Friday release – Kabaddi Kabaddi and Jaun Hinda Pokhara

This week two new movies Ram Babu Gurung’s ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ and Shovit Basnet‘s ‘Jaun Hinda Pokhara’ have released in theater. The targeted audience of these two movies are not the same but, one would certainly affect the business of the other.

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Kabaddi Kabaddi

The sequel of the hit movie ‘Kabaddi’ by the same team is a highly awaited movie. Set in typical village environment and featuring well known actors like Dayahang Rai and Nischal Basnet in leading role are some of the strongest aspects of the movie. The directional talent of Ram Babu Gurung was seen in ‘Kabaddi’. The movie had won many awards and positive reviews from the viewers and reviewers. Actress Rishma Gurung is also establishing herself as a credible actress in Nepali film industry.

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Bhai Tika 2015 – Celebrity Celebration, Photo highlights

UPDATE 1 : Photos of Bhai Tika of Rajesh Hamal, Dilip Rayamajhi, Jal Shah, Namrata Shrestha, Nisha Sunar are added.

The second biggest festival in Nepal after Dashain, Tihar has been wrapped up on Friday November 13. The last day of Tihar – Bhai Tika is celebrated by brothers and sisters to show their love and dedication to each other. On the occasion, despite of economic blockade from India, people have followed the tradition. Update

Top 5 Bhai Tika moments:
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  • Komal Oli’s petrol presents to her brothers
  • Palpasa Dangol’s – Bhaitika in Teaching Hospital
  • Dilip Rayamajhi and Jal Shah celebrate Bhai Tika after 13 years
  • Rista Basnet got well just in time for Bhai Tika
  • New sisters and brothers

The beauty of Bhai Tika is that people make new brothers and sisters during the festival. For example, Takme Budha (Wilson Bikram Rai) and Ashma DC and Sanyukta Puri, Jal Shah and Bikrant Basnet, Nisha Sunar and Suman Budha Magar, Naresh Bhattarai and Sapana Chamling Rai became new brothers/sisters this year.

Singer, journalist and actress Komal Oli made this year’s Bhai Tika memorable by presenting 2-litres petrol to each of her brothers. At the time of petrol-crisis in Nepal, that would certainly made the happiest brothers.

komal oli - petrol present - bhaitika 2015

Comedy actress Palpasa Dangol, popularly known as Chamsuri has urine infection and was rushed to emergency room in Teaching Hospital right before Bhai Tika. As she had to be treated in the hospital, her brothers visited Dangol in hospital bed to take Bhai Tika. Palpasa has told that that was one of the most memorable Bhai Tika in her life.

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Top 5 nominations in D Cine Award 2015 (Full list)

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.

D Cine award aryan and priyanka karki

The nominations are as follows:

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Nischal Basnet debuts as a singer in Kabaddi Kabaddi, and he is good!

The director of the super hit movies ‘Loot’ and ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’, and noted actor of movies like ‘Kabaddi’, Nischal Basnet has debuted as a singer in his upcoming movie ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’. Unlike most of other actors/actresses who have given voices to songs, Nischal is as good as a professional singer. May be it is the magic of the music composer Kali Prasad Baskota but, after listening to the song, one can be sure that Nischal has a potential of being a singer.

[Here are the links to watch ‘Loot’ and watch ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ and watch ‘Kabaddi’ – all super-hit movies of Nischal]

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The sequel of ‘Kabaddi’, Ram Babu Gurung’s directorial venture, ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ is in post production phase. The story of a remote village in Mustang tries to replicate the success of ‘Kabaddi’ and is one of the awaited movies of the current time. The movie features Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Nischal Basnet and Rishma Gurung in main roles. Actor Saugat Malla is a new addition to the characters to the ‘Kabaddi’ team. The romantic comedy movie is fully shot in Mustang. The movie is jointly produced by Nischal Basnet and Sunil Chand Rauniyar under Black Horse Pictures banner.

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INAS Film Award 2015, winners (full list)

The third edition of INAS Film Award was held in Pragya Bhawan, Kamaladi in Kathmandu. The award ceremony held on Sunday awarded director Tulsi Ghimire with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award has has a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. The award ceremony was organized by the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRN) and the Film Development Board (FDB). In the program, NRN Upendra Mahato appreciated in the improvement in the quality of Nepali movies. Actor and musician Muralidhar expressed his happiness to be honored in a Nepali film award ceremony.

Watch the INAS Award winning movies here in xnepali:

inas film award ceremony nikhil and aryan
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Talakjung Vs Tulke one of the 81 movies waiting to be nominated in Oscars

Watch ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ here.

The 81 entries in the Foreign-Language Film Oscar are finalized officially by the Academy Award officials. Among 81 countries, Paraguay is the only country that has sent its movie for the first time. The nomination of the 88th Academy Awards is scheduled to be announced on January 14, 2016. The winners will be announced on February 29 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Among the contenders Nepali movie ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ by director Nischal Basnet will compete with 80 movies be be nominated in the contest. Winning would certainly be a feat, nomination is no less for the country like Nepal. The only time a movie with Nepal attached to it to be nominated was in 1999 for Eric Valli’s film ‘Himalaya’ in the 72nd Academy Awards.

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The Oscars Nomination committee in Nepal had selected ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ from a pool of four movies to represent Nepal in the Awards.

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Nepali Movie – Talakjung Vs Tulke

talakjung vs tulkeNepali Movie – Talakjung Vs Tulke
StarringKhagendra Lamichane, Sushank Mainali, Richa Sharma, Prakash Ghimire, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Raj Thapa, Hum B.C, Sudam CK, Buddhi Tamang, Junu Bista , Rajani Gurung
DirectorNischal Basnet

The movie ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ is a highly appreciated movie directed by superhit movie ‘Loot’, Nischal Basnet. (watch ‘Loot’ here). The movie has won various awards in different award ceremonies and the movie is also selected to represent Nepal in Oscars Awards (the official selection decision is pending). The movie was released in theater on October 31, 2014.

Actor Dayahang Rai is featured in a guest apperance role. The movie features the action of Asta Maharjan, choreography of Gambhir Bista, lyrics by Nischal Basnet, music by Jeson Kunwar, cienmatography by Ser Bahadur Lama, editing by Lokesh Bajracharya. The executive producer is Rabindra Singh Baniya. The leading actor, Khagendra Lamichane, has written the story, screenplay and dialogue of the movie.