Nepali Film – Lappan Chhappan
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Arpan Thapa, Barsha Siwakoti etc.
Director – Mukunda Bhatta
New movie ‘Lappan Chhappan’, is a gangster film inspired by the “Lappan Chappan” titled song of previous hit film ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ (Watch ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ here). The movie was released last year on 24 March 2017. The movie is about dishonesty or deception. Most of the movie was shot in Belgium.
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Nepali Movie – Mukhauta
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Sunil Thapa, Saugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Robin Tamang, Nisha Adhikari, Harshika Shrestha, Prashant Tamrakar, Arpan Thapa etc.
Director – Arpan Thapa
Being a multi-starrer, the movie was highly awaited. But, the wait resulted in higher expectation – more than what the film had to offer. So the most awaited, gangster/crime themed movie wasn’t successful in the box office. The movie tells the story of the underground mafia operating in Kathmandu. Because of violence and vulgar dialogues, the movie was given an ‘A’ certificate. The grading is given to films only suitable for the audience aged 16 years or older.
I wrote about the movie previously – ‘Mukhauta’ was released on June 13, 2014. The reason movie didn’t get the viewers as expected was attributed to various factors. The world cup football game was running at the time of the release – so, the film makers had also blamed the game for the failure of the movie. ‘Mukhauta’ producer Rabin Shrestha had recently announced the start of the production of the sequel of the movie titled ‘Mukhauta 2’. I had appreciated the participation of Harshika Shrestha in the premier of the movie in spite of her broken leg. The affair between Nisha Adhikari and cricketer Sharad Veshwakar became more apparent when they were seen together at the premier of the movie. This is the debut movie of the director Arpan Thapa as an actor.
Two new movies have released in theatre today, on June 9, 2017. The production debut of actress Richa Sharma, ‘Aadha Love’ and the movie featuring Daya Hang Rai and Priyanka Karki – ‘Lalteen’.
The featuring Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Arjun Jung Shahi, A Gurung, Raj Katuwal and Nirjan Thapa in main role, is about the conflict between people in search of power and materials. The movie directed by Dev Kumar Shresta is a crime story featuring the night life of Kathmandu. The movie marks the debut of Raj Katuwal and Nirjan Thapa in the Nepali film industry.
Nepali Movie – Maun
Starring – Arpan Thapa, Namrata Shrestha, Sekhar Chapagain, Rashmi Bhatta etc.
Director – Suraj Bhusal
The movie ‘Maun’ is made on a realistic characters seen in the society. It is a story of the love of two deaf and mute characters – Aman, played by Arpan Thapa, and Barsha, played by Namrata Shrestha. Namrata started experimenting with being featured as a disabl character in ‘Maun’ and it got to a new height in ‘Classic’. The new movie ‘Classic’ became one of the best movies of the year 2016, winning every awards of Best Actress for Namrata. This movie is a must see for those who like the new movie.
The story of love between hearing impaired Aman and Barsha is interesting as the story unfolds of Aman’s dark past. While Aman engulf’s himself smoking, Barsha is a free-spirited girl who is believes in achieving something meaningful in her life despite of her disability. For the preperation of this movie, Namrata also had gone through a training on sign language – the mode of communication between the deaf people. We had done a full review of Maun in 2013. In an interview with us, the director Suraj Bhusal told that the movie is ‘a simple love story’.
Nepali Movie – Bato Muniko Phool 2
Starring – Yash Kumar, Baboo Bogati, Richa Sharma, Dilip Rayamajhi, Reema Bishowkarma, Arpan Thapa etc.
Director – Subarna Thapa
About ‘Bato Muniko Phool 2’
The sequel of hit movie ‘Bato Muniko Phool’, ‘Bato Muniko Phool 2’ was released in April of 2016 (read release news).
The original movie – Watch ‘Bato Muniko Phool’ here. The original ‘Bato Muniko Phool’ was a superhit movie featuring Rajesh Hamal and Rekha Thapa in leading roles. The movie however went through a nasty piracy problem.
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Nepali Movie – Bir Bikram
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Arpan Thapa and Diya Pun etc.
Director – Milan Chams
About ‘Bir Bikram’
The movie by Milan Chams, ‘Bir Bikram’ was released on Thrusday instead of the regular Friday release on August 18, 2016 (Release news). The movie was made under Chams Entertainment banner, the home production of the director Milan Chams. The movie features the music of Tara Prakash Limbu, the writer is Yam Thapa, choreographer is Renasha Rai, background scores by Shahas Shakya, action by Samrat Basnet.
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Two new Nepali movies have released on Thursday, August 18, 2016 a day before the usual release dates on Friday. The movies are released on the holiday, Rakshya Bandhan. Two awaited movies ‘Chapali Height 2’ and ‘Bir Bikram’ are released to take advantage of the holiday. The film producers association had loosened the previous requirements to release new movies only in Fridays and allowed to release on days others than Friday on festival times. Based on the release of films in other days, other film makers have also announced release date that don’t fall on non-Fridays.
Chapali Height 2
The movie ‘Chapali Height 2’ is a sequel of a hit movie ‘Chapali Height’ released three years ago. The sequel however doesn’t feature any actors of the original movie. The new movie is made Aasma Films banner and is produced by Arjun Kumar. The producer and the director, Dipendra K Khanal were same in both the sequels. Continue reading
Nepali movie ‘Dying Candle’ has won an award at the sixth Queens World Film Festival, held in New York, USA. The movie was awarded Best Cinematography in a Feature award in the award ceremony held on March 19, 2016. The cinematographers of the movie were Rabin Acharya and Dipankar Sikder. Sikder is an Indian cinematographer.
