Nepali Movie – Meri Kusum Starring – Mohan Bogati, Harshika Shrestha Director – AR Ghimire
About ‘Meri Kusum’
The movie ‘Meri Kusum’ is directed by AR Ghimire and is made under the banner of Rudrakshya Films. The movie featuring Mohan Bogati and Harshika Shrestha in lead role is produced by Sunita Sharma Bogati. Shot in foreign locations, the movie features the cinematography of Divya Subedi and music of Tanka Budhathoki. Made on the story of love and war, the movie was previously screened in various cities in Dubai before releasing in Nepal. The lead actor Mohan Bogati is also the producer of the movie. The producer in the film is Sunita Sharma Bogati.
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.
Two new movies are released in theatre in Nepal on July 21, 2017. The movies titled ‘Dr. Khatey’ and ‘Meri Kusum’ were not promoted much at the time of the release. Last week’s release ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ and ‘Sayaad 2’ are still being screened in a number of theatres so, these new movies will get less number of theatre to start with.
About ‘Dr. Khatey’
A movie made on the story of street children is directed by Rabi Aryal. The movie made on the story of Jagadishwor Thapa and Rabi Aryal features Roshani KC, Samrat Sapkota, Shilpa Pokharel, Kumar Gjurel, Amrity Pariyar etc. in main roles. The cinematographer of the film is Divya Subedi, editing by Tara Thapa, and music by Sachin Singh. Continue reading
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.
Nepali Movie – Aawara Starring – Rajesh Dhungana, Harshika Shrestha etc. Director – Dinesh Poudel
A presentation of Rajesh Dhungana, Nepali movie ‘Aawara’ is made under Ruku Films banner. Rajesh is also featured in leading role opposite to Harshika Shrestha The producers of the movie arre Ugrashen Dhungana and Jhama Lama. The music of the movie is composed by Om Sunar, action by Himal KC, editing by Nabin Niraula and the cinematography by Shambhu Sapota. The movie was released on May 16, 2016 (Read release news of ‘Aawara’)
There is another movie named ‘Aawara’ featuring Rajesh Hamal. And, another movie named similarly is ‘Aawaran’ featuring Priyanka Karki in leading role. Both movies are available to watch in xnepali.
After the success of ‘Gorkha Paltan’, ‘Angalo Yo Mayako’ is another Nepali movie featuring the Indian Idol winner singer Prasahant Tamang as an actor. The movie is produced by Kishor Rai Dungmali. More information about the movie is available here. The movie is made on a story of an addict lover boy. ‘Angalo Yo Mayako’ was released in Sikkim in 2011, before being released in Nepal. This movie however wasn’t as popular as ‘Gorkha Paltna’. (Watch ‘Gorkha Paltan’ here.)
A presentation of Radha Thapa, the movie ‘Angalo Yo Mayako’ is made under Sinai Commercial banner. The director Vinod Shereng has also written the screenplay of the movie made on the story of Devi Maya Rai. The cinematographer of the movie is Yuvaraj Rai, editor is Bipin Malla, choreographer is Gobinda Rai, action by Ratna Deola, and background score by Sanjay Shrestha.
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.
A presentation of Shree Gaanesh Films by Gopal Kayastha, Nepali movie ‘Lootera’ is the second movie of Nikhil Upreti after his comeback in ‘Bhairav’. Both ‘Bhairav’ and ‘Lootera’ were successful and these two movies are credited for the successful comeback of Nikhil Upreti in Nepali film industry. ‘Lootera’ was released on November 13, 2015.
The script of the movie ‘Lootera’ is written by Maunata Shrestha, cinematography of Shiva Dhakal, music of Basanta Sapkota, action of Himal KC, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, Ramji Lamichhane, and Raju Shah. The movie features the editing of Banish Shah.
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.
Intercaste marriage is still a taboo in Nepali society. People have higher affiliation towards their own religion. Young generations are also obsessed by the caste and even the Gotra, a religious categorization of people in the society. One of the most striking public display of the truth on what the people think about their caste was seen when model and journalist Samriddhi Rai told that she didn’t want to marry the guy in her own caste. She told she didn’t want to look at a Rai guy, because she was forced by her family members to do so. She told she wanted to be a Nepali rather than a girl of Rai-clan.
Samriddhi Rai had to face a lot of protest. She was threatened to be boycotted by the Rai community. When things went nasty, she also released a video with an apology. I did a video report on Samriddhi case. At the time of this writing, the video is watched by 23 K people and there are 79 comments in it. (The video is attached below)
After the Samriddhi Rai incident, I decided to do a small research on the Nepali celebrities who had tied their knot with the partner of different caste. I was surprised to find a lot of celebrities who had chosen the partner of another caste. Preparing a report on all of them would be a long report, so I decided to focus on actresses. Here is the list of 10 actresses who had done inter-caste marriage.
Three new Nepali movies are releasing on theater on Friday, May 6, 2016. The movie made on the Maoist civil war, ‘Rolpa Rog’, an ancient story movie ‘Uhile Bajeko Palama’ and a social drama movie ‘Aawara’ have released in theater today.
Uhile Bajeko Palama
A movie written by Ganesh Belbase and directed by Basanta Gharti Magar, ‘Uhile Bajeko Palama’ is made on a typical Nepali contest of the Nepali society. The movie shows the love and the superstitions of the Nepali society. Continue reading
Looking back into the last year, I have compiled the list of celebrities who broke their fan’s heart by marrying. Although the year started with the devastating earthquake, celebrity marriages were not delayed. Video report on the celebrity marriages:
I had written photo/video reports of most of the marriages at the time they occurred. Links on the detailed reports of each marriages is also added in the following list of celebrities who married last year:
The Nepali movie ‘Sadanga’ was released in March of 2015.The movie is a presentation of Luminous Pictures banner. The movie is made on a gangster story in which the role of actor Saugat Malla was appreciated by everybody. The movie is produced by Samir Sunuwar and written by the director Suraj Sunuwar. Actress Harshika is featured in a special appearance role.
The sequel of hit movie ‘Mission Paisa’ is a presentation of Princess Movies in which actress Nisha Adhikari is featured in action role. The movie features actress Priyanka Karki in a special appearance. The music of the movie is composed by late Pandav Sunuwar, choreography by Priyanka Karki, action by Raj Kumar Upreti, written by Prachanda M Shrestha, cinematography by Hari Humagain and produced jointly by Madhav Wagle, Narendra Maharjan. In the original ‘Mission Paisa’ actress Nisha had teamed up with Nikhil Upreti. Watch “Mission Paisa” here: