NOTE: This is not the first Nepali movie, Aama but a different one. This is relatively a new Aama in color (first Aama was Black and White – click on the link to watch the original Aama)
A presentation of Sayapatri Films, Nepali movie ‘Aama’ is made on the story of Uddav Poudyal and script of the director Resh Raj Acharya. Child artists in the movie are Nimesh Poudel and Khusbu Niraula. Krishna Prasad Adhikari and Niranjan Bhattarai are the guest artists in the movie. Continue reading
Shrikrishna wants your Valentine to be fun filled. Comedy singer and actor, Shreekrishna Luitel’s debut movie Bus No. 136 is releasing theaters all over Nepal for the Valentine day (released on Feb 11, 2010).
Presentation of Bhupendra Lingden (Mantri), directed by Keshav Rayamajhi, the movie features Shreekrishna Luitel and Melina Manandhar in the leading role.
Before being released, the movie was premiered among Nepalese in various countries including Qatar and Malaysia.
Rajesh Hamal, also known as Mahanayak of Nepali film industry, started his career with the movie, Yug Dekhi Yug Samma, and till now he is ruling the industry, continuously. During that period, many talented actors and actresses raised to fame and everyone expected the newcomers to replace Rajesh Hamal. But, none of them could show their magic. Their fame was short lived and couldn’t sustain for long in the top position. For example: Sushil Chettri, Ramesh Upreti, Nikhil Upreti, and Saroj Khanal were considered to be candidate for the next superstar in Nepali film industry. But, their craze dwindled after a short time. At the same time, craze of Rajesh Hamal is still as huge as ever in Nepali movie industry.
It’s not that there were no downs in his career.
A few reason for his successful career are:
Great acting (I am a great fan of his acting.)
Looks and physique
Versatile acting – good in all types of roles like action, romance, comedy and dancing.
Editor’s Note: This is the final part of “Who loves Nepali Movies?” article series. This however is not a complete picture of Nepali theaters – there are a lot more to be written about. If we choose to publish more articles on the related theme, we will update this article in the future and, add the links to the new articles.
Who loves Nepali movies? we do!
And, there are a lot of our friends, our visitors to this blog – they all love Nepali movies very much. Based on the love of the viewers, a lot of Nepali movies are being produced/released every month. At the same time, everybody agrees that the quality of the movie can’t be compared with Indian, Bollywood movies or English, Hollywood movies. Nepali movies have a limited market and our producers have limited resources in terms of producing movies. Not having a single shooting studio in Nepal explains how poor we are in terms of the infrastructure and resources to produce ‘good movies’. But, everybody admits: with such a limited resources we have witnessed some ‘very good’ movies and, that is something to be proud of.
We started this series to analyze if the theaters are treating Nepali movies fairly. Big Cinema, a theater operating on Indian investment announced not to screen Nepali movies accusing – Nepali movies do not have any quality. If that was the case why did they start the business in an immature market? Said that, we are not against some preferential business. They are free to compete in the free market. At the same time, business logic says that they also need to satisfy their client – Nepali people.
Big Cinema has no emotional attachment to Nepali movies. Theaters owned by our own Nepali citizens have emotional attachment with their own creations (most of them are producers too). But, it is a sad truth that they also prefer foreign movies to Nepali movies.
Fact Check Analysis
Big Cinema – You should learn to love Nepali movies if you want to do business in Nepal.
Guna Cinema – Heights of discrimination between Hindi movie and Nepali movie viewers.
Gopi Krishna Movies – Nepali viewers treated with negligence – discouraging the high class Nepali to watch Nepali moives.
QFX Central – Nepali version of Big Cinema. It should learn to love Nepali movies.
Editor’s Note: When Big Cinema told that Nepali movies don’t have quality to be featured in its theater, we took it seriously. Raunak Niroula is doing a more detailed fact-check analysis for the “Who loves Nepali Movies?” article series. This is the case study of Guna Cinema, Gwarko, Lalitpur. Does Guna Cinema love Nepali movies? Let’s see. All photos were taken by Raunak. ************
If you have visited some of the multiplex movie theaters in Kathmandu, you might have noticed how they treat the Nepali movie viewers when compared to the Hindi and English movie viewers. If you haven’t noticed these facts, here is the proof.
It’s not only that Nepali movies are screened in small screen, within a small room located at the corner, the difference can be easily seen from the outside.
The following photo shows the entrance of Guna Cinema. As you can see – this portion of the cinema hall is extremely neglected. If you get an impression that Guna is a low quality cinema hall in Nepal, wait until you see the next photo.
Photo 1: Guna Cinema entrance located outside and open – is mainly used for viewers of Nepali movies
A Nepali movies site, merocinema.com, in association with a TV program, Rajatpat, has announced a virtual movie award – Merocinema Popular Awards. The first edition of the yearly movie award will start from the 3rd of December.
The website will ask the movie lovers all around the world to select best in the 15 different categories and vote for them.
There is no doubt that the "virtual award" is a new experiment in Nepal. We have seen the online voting system to be biased and the best (and the busiest) artists usually are defeated in such polls.
Although merocinema has posted about the support from various personnel from the Nepali movie industry, details on the timeline, rules, methodology, and prizes are not publicized yet.
We wish all the best to the new experiment in the Nepali movie industry.
After posters of Hifajat, Tridev, and Ghamanda, poster of the latest release of Gopi Krishna Movies, Farkera Herda has also used Photoshop to add Nepali actress Yuna Upreti’s face on a Bollywood actress’s body.
Is Yuna Upreti’s body so bad that they have to use somebody else’s body on her face?
Let’s look at the poster of the movie:
Now, compare Yuna Upreti in the poster above with the photo of Bollywood actress, Katarina Kaif below. Can you see any difference apart from the face?
Nikhil is unwilling to return back to Kathmandu and did dubbing of a movie in Mumbai. Although Nikhil Upreti did his best not to leave any unfinished projects; there are reports of problems to the directors and producers of various movies due to Nikhil’s absence.
For a movie he did dubbing in Mumbai last week and there is report of Rajesh Hamal replacing Nikhil in a movie named ‘Mato’. The director of the movie Kishor Subba told that Nikhil promised to act in the movie but he didn’t show up in the shooting. After a wait for sometime, Subba decided to sign-in Rajesh Hamal for the role.