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
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.
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.