Last week, during the NFDC National film award program the producer and the director of ‘Chhakka Panja’, Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula left the venue mid-way. When the movie won two Best Movie award, they were not available to receive it. That created a controversy for which Deepak and Deepa wrote Facebook statuses too. Deepa ‘personally’ thanked the organizers and Deepak told that there is no requirements that he needs to stay till the end of the program.
There were report that Deepak told, “We are not here to clap for others,” before he left the venue. Comedy actors Jitu Nepal and Kedar Ghimire had also left with Deepak and Deepa. So, when Kedar Ghimire won the Best Comedy Actor award, he wasn’t there to receive it.
Deepa in an interview with an online channel told that the accusation that they ran away from the program is false. She told that they didn’t have any complaints against the award organizers.
She told that Deepak and Deepa had work to do, similarly Jitu and Kedar had a meeting. The explanation however doesn’t make sense at all. But, in her later statements it is clear that she was lying.
Deepa says, “The timing wasn’t right – the award was awarded right after we got out of the venue.”
It’s not a big deal – kissing two lovers. But, the kissing of Priyanka Karki and Ayushman Desraj Joshi is a big deal because:
- Neither Priyanka nor Ayushman had clearly told they were in relationship before.
- Ayushman made the big announcement at the stage by terming Priyanka his “girlfriend” and her mother his “girlfriend’s mom” in the stage. When you watch the attached video you could hear a lady telling, “I was waiting for this,” at around 01:43.
- It is a clear indication that Priyanka is planning to take it as a long-term-relationship. As Priyanka Karki had previously divorced, my guess is that she must have done a better evaluation of the relationship before making it public.
The 6th NFDC National Film Award was held in Hyatt Hotel, Kathmandu. The best film award was awarded to ‘Chhakka Panja’. The movie was also awarded the best actress, best director and best comedy actor awards. The movie was nominated in 15 categories.
Best Actor award was awarded to ‘Jatra’ actor Bipin Karki. The movie was nominated in 11 categories. Another movie ‘Purano Dunga’ was nominated in 9 categories. The award titles have the names of the well known artists of the past. For example the Best Movie award is titled “Hira Sarbotkrista Chalachitra”.
Bollywood actress, Manisha Koirala, was the chief guest of the award ceremony. In the ceremony the artists of the Nepali movie industry had participated.
Only two of the award winning movies are released online now. Watch the Award winner movies:
The nominations for the 2017 edition of NFDC National Award was released in an event held in Kathmandu. In the event almost all the artists of the Nepali film industry were nominated in different categories.
The most nominated movies of the year are:
- Chhakka Panja – 15 nominations
- Jatra – 11 nominations
- Purano Dunga – 9 nominations
Nominated movie – watch full movies here:
In the event, nominations of 18 different categories were released. Here is the full nomination:
Best Movie Nominations :
Do you know who is most excited to win an award in an award ceremony?
The first time winners are the most excited and enthusiastic when an award is announced. But, when the winner of the Best Newcomer Award doesn’t show up in an award ceremony to receive the award, there is something seriously wrong. I don’t know if that had happened in the other award ceremonies as well but, I felt it odd when the winner of Best Newcomer award, Samragyee RL Shah, didn’t show up to receive the award in NFDC National Award ceremony, held recently.
I think, that was because, she had already won the award and there is no charm in winning more than one awards for the same movie and same role.
I wonder, how Namrata Shrestha could even feel happy – winning awards for the same thing – again and again, and again for the fifth time. Yes, she won Best Actress awards for the same role in ‘Classic’ – five different awards:
- National Award
- FAAN Award
- D Cine Award
- LG Film Award
- NFDC Award
I am pretty sure she will win more awards in future. If I were her, after winning the Nation Award, from the President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, I wouldn’t have attended any other award ceremonies.