Nepali Movie – Dasgaja Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Nawal Khadka, etc. Director – Dayaram Dahal
The movie released in 2011 (Baisakh 11, 2068), ‘Dasgaja’ was made on a patriotism and love for the country. The title means the area at the border. The movie made under Golden Eye Films is the third film of the banner. The movieâ€™s sub-title is ‘No Manâ€™s Land’. The movie was awarded Rastriya Jagarana Film Award of 2066. The movie also won the Jury Award and best script/story award of Samjhana Digital Films Award 2067. The movie produced by Shivahari Karki and Hob Khadka is directed by Dayaram Dahal
At the time of election, every citizen are inclined towards one political force or the others. But, as the voting in an election is secret and people don’t need to tell who they have voted for, one doesn’t need to tell about political inclination. But, the artists we are active politically have to show their artistic talent for the party or the candidate they endorse. Here are the list of popular artists and their political inclination.
Komal Oli – RPP to UML
Singer and journalist Komal Oli decided to go into full time politics and resigned from the Radio Nepal job a while ago. But, as soon she was elected the central committee member of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) the party divided into two parties. After that, she decided to join CPN UML. Although Komal wasn’t allowed to represent the party in the election Now, she is promoting the party in the election.
Komal Oli had expected to get ticket to represent CPN UML at the Dang Constituency 3 in the election. But, things didn’t go as she expected. Now, she is participating in the election campaign. Based on her previous stances, there is no gurantee that she will continue to represent the party.
Radhika Hamal – Nepali Congress
Well known singer Radhika Hamal has chosen Nepali Congress to sing the election songs. Hamal had also participate in the local election but, was defeated.
Hamal is asking the people to vote for the candidates of Congress in the current election.
Badri Pangeni, CPN UML
Well known singer of ‘Sasurali ma’ and other popular folk singer is affiliated to CPN UML and Bam Gathabandhan in this election. He sings songs promoting the party, the leaders KP Oli and Prachanda. He says that he is not worried about being tagged a party-singer because he had been doing that for the last 23 years.
Although he will be singing election songs during the election, he will still be a singer and will sing for the people and art.
Manoj Gajurel – UML and Maoist
Known for his comedy caricature, Manoj Gajurel is also asking the people to vote for CPN UML and CPN Maoist candidates in the election. He has been active member of CPN UML in the past and he is open about his political inclination.
Manoj says that an artist is free to choose the political party they support. He also believes his fans won’t be disappointed because of his political activities.
Karishma Manandhar (Naya Shakti)
Actress Karishma has transformed herself from a fully devoted actress to a fully devoted political leader after joining Naya Shakti party of Baburam Bhattarai. Although the party is yet to be recognized by the people, she is actively campaigning for the party and its leaders. She is also one of the candidate in the election.
A lot of members of the new party left Baburam after a while, Karishma is still with Baburam. The artists who joined the party with Karishma – Saroj Khanal and Ashok Sharma are not active in the party activities. Karishma is giving her full time to the party and expects to return to film industry after the election.
Rekha Thapa, Not sure
Actress Rekha Thapa’s political inclination has been very unstable. She entered CPN Maoist at the time of the second election of the CA. But, her candidacy was withdrawn when she wasn’t registered as a voter. A while ago she left the party and joined RPP with Komal Oli. While Komal Oli has left the party Rekha decided to leave Kamal Thapa and join the party faction of Pashupati Shumsher JBR.
Rekha’s activities in political parties seem to be having negative impact in her popularity. The proof is her latest release, ‘Rudrapriya’. Although the movie features two of the top actors of the Nepali film industry, people didn’t go to theatre to watch it.
In the election, Rekha went to Sindhpalchowk in the election campaign of Pashupati Shumsher.
Actor Nir Shah is an active Nepali Congress supporter. But, Shah isn’t seen in the election campaigns.
The political activities of the past include Nawal Khadka and Deepak Shrestha. Nawal Khadka is affiliated with the CPN Maoist and he had also made movies for the party. But, his movies were not much successful. Khadka is actively participating in the election campaigns. Director Deepak Shrestha is also actively participating the election campaigns of Bam Gathabandan.
Musician Chetan Sapkota is also one of the supporters of Maoist party. He also helped a lot of artists to join the party. But, these days, Sapkota is not seen in election campaigns.
Nepali Movie – Manai Ta Ho Starring – Ramesh Upreti, Bipana Thapa, Nawal Khadka, Shruti Thapa, Ramchandra Adhikari, Kedar Adhikari, Pushpa Shrestha, Rajkumar Rai, Jitu Nepal etc. Director – Kishor Subba
About ‘Manai Ta Ho’
A presentation of Baraha Films by Rajendra Shrestha, ‘Manai Ta Ho’ is an old movie but, a new release in internet. Both the lead actors of the movie left Nepal and one of them, Ramesh Upreti, had recently made comeback appearance in a movie. Bipana left film industry after marriage and is living in India with her husband and a child.
The movie features the action of Ram Janak, VFX, animation by Pema Lama and Kriti Shayam Joshi. The lyrics in the movie are written by Karuna Thapa, Buddabir lama, Shreekrishna Luitel, and Mahesh Khadka. Play back singers are Rajesh Payel Rai, Deepak Raman, Milan Chakhu, Sunita Subba, Reema Gurung, and Lasmita Rai. Music is composed by Santi Ram Rai and Deepak Raman, editing by Banish Shah, Subodh, cinematography by Ratna Dhakal and MSa Michael and background score by Creative Band. The executive producer of the movie is Manoj Rai, producers are Bishnu Subba and Krishna Prasad Acharya and the Production manager is Milan Subedi. Tara Thapa was the assistant editor of the movie.
The Nepali movie ‘Gunyo Choli’ is a presentation of SSKFP – the first presentation of Siddhikali Films Production, presented by Rajkumar Katu. The child artist in the movie is Prabish Dewal Kashyap. The singers include Anand Karki, Nagendra Shrestha, Manila Sotang, Loreto Singh, Salina Pradhan and child singer Bikal Pradhan. The mvoie features the action of Surendra Shah, choreography of Prabesh Bantawa, story of Kedar Adhikari, chief assistant direction of Mahendra Budhathoki, sound and production controlling by Chirajivi Basnet, editing of Rajani Pant, cinematography of Ishowor Shrestha, lyrics by Pramod Dhungana / Rajudhoj Rana, music of Anil Shahi, and produced by Asthakumar Kutu.
The movie ‘Maya Basechha’ is a presentation of Nawal Khadka featuring the top actors of the time – Rajesh Hamal, Sanchita and Rekha Thapa. The film is produced by Golden Eyes movies.Â Actors Gopal Raj Mainali and Nirmal Sharma are the guest artists in the film. The film features the background music of Samrat Thapa, sound mixing by Sunaya Man Shrestha, action of Rajendra Khadgi, choreography of Shanta Nepali / Gobinda Rai / Dinesh Pakhrin, script by Maunata Shrestha, editing by Bipin Malla, music by Mahesh Khadka, choreography by Mahendra Thapa.
The film had celebrated 51 days in theater – a feat hit films often attain.
To honor and appreciate the success of ‘Jhola’ actress Garima Pant and ‘Sanghuro’ director Joes Pandey, Nepal Film Artists Association organized a program on June 23. In the program, the artists were honored by Special Honor Certificate.
Video of the honor ceremony:
Talking at the ceremony Garima Pant and Joes Pandey appreciated the honor provided by the organization. Garima told that the award she and Joes got was actually an award for the entire film industry. She said, the award has proven that our film industry is of international standard. She also appreciated the help of actress Laxmi Giri during the shooting of the movie.
Nepali Movie – Timrai Lagi Starring – Nawal Khadka, Rajani Lama, Aasha Thapa, Bikram Shah, Deepak Chhetri etc. Director – Uday Subba
‘Timrai Lagi’ is a presentation of Shree Sagarmatha Cinearts and made on the story of the director Uday Subba. Other artists in the movie include – Rajesh Payal Rai in music composition, background score by Sanjay Shrestha, special effects by Sunaya Man Shrestha, choreography of Subash Budhathoki, editing of Banish Shah and Tara Thapa, cinematography of Ratna Dhakl, and action of Ram, Janak. Singers in the film are Rajesh Payal Rai, Reema Gurung, Lasmit Rai and Niruta Singh.
A special screening of a movie made on a historical personality, ‘Bhimdutt’ was conducted in Kumari theater in Kathmandu on May 29, 2014. Before screening in Kathmandu, the movie was screened in USA, Hong Kong and Dadeldhura, the birth place of Bhimdutt.
Video: Review of Prachanda, Vaidya, Deuba, Bhuwan Chand and Basundhara Bhusal:
Photo – Nisha Adhikari and Sumina Ghimire watch ‘Bhimdutt’ with Sher Bahadur, Mohan Vaidya and Prachanda at Kumari theater. (photo credit Nisha)
Actress Sumina Ghimire has realized that the films on sex theme don’t have future. After acting in some hot movies and showing some skin, Sumina has decided not to do such films any more. None of the so-called-hot-movies could recover their businesses. They also caused negative impact on Sumina’s career. Sumina was left without any movies for some time.
Photo – ‘Bhimdutta’ charity event at Jai Nepal Chitraghar theater. (Photo credit – Nisha Adhikari)
Sumina was talking during a charity show of her upcoming movie ‘Bhimdutta’. The biopic movie directed by Himgyap Tasi is made on historical plot and Sumina is featured as a simple village girl in the movie. The movie features Sumina Ghimire, Nisha Adhikari, Nawal Khadka, Ramesh Budhathoki, and Rabi Giri in main roles.
After an initial glitch, the Censor Board has finally awarded PG certificate to Nawal Khadka‘s movie ‘Bhimdutta’. The movie directed by Himgyap Lama features Nawal as a revolutionary leader, Bhimdutta Pant of Dadeldhura.
The Censor Board has decided to do a detailed review of the movie before letting it screen in theater. The Board chief Umakant Parajuli has told that the involvement of the Army and Indian government in the killing of Bhimdutta has to be researched and verified before the movies is allowed to release.
Changing names is a common practice among Nepali artists for a better name or for good luck. Some astrologers suggest a different names for the success in their career. For example, Bhuwan KC changed his name to a 7-lettered Bhuwann before the release of his movie ‘Sathi Ma Timro‘. It’s a different story, the movie didn’t do well in theater. Actress Binita Baral had also changed her name to Beenita (7-letters) on the suggestion of an astrologer. The result of the change in names were not that exciting. But, that won’t deter people from changing names. Others change to a better sounding names like Shova to Nandita, Radheshyam to Ramit, Nawaraj to Nawal and so on.
A video slideshow of change in names of Nepali actresses:
A photo slideshow of the actors who have changed their names:
We had compiled a list of actresses who had changed their name when they entered the Nepali movie industry. This post incorporates male actors and some additional female actresses who had changed their name to a new name.
At the time of the release of the movie, ‘Mahasush’ producers have started a promotion campaign to create traffic rule awareness by the actors of the movie. The event organized in association with Yatayat Majdoor Sangh was held in Gongabu Bus Park. The actors of the movie distributed pamphlets and distributed stickers to be posted on vehicles.