Nepali Movie – Dharma (2011)

Nepali movie – Dharma (2011)
Starring -  Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Manisha Koirala, Samyog Pokhrel, Anu Shah, Rejina Upreti, Samyog Pokhrel, Shankar Acharya, Gajit Bista etc.
Director/script – Diperndra K Khanal

About ‘Dharma’

Romantic and action packed Nepali movie ‘Dharma’ was released in 2011, featuring Manisha Koirala in lead role. ‘Dharma’ is a presentation of Aasma Films by Diperndra K Khanal. The story and dialouge of the movie is written by Yougesh Rayamajhi and the movie is produced by Dr. Dugra Pokharel.

There is another old movie titled ‘Dharma’. Watch ‘Dharma’ here.

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Star Cast of ‘Dharma’

The movie ‘Dharma’ was promoted as the comeback movie of Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala. Manisha debuted in Nepali movie ‘Feri Bhetaula’ in 1989. But, the movie wasn’t as successful as expected. After that, Manisha went to Bollywood and established herself as the top actress. ‘Feri Bhetaula’ is not available online. The comeback movie ‘Dharma’ also failed to appeal the public. The movie introduces a new actor Samyog Pokharel.

The director of ‘Dharma’, Dipendra K Khanal directed a superhit movie ‘Pashupati Pradad’ last year. He is also the director of ‘Chapali Height’. Other artists in the movie are superstar Rajesh Hamal and action star Nikhil Upreti. This movie was made before Nikhil married Sanchita and left the film industry for five years. Nikhil has made a successful comeback and is busy in the film industry these days. Actress Anu Shah is also featured in the movie. Another actress Rejina Upreti was also a well known actress at the movie’s time. These days, Rejina has left the film industry after marrying her boyfriend. Rejina is expecting a child in November 2016.

‘Dharma’ Story:

The lead character, Rajesh Hamal is called ‘Dharmaa’ in the movie. Dharmaa is posted as the DFO of Kaliban after the poachers killed the previous DFO at the post. Dharmaa leaves his wife Gauri (Manisha Koirala) hat home with his brother Abhaya (Samyog Pokharel) and sister-in-law, Diya (Anu Shah). The poachers and the police in the Kaliban area had teamed up to smuggle the timber from the forest. Nikhil Upreti is featured as DSP Ajit Jung who investigate the incidents at the Kaliban. Watch the movie above to know what happened to Dharmaa and what did DSP Ajit Jung do to take care of the illegal activities.

Poster of ‘Dharma’


Nepali Movie – Dharma

Nepali Movie – Dharma
StarringBhuwan KC, Gauri Malla, Kristi Mainali, Saroj Khanal, Naresh Poudel, Shyam Khetan, Ram Chandra Adhikari, Uttam KC, Khem Sharma, Pawan Mainali, Hemanta Budhathoki, Anmol KC etc.
Director – Amar Rasaili

A presentation of Shyam Khetan for Pacific Pictures Company, Nepali movie ‘Dharma’, features Bhuwan KC, Gauri Malla, Kristi Mainali and Saroj Khanal in leading roles. The movie also introduces a new actress Tulasa Silwal and features actor Nir Shah in a special role. Bhuwan KC’s son Anmol KC is featured in a child artist role. The movie features lyrics of Dinesh Adhikari, action of Rajendra Khadgi, choreography of Raju Shah, editing of Subodh Shridhar, cinematography of Hari Roy, music of Sachin Singh, and story / dialogue of Naresh Poudel.

Please don’t confuse this movie ‘Dharma’ with the 2011 release movie titled ‘Dharma’ featuring Manisha Koirala and .

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Dharma couldn’t use the full potential of Manisha Koirala

The most awaited movie, Dharma, featuring Manisha Koirala was released recently (on December 10, 2010) all over Nepal. There were two reasons for the craze among movie goers:

First and the most important reason was the comeback of Manisha Koirala in Nepali film after two decades of absence. Movie lovers had a great expectation from Manisha Koirala based on her immense popularity in Hindi movies and Bollywood experience. The second reason was its director Dipendra K Khanal who had presented Rajesh Hamal in a new look in his movie The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma. Dipendra tried to present something new in his first movie The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma, which the viewers didn’t like as expected. Dipendra says that the movie was made in different trend, and was not suitable on our industry. So, he has tried to come up with a purely commercial themes in his movie Dharma. Dipendra has studied film direction in China. This is also one of the reasons to have high hopes on his movies. In short, Dharma has got educated and experienced team. Dharma starcast Rajesh Hamal and Nikhil Upreti apart from Manisha is also another huge strength.

But, medias and newspapers reviews of Dharma is not as good as expected. They say the movie has nothing new and has the same masala that are used in old Hindi and Nepali movies. The only new thing is the actress, team, location, and presentation of those old subject matters.

When I watched the movie, I found the music was also good apart from the team. But the story had nothing new in it and it was was presented in purely filmy way. In some places, those filmy styles were added by force and it was very obvious. The dialogue delivery of Manisha Koirala was also not that good. Manisha had spoken Nepali language in the tone sounding more like Hindi and English. Manisha had expressed her dissatisfaction with the director and his style of direction during the shooting of the movie.

What might be the reason?

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Manisha Koirala started promotion of Nepali movie Dharma, no talk on divorce

Actress Manisha Koirala started her movie career with a Nepali movie ‘Pheri Bhetaula’ some 20 years ago. After that, her second Nepali movie, Dharma, is going to be released soon. After hundreds of successful Hindi movies, Manisha’s second Nepali movie will mark her re-entry in the Nepali movie industry. 

Manisha seemed excited in the press meet organized to formally announce the start of the promotion of the movie. She was wearing the red ‘sindoor’ to imply she is in good relationship with her husband, Samrat Dahal. She, however refused to talk about the issue.

The press meet was organized in Hotel Sangrila, Manisha was present with her mother. Also present were, Dharma director Dipedra K Khanal, producer Durga Pokharel, actor Sanyog Pokharel and other film related personnel.

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Manisha Koirala to produce a movie, Dharma audio release

After 20 years and hundreds of movies in Bollywood, the Indian movie world, Manisha Koirala did her second Nepali movie under the direction of  Dipendra K. Khanal.

The movie named "Dharma" will mark as the reentry of Manisha in Nepali cinema. After her marriage with Samrat Dahal, she is seeking ways to settle down in Nepal. Her desire to produce a Nepali movie can be taken as the indication that she wants to move back home.

Talking in a program organized in the World Trade Center in Kathmandu for the release of audio of Dharma, Manisha told that she is planning to produce a Nepali movie. She also told that she has already started working on the script.

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Manisha Koirala, "I can’t cry the way you tell me"

After 22 years of absence in Nepali movies, Manisha Koirala has recently started acting in a Nepali movie named Dharma. The movie originally named ‘Rajniti’ was renamed ‘Dharma’ to suit the character of Manisha.

Manisha had enjoyed the post of the top actress in Bollywood, the Indian movie capital, for some time in the past. But, these days new actresses have taken over and she doesn’t have much projects in hand. That was one of the reason she agreed to act in the Nepali movie. Nepali movie industry is not as advanced as Bollywood and the talent in the industry is not of that of the quality Manisha is used to.

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Manisha Koirala to act in a Nepali Movie

Manisha Koirala started her film career with a Nepali film. That was before she went to Bollywood, where she once was the top actress. Her golden days seems to be over in Bollywood as she doesn’t have much Bollywood movies in hand. She is utilizing her free time by acting in a Nepali movie.

Manisha is going to act in the lead actress role in ‘Dharma’, a movie directed by Dipendra K Khanal (‘The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma’ fame). Apart from Manisha, Rajesh Hamal and Nikhil Upreti will act in lead actor roles. Madhav Acharya, Anu Shah and Shankar Acharya will act in supporting actors role in the movie.

The movie, previously named ‘Rajniti’, was renamed ‘Dharma’ after signing Manisha in the lead role.

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