Movie Awards in Nepali Film Industry and NEFTA Film Awards

When we see a couple of movies being released in Nepal almost every weeks, we get a feeling that the Nepali film industry is a successful industry. Every actor/actress seem very busy in one shooting or the other. The film personalities are busy in a number of events including movie launch, music launch, premiere shows, foreign shows and so on. Question arises – can the ‘book’ (film industry) be judged by its cover (all the hypes)?

Movie awards is another aspect the industry has progressed a lot. In the last two years, we have seen a huge increase in the number of Nepali Film Awards. Different organizations and associations are organizing such film awards without any coordination with each other. A few years back in the history, there were only music awards and there were nothing like movie awards. Now, the situation has reversed and there are more movie award ceremonies than music award events.

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Dasdhunga won the Merocinema Popular Award 2010

The result of the online voting for Merocinema Popular Award 2010 is announced today. Dasdhunga has become the  most popular movie of the year.

The most successful movie has become Bato Muni Ko Phool with 6 awards in different categories. Other winners are:

  • Best movie – Dasdhunga
  • Best director – Suroj Singh "Nalbo" (Bato Muni Ko Phool)
  • Best actor – Rajesh Hamal (from Desh / Swabhimaan / Didi Bhai)
  • Best actress – Rekha thapa (from Bato Muni Ko Phool/Kasle Choryo Mero Man)
  • Best musician – Mahesh Khadka (Nai Nabhannu La)
  • Best singer (male) – Dipak Limbu (Nai Nabhannu La)
  • Best singer (female) – Prakriti Giri (Bato Muni Ko Phool)
  • Best actor (supporting) – Vinaya Shrestha (First Love)
  • Best actor in comic role – Nirmal Sharma (Afno Manche Afnai Huncha)
  • Best actor in negative role – Saugat Malla (Dashdhunga)
  • Best script writer – Suroj Subba "Nalbo" (Bato Muni Ko Phool)
  • Best action director – Rajendra Khadgi (Desh/Ranasangram)
  • Best choreographer – Alok Nembang (Kohi Mero)
  • Best editor – Simosh Sunuwar(First Love)
  • Best cinematographer – Sanjay Lama (Bato Muniko Phool)
  • Best new face (male) – Yash Kumar (Bato Muni Ko Phool)
  • Best new face (Female) – Richa Sharma (First Love)

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