Actress Namrata Shrestha is one of the most successful actress in the Nepali film industry. In addition to films, she had also acted in a couple of theatre plays. About three years ago she had impressed the viwers by a play named ‘Yarma’. Now, she is also doing another play titled ‘Golden Boy’. The play is the Nepali version of a well known play by a US director Deborah Merola. A Hollywood movie by the same name was also made in 1969 based on the story.
In addition to Namrata, the play features Rajkumar Pudasaini and Saroj Aryal. A US theatre actor will also be featured in the play.
Nepali Movie – Gatho
Starring – Najir Hussain, Abhay Baral, Namrata Shrestha
Director – Suraj Bhusal
A 2016 release movie, directed by the director of ‘Maun’ and ‘Hostel Returns’, ‘Gaatho’ is an art movie by But-Wall Entertainment. The movie features Najir Hussain in leading role and a new actress, Namrata Shrestha, opposite to Najir. The director of photography is Narendra Mainali, editor is Nimesh Shrestha. The movie is made on the screenplay and dialogue of Suraj Bhusal and Pratik Gurung. The director has also written the story. The music and the lyrics of the movie are prepared by Anupam Sharma. Anupam has also given voice to the songs. Background socre by Jason Kunwar. The movie was released in September of 2016.
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It is the birthday of Namrata Shrestha – the top actress of Nepali film industry. Last year, Namrata’s movie ‘Classic’ won her all the Best Actress awards. This year, Namrata’s movie ‘Parva’ was released. Although the movie wasn’t as successful as ‘Classic’ or ‘November Rain’, the movie’s result was as expected by the producers. The thriller movie wasn’t expected to do an exceptional business.
Namrata is one of the Top 10 actresses on the views of the film directors:
Nepali Movie – Maun
Starring – Arpan Thapa, Namrata Shrestha, Sekhar Chapagain, Rashmi Bhatta etc.
Director – Suraj Bhusal
The movie ‘Maun’ is made on a realistic characters seen in the society. It is a story of the love of two deaf and mute characters – Aman, played by Arpan Thapa, and Barsha, played by Namrata Shrestha. Namrata started experimenting with being featured as a disabl character in ‘Maun’ and it got to a new height in ‘Classic’. The new movie ‘Classic’ became one of the best movies of the year 2016, winning every awards of Best Actress for Namrata. This movie is a must see for those who like the new movie.
The story of love between hearing impaired Aman and Barsha is interesting as the story unfolds of Aman’s dark past. While Aman engulf’s himself smoking, Barsha is a free-spirited girl who is believes in achieving something meaningful in her life despite of her disability. For the preperation of this movie, Namrata also had gone through a training on sign language – the mode of communication between the deaf people. We had done a full review of Maun in 2013. In an interview with us, the director Suraj Bhusal told that the movie is ‘a simple love story’.
Two new Nepali movies have released on May 26, 2017, in theatre in Nepal – Namrata Shrestha starrer ‘Parva’ and Sohit Manandhar movie ‘Hitler’. It is an interesting clash between two movies.
Nepali film ‘Parva’
The movie movie by Dinesh Raut, ‘Parva’ is considered one of the most awaited movie because of the popularity of one of its song – ‘Kale Dai Kale Dai …’. The song has received more than 11 million views in YouTube at the time of this writing. The movie also features actress Namrata Shrestha – the undisputed top actress of 2016. Dinesh Raut, the director of superhit film ‘Classic’ has directed the movie. Some viewers might be scared to watch the movie because of the blood, violence and thrills. The movie also received positive reviews from the viewers of the premier show held on May 25, 2017.
Parva features Koshish Chhetri and Namrata Shrestha in leading role. The movie is the debut movie of another actress Jebika Karki. In the item song ‘Kale Dai ..’ Mala Limbu and Nischal Basnet are featured. The movie is produced jointly by TV Filmy and Subash Entertainment – produced by Subash Giri and Nikita Poudel. The movie is made on a story about an incident that occurred in a festival (Parva).
During the trailer release program held by upcoming movie ‘Parva’, Namrata Sherestha’s had an oops moment. After she spoke about the movie and when she was handing over the microphone, Namrata uncrossed her legs from the crossing position. Skip to 1:26 in the following video to see what I mean.
Nepali Movie – Megha
Starring – Namrata Shrestha, Siddhartha Koirala, Raymond Das Shrestha etc.
Director – Samjhana Upreti Rauniar
Nepali movie ‘Megha’ is the debut movie of the female director Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar. Samjhana is the wife of well known photographer Bikash Rauniyar. ‘Megha’ was released on the Valentine Day of 2014. Although the movie featured well known star cast, the viewers were not impressed by the movie. The movie is made on a triangular love story of a married woman featured by Namrata Shrestha. The love story movie produced by Sabasta Entertainment, Samjhana’s home banner.
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For the last few years, the weekly publication of Kantipur, Saptahik had been publishing the list of top 10 Women and Men of the year on the Valentine’s Day. This year’s list include some top women in the country.
The list contains five new entries when compared to the last year’s list. New entries this year are actress Samragyee RL Shah, sports person Gaurika Singh, actress and director Deepa Shree Niraula, actress Keki Adhikari and sports person and actress Sipora Gurung.
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The Missing Women
It is good to see the talents like Gaurika Singh and Sipora Gurung in the Top 10 list. But, I think, the list misses some of the Nepali women who had been very attractive because of their good deeds in their respective fields:
Nepali Movie – Adhakatti
Starring – Gaurav Pahadi, Wilson Bikram Rai, Pradeep Bastola, Ashisma Nakarmi, Namrata Shrestha, Rista Basnet, Gajit Bista, Gambhir Bista, Nirmal Sharma etc.
Director – Subrat Acharya
The movie ‘Adhakatti’ is a presentation of Pradeep Kumar Udaya. The music director of the movie is Rajan Ishan, lyrics by Ranjit Acharya, Kiran Michael, Bijaya Adhikari, choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj, Suren Basel and guest music director is Basanta Sapkota.
The cinematographer is Hari Ghale Lama, the editors are Banish Shah and Milan Shrestha, the action by Roshan Shrestha, screenplay by Bijaya Adhikari on the story of Subas Dhakal. The dialogue is written joinlty by Subrat, Jaya and Bijaya.
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Nepali Movie – Homework
Starring – Aryan Sigdel, Namrata Shrestha, Gauri Malla etc.
Director – Nirak Poudel
New Nepali Movie ‘Homework’ is a movie featuring the best actors in the Nepali movie industry Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha. The movie produced by Gopi Krishan Movies Production is a presentation of Uddhab Poudel and directed by his son, Nirak Poudel. The producers of the movie are Nikita Poudel, Niraj Poudel, and Nirak Poudel.
Cinematography by Prushotam Pradhan, music by Tara Prakash Limbu, the playback singers are Tara Prakash Limbu, and Prabisha Aadhikari, lyrics by Dr. Kishana Hari Baral, choreographer is Renisha Rai and the background score by Alish Karki. The script is written by Shibham Adhikari, editing by Surendra Poudel, VFX by Anupam Shah.
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Actress Namrata Shrestha was injured when the vehicle she was riding collided with a Taxi on the night of January 21, 2017. Namrata was returning from the shooting sets of her upcoming movie ‘Parva’. The assistant director of the movie, Suresh Neupane was also with Namrata and he also had minor injuries on his feet. Both Namrata and Suresh are recovering from the minor injuries.
According to reports, the vehicle of TV Filmy was going from Shankhamul to Old Baneshowr. A taxi coming from Babarmahal collied with the vehicle at the intersection of New Baneshowr. The collision was so severe that it turned ninety degrees towards Babarmahal. Although the accident was a major one, they escape any serious injuries. A video report about how the collision occurred:
Nepali Movie – Classic
Starring – Aryan Sigdel, Namrata Shrestha, Romi Wani Ghimire, Prajwal Sujal Giri, Sushil Kafle, Shisir Rana etc.
Director – Dinesh Raut
The superhit movie by Aaryan Sigdel Entertainment and presented by Subash Entertainment was one of the most successful movies of 2016. Actress Namrata Shrestha had won every film awards this year for her role in the movie. Aryan Sigdel had also won many best actor award and the movie was awarded best movie more than once. The movie written by Chhetan Gurung is produced by Subas Giri and featuers the DOP of Rajesh Shrestha. The editors of the movie are Surendra Poudel and Pritam Pandey. The associate director is Bikash Subedi, chief assistant director is Dinesh Bahadur Rawat. The movie made on the romance of a visually impaired couple is also the most awarded Nepali movie of 2016.
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In the film awards held in this year either Dayahang Rai had won the best actor award or Aryan Sigdel. For the first time, Kamana Film Award 2016 has awarded Saugat Malla the award for his role in ‘Fanko’.
The award ceremony held at the Army Officers’ Club in Kathmandu on December 3, 2016 awarded different awards to ten movies. Out of them, seven movies are available to watch in full in xnepali. Click on the following links to watch the movies:
Watch award winning movies:
- Watch ‘Fanko’ (Best Actor Award)
- Watch ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ (Best Dialogue)
- Watch ‘Pashupati Prasad’ (Best film award, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor in Negative Role)
- Watch ‘Prem Geet’ (Best Make Up, Best Playback Singer – Anju Pant, Best Playback singer – Sugam Pokharel, Best Lyrics, Best Music, Best Supporting Actor)
- Watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’ (Best new Actor – Paul Shah)
- Watch ‘Dreams’ (Best Cinematography, Best New Actress – Samragyee, Best New Director – Bhuwan)
- Watch ‘Bhairav’ (Best Action)
Three award winning movies not available in xnepali yet are:
Scandals and the movie industry go hand-in-hand. But, sex scandals are tragic in nature. People need to be more tolerant in sex related issues. I have compiled a video report on the top 5 sex scandals involving the Nepali movie industry personalities.
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I have discussed about four actresses and a singer.
Shrisha Karki – A photo of Shrisha was published in Jana Astha weekly magazine in 2002. Shrisha committed suicide three days after the incident. The issue created a huge protest on street.
In January I wrote about the top 5 controversial actresses in the Nepali movie industry. The post got a lot of viewers and the accompanying video is one of the most viewed videos in YouTube Channel. (I am preparing a video report on Top 5 Tattoo beauties which is coming soon.)
The controversial actress list was:
- Rekha Thapa (posts tagged Rekha thapa)
- Namrata Shrestha (Posts tagged Namrata Shrestha)
- Sushma Karki (posts tagged Sushma Karki)
- Pooja Lama (posts tagged Pooja Lama)
- Sumina Ghimire (Posts tagged Sumina Ghimire)
Now, I have one more Top 5 list: Top 5 sex scandals in the Nepali movie industry. The list has two repetations – Namrata Shrestha and Pooja Lama.
- Shrisha Karki (Read Shrisha Karki Biography)
- Namrata Shrestha
- Pooja Lama
- Jyoti Khadka
- Anju Panta
Sex scandals are more tragic than being controversial. Controversies are sometimes good for the celebrity, but sex scandals have done more harm than good. Watch the video report:
Controversial actresses report: