Tattoos are painful to start. May be the pain and the possibility of expressing oneself through the art are the main reasons people ink their bodies. These days, tattoo are quite popular among the youths and middle-aged people. A lot of Nepali artists, including actresses are getting new tattoos on them. The latest in the group of actresses are Samragyee RL Shah, Sweta Khadka, Pooja Sharma, Poojana Pradhan, Sagun Shahi, Namrata Sapkota and others. Actress Priyanka Karki inked herself during her college days in USA.
Some people cringe when they see tattoos on sensitive parts of their bodies and other prefer to show off their artistic nature by inking in such body parts. One of the most common such part in female body is their breast. I have prepared a video report on five actresses who have tattoos on their breast.
Nepali film – Cheli Starring – Sunil Thapa, Mausami Malla, Sikha Malla, Bishnu Malla, Narendra Karki, Rabindra Khadka (special appearance) etc. Story – Om Gurung ‘Pratik’ Director – Rajudhoj Rana
The movie by Deepak Dhungana is a presentation of Shradha Arts’ first movie. The movie features actors Sunil Thapa, Mausami Malla, Sikha Malla and others. The movie features Rabindra Khadka in a special appearance role. The story of the movie is written by Om Gurung ‘Pratik’. The director Raju Dhoj Rana has written the script and the dialogue of the film. The woman oriented film is about the women problem in the Nepali society.
Nepali Movie – Kanchhi Starring – Sushma Shahi, Shiva Shrestha, Shanti Maskey, Sushila Rayamajhi, BS Thapa, Sharmila Shah, Mausami Malla etc. Director – BS Thapa
Super hit Nepali movie ‘Kanchhi’ was released in 1984 and had celebrated 101 days in theater. The story and the script of the movie was written by the director BS Thapa and was produced under the banner of Om Production.
The movie features the cinematography of Ramchandra (camera by Rustam Engineer, Balu T Sawant and Murari Thakur.) The action is coordinated by Gopal Bhutani, Kishor Rana is the chief assistant director, Manohari Singh has arranged the background music, dialogue by Chetan Karki, choreography of Basanta Rayamajhi, editing by K. Nanda, and music by Gopal Yonjan. The story and the script of the movie is written by the director, BS Thapa.
Nepali Movie – Kasam Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Kristi KC (Kristi Mainali), Ganesh Upreti, Bina Basnet (Bina Budhathoki), Shree Krishna Shrestha, Mohan Niraula, Laxmi Giri, Jagan Shrestha, Mohan Niraula etc. Director – Deepak Rayamajhi
The Nepali movie ‘Kasam’ is a presentation of Jagan Shrestha for Subhalaxmi Films. Madan Ghimire is the assistant director of the movie. Action by Rajendra Khadgi, music composition by Sambhujit Baskota, lyrics Kiran Kharel / Sambhujit Baskota, choreography by Basanta Jung Rayamajhi, dialogue and chief assistant director is Mohan Niraula, cinematogrpahy by Javed Shah, Ashok Ratna Tuladhar, the script is written by Deepak Rayamajhi.
Action by Rajendra Khadgi, choreography by Basanta Jung Rayamajhi, dialogue / chief assist direction by Mohan Niraula, editing by Mukhtar Ahmed, cinematography by Javed Shah / Ashok Ratna Tuladhar, Music by Sambhujit Baskota and script by the director Deepak Rayamajhi. Madan Ghimire is the assistant director of the film. Continue reading
Nepali Movie – Aanshu Starring – Rabindra Khadka, Mausami Malla, Subhadra Adhikari, Riddhi Charan Shrestha, Sunil Thapa etc. Director – Som Nath Bhattrai
The movie is a presentation of Jyoti Movie Makers by Somkrishna Bhattarai. Nepali film ‘Aansu’ features well known film director Narayan Puri as the assistant director. The editing of the film is done by Rabindra Pandey, action by the well known action director Rajendra Khadgi, and the choreography by Kamal Rai. The story of the movie is written by well known actor Anup Baral, dialogue are written by Keshav Dahal and the music is composed by Samir Thapa. Well known cinematographer Gauri Shankar Dhuju has done the camera work, and the script is written by the director Somnath Bhattarai himself.
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.
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
Nepali Movie – Khoj Starring – Suman Singh, Biraj Bhatt, Dipshikha Shahi, Kalpana Shahi, Mausami Malla, Baldip Rai etc. Director – Kishor Dhakal
Nepali movie ‘Khoj’ is a presentation of Nainu Shumsher JBR. The movie features the art by late Gopal Bhutani, Background Score by Yam Ale Magar, lyrics by Pramod Dhungana, music by Basanta Sapkota, action by Roshan Shrestha, editing by Banish Shah, choreography by Raju Shah, the script and the cinematography by the director Kishor Dhakal.
I wrote his article in May of 2016 – to mark the Nepali Mother’s Day. I am re-writing this article because there are three more updates in the article :
Sumina Ghimire gave birth to her daughter in December 25, 2015. Sumina Ghimire had gone into hiding after marrying, so it took me nine months to know about her childbirth. (photo and a video report is attached.)
Simpal Khanal is also expecting a new child soon. Although Simpal had also gone into hiding after marrying a UK resident guy, she had shared the photo of her big belly recently. (a video report is attached – read more about Simpal’s pregnancy here)
Sumi Khadka is another actress who is pregnant now. Sumi had announced the pregancy on September 26, 2016. Khadka, a former Miss Nepal, was also an actress in a number of movies. Sumi had married Chiran Basnyat in 2015. (A photo is attached.)
Video report (May 2016):
On the Nepali Mother’s Day, I had also collected the mothers of some of the Nepali actresses. The creator, mothers of the beautiful and charming actresses are mostly in the shadow of the limelights of their daughters.
But, today I am collecting the actresses who are themselves mothers. (Update of more photos and video coming soon.) Continue reading
The first female producer of Nepali movie is Manju Rana, the producer of the Nepali movie ‘Juni’. After Manju the professional female producer of Nepali movie is Sumitra Poudel. Producer Malati Rai produced the super-hit Nepali movie ‘Saino’. These producers were not actresses. In later days, actresses had entered film production business with mixed result.
At this time, at least 5 movies produced by actresses are recently released or waiting to release in near future. Actress Poojana Pradhan‘s debut production movie ‘Chocolete’ is releasing on December 4, 2015. Similarly, actress Karishma Manandhar‘s production ‘Falgu’ is releasing on February 17, 2016 and actress Rekha Thapa‘s production movie ‘Rampyari’ is scheduled to release on April 8, 2016. Another actress, Suvekshya Thapa‘s home co-production movie ‘Bindaas 3’ is also ready for release. Actress Ashika Tamang‘s debut movie both as an actress and as a producer was released on October 23.
Let’s analyze 1 dozen actresses who turned into producers in Nepali film industry.
(Video summary of producer actresses:)
Rekha’s ex-husband had registered Rekha Films after her and produced some successful movies under the banner. When Rekha and Chhabi divorced Rekha took the production with her. Chhabi had registered Chhabiraj Films banner to produce his later films. Rekha Films and Chhabiraj Films jointly produced ‘Hamesha’ before parting their ways in their next movies. The success of Rekha’s own production ‘Kali’ and ‘Himmatwali’ were after parting from Chhabi has proved Rekha a successful film producer.
All the movies produced and released under Rekha Films are available in xnepali: