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.
Watch the full movie:
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.
It is a clash between the action star Nikhil Upreti and new age Dayahang Rai and Saugat Malla in theatre. Two awaited movies ‘Lappan Chhapan’ and ‘Nirbhaya’ were released in theatre on Friday – March 24, 2017.
The movie ‘Lappan Chhappan’ features the actors liked in multiplex cinema – Dahayang Rai and Saugat Malla. The movie directed by Mukunda Bhatta also features Arpan Thapa and Barsha Siwakoti. The stars have high hope from the gangster movie. The movie is also termed as ‘Loot 3’ by some as the movie features the same actors of Loot in leading roles. The actress, Barsha Siwakoti, seen in sober roles in her previous movies, has become a modern girl in ‘Lappan Chhappan’.
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.
Watch ‘Bir Bikram’ full movie:
UPDATE : Watch ‘Loot 2’ the full movie here.
One of the most awaited Nepali movies ‘Loot 2’ was released on this Friday, February 24, 2016 (Read ‘Loot 2’ Release news). The success of the original ‘Loot’ had increased the expectations and desire in the viewers. That is the reason, most of the prospective viewers ask, “Is ‘Loot 2’ as good as ‘Loot’?” The answer to the question is not easy. Some think it is better than the original but, others think that it is not. Everybody agree that the movie entertaining and it could have been made better. Here is the detailed review of ‘Loot 2’ by Saurav Raj Tiwari:
Film Name – Loot 2
Star Cast – Sautat Mall, Dayahang Rai, Reecha Sharma, Karma Shakya, Prateek Raj Neupane, Sushil Raj Pandey etc.
Director – Nischal Basnet
‘Loot 2’ Story
The original movie ‘Loot’ was was made and released before earthquake and Indian blockade and was about bank robbery. The movie ‘Loot 2’ is set at the time of the Indian blockade, after the earthquake of 2015. In the movie, four of the characters Gofle (Dayahang Rai), Nare (Karma), Deban (Prateek) and Pandey (Sushil) run away from the jail right after the earthquake. The fugitive four are in search of Haku Kale (Saugat Malla) believing that Haku Kale was the cause of their arrest.
One of the highly awaited movie of the current time, ‘Loot 2’ was released in theatre on February 24, 2017. The first day shows of the movie was packed and houseful in most of the theatres.
The sequel of the 2012 release movie ‘Loot’, continues the story of the characters of the original movie. Set in Kathmandu, the movie shows the typical lifestyle in the capital city. The theatres in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Dharan, Hetauda, Butwal also saw houseful business. In addition to the hype and publicity, the viewers have also liked the movie and the mouth publicity has also kicked in. But one of the journalists, Krishna Dhungana has told that he didn’t like the movie and asked the director the ticket price Rs. 330 back.
The main character of the movie, Haku Kale, is Saugat Malla. Dayahang Rai is featured as Gofle and the actress is Reecha Sharma.
The legacy of ‘Loot’
Watch ‘Loot’ here. I think, ‘Loot’ is one of the 10 movies of modern time, everybody should watch.
Two new movies ‘Seto Surya’ and ‘Parcel’ were released on Friday, December 9, 2016. ‘Seto Sury’ is a movie by director Deepak Rauniyar and ‘Parcel’ is directed by Rabin Shrestha.
Seto Surya (White Sun)
The movie ‘Seto Surya’ was featured in the 27th Singapur Film Festival and was awarded the Best Asian Feature Film award and cash prize of Rs. 4.3 million. The movie by Deepak Rauniyar was also featured in Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Bushan Film Festival, Film Forum the South, Mumbai Film Festival etc. The movie made on the story of a remote village during the Maoist war.
Nepali Movie – Nagbeli
Starring – Harshika Shrestha, Nir Shah, Vicky Malla, Surabhi Jain, Rupa Rana etc.
Director – Gobinda Rai
Nepali movie ‘Nagbeli’ is produced by Romian Limbu under the banner of Cheli Maiti International Films banner. The movie is made on the story written by journalist Dipendra Lama. Dipendra is a well known film critic in Nepal. The director Gobind Rai had told that he directed the movie on the suggestion of actress Rekha Thapa. To choreograph the songs in the movie Gobinda had invited his guru, Kamal Rai, from Darjeeling. The premier show of the movie produced by 25-years-old a UK resident, Romina Limbu, was also held in Nuneaton, UK on October 26, 2013. ‘Nagbeli’ was released in July of 2014.
Watch full Nepali movie ‘Nagbeli’
Two new movies have released in theatre on November 25, 2016. The movie by Ram Babu Gurung ‘Purano Dunga’ is made on comedy and social drama. Another new release ‘Mental’ is a psycological thriller movie.
The director of ‘Kabaddi’ and ‘Kabbadi Kabaddi’, Rambabu Gurung’s third movie is ‘Purano Dunga’. The movie made on the story of brothers and their relationship with each other features Maotse Gurung, Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki and Menuka Pradhan in leading roles. The premier of the movie was held in Kathmandu a day before the release.
Nepali Movie – Fanko
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Priyanka Karki, Keki Adhikari, Anup Baral etc.
Director – Subarna Thapa
Nepali movie ‘Fanko’ is a presentation of HMMT by Padam Gurung. The multi-starrer movie produced by Narandra Maharjan and Shahadev Gautam features some of the most talented artists in the Nepali film industry. The music in the movie is composed by Chetan Sapkota. ‘Fanko’ was released on January 15, 2016. Priyanka Karki’s transparent dress made news at the time of the premier of the movie.
Watch ‘Fanko’ full Nepali movie:
Nepali movie ‘Jhumkee’ has released in theatre on Friday, September 23, 2016. The movie has released at the time when ‘Chhaka Panja’ is keeping its holdover for the last few weeks. The movie featuring the lead actors of ‘Kabaddi’, the script of ‘Jhumkee’ is also written by Ram Babu Gurung. The movie marks the directorial debut of the producer Apil Bista. Apil had previously produced movies like ‘Dashdhunga’ and ‘Ritu’. Apil is a film making graduate.
‘Jhumkee’ is made on the story of the central character Jhumkee, a Tharu woman, during the time of Maoist’s people’s war. Set in Terai area, the movie features Dayahang Rai, Rishma Gurung, Malina Joshi, Manoj RC, Bhola Sapkota and Bijaya Baral.
The movie was premiered on Thursday evening. The viewers of the premier show had given positive feedback about the story and the content of the movie. Continue reading