Dashain is just around the corner and I am already in Dashain mood. I have started listening to Dashain songs whenever I can. I have also made a playlist of 10 Dashain songs for myself. Then, I thought it would be a good idea if I share the list to others who might be looking to listen to Dashain songs.
I have prepared a video report on my selection of songs – broadly categorized in three parts:
1. Feel Good Dashain songs
2. Dashain problem songs
3. Sad Dashain songs
Watch the video report before I list all the 10 songs:
Feel Good Dashain Songs
These are the songs I listen to mostly. They are fun filled and entertaining. They talk about how great Dashain is and how we should enjoy our time. The fun filled songs include that from the movie ‘Muglan’. The song tiled ‘Dashain Aayo’ is feel-good song:
The girl band Dalshabet’s latest video ‘Hey Mr. Joker’ was banned in televisions across South Korea. The song starts as – “Hey Mr Joker, why are you shaking me up….”
The innocent sounding lyrics sounds quite different in the ears of the Korean audience.
In Korea, the word “joker” is written “조커,” and is pronounced “Joh-kuh.”
The word “joh” in Korean is a man’s penis. That is not all, “kuh” means ‘big’ in Korean.
Now, when the word together is no longer as innocent as it sounds. When the girls sing the lyrics “Joker, I want it, I am out of breath, baby good night,” it has a whole new meaning to the Korean audience.
With concerns of sexual references in its lyrics of the song, KBS has banned the song in Korea.
The second music video of the awaited movie ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ has been released. The first song was popular because of the beautiful sceneries and the second is being popular for the traditional Nepali attire.
The song tireld ‘Kinideuna Saila …’ featuring Samragyee R L Shah is composed in a traditional Nepali folk style music. The song featues the lyrics and music of Basanta Sapkota and the voice of Sadhana Sargam. The choreography of the dance is done by Kabiraj Gahatraj.
The song has received positive response from the viewers for the music and the costume of the actress. The actress Samragyee is popular for he beauty and acting skill in her debut movie ‘Dreams’. She has been very popular and successful after the debut movie although the only movie released so far is the debut movie. In coming days, three of Samragyee’s movies are releasing in a short time. ‘A Mero Hajur’ and ‘Timi Sanga’ feature Samragyee in leading role. Another movie, ‘Mangalam’ features Samragyee in a guest role.
About ‘A Mero Hajur 2’
The sequel of ‘A Mero Hajur’ – a superhit movie featuring actress Jharana Thapa opposite to late Shree Krishna Shrestha is directed by Jharana. The lead actress is Samratyee RL Shah with Salin Man Baniya and Salon Basnet. The movie is made on the story of a popular astrologer, Harihar Adhikari. The screenplay and dialogue are jointly written by Harihar Adhikari and Samipya Timilsina. Cinematographer is Sanjay Lama. Music in the movie are composed by Basanta Sapkota and Kalyan Singh. Action by Roshan Shrestha, background score by Sailesh Shrestha, choreography by Renasha Rai and Kabiraj Gahatraj.
The competition between the sequels of ‘Prem Geet’ has been quite fierce before the release of the movies. After a week of the release of the title song of ‘Prem Geet 2’ the title song of the another sequel ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ was released. Now, one has released the second song, an item number while another has released an audio jukebox of all the songs from the movie.
Although the first song of ‘Prem Geet 2’ was good enough and became very popular in a short time, I think, the second song is far better in terms of music and the choreography. The first song was popular because of the beautiful location and cinematography, the second most probably will be popular because of the music. Music videos show that the film is promising.
The song titled ‘Motorcycle ma’ features actress Swostima Khadka and Aslesha Thakuri with the lead actor Pradeep Khadka. The song features the voice of Indira Joshi and Pratap Das. The lyrics are written by Rajesh Kumar Shrestha and Babin, music is composed by Alish Karki and choreography by Renasha Rai.
A song of upcoming movie of action star Nikhil Upreti and Neeta Dhungana – ‘Nirbhay’ is released. The movie by Prasiddhi Cine Arts, ‘Nirbhay’ is an action movie with love story. The song titled ‘Khullam Khulla Pyar’ features Nikhil and Neeta.
The song featuring the voices of Pramod Kharel and Anju Panta is romantic song. The choreographer of the song is Ramji Lamichhane and features an attractive music.
The superstar actor Rajesh Hamal is being featured in a Bhadra 9 (August 25, 2016) release movie ‘Sakuntala’. Based on the character, a Teej music video featuring Rajesh Hamal in a woman’s role is released on July 19, 2016. In the music video, Rajesh Hamal has performed a short but nice dance. Watch the Teej music video. (The music video is attached at the end of the post)
In the music video – Rajesh Hamal appears at 2:15 and ends at 2:42. It is really short. Another appearance is at 4:34 to 4:44.
The music video features actors Kishor Khatiwada, Shankar BC, and Smriti Shrestha. The song is made on the lyrics and music of Ek Narayan Bhandari. The singers are Jiwan Pariyar and Keshu Guurng. The choreographer of the music video is Shankar BC, camera by Rajesh Ghimire, editing by Nabin Gharti Magar. Continue reading
Although there used to be various awards for Nepali music, a new category of award has emerged – Music video award. To evaluate the technicians and artists in the newly emerging field, award nominations for the new Music Video Award has been released. The award will be awarded in three categories, namely:
- Category A – Music – Best Vocal (Male and Female), Best Vocal Pop (Male and Female), Best Lyrics, Best Music, Best Arrangement and Best Lok Dohori
- Category B – Video – Music Video, Video Director, Actor, Actress, Choreography, cameraperson, editor
- Category C – Special – Music Video(Diaspora), National Feeling, New Talent, Trend Setter, Special contribution
The nominations for the Music category are:
The songs of the upcoming movie ‘Kaifiyat’ are attached at the end of this post. The movie featuring Nandita KC, Nabin Shrestha, CP Poudel and others is directed by Dasharat Giri. The movie is made on the script and dialogue of Madhav Sharma. The movie by Chintamani Baral is a presentation of Om Dakshinkali Films banner. In the movie actress Nandita KC is featured in double role.
The movie is scheduled to release on Magh 15 (January 29, 2015).
In the worst ever earthquake in Nepal, more than 1,500 people have been reported dead so far. There is a high chance that the number increase significantly. There had been more than 20 aftershocks and more are a possibility. Shankar BC and the team were shooting a music video in Chapali Height area when the earthquake happened. The dancer and choreographer BC has shared the following photos of the landslide caused by the earthquake.
The landslide didn’t cause any damages to the shooting crews.
On the occasion of Mother’s Day, a music video featuring actress Sanchita Luitel was released. The mother of two is featured as a mother in the comeback music video. The video also features Sanchita’s son Arthav and daughter Sahisha.
The music video directed by a journalist of Kantipur Saptahik, Bidur Khatiwada features a story of a mother whose children have gone to a foreign country.
Comedy actor Hari Bansha Acharya knows how to make his creations hit. After the huge success of his autobiography, a music video he has released on April 11, 2014 is expected to be equally successful.
The music video titled ‘Khokro Sarangi’ is written and voiced by Hari Bansha Acharya. The music is composed by Premraja Mahat. The music video features Hari Bansha, Rubin Gandarva, Laxyata Kusing and others.
The daughter of well known actress in Nepali film industry, Karishma Manandhar, has debuted in the entertainment industry in a music video. The song titled ‘Bhaigo’ by Saroj Dutta features the 19-years-old star-child, Kabita Manandhar with Sakar Thapa. Directed by Miss ANA 2012, Sushma Bogati, the music is composed by well known musician and singer Sugam Pokharel.
Earlier in January, we wrote a post about the upcoming music video of Kabita.
These days director Suresh Darpan Pokharel is in film distribution business and has taken a break from directing movie. That however hasn’t stopped him from directing music videos. Recently he has directed a music video for singer Pranis Maskey featuring actress Karishma Manandhar.
Video of Karishma, during the shooting:
The daughter of well known actress Karishma Manandhar, Kabita Manandhar is going to be featured in a music video of singer Saroj Dutta titled ‘Bhaigo’. In the comeback single of Saroj, after a gap of 8 years, model Sakar Thapa is featured in Kabita’s opposite.
The music video is the directorial debut of Miss ANA 2012, Sushma Bogati. Other artists involved in the project are – Sukhee Suwal in makeup, Arjoon KC of A Factory Studio as project manager, Nikesh Shrestha as cinematographer and post production. The music video is the first joint venture of AFactory Studio and Kantipur Films.
Three music videos of upcoming of upcoming movie ‘Magha’ featuring Namrata Shrestha, Raymon Das Shrestha and Siddhartha Koirala, filmed on the music and the lyrics of late Gopal Yonjan were recently released. The video choreographed by Kamal Rai, ‘Mero Joban Laijau’, ‘Yeti Chokho” and ‘Kali Pani Dekhe …’ are popular songs among Nepali music lovers.
The movie directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniar is made on a story of the relationship of a upper-middle-class architect Megha, played by Namrata, with her husband Ishan, played by Raymon and her lover Gaurav, played by Siddhartha Koirala.