The movie ‘Maun’ is made on a realistic characters seen in the society. It is a story of the love of two deaf and mute characters – Aman, played by Arpan Thapa, and Barsha, played by Namrata Shrestha. Namrata started experimenting with being featured as a disabl character in ‘Maun’ and it got to a new height in ‘Classic’. The new movie ‘Classic’ became one of the best movies of the year 2016, winning every awards of Best Actress for Namrata. This movie is a must see for those who like the new movie.
The story of love between hearing impaired Aman and Barsha is interesting as the story unfolds of Aman’s dark past. While Aman engulf’s himself smoking, Barsha is a free-spirited girl who is believes in achieving something meaningful in her life despite of her disability. For the preperation of this movie, Namrata also had gone through a training on sign language – the mode of communication between the deaf people. We had done a full review of Maun in 2013. In an interview with us, the director Suraj Bhusal told that the movie is ‘a simple love story’.
A friend in Twitter, Rakesh, has categorized the Nepali movies in four different types. Although the categorization is done very loosely and the boundary of this categorization is extremely blurry, such a categorization can give a rough guide on what a particular movie is like. I think, there is room for improvement in this categorization so that one can easily decide on whether to watch the movie or not. There is a possibility that some movies might fall in more than one category. Let’s review each category in detail with examples.
Masala Nepali movies
New Age Nepali movies
Nepali movies for youth
B and C Grade Nepali movies
Historical and Art Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies contain all the different entertaining aspects of movies. They are the mix of comedy, family drama, action, music and love all stuffed in a movie to appeal all types of viewers. They might contain all these ingredients (masala) or some of them. These types of movies are less risky and hence, the established film producers prefer to go with these type of movies.
Similar to the Kamana Film Award, held earlier, Keki Adhikari and Aryan Sigdel have managed to win the best actor awards in D Cine Award.
The film award only for the films made on digital technology, D Cine Award, was held in Kathmandu on December 3, 2014. In the award ceremony organized by Chhayachabi Creation, awards in 22 different catgories were awarded.
Two movies that won most award with 5 awards each are ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ and ‘Chha Ekan Chha’. Actor Aryan Sigdel and actress Keki Adhikari were awarded the best actor and actress award respectively.
Here are the list of Award winning films and their respective awards:
The first CG Kamana Film Awards was announced in a program held on December 1, 2014 in Kathmandu. In addition to awarding the artists, a cultural program was also organized featuring Nepali film artists including Karishma Manandhar, Bhuwan KC and other. The nomination list of Kamana Film Award was posted in xnepali in October.
Following movies and artists were honored by the award in the ceremony:
Nepal Film Development Company (NFDC) started the National Film Award last year and it has started nominating the best artists every 4 months. The final nomination will be compiled from these nominations. The current nomination is based on the movies released in the last four months (Bhadra 1 to Mangsir end) in theaters.
In the last four months 29 movies were released. The top five movies nominated for the award are:
Nepali movie ‘Maun’ was released all over the theatres in Nepal on September 27, 2013. The movie is jointly produced by Nabin Gauli and Suraj Bhusal, the director. Maun features Arpan Thapa and Namrata Shrestha in lead role. In addition to being the lead actor, Arpan has also written the story of the suspense love story of two deaf people.
‘Maun’ starts at a library where a couple buy a book titled ‘Maun’ written by an other named Barsha (Namrata Shrestha). The couple also meet writer in the café of library where, they reveal the story of Barsha. Barsha is a mute, deaf girl who had returned back to Nepal from United States and meets another deaf guy called Iman (Arpan Thapa) in a personality development workshop. As the time passed, Iman and Barsha fall in love.
Nepali movie ‘Maun’ is released on October 26, 2013. Before we review the movie, we write about what the movie is all about and give the facts about the movie in these pre-release review.
The movie directed by Suraj Bhushal (an interview with Suraj Bhusal) features Arpan Thapa and Namrata Shrestha in leading roles. The movie features the cinematoraphy of Sanjay Lama, music direction of Sugam Pokhrel, Swopnil Sharma and Sanup Paudel, editing of Nimesh Shrestha, story and script of Arpan Thapa.
Nepali actress Namrata Shrestha went to Bal Mandir in Naxal to celebrate her 27th birthday. The event was organized by the team of her upcoming movie ‘Maun’. To celebrate her birthday, Namrata cut the cake and feed the students. The director of ‘Maun’ Suraj Bhusal also feed the cake to the student.
Apart from celebration of Namrata’s birthday, a first look poster of the movie was also released in the program. With a tagline “a loud silence” the love story movie features Arpan Thapa and Namrataa Shrestha in the leading roles. The story and script of the movie is written by Arpan Thapa and is jointly produced by Navin Gauli and the director Bhushal.