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.
That was what actress Priyanka Karki started with in a 500+ words apology letter (in English alone). She was concerned that people might min-interpret it and has also translated the whole text in Nepali language. I don’t know why she decided it was a good idea to present her thought in two languages, it is clear that she has thought about it for a long time and had taken effort to compose the statement.
Before I share Priyanka’s statement, the background information:
Actress Richa Sharma talked in a program held in Kathmandu about why she didn’t like ‘Chhakka Panja’ movie and why it was against womenkind. In response, the makers of the movie attacked Richa by accusing her of telling the viewers ‘fools’ and telling her to ‘get well soon’. There were divided views on who was right. In my Twitter poll, majority of my followers thought Richa was right and ‘Chhakka Panja’ team was wrong to attack Richa.
In response, Richa claimed that she never told the viewers were fools and she was only advocating the better representation of women in films. After Richa’s statement, Richa got all the sentiment and people went against Deepak, Deepa and ‘Chhakka Panja’ team.
[Full details on ‘Chhakka Panja’ Richa Sharma scandal.]
That is how Priyank’s statement was born.
In response to Priyanka’s response, Deepak Raj Giri wrote, “You have written it well. Everybody has made mistakes..” Here is what Priyanka wrote in Nepal (the English version follows).
Here is the the full statement of Priyanka (English):
Actress Richa Sharma has responded to the attack of ‘Chhakka Panja’ team about her statement about the content of the movie. Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Priyanka Karki and Swastima Khadka had jointly posted a statement telling that the actress is sick and they have sent “get well soon.” message. All four of them have copied and posted the same message that reads:
One actress has told that the viewers who watch and clap in our film are fools … “Dear actress, because you say the viewers are fools, your movies had never got viewers…” Get well soon!
Watch the video first:
In response to the the statement by the film makers and the actresses of ‘Chhakka Panja 2’ (Note: Swostima wasn’t in the first movie that Richa referred in the talk.), Richa has challenged them to prove that she is sick.
The sequel of ‘Chhakka Panja’ has also been successful although, it hasn’t been able to beat the earnings of the first part. The film team has celebrated 51-days-in-theater in Kathmandu. The movie released on Ashoj 11 has completed 51 days on Kartik 30.
(Watch the original ‘Chhakka Panja’)
The movie produced by Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula is directed by Deepa. The movie is running in some theatres in Kathmandu. The 51-days celebration party was held at City Centre. Comedy actor Hari Bansha Acharya cut the cake to congratulate the production team. Currently the whole team is working in MaHa’s upcoming movie ‘Shatru Gate’.
The writer and producer, Deepak Raj Giri, admitted that there were some mistake. But, he was happy that people have liked the movie despite of the mistakes. He promised to produce more successful movies in the future. The director, Deepa Shree Niraula, also promised to improve her shortcomings in future projects.
The fifth INAS Film Award was held on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Kathmandu. In the award ceremony held at Rastriya Sabha Griha, ‘Jatra’ was awarded the best movie and the best actor award. While Bipin Karki became the best actor, Shrijana Subba of ‘Dying Candle’ was awarded the best actress award.
Diya Pun became the best new actress, Milan Chams the best director and Barsha Raut the best supporting actress. Dipa Shree Niraula was awarded the best new director. In the event comedy actor Jitu Nepal gave his comedy presentation, actor Salon Basnet and actress Karishma Shrestha had performed dance. Musician Basanta Sapkota and Rajanraj Siwakoti performed songs. Other artists in the program include singer Nima Rumba and comedy actor Mahadev Tripathi.
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The ninth D Cine Award was held in Hetauda. The Award ceremony held on July 6, 2017 selected ‘Chhakka Panja’ the best movie of the year. The best actor of Bipin Karki of ‘Jatra’ and the best actress award was awarded to Priyanka Karki of ‘Chhakka Panja’. In total the movie ‘Chhakka Panja’ won 11 awards including best movie, best actress, best new director, best comedy actor, best actor in negative role, best choreographer, best singer, best musician, best script, best editing and best cinematography awards.
The jury award was awarded to ‘Teen Ghumti’, lifetime achievement award was awarded to musician and singer Sambhujit Baskota.
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The 10th edition of the Box Office Film Fare Award was held in Umpire Theatre, Aldershot, UK on July 1, 2017. In the event the artists related to the Nepali film industry were present. About two dozen artists from Nepal had participated in the ceremony. Some noted artists from Nepal include Aryan Sigdel, Karishma Manandhar, Keki Adhikari, Barsha Siwakoti, Salon Basnet, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Deeya Pun, Namrata Yogi, and Kushal Thapa.
Watch the award winning full movies:
The award winner actors are: Continue reading
Last week, during the NFDC National film award program the producer and the director of ‘Chhakka Panja’, Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula left the venue mid-way. When the movie won two Best Movie award, they were not available to receive it. That created a controversy for which Deepak and Deepa wrote Facebook statuses too. Deepa ‘personally’ thanked the organizers and Deepak told that there is no requirements that he needs to stay till the end of the program.
There were report that Deepak told, “We are not here to clap for others,” before he left the venue. Comedy actors Jitu Nepal and Kedar Ghimire had also left with Deepak and Deepa. So, when Kedar Ghimire won the Best Comedy Actor award, he wasn’t there to receive it.
Deepa in an interview with an online channel told that the accusation that they ran away from the program is false. She told that they didn’t have any complaints against the award organizers.
She told that Deepak and Deepa had work to do, similarly Jitu and Kedar had a meeting. The explanation however doesn’t make sense at all. But, in her later statements it is clear that she was lying.
Deepa says, “The timing wasn’t right – the award was awarded right after we got out of the venue.”
The ‘Chhakka Panja’ team attended NFDC Film award with high hopes. That was because, it was nominated in 15 categories – that was the most number of categories any movies were nominated in the award.
[Read the full nomination list of NFDC Award]
UPDATE – video report
What Happened at NFDC?
All the titles that ‘Chhakka Panja’ won – best movie, best actress, best director etc. were announced towards the end. In the star, all the awards were given to other films. Most of the awards ‘Chhakka Panja’ was nominated in went to ‘Purano Dunga’ – the movie that wasn’t as successful as ‘Chhakka Panja’. I can guess how torturous it would have been to Deepak and Deepa.
Who won in the categories ‘Chhakka Panja’ was nominated in? :
- Best Script – Purano Dunga
- Best cinematography – Purano Dunga
- Best Editing – Jatara (Mitra Gurung)
- Best Music – Purano Dunga
- Best Playback singing – Loot 2
- Best Choreographer – Loot 2
- Best Sound Mixing – Jatra
- Best Background Music – Chapali Height 2
- Best Actor – Jatra (Bipin Karki)
- Best Supporting Actor – Purano Dunga (Mao Tse Gurung)
- Best Supporting Actress – Purnao Dunga (Menaka Pradhan)
Chhakka Panja won
- Best Movie
- Best Director – Deepa Shree Niraula
- Best Actress – Priyanka Karki
- Best Comedy Actor – Kedar Ghimire
- Best Commercial Movie
The 6th NFDC National Film Award was held in Hyatt Hotel, Kathmandu. The best film award was awarded to ‘Chhakka Panja’. The movie was also awarded the best actress, best director and best comedy actor awards. The movie was nominated in 15 categories.
Best Actor award was awarded to ‘Jatra’ actor Bipin Karki. The movie was nominated in 11 categories. Another movie ‘Purano Dunga’ was nominated in 9 categories. The award titles have the names of the well known artists of the past. For example the Best Movie award is titled “Hira Sarbotkrista Chalachitra”.
Bollywood actress, Manisha Koirala, was the chief guest of the award ceremony. In the ceremony the artists of the Nepali movie industry had participated.
Only two of the award winning movies are released online now. Watch the Award winner movies:
The Top 5 nominations for the 9th D Cine Award is scheduled to be held in Hetauda. Chhaya Chhabi Creation announced the award ceremony to be held on Ashad 22. The award is awarded to 55 applicant movies (total release number was 86 films) released in the year 2073.
There are 29 different categories of awards in the film award. The movie ‘Chhakka Panja’ was nominated in the most number of awards – 20 awards. The second most nominated movie was ‘Gajalu’, nominated in 13 categories. ‘Loot 2’ was nominated in 11 categories, ‘Jatra’ in 10 categories, ‘Purano Dunga’ in 9 categories, ‘Nirbhaya’ in 6 categories, ‘Junge’, ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’ and ‘Darpan Chhaya -2’, ‘Kismat 2’ and Bir Bikram nominated in 5 categories.
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Out of 55 movies, only 34 movie were nominated in one or more categories.
The nominations for the 2017 edition of NFDC National Award was released in an event held in Kathmandu. In the event almost all the artists of the Nepali film industry were nominated in different categories.
The most nominated movies of the year are:
- Chhakka Panja – 15 nominations
- Jatra – 11 nominations
- Purano Dunga – 9 nominations
Nominated movie – watch full movies here:
In the event, nominations of 18 different categories were released. Here is the full nomination:
Best Movie Nominations :
I have compiled a list of five new Nepali movies that you should watch. All of them have different flavour and are of the quality comparable with Bollywood and Hollywood movies. The first must watch movie ‘Classic’ is a serious love story, ‘Chhaka Panja’ is a full-fledge comedy, the love story movie ‘Gajalu’ is a social drama, ‘Pashupati Prasad’ is beautifully told and based on reality, a teenage love story movie ‘Dreams’ appeal to the youth and older alike.
‘Classic’ featuring Namrata Shrestha and Aryan Sigdel in leading roles. Both the leading characters are blind and their acting is exceptional. That is the reason both Namrata and Aryan had won Best Actress and Best Actor awards respectively. Namrata was the undisputed Best Actress in every Nepali movie awards held this year. In almost all the awards, ‘Classic’ was the winner of the most awards.
Watch ‘Classic’ full movie here:
The biggest release of the year 2016, ‘Chhakka Panja’ impressed everybody — except for the actress, Samragyee RL Shah. The movie team is going to make a sequel of the movie ‘Chhakka Panja Feri’. The producer and director Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula had confirmed the movie in making a few days earlier. Deepak wrote about the new movie and told that most of the actors will repeat with an addition of a couple of top actor and actress. It seems, the ‘top actress’ has refused to act in the movie. Deepak had told that in addition to Kedar Ghimire, Priyanka Karki, Barsha Raut, Buddhi Tamang, the team had reportedly approached ‘Prem Geet’ actor Pradeep Khadka and Samragyee RL Shah for the leading roles.
According to the latest report, the ‘Dreams’ debut actress, Samragyee RL Shah has refused the offer of Deepak Raj Giri. There is no information about whether Pradeep Khadka has accepted the role. Samragyee is planning to be featured in the movie titled ‘Intu Mintu’, a movie to be directed by choreographer Renasha Bantawa Rai. The shooting of ‘Intu Mintu’ and ‘Chhakka Panja Feri’ are scheduled to start in Baisakh. Samragyee’s refusal to act in the movie is told to be because of the conflict of schedule between the two.
Nepali Movie – Chhakka Panja
Starring – Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Karki, Barsha Raut, Aryan Sigdel, Kedar Ghimire, Shiva Hari Poudel, Jitu Nepal, Namrata Sapkota, Buddhi Tamang etc.
Director – Deepa Shree Niraula
About ‘Chhakka Panja’
One of the most successful movies in the history of Nepali movie industry, ‘Chhakka Panja’ is the hat trick of super hit movies by the team of Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula and Nirmal Sharma. The movie prior to this movie, both starting with ‘Chha’, ‘Chha Ekan Chha’ and ‘Woda Number Chha’ both were comedy movies and were successful. The movie was released online through the official channel.
The movie is the directorial debut of comedy actress Deepa Shree Niraula and one of the most successful movies directed by a female director.