Nepali Movie – Fagu Starring – Shilpa Pokharel, Rajesh Hamal, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla, Tika Pahadi, Basanta Bhatta, Pramod Agarahari, Bishnu Sapkota etc. Director – Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar
The third movie by actress Karishma Manandar as a producer was also not successful like her previous tires. Her second production, ‘Babu Saheb’ was such a failure that, she left the film industry to go and live in the USA. She lived there for more than half a decade and later returned back to Nepal. By that time, her time in the film industry was over. She couldn’t get back the charm and the industry didn’t embrace the actress. She later decided to become a politician. In the current movie, Karishma is not featured as an actress, she is purely a producer. Actress Shilpa Pokharel is featured as the leading actress. The film is directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar.
Nepali movie – Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra Starring – Aaryan Adhikari, Mariska Pokharel, Gauri Malla, Mithila Sharma etc. Director – Aakash Adhikari
About ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’
The movie by Aakash Adhikari under Adhikari Brothers Pictures introduces Aryan Adhikari and Mariska Pokharel in the Nepali film industry. The movie features music of Basanta Sapkota and Tara Prakash Limbu, and lyrics by Krishna Hari Baral, Akash Adhikari, and Sunder Shrestha. The background score is prepared by Alish Karki. The choreographers in the movie are Basanta Shrestha and Renesha Bantawa Rai, action by Himal KC, screenplay by Yam Thapa. The editors are Arjun GC and Bhupendra Adhikari. The DOP is Nawaraj Krishna Thapa. Prabhat Baskota was the assistant director to Aakash Adhikari.
The movie was released on May 13, 2016 (Release news). The Censor Board had given PG certificate to the movie.
Nepali Movie – Kahin Milan Kahin Bichhod (2005) Starring – Sushil Chhetri, Bipana Thapa, Jal Shah, Gauri Malla, Laxmi Giri, Sunil Thapa, Jitu Nepal, Priya Rijal, Ramkrishna Dhakal etc. Director – Rishi Lamichane
About ‘Kahin Milan Kahin Bichhod’
A presentation of Bhumika films the movie features action actor Sushil Chhetri with three well known actresses Jal Shah, Gauri Malla and Bipana Thapa. Well known singer Ram Krishna Dhakal is featured in a special appearance role. There are three Ram Sharan – Chief Assistant Director is Ram Sharan Ghimire, Chief Assistant Cinematographer isn Ram Sharan Upreti and the story and the script is written by Ram Sharan Pathak. Jagadishwor Thapa has modified the story and written the dialogue. Karun Thapa has helped in editing and modification. The editor is Kriti Janardan Joshi.
Basanta Shrestha is the choreographer and Raju Thapa is the cinematographer, Sambhujit Baskota has composed the music. Lyrics in the songs are written by Dinesh Adhikari, Sambhujit Baskota, Nawaraj Lamal, Baburam. Singers are Ramkrishna Dhaka, Sworoop Raj Acharya, Sambhujit Baskota, Tara Thapa, Lochan Bhattarai, Sarmila Bardewa and Devika Pradhan.
Nepali Movie – Ujyalo Nepal Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Bijaya Lama, Gauri Malla, Arjun Shrestha, Namrata Sapkota, Nirmal Sharma, Keshav Bhattarai etc. Director – Saroj Oli
About ‘Ujyalo Nepal’
This is a new 1-hour-long Nepali movie, featuring well known actors in the Nepali film industry and featuring a real story of the removal of loadshedding in Nepal. The story of the Minister Janardan Sharma’s commitment of electricity to everybody and the role of the chief of Nepal Electricity Authority, Kulman Ghising to manage the electricity in such a way that the loadshedding was completely eradicated.
In the movie Rajesh Hamal is featured as minister, Sharma and Bijaya Lama is featured as Ghising. The movie made by Shuva Media Home is made on Abhimanyu Nirabi.
Nepali Movie – Subba Sab Starring – Jiwan Luetil, Gauri Malla, Barsha Siwakoti, Mahima Silwal, Saroj Khanal etc. Director – Raju Adhikari
About ‘Subba Sab’
A movie by Asutosh Films Production ‘Subba Sab’ is a presentation of Subha Sachhama Music by Hira Mani Neupane. The story writer of the story Hira Mani Neupane is also the music composer of the songs. Dipak Adhikari is the assistant director, lyrics by Sharmila Neupane, dance by Kamal Rai and Govid Prabhat, cinematographer is Pawan Gautam. Playback singers in the movie are Anju Panta, Milan Amatya, Sanjay Tamruk, Sanjog Yogi, and Devid. The government ranking of the movie is – ‘U’ suitalbe for any type of viewers.
The term Non Resident Nepali (NRN) is very loosely used in practice. Nepali citizen who go temporarily to foreign countries to work or study are often referred as NRN. If that were the case a lot of Nepali actresses can be termed NRN because, actress Priyanka Karki, Nisha Adhikari, Ashishma Nakarmi etc. had studied in the USA and had lived there for a while. Reecha Sharma had also gone to a foreign country for a training. A lot of other actresses have gone to India for training or work. We have a lot of Indian actresses in Nepali film industry. We don’t consider actresses like Niruta Singh, Tripti Naadkar, or Sushmita KC as foreign or NRN actresses, although they have their parental home in India and might be carrying an Indian passport. Continue reading
New Nepali Movie ‘Homework’ is a movie featuring the best actors in the Nepali movie industry Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha. The movie produced by Gopi Krishan Movies Production is a presentation of Uddhab Poudel and directed by his son, Nirak Poudel. The producers of the movie are Nikita Poudel, Niraj Poudel, and Nirak Poudel.
Cinematography by Prushotam Pradhan, music by Tara Prakash Limbu, the playback singers are Tara Prakash Limbu, and Prabisha Aadhikari, lyrics by Dr. Kishana Hari Baral, choreographer is Renisha Rai and the background score by Alish Karki. The script is written by Shibham Adhikari, editing by Surendra Poudel, VFX by Anupam Shah.
Celebrity Fashion Show De’ Celebrity Runway 2016 – Walking Down the Memory Lane, was jointly organized by Punam Entertainment and Gauri Malla in collaboration with World Fashion Parade. The fashion event held on 29th December 2016 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu marks on of the most diverse fashion show event in Nepal featuring three generations of artists of Nepali movie industry.
One of the most notable model on the ramp was the first actress of the Nepali movie industry, Bhuwan Chand. In addition to Bhuwan Chand first generation actresses like Chaitanya Devi and Basundhara Bhusal had also walked on the ramp. While modelling, the songs from their respective movies were played in the background. Continue reading
Nepali Movie – Gajalu Starring – Anmol KC, Shristi Shrestha, Gaurav Pahari, Salon Basnet, Menuka Pradhan, Gauri Malla, Krishna Malla, Bishow Basnet, Rhitik Shahi etc. Director – Hem Raj BC
The debut movie of Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, ‘Gajalu’ is a movie about Kumari, the living goddess in Nepal. A presentation of Rohit Adhikari Films in association with BC Motion Pictures, the movie is produced jointly by Rohit Adhikari and Hemraj BC. The music and lyrics by Hercules Basnet, Kali Prasad Baskota, and Jaing, colourist is Rajendra Moktan, sound design by Uttam Neupane, director of photography is Shailendra D Karki, choreographer is Keshav Thapa, VFX by Krishna Shrestha and the associate director is Mahesh Bara.
It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.
2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.
While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan. Continue reading
At the time of Dashain holiday, two new movies ‘Kismat 2’ and ‘Subba Saab’ are released in theatres on October 7, 2016. The movie ‘Kismat 2’ is a Chhabiraj Production movie – a sequel of a hit movie ‘Kismat’, but made in a new story. Another movie ‘Subba Saab’ is director Raju Adhikari’s presentation. These movies are released at the time ‘Chhaka Panja’ is keeping its holdover for a month.
The movie got a lot of media coverage because of the rumour of the marriage between Chhabi Raj Ojha and the actress Shilpa Pokharel. Similar rumour during the release of ‘Lazza’ had resulted in the success of the movie. It is to be seen if repeating similar rumour at the time of the release of another movie will be equally helpful. Directed by Rishi Lamichhane ‘Kismat 2’ features Shilpa Pokharel with Prithivi Raj and Kishor Khatiwoda. Continue reading
The son of Hari Bamsha Acharya, Trilok Acharya married a US girl in the USA recently. The family of Hari Bamsha went to the USA for the marriage. Although Trilok had previously married and was living with his wife for some years, the current ceremony was conducted to perform the marriage in Nepali culture and tradition. At the time Trilok married his girlfriend, his mother had died. Both Trilok and his wife had come to Nepal to mourn the death. Now, after things settled, they decided to perform a formal marriage.
Marriage of celebrities to foreign nationals is not much common in Nepal. So, I looked into the celebrities who have chosen foreign partner of their lives. The result is the following video.
I have compiled the list of seven Nepali actresses with the first pay they got for their role in a movie. The actresses include: Gauri Malla, Neeta Dhungana, Shristi Shrestha, Keki Adhikari, Neeta Dhungana, Surabina Karki, Jharana Thapa, Deepa Shree Niraula
Watch the video report:
In addition to these actresses the following list contain some of the Nepali actors who had told their first income:
Dayahang Rai was paid Rs. 10,000 for the role in his first movie, ‘Anagarik’. Actor Aryan Sigdel had worked for free in ‘Kismat’. The producer Chhabi Raj Ojha hadn’t paid any money to Aryan. Similarly actor Jiwan Luitel also worked for free. He also debuted in Chhabi Raj Ojha’s movie. Based on these facts, I can safely tell that all the actors who debuted in Chhabi Ojha’s movies didn’t get any pay for their roles. Continue reading