To make it easier for our viewers, I have collected all the sequels of the one of the most popular Nepali movie franchise, ‘Nai Nabhannu La’. Although the initial response was lukewarm, the movie piked up in later days.
The first sequel of ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ was released in August of 2010. One of the movie theatres, Hira Ratna, had removed the movie on the second day of it’s release because of low turn out of the viewers (read my report of 2010 – Did viewers say “Nai” to “Nai Na Bhannu La” the next day?). But, the musical love story movie turned out to be a blockbuster movie and did a good business in the theaters inside and outside of Kathmandu valley (Read the Year end report of the movies in 2010). Let me compare the four sequels of the movie in a tabular form:
Although I have all of these movies in separate post, I am compiling them all in one place so that you can enjoy them at the same time. Please comment which one do you like the most and why.
Watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’
As we bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016, I am going to look back into last year and evaluate the most popular movies in the year. There were less number of viewers when compared to previous years. We lost a lot of visitors after the earthquake on April 25.The following ranking is obtained from 60 lakh pageviews xnepali received in 2015.
The top 10 movies by viewers count in xnepali website (in reverse order) are:
The movie by Ram Babu Gurung featuring Dayahang Rai, Nischal Basnet was the superhit movie of 2014. I am surprised it falls in 10th place. I had expected it to be somewhere higher. (Watch ‘Kabaddi’ here)
‘Tandav’ nearly knocked ‘Kabaddi’ out of this list. (Watch ‘Tandav’ here)
The movie featuring Anmol KC with his girlfriend Anna Sharma was liked by the youths. The movie became very successful and had established Anmol KC as a horse of a long race. (Watch ‘Jerry’ here)
The winners of the Digital Cine Award 2072, organized by Chhaya Chhabi Creation was announced in a special program held in Kathmandu on December 21, 2015. In the award ceremony, the movie ‘November Rain’ bagged the most award – a total of eight awards including the best actors, best actress, best director awards.
While ‘November Rain’ became the best movie, ‘Bhimdatta’ was awarded the Critics Award and ‘Sunpani’ became the Special Film. Late actor Shree Krishna Shrestha‘s movie ‘Kohinoor’ was awarded the public choice award. Producer and film distributor Gopal Kayastha and actress Gauri Malla were awarded with Chhaya Chhabi Film Artist honor award. Film journalist Dabbu Chhetri was awarded the Chhaya Chhabi Film Journalism Award of value Rs. 7,777.
Watch Award winning movies
This is a partial list of the winners. Only the full movies available in xnepali are linked to the page to watch them:
Nepali Movie – Nai Nabhannu La 3
Starring – Aryan Sigdel, Priyanka Karki, Suraj Singh Thakuri, Anubhav Regmi, Sanchita Luitel etc.
Director – Muskan Dhakal
The third sequel of the popular Nai Nabhannu La franchise, ‘Nai Nabhannu La 3’ was also a superhit films like it’s predecessors ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ and ‘Nai Nabhannu La’. In this movie the direcotor Muskan Dhakal has debuted as a full director. In previous movies, Muskan used to work as assistant to Bikash Acharya. During the shooting of this movie Bikash was mourning and didn’t want to direct the movie. Bikash has directed the next in the sequel ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’. The movie in in it’s post production phase now.
The movie is presentation of Bikash Acharya for One Time Cinema. The movie marks the comeback of Sanchita Luitel after an absence of half a decade. The movie was released in April, 2015.
The nominations for the upcoming movie award, D Cine Award has been released. The 7th edition of the cinema award is one of the many Nepali film awards being held by various organizations. The Award has teamed up with CG (Chaudhary Group, the business organization of Binod Chaudhary) this year to rename it LG D Cine Award 2072. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in Mangsir month.
The nomination list is prepared from the movies released in the year 2071 BS. There will be 38 different categories of the award in the award ceremony. The award organizer has told that most of the 82 movies released in the year have participated in the award.
The jury members of the Award ceremony are writer and director Mohan Niraula, journalist and director Bijayaratna Tuladhar, musician Santosh Shrestha, and the first female cinematographer of Nepal Sabanam Mukhiya. Three movies out of the 5 nominations for best movies are available to watch in xnepali.
Watch the nominated movies:
- Watch ‘Kabaddi’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director, Best Actor (male), Best Editing and others.
- Watch ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director award, Action and others.
- Watch ‘November Rain’ – nominated for Best Movie Award, Best Director, Best Actor (male), Best Actor (Female), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (Female) and a lot of others.
- Watch ‘Birkhelai Chinchhas’ – Nominated for Best Script, Best New Director, Background Music,
- Watch ‘Jerryy’ – Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best New Actor (Female)
- Watch ‘Lazza’ – Nominated for Best New Actor (Female), Best Singer, Lyricist, Musician etc.
The nominations are as follows:
The nomination for the third edition of NFDC Award has been released. In the nomination top five in each of 14 categories are released. The awards will be handed over in 20 categories. The nomination is prepared by a jury of four members from the movies released in the past one year.
The movies considered for the nomination include the movies censor cleared by the Censor Board from the first to the last day of 2071, and released in at least five different theaters.
In the nomination movie ‘November Rain’ has received the most, 8 nominations including the Best Director and Best Movie. The nominations for the best movie are ‘Jerryy’ (watch ‘Jerry’ here), Kabaddi (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here), Nai Nabhannu La 3, ‘November Rain’ (watch ‘November Rain’ here) and ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’. The directors of these movies were also nominated for the Best Director award.
The musical love story ‘Nai Nabhannu La 3’ is the third sequel of the movies by the same names. The previous hit movies are available in full in xnepali here: watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ and watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La’.
The movie released on April 10, 2015 features Anuvab Regmi, Priyanka Karki, Aryan Sigdel, Suraj Singh Thakuri, Sanchita Luitel and others. The singers in the songs are Samyog Yogi, Melina Rai, Dipak Limbu, Rajina Rimal, Rajesh Payal Rai, Pratap Das and Swaroop Raj Acharya. The music is composed by Basanta Sapkota.
Box Office Film Club has honored 10 movies in an event held in Nagarkot at the end of the year 2071. Like previous years, the Club has selected the most successful movies in the year. Out of the movies released on the last Friday of 2070 to the last end of 2071 top ten movies were awarded with different honors.
The movie ‘Kohinoor’ was awarded the Super Duper Bumper Block Buster movie of the year 2071. The movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ (watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ here) was awarded Super Duper Hit honor. ‘Kabaddi’ (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here) and ‘Jerryy’ (watch ‘Jerryy’ here) were awarded Hit movie honors.
The success and the failure of a movie is also determined by the success or failure of the music and soundtrack of the movie. For that reason, the film makers allocate considerable amount of resources in the music composition and the preparation of the music videos. On the occasion of the New Year 2072, we have compiled the top 5 movie songs of the year.
Out of 84 movies released in 2071, only a few movies were successful in the year and some had catchy music and others didn’t.
1. Jalama of ‘Resham Filili’
One of the songs of the upcoming movie ‘Resham Filili’ titled ‘Jalama …’ became a super hit song of the year. The official music video of the lyrical soundtrack is yet to be released. Various cover versions and duplicate music videos of the song are prepared all over the world. The film makers have decided not to release the official music video until the release of the movie.
All three of the this Friday’s new release movies are most awaited movies of the year. A historical movie made on popular novel by Diamond Shumsher Rana, ‘Seto Bagh’ appeals to everybody with a little interest in history. Nir Shah has proven his ability in historical movie by making ‘Basanti’. Know to produce hit movie, Chhabi Raj Ojha‘s movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ and the third sequel of ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ series are also expected to be liked by the viewers. These movies are releasing in theaters all over Nepal on April 10, 2015.
Chhabi camp’s most awaited movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ is based on the story of a real person, Suntali Dhami. Suntali was raped by her colleagues in Nepal Police. Three of the accused were jailed when found guilty. The movie however seem to be more commercial than a biography. It was a surprising revelation that the actress who played Suntali Dhami in the film hasn’t met the real Suntali so far. It seems, the director and the producers didn’t want Shilpa Pokhrel to meet the person who she was supposed to play in the movie.
The premier show of this week’s release ‘Nai Nabhannu La 3’ was held on Monday in Kathmandu. In the show artists, technicians and journalists were invited. There were positive reviewers of the movie. The movie is releasing on theater on April 10 along with Chhabi Raj Ojha‘s movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ and Nir Shah‘s movie ‘Seto Bagh’.
In the premier the response Actress Rekha Thapa after watching the movie is linked to her ex-husband’s movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’. Rekha rushed response to offer one of her future movies to the director Muskan Dhakal, left people wondering if she was pulling legs of her ex husband Chhabi. Rekha had hugged Muskan Dhakal and promised to make him the captain of one of her future movies.
Even before the release of the third sequel of ‘Nai Nabhannu La’, the song recording of the fourth sequel has already started. The title song of the movie is recorded on the voice of singer Rajesh Payal Rai. The song titled ‘Aanshu Jharna dinna timro Aankhabata… ‘ is written and composed by Basanta Sapkota.
The movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La 3’ is scheduled to release on Chaitra 27, 2071. The producer and the director of the first and second sequels, Bikash Acharya, will also direct the fourth sequel.
During the end-clap of the movie ‘Nai Na Bhannu La 3’, actress Sanchita Luitel has told that she is very happy to be the part of the Nepali film industry. Although it has already been four years since she had faced movie camera, she told, it feels like 4 days. Sanchita had also appeared in a music video on mother and danced in a program in Malaysia earlier this year.
In the last few years Sanchita got married to Nikhil Upreti and gave birth to two children. In the past some time Sanchita was preparing for the comeback by shedding weight and taking care of her appearance. In the movie, Sanchita is featured opposite to Suraj Singh Thakuri.
[Watch "Nai Nabhannu La 2" here. The movie released earlier this year was one of the most successful movies of the year.]
The shooting of the third sequel of the hit movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ has started in Kathmandu on October 8. In a program held at Bhadrakali temple, the first shot of the movie was done featuring actor Samyam Puri and Ashma DC.
The third sequel is being directed by the assistant director of the previous two sequel of the movie, Muskan Dhakal. The director of previous two sequels, Bikash Acharya, will only be overlooking the direction of the movie as he is mourning the death of his mother.