Movie Songs – Classic, audio jukebox

The upcoming movie ‘Classic’ repeats the ‘November Rain’ couple Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha in leading role. The movie by the same production team is also a highly awaited movie because of the success of ‘November Rain’. The movie is the story of two blind characters played by Aryan and Namrata. The movie is expected to release on February 12, just in time for the Valentine Day.

classic audio jukebox

The movie ‘Classic’ is a presentation of Aryan Sigdel Entertainment and Subash Entertainment production movie. Directed by Dinesh Raut the movie features Romi Ghimire, Prajwal Sujal Giri, Shisir Rana and Sushil Kafle with Aryan and Namrata. The producer of the movie is Subash Giri. The Jukebox attached at the end features six songs. Out of the six songs, two are different versions of the same song. Details of each of the songs:

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Movie Songs – Kaifiyat, audio jukebox

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).

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Movie Songs – Lati audio jukebox

Here are the songs of upcoming movie ‘Lati’. The movie features the music of Basanta Sapkota and lyrics of Dayaram Dahal. The movie initially scheduled to release on May 15 was delayed because of the earthquake of April 25. The ‘ATM’ actress Sabina Karki is featured in a character of a simpleton girl (watch ‘ATM’ here).

The jukebox has three songs from the movie:

  • Yo mayako Reet – on the voice of Shiv Pariyar
  • Sunkoshi ma (male) – by Sanyog Gogi
  • Sunkoshi ma (female) by  Prabisha Adhikari

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Movie Songs – Adhi Bato audio jukebox

Here are the songs of the movie released a year earlier on April 4, 2014. The Shabir Shrestha‘s directorial venture movie ‘Aadhi Bato’ features Yash Kumar, Jenisha KC and Sabin Shrestha, Anu Shah in leading roles. A part of the movie was shot in the UK.

When the actress Jenisha went to the UK for the shooting, there was a rumor of the relationship between Jenisha and the NRN producer Ramesh Twayana. It was not the first time Twayana was linked to the actress of the movie he is producing. He was also linked to actress Sumina Ghimire when they secretly traveled to foreign countries.

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Musical instruments in Panche Baja and Naumati Baja – traditional Nepali music

Panche Baja (literally – five musical instruments) is a group of five traditional musical instruments played in Nepal during certain auspicious occasions like marriages. A small band of five people (traditionally, called Damahi) can form the musical band to perform in such occasions. The five instruments are:

  • Dholaki (Two sided drum, similar to Madal)
  • Tyamko (small kettle drum)
  • Damaha or Nagara (kettle drum)
  • Sahanai (a short pipe instrument) and
  • Jhurma or jhyali (cymbals)


Panche Baja – the five musical instruments – Dholki (Top left), Tyamko (Top right), Damaha (Bottom left), Sahanai (Bottom center), Jhyali (Bottom right)

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5 reasons music in memory card or pendrive won't work

Why are they scared of internet?

It made a ‘headline news’ when Music Nepal, the biggest music distributor in Nepal decided to sell music in memory card. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai inaugurated the pendrive by playing the National Anthem.

The memory card will be of capacity 1-2 GB and costs Rs. 675. Pendrive costs much more at Rs. 875. I know it includes the cost of hardware.

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Itihaas Jitneharuka lagi (History for Winners)

Documentary – इतिहास जित्नेहरुको लागी (History for Winners)

Directed and presented by Pranay Limbu based on Nepali Singers Kuber Rai and Dhiraj Rai.

An award-winning singer makes a desperate but unsuccessful attempt to make a comeback after being in musical hibernation for seven years. Itihaas Jitneharuka Laagi portrays the changes in the Nepali music scene, as represented by Kuber Rai and Dhiraj Rai. The two singers are a study in contrasts, with their diametrically opposing personalities and attitude towards music.

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Sarangi – the Nepali Musical Instrument

Sarangi is a stringed instrument played by traditional ‘Gaine’ or ‘Gandarbha’ community of Nepal. The  Indo-Aryan ethnic group mainly from central hilly region of Nepal makes a living by singing a type of folk song and narrative tales commonly known as ‘Gaine Geet’ or ‘Gandarva Geet’.

It is believed that Sarangi originated from Nepal. The simplistic design of the instrument made it easy to be manufactured and maintained locally. It is sad that search of sarangi in the internet lands us to Indian musical instrument which is quite different from the Nepali version. Encyclopedias and dictionaries like Britannica, Wikipedia (there is a page for Nepali sarangi however), Farlex, and Oxford Dictionary don’t mention Nepali Sarangi at all.

Unlike Classical Indian Sarangi, it has four strings and all of them are played. The neck and body of the instrument are made from a single piece of light wood, locally known as Khirro. The body is carved into a hollow frame with two openings. The lower opening is then covered up with dried sheep-skin. Traditionally the fine nerves from sheep’s intestine were woven to get the strings. Horse-tail hair was originally used for the bow string of the Sarangi. These days nylon strings are preferred to the sheep nerves and horse-tail hair. The instrument is placed vertically on the left knee, suspended in front of the body by means of a cord around the left shoulder, and is played with a bow.

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