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.
Actress Samragyee RL Shah and actor Aryan Sigdel are currently in Philippines shooting for their upcoming movie ‘Kayara’. Samragyee reportedly was paid a whooping Rs. 10 lakh – a new high to be paid to an actress in the Nepali film industry.
While in Philippines Samragyee has got a new tattoo. First watch a video report:
And read more in NepaliActress
The details of the movie ‘Kayara’ is not available. It seems Aryan is featured as a singer or musician. In one of the photos, Aryan has a tattoo of a guitar on his neck. They seem to be shooting in sea shore and island.
The wife of journalist Rishi Dhamala has completed the shooting of her upcoming movie ‘Anurag’. The shooting of two more songs for the movie are yet to be done. In one of the songs, Aliza has danced with Saroj Adhikari of Cartoonz Crew. The lead dancer and choreographer of the dance group is featured in a song titled ‘Kanchha Dai Gana Bajai Deu Na”. The song is a club dance song. The song is composed by Tara Prakash Limbu, voice of Mamata Gurung and choreography of Bikram Swar.
Lead actor of the movie is Samundra Pandit, a new actor and Aliza is also debuting in the movie as a producer and lead actress.
The film went through a controversy when the actor who was at the press meet decided to leave the movie. The film team had also approached Paul Shah for the role. The actor was reportedly offered a huge sum for the role. But, later Paul refused to do the movie and decided to do another movie for half of the price offered by Aliza.
A press meet was held in Kathmandu to release the trailer of Shweta Khadka’s upcoming movie, ‘Kanchhi’. The movie directed by Akash Adhikari features Shweta with Dayahang Rai in leading roles. The trailer seems interesting because of the comedy and love story aspect. It seems, the movie has a lot of tears to watch for.
Tears has been one of the thing that hasn’t left Shweta for a long time now. Let me discuss her comeback in a separate heading:
Shweta Khadka comeback
Actress Shweta Khadka is making comeback in the Nepali film industry in February with her first movie after the death of her husband, actor Shree Krishna Shrestha, in 2014. Shrestha died after a month of their marriage, a day before the release of their movie ‘Kohinoor’. In the movie, Shweta and Shree Krishna were featured in leading roles. After the death of her husband, Shweta went on a long depression and mourning. After much treatment she has recovered and has produced ‘Kanchhi’ under Kaya Films banner. Shree Krishna used to produce movies under Nepa Films banner.
The producers and director of hit film of the year, ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’, Sudarshan Thapa and Pooja Sharma have announced a new movie. The moive titled ‘Ram Kahani’ has pushed back the production of the sequel of MYGG – ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu 2’. The movie to be produced jointly by Pooja and Sudarshan is going to the floor on Falgun 1 (February 13).
The director Thapa has told that the movie is being made on a comedy-love-story theme. The lead actor is yet to be finalized. The director of successful love story films like ‘Mero Euta Sathi Chha’, ‘Prem Geet’, Sudarshan Thapa has also written the story of the upcoming movie. A while ago Kedar Ghimire ‘Magne Budha’ was announced to be charging Rs. 10 lakh for his role in the movie – a huge sum of money for a comedy actor. Another comedy actor, Jitu Nepal, will also be paid Rs, 7 lakh for the role. The film will also feature Wilson Bikram Rai (Takkme Budha) and Rabindra Jha.
Two new movies are released in theatre this week, Nikhil Upreti’s “Pinjada Back Again and Saugat Malla’s ‘Lalpurja’.
About ‘Pinjada Back Again’
Nikhil Upreti debuted as an actor in ‘Pinjada’. A sequel of the super hit movie, ‘Pinjada Back Again’ was released this week featuring new cast and crews except for Nikhil. In the original movie, Nikhil had jumped from the top of 7th floor of Kantipur publication building. The stunt had created a huge media coverage and had also established him as an action star of Nepali film industry.
Two new films are released this week in Nepali theatre – both comedy gerne films. The movie directed by Rabi Dangol ‘Beiman’, ‘Firke’ is going to compete with Keki Adhikari’s film ‘Rajja Rani’.
About ‘Rajja Rani’
The movie made on the story of Terai region, features Keki Adhikari and Nazir Hussain in leading role. The movie made under Aryan Films Production banner and produced and directed by Yam Thapa, the movie is shot at Pathar in Nepalgunj area. The love story movie also features actress Rekha Thapa in a guest role. Other artists in the movie are Kameshowr Chaurasiya, Laxmi Bardewa, Sangita Napit, Arun Regmi, Deepak Chhetri, Binod Niraula, Anoj Pandey, Ashok Acharya, Anuj Thapa and others.
A video report of the film I made earlier:
The trailer of the movie has received more than 7 lakh views. That is a decent views but, not an indication of a hit movie.
Watch trailer of the movie to decide if you want to watch it in theatre:
Samragyee has reached London for a 5-days shooting schedule. Sharing the news, Samragyee shared a photo of her boarding pass for the Helsinki to London flight.
After Samragyee returns back from London, she is scheduled to fly to Philipines for the shooting of another movie ‘Kayara’. The flight is told to be scheduled after 8 days of her travel to UK.
A song of upcoming movie of MaHa-duo, ‘Shatru Gate’ has set a new record in Nepali film and music industry. The song titled ‘Rupai Mohani’ has broken the record set by ‘Nailon Ko Sari’ – with 800,000 views in 24-hours of release. ‘Rupai Mohani’ has received that much views in less than 12 hours of release. The song trending in number one in Nepal has crossed a million views within a day of its release.
The song was released in a program held on the occasion of English New Year. In the press meet Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Paul Shah, Aanchal Sharma, Madan Krishna, Hari Bamsha etc. were present.
As the year 2017 is wrapping up, I was trying to prepare a list of 10 super-hit movies of the year, I could only find 7 of them. This list is prepared in response of the request of Nishanka Ranabhat (Tweet attached at the end of the post.)
No movies released after ‘Fateko Jutta’ of Saugat and Priyanka in November 3 has been liked by the viewers. Most of the hit movies of the year are sequels of successful movies. So I think, it is safe to term 2017 as ‘the year of sequels’.
Here is the list of the successful movies of the year, sorted by the date of their release: