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
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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
Actress Sanchita Luitel is romancing with actor Jiwan Luitel in upcoming movie ‘Radha’. The movie directed by Yogesh Ghimire is the first movie of the two well known actors of the Nepali movie industry.
Sanchita had worked with the director Yogesh Ghimire in two of her movies – ‘Samjhana’ and ‘Sapoot’. The shooting of the movie is going on since Baisakh 24 in the Eastern parts of Nepal. The movie is scheduled to be shot in Jhapa and Darjeeling area.
Two new Nepali movies were released in theater on Friday, April 29, 2016. Both Suraj Singh Thakuri starrer ‘Junge’ and Jiwan Luitel starrer ‘Baazigar’ are action movies – one targeted to the multiplex viewers and another to the single theater viewers respectively.
The movie featuring Suraj Singh Thakuri and Richa Sharma in leading role is considered an awaited movie because of the trailer, star cast and film making style. Other notable actors in the move are Anup Baral and Dipasikha Shahi. The content and style scene in the trailer had been appreciated. Actress Richa is featured as a hot queen – in negative role. More details on ‘Junge’ the movie was posted earlier.
‘Junge’ is directed by Utkal Thapa. The cinematographer is Susan Prajapati, Subash Koirala has written the script and the dialogue is written bySS Agraj. The movie is about Junga Bahadur Rana in the present political context. There is another movie by the same name, featuring Melina Manandhar in leading role – Watch ‘Junge’ here.
Two new movies have released in theater today, on January 29, 2016. The movie by the team of ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ famed Khagendra Lamichane, ‘Pashupati Prasad’ seems to be similar character based movie. Another release ‘Regfuge’ features Jiwan Luitel in leading role.
After the success of Khagendra Lamichane’s movie ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’, his movie ‘Pashupati Prasad’ was awaited by his fans. A premier show of the movie was held on Thursday among artists, journalists and guests. The movie is about a guy who had gone to Kathmandu to earn money from a remote village after the death of his parents. The movie directed by Dipendra K Khanal is shot mostly in Pashupati area featuring Khagendra in leading role. Actress Barsha Siwakoti, Bipin Karki, Prakash Ghimire and Rabindra Singh Baniya are featured in main characters in the movie. The movie made under the joint banner of Tuki Films and Dipendra K Khanal Production. The director, Dipendra K Khanal had previously directed successful movies like ‘Chapali Height’, ‘Jhole’, ‘The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma’ and ‘Dharma’ (all these movies are available to watch in xnepali).
The Nepali movie ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ released in 2015 was one of the hot movies of 2015. A presentation of Arush International is produced in association with Angel Movies, Australia and presented by Dinesh Kumar Pokharel. The movie features the music of Basanta Sapkota, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, camera by Babu Shrestha, editing by Banish Shah, written by Shivam Adhikari, adviser is Bikash Acharya.
This week on January 15, 2016 two new Nepali movies are releasing in theater. Both the movies – director Sabitri Khatri’s ‘Kafal Pakyo’ and Suwarna Thapa’s movie ‘Fanko’ were highly publicized movies. Both the movies were shown to the Nepali viewers in foreign countries before their official release. The movies are being released on Magh 1, the Makar Sakranti festival in Nepal.
The movie ‘Kafal Pakyo’ features Jiwan Luitel, Barsha Raut, Mukesh Acharya, Laya Sangarula and Uttam KC in leading roles. The movie directed by Sabitri Khatri features the music of Bikash Chaudhary, script of Pradeep Bhardwoj and is made under Red Panda banner.
The movie is made on comedy theme. The movie shows the travel from Kathmandu to Gulmi in romantic way. The Actor Jiwan is featured as a village guy and actress Barsha Raut is featured as a modern tom-boy. The relationship between the two is the whole movie.
The nominations for the upcoming movie award, D Cine Award has been released. The 7th edition of the cinema award is one of the many Nepali film awards being held by various organizations. The Award has teamed up with CG (Chaudhary Group, the business organization of Binod Chaudhary) this year to rename it LG D Cine Award 2072. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in Mangsir month.
The nomination list is prepared from the movies released in the year 2071 BS. There will be 38 different categories of the award in the award ceremony. The award organizer has told that most of the 82 movies released in the year have participated in the award.
The jury members of the Award ceremony are writer and director Mohan Niraula, journalist and director Bijayaratna Tuladhar, musician Santosh Shrestha, and the first female cinematographer of Nepal Sabanam Mukhiya. Three movies out of the 5 nominations for best movies are available to watch in xnepali.
Watch the nominated movies:
Watch ‘Kabaddi’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director, Best Actor (male), Best Editing and others.
Watch ‘November Rain’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director, Best Actor (male), Best Actor (Female), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (Female) and a lot of others.
Watch ‘Birkhelai Chinchhas’ – Nominated for Best Script, Best New Director, Background Music,
Watch ‘Jerryy’ – Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best New Actor (Female)
Watch ‘Lazza’ – Nominated for Best New Actor (Female), Best Singer, Lyricist, Musician etc.
In a special ceremony held in Kathmandu on September 20, 2015, the new constitution of Nepal was unveiled by the president Dr. Ram Baran Yadav at the Constitution Assembly (CA) in Kathmandu. The constitution was written after an 8-years-long writing process spanning two Constitution Assemblies. Although there are still some people who are not satisfied by the new constitution, ninety percent of CA members had endorsed it. The citizens of Terai region have complained that the Constitution hasn’t incorporated their demands. As the new Constitution can easily be amended by 2/3 majority in the parliament, all the concerns can easily be incorporated in future amendments. According to reports, the new Constitution is the most democratic Constitution in the history of Nepal. On the completion of the lengthy constitution writing process, the film artists have welcomed it and have congratulated everybody for the achievement. I have collected some of the responses of Nepali artists on the historic day.
This Friday, on September 11, 2015, two new movies are releasing on theater. The movies previously scheduled to release earlier had been pushed back by the earthquake of April 25. The movies releasing this Firday are Krishna Poudel’s ‘Dhoon’, and Dev Kumar Shrestha’s movie ‘Luv Sab’.
Earlier, Shovit Basnet‘s movie ‘Jaun Hida Pokhara’ was also scheduled to release on the date. But it seems, the movie is not going to release this Friday and actor Jaya Kishan Basnet is promoting ‘Luv Sab’. The change makes sense as the director of ‘Jaun Hida Pokhara’, Shovit Basnet is the father of Salon Basnet, the lead actor of ‘Luv Sab’.
A Ananaya Cine Makers banner Nepali movie ‘Jab Jab Maya Baschha’ is presented by Mani Ram Poudel. Actors Sunil Dutt Pandey and Mamata Pradhan are featured in guest role in the movie. The movie features choreography of Gobinda Rai / Kamal Rai, action of Himal KC, editing of Anil Gautam, script/dialogue of Ashok Dhakal, cinematography of Dik Khadka, music by Sachin Singh, and the story by the director Binay Thapa.
Actor Jiwan Luitel has become the father of the second child, a daughter on June 22. Jiwan’s first child, a son was born a year and half ago. In a message posted in his Facebook profile, Jiwan has congratulated his wife, Anjali Luitel, for the delivery of his second child. He hopes his family will be happier with the new member in the family. Jiwan’s first child was born on December 14, 2013.
Photos of the new member in Jiwan Luitel’s family:
Photo 1 – Jiwan Luitel holds the new born daughter on his hand.
After devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015, the Nepali film industry is trying to get back to its track. After the earthquake all the shootings were halted, movie releases re-scheduled, and the theatres were closed. Artists were busy in earthquake relief works. Now, more than a months of the sad incident, the industry some works have started.
A video report on the current status of Nepali entertainment industry:
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At the time of the earthquake, the shooting of the movie ‘Bhaag Saani Bhaag’ was in its last stage in Kathmandu. When the shooting studio was damaged by the earthquake, the remaining shooting was done in the home of one of the artists.