Nepali Film – Sambodhan
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Namrata Shrestha etc.
Director – Hemraj BC.
This 2015 release film, was featured Namrata Shrestha as a crime reporter. The movie however didn’t do well in theatre although it won some awards. Actor Dayahang Rai had actually won the National Award for his role in this movie. With Dayahang and Namrata other artists in the film are – Binaya Bhatta, Prasant Tamrakar, Suleman Shankar, B.S Rana, Kopila Thapa, Raju Lama, Prem Joshi, Sushma Lama etc.
This movie is directed by superhit director, Hemraj BC, who had directed both the initial films of Anmol KC. ‘Hostel’, ‘Jerryy’ and ‘Gajalu’ are three hit films of the director featuring Anmol KC in leading roles. The editor of the film is Surendra Paudel, cinematographer is Rameshowr Karki and the film is produced by Saroj Neupane & Bishnu Lama.
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Nepali Film – Purano Dunga
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Menuka Pradhan, Maotse Gurung etc.
Director – Ram Babu Gurung
A production of Cinema Art in association with Maotse Gurung Films, this movie is about the relationship between two brothers. A social drama movie is about the lives of two brothers who own a boat. The movie by well known director Ram Babu Gurung was relatively less successful when compared to his previous movies ‘Kabaddi’ and ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’. One of the songs of the film ‘Nira Jahile Risaune’ was very popular.
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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.
No she didn’t.
But, the photo of herself biting on the award medal, she shared in her Instagram, surely qualifies her to win an award. Don’t you think so?
The Films Critics Society of Nepal (FICSON) has distributed the Critics Award for the last three years in a program held in Kathmandu. The awards for the year 2071, 2072 and 2073 were distributed in the event. Although the award is distributed this year, the Critics Award 2015 was announced in 2015. (news of Critics Award 2015)
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Nepali Movie – Loot 2
Starring – Saugat Malla, Karma, Dayahang Rai, Reecha Sharma etc.
Director – Nischal Basnet
About ‘Loot 2’
The sequel of super hit movie ‘Loot’ was also well received and the movie made a huge impact by its item song ‘Thamel Bazar’. Although the sequel wasn’t as successful as the original, people have liked it. A few days ago the movie was leaked in Facebook and now it is made available by the producers. Produced under Princess Movies and Black Horse Pictures Production, and A Popcorn Pictures banner, ‘Loot 2’ is directed by Nischal Basnet, the director of the original movie. In addition to Saugat Malla, Karma, Dayahang Rai, Reecha Sharma the movie also features Bipin Karki, Kameshwor Chaurasiya, Srijana Subba, Sushil Raj Pandey, Rratik Raj Neupaney, Sushil Uprety and Alisha Rai.
Watch the movie below.
On November 10, 2017 four new Nepali movies have released in theatre. It is a very competitive release for some of the highly expected movies in the film industry. All single word named movies – ‘Meela’, ‘Tyandro’, ‘Sakash’ and ‘Romeo’ will sustain a damage because of the competition among each other. In terms of the star cast, none of the movie should be missed. ‘Mela’ has Salon Basnet, Amesh Bhandari and Ashishma Nakarmi; ‘Romeo’ has Oshima Banu, Nisha Adhikari and Melina Manandhar to watch for; ‘Tyandro’ features Dayahang Rai and is directed by Samten Bhutiya; ‘Sakash’ has Sushma Karki and Mahima Silwal with Wilson Bikram Rai.
Please read and watch the details and the trailer of each of the movies before deciding which movie to watch this week:
The details of each of the movie are arranged according to the view count of the trailers in YouTube. When view count are considered to be determining factor, ‘Mela’ leads with more than 8 lakh views followed by ‘Romeo’ approaching 7 lakh and ‘Tyandro’ almost 6.5 lakh.
We call our actors ‘heros’ because of the deeds they do in their movies. They are role models and girls dream to marry them. But, many of the top actors in the Nepali film industry are already married. Most of the wives are also the secret of their husband’s success. They might not be as popular as their husband, but they are equally important in the lives of our idols/superstars. Let me introduce you to the wives of Top 10 Nepali Actors:
Before diving into the details, watch a video I prepared a while ago:
Dayahang Rai and Benuka Rai
One of the most popular actor in the Nepali film industry is Dayahang Rai. Known for his down-to-earth nature and natural acting talent, Dayahang is considered unconventional hero in the film industry. Dayanag is married to Benuka Rai, a singer by profession. Benuka and Dayahang met during a recording of one of her songs and they started seeing each others. Benuka and Dayahang have a son. While Benuka has found a celebrity husband, he has also found a beautiful and smart wife.
Two new Nepali movies has released in theatre on Friday, November 3, 2017. One is an awaited movie featuring well known actors, ‘Fateko Jutta’ and another is never-heard-of film, ‘Dhanwan’. In addition to new movies, the last week’s release, ‘Aishwarya’ is also running strong in theatre.
