The fifth INAS Film Award was held on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Kathmandu. In the award ceremony held at Rastriya Sabha Griha, ‘Jatra’ was awarded the best movie and the best actor award. While Bipin Karki became the best actor, Shrijana Subba of ‘Dying Candle’ was awarded the best actress award.
Diya Pun became the best new actress, Milan Chams the best director and Barsha Raut the best supporting actress. Dipa Shree Niraula was awarded the best new director. In the event comedy actor Jitu Nepal gave his comedy presentation, actor Salon Basnet and actress Karishma Shrestha had performed dance. Musician Basanta Sapkota and Rajanraj Siwakoti performed songs. Other artists in the program include singer Nima Rumba and comedy actor Mahadev Tripathi.
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Anmol KC made news when he appeared with two bodyguards when he visited film-halls during the release of his movie ‘Dreams’. It is not clear if the extra security was necessary or was only a publicity stunt. One thing is for sure, other actors are also following Anmol KC for the sake of publicity.
Being covered by bodyguards in film halls makes sense. It is not easy for the artists to deal with the crowd. That was seen during the release of ‘A Mero Hajur 2’. The six bodyguards had hard time protecting the actors Salinman Baniya, Samragyee RL Shah and Salon Basnet.
Nepali Movie – Bir Bikram
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Arpan Thapa and Diya Pun etc.
Director – Milan Chams
About ‘Bir Bikram’
The movie by Milan Chams, ‘Bir Bikram’ was released on Thrusday instead of the regular Friday release on August 18, 2016 (Release news). The movie was made under Chams Entertainment banner, the home production of the director Milan Chams. The movie features the music of Tara Prakash Limbu, the writer is Yam Thapa, choreographer is Renasha Rai, background scores by Shahas Shakya, action by Samrat Basnet.
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In the Nepali Music Video Award ceremony held in the capital of United Arab Emeritus, Abu Dhabi on September 16, various artists were awarded in 18 different categories. To participate in the award ceremony singer Komal Oli, models Yashraj Garach, Paul Shah, Amir Shekh, Shyam Aryal, Shankar BC, Pooja Sharma and Barsha Raut had arrived from Nepal. Others present in the ceremony include singer Yuvaraj Chaulagain, singer Durga Kharel, Subrat Acharya and Sridhar Poudel.
In addition to the music video award, musical and dance performances were also done in-between. The director Sudarshan Thapa also announced his next movie ‘Me Yeuta Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ featuring Paul Shah and Pooja Sharma in leading roles. (My report on the announcement)
Watch a hot video of Pooja Sharma dancing in a ‘Prem Geet’ song “High high high” in the program before the list of winners (watch ‘Prem Geet’, full movie):
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Two new Nepali movies have released on Thursday, August 18, 2016 a day before the usual release dates on Friday. The movies are released on the holiday, Rakshya Bandhan. Two awaited movies ‘Chapali Height 2’ and ‘Bir Bikram’ are released to take advantage of the holiday. The film producers association had loosened the previous requirements to release new movies only in Fridays and allowed to release on days others than Friday on festival times. Based on the release of films in other days, other film makers have also announced release date that don’t fall on non-Fridays.
Chapali Height 2
The movie ‘Chapali Height 2’ is a sequel of a hit movie ‘Chapali Height’ released three years ago. The sequel however doesn’t feature any actors of the original movie. The new movie is made Aasma Films banner and is produced by Arjun Kumar. The producer and the director, Dipendra K Khanal were same in both the sequels. Continue reading
UPDATE 1 : Photos of Bhai Tika of Rajesh Hamal, Dilip Rayamajhi, Jal Shah, Namrata Shrestha, Nisha Sunar are added.
The second biggest festival in Nepal after Dashain, Tihar has been wrapped up on Friday November 13. The last day of Tihar – Bhai Tika is celebrated by brothers and sisters to show their love and dedication to each other. On the occasion, despite of economic blockade from India, people have followed the tradition. Update
Top 5 Bhai Tika moments:
- Komal Oli’s petrol presents to her brothers
- Palpasa Dangol’s – Bhaitika in Teaching Hospital
- Dilip Rayamajhi and Jal Shah celebrate Bhai Tika after 13 years
- Rista Basnet got well just in time for Bhai Tika
- New sisters and brothers
The beauty of Bhai Tika is that people make new brothers and sisters during the festival. For example, Takme Budha (Wilson Bikram Rai) and Ashma DC and Sanyukta Puri, Jal Shah and Bikrant Basnet, Nisha Sunar and Suman Budha Magar, Naresh Bhattarai and Sapana Chamling Rai became new brothers/sisters this year.
Singer, journalist and actress Komal Oli made this year’s Bhai Tika memorable by presenting 2-litres petrol to each of her brothers. At the time of petrol-crisis in Nepal, that would certainly made the happiest brothers.
Comedy actress Palpasa Dangol, popularly known as Chamsuri has urine infection and was rushed to emergency room in Teaching Hospital right before Bhai Tika. As she had to be treated in the hospital, her brothers visited Dangol in hospital bed to take Bhai Tika. Palpasa has told that that was one of the most memorable Bhai Tika in her life.
Director Milan Chams has announced a movie titled ‘Bir Bikram’ featuring new actress Diya Pun with Dayahang Rai, Anup Bikram Shahi and Arpan Thapa in leading roles. The movie to go on floor on Bhadra 1 will be shot in locations in and out of Kathmandu.
The movie to be made on action and comedy is written by Ram Thapa. Ram KC is the cinematographer, Tara Prakash Limbu is the musician and Renasha Rai is the choreographer. The movie is being produced by Milan Chams with the co-production of Anil Rai, Prithivi Rai and Shiva Kumar Rai.
After a year of the release of action movie ‘Hasiya’, the director and the producer of the movie has announced the making of the sequel of the movie. According to Milan Chams, the sequel of the movie will repeat actress Hema Shrestha in leading role. Actor Anup Bikram Shahi will be featured opposite to Hema.
The original ‘Hasiya’ featuring Hema Shrestha in action role was produced by Durga Ghale. The movie ‘Hasiya’ was released on May 23, 2014. After the movie, Hema started working as an air hostess at Etihad Airways and moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE. Hema is a trained in martial arts and had performed stunts in her debut movie. The item song featuring Hema Shrestha and Priyanka Karki was highly advertised for costing Rs. 1 million to film. Actor Rajesh Hamal had also taken the poster to the top of the highest peak in the UK for it’s promotion.
Two highly awaited movies, ‘Mero Best Friend’ and ‘Hasiya’ are releasing in theater on May 23, 2014. One of them is the debut movie of Priyanka Karki and another also features Priyanka as an item girl.
The action themed movie ‘Hasiya’ features actress Hema Shrestha in fully action role. The female oriented movie is produced by Milan Chams. With Hema superstar Rajesh Hamal is also featured in lead role in the movie. Other notable actors in the movie are Miss Nepal 1994, Ruby Rana and Anup Bikram Shahi. The movie was recently premiered in UK. The viewers in the UK had termed the movie of being of international standard.
Actor Rajesh Hamal and ‘Hasiya’ producer Milan Chams climbed Stonedon mountain in UK and displayed the posted of the upcoming movie on the top. Although it is termed the highest mountain in Wales, the 3,560 ft (1,085 m) mountain is more like a stone hill than a mountain.
On top of the mountain Rajesh Hamal and the team featured posters of ‘Hasiya’. Rajesh Hamal and ‘Hasiya’ team is currently in the UK to premier the movie and promote it.