly waiting for the second song of the movie. Based on the hype and promotional strategy, the movie will receive a huge initial crowd in theatre. The quality of the film will determine if the film will be successful in a long term.
The song shot in Scotland was shot in three days. The title of the song ‘Maile Jani Najani’ features Anmol and Aditi. The song has the voice of Rodit Bhandari and is made on the lyrics of the singer. The music is composed by Rodit and Bishesh Pandey.
Before the release of the song, few photos of Aditi and Anmol during the shooting of the song was released by the film team.