The movie directed by Naresh Kumar KC, ‘Dying Candle’ was nominated in three categories including Best Actress In a Feature Award, Best Feature Narrative Award and Best Cinematography Award.
A friend in Twitter asked if I had heard of the movie ‘Dyning Candle’ or ‘Nibhna Lageko Diyo’ in Nepali language. I hadn’t. But, I did a quick search and loved the trailer available in IMDB website (trailer is embedded at the end). The movie set in a remote location seems to be the story of a loving sister and her varied emotions towards her brother and others. I am writing about all the stuffs I could gather from the trailer and the information available online. There is no definitive release date of the movie as the post production and re-shooting seem to be going on.
The movie ‘Dying Candle’ is written and directed by Naresh Kumar KC. The original screenplay was 145 pages at the time of the start shooting. But, first 88 pages completed the movie although the ending was an unplanned one. The crew lived in the remote village for 45 days to complete the shooting. Every food item except potato had to be imported from Kathmandu. So the crew had mostly to live on potato throughout the shooting.
Director Milan Chams has announced a movie titled ‘Bir Bikram’ featuring new actress Diya Pun with Dayahang Rai, Anup Bikram Shahi and Arpan Thapa in leading roles. The movie to go on floor on Bhadra 1 will be shot in locations in and out of Kathmandu.
The movie to be made on action and comedy is written by Ram Thapa. Ram KC is the cinematographer, Tara Prakash Limbu is the musician and Renasha Rai is the choreographer. The movie is being produced by Milan Chams with the co-production of Anil Rai, Prithivi Rai and Shiva Kumar Rai.
The sequel of the popular film ‘Bato Muniko Phool’ is going to feature a lot of well known actors in the Nepali film industry. The male artists to be featured in the film are Arpan Thapa, Dilip Rayamajhi, and Baboo Bogati. It seems the actor Yash Kumar, of the first part will be missing in the sequel. The actresses to be featured in the film are Richa Sharma, Reema Bishwokarma, and Ashishma Nakarmi. The supporting actors are Subhadra Adhikari, Tika Pahadi and Ganesh Upreti.
In addition to the actors mentioned, actor Rajesh Hamal will also be featured in cameo role, like the one in the first sequel. There is no mention of actress Rekha Thapa who was one of the actors in the original movie.
Two new Nepali movies are released on this Friday, February 13, 2015. The movies released to take advantage of the Valentine Day crowd on Feb 14, ‘One Way’ and ‘Suntali’ both are the awaited movies. Both the movies look promising but, we need to wait a while to know which of the films appeals the love birds.
Here are the details of each of the films:
The movie featuring Siddhartha Gurung, Mala Subba, Karishma Manandhar, Rabin Tamang, Wilson Bikram Rai and others is a gangster themed film. The movie got positive reviews on the premier show held on Wednesday. The movie directed by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ is shot by three cameras. The film by RC Pictures banner is a story of new generation and old generation and night life in Kathmandu.
Nepali movie ‘Suntali’ was premiered in Kathmandu a day before the official release date, February 13, 2015. The comedy movie directed by Bhaskar Dhungel was premiered in Kumari theater in Kathmandu. Bhaskar is also one of the investors of QFX multiplex. Digital Cinema Nepal (DCN) has also invested in the film.
‘Suntali’ features Priyanka Karki, Arpan Thapa, Suryamala Khanal and Karma in leading roles. The director and producer Bhaskar Dhungana is known more as a producer than a director. He had produced hit films like ‘Sano Sansar’ and ‘Kagbeni’. He had also studied filmmaking in Czech Republic. In the past, Dhungana had directed short films. ‘Suntan’ is his debut film as a director.
Nepali Movie – Badhshala
Starring – Anup Baral, Arpan Thapa, Saugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Sarita Giri, Samuna KC etc.
Director – Manoj Pandit
A presentation of Smashing Apple, ‘Badhshala’ is a film on the torture of Maoist combatants at Bhairavnath barrack of Nepal Army. Released on April 19, 2013, ‘Badhshala’ went through a political controversy after being banned by Nepal Army. The film makers went to street to protest the unjust banning of the movie citing March 8 as the black Friday.
Three movies ‘Dhanda’, ‘Mokshya’ and ‘Chha Ekan Chha’ were awarded three different awards for Best Movie, Jury Award and Popular Film awards respectively. In addition to the best award, the movie ‘Dhanda’ was also awarded 4 more awards in different categories including best director and best actor award.
‘Dhanda’ writer Arpan Thapa was also awarded the Best Writer Award. Subarna Thapa won the Best Screenplay award for the script of ‘Soongava’. Deepak Raj Giri of ‘Chha Ekan Chha’ was awarded the Best Dialogue Award.
Award winning movies and their award titles are:
- Dhanda – Best Writer Award, Best Makeup, Best Actor Award, Best Film Award, Best Director Award
- Soongava – Best Script Award
- Chha Ekan Chha – Best Dialogue, Best Background Music, Best Co-Artist (Male), Popular Film
- Biteka Pal – Best dress, Best Actress Award
- Moun – Best Art Direction, Best New Director
- Visa Girl – Best Choreogrphy
- War – Best Action Direction
- Producer – Best Sound Mixing
- Badhshala – Best Cinematography,
- Nai Nabhannu La 2 – Best Lyrics, Best Child Artist, Best Co-Artist (Female)
- Rhythm – Best Music, Best Playback Singing (Male)
- Mokshya – Best Music Arranger, Jury Award
- Kohi Ta Chha – Best Actor in Negative Role
- Sanghuro – Best actor in Character Role, Best actress in Character Role
- Manjari – Best New Actor (Male)
- Madhumash – Best New Actor (Female)