About ‘Fateko Jutta’
The movie is considered one of the most awaited movies of the year because of the star cast and a successful song. The trailer and the song titled ‘I am sorry..’ were well received by the audience. The movie produced by the producer of ‘Chapali Height’ sequels, Arjun Kumar, is directed by Nikesh Khadka. The movie features Saugat Malla, Priyanka Karki, Kemshwor Chaurasiya, Anoj Pandey etc. in main role. Actor Dayahang Rai is featured in a cameo role. Daya’s role was kept a secret by the film makers. They released a poster featuring Dayahang in a Goddess’ role.
This is a huge moment for actress Shweta Khadka. After a long depression, the actress has made a comeback in the film industry as an actress and a producer of her upcoming movie ‘Kanchhi’. The first song of the movie released today shows a lot of potential. In an event held in Kathmandu on November 2, the song made on a folk tune – ‘Chari Chatta Pari…’ of the movie was released. The song made on the lyrics and the music of Rajanraj Siwakoti features Rajan Raj with Anju Panta’s voice.
The song features the choreography of Basanta Shrestha and features Shweta Khadka with Dayahang Rai and Prajjwal Sujal Giri. ‘Kanchhi’ is shot in locations like Mustang, Upper Mustang, Jomsom and Kathmandu.
Nepali actresses come very cheap when compared to their male counterparts. The actress Rekha Thapa, who claims to be equivalent to a male actress, and always works in female-centric movies, is paid less than most of the male actors. Rekha’s rate is Rs. 5 lakh. Actor Anmol KC is paid about five times that amount. Another actor Pradeep Khadka is also paid more than four times that amount. In Rekha’s last movie, she also paid her co-star, Aryan Sigdel, 3 times the amount she expects others to pay her.
Is it a female dominance or a discrimination? Are the actresses not demanding their worth?
First let’s see who is paid what amount watch the video report:
List of the pay rate of Nepali actors:
- Anmol KC – 25 lakh for ‘Kri’ (Anmol’s father, Bhuwan KC is co-producer of the movie)
- Pradeep Khadka – 23 Lakh for ‘Lilibili’
- Aryan Sigdel – 15 Lakh for ‘Rudrapriya’
- Dayahang Rai – 15 Lakh for ‘Mr. Jholey’
- Saugat Malla – 9 Lakh for ‘Mero Paisa Khoi’
- Paul Shah – 8 Lakh for ‘Shatru Gate’
- Nikhil Upreti – 6 Lakh for ‘Sanrakshan’
The well known actors Bhuwan KC and Rajesh Hamal both reportedly demand Rs. 6 Lakh for a movie.
Nepali Moive – How Funny
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Keki Adhikari, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Nisha Adhikari etc.
Director – Nilu Doma Sherpa
About ‘How Funny’
A movie featuring well known actors like Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki and Keki Adhikari is the debut movie of the female director Nilu Doma Sherpa. Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba had debuted as the producer in the movie (report on Malvika’s debut). The movie on comedy theme was however not liked by the viewers of the movie.
The movie also features journalist Rishi Dhakala (report). The movie is made under Tiny But Big Pictures banner. The story and the concept is that of the director Nilu Doma Sherpa, script is written by Shan Basnyat, executive prducer is Malvika Subba, choreographer is Renasha Rai etc.
Watch ‘How Funny’ here:
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 – Karkash
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Satya Raj Acharya, Suraj Singh Thakuri, Harshika Shrestha, Raymond Das Shrestha, Lunibha Tuladhar, Shishir Bangdel, Rajendra Khadgi, Ragini Khadgi, Saibrat Acharya etc.
Director – Asif Shah
The movie produced by Asim Shah, Nepali movie ‘Karkash’ was liked by the film critics although it wasn’t successful commercially. The movie features the cinematography of Sushan Prajapati, editing of Lokesh Bajracharya and is made on the story, screenplay and dialogue of Abinash Bikram Sahah / Asif Shah. The movie is the story of three boys who started a musical band named Karkash and perform in a local restaurant at Thamel in Kathmandu. The music band lacked a good vocalist. They found a lead vocalist – a rich businessman. The movie is about relationships of the band members, and the ups and downs of their lives.
Read the review of ‘Karkash’.
Movie is a package of good performance, simple and proper story executed, proper dialogues but, disappointing climax.
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Priyanka Karki is one of the busiest actress in the Nepali film industry. She is also known for getting in and out of relationship swiftly. After she won the Miss Teen 2005 title, her love life had begun and became public.
Priyanka Karki affair before entering the film industry
The first affair rumour of Priyanka that I heard of was one with actor Karma Shakya. The affair ended when she went to the USA for further studies.
While in the USA, Priyanka didn’t make any news until she decided to get married with Rochak Mainali. After a brief affair, Rochak and Priyanka got married in 2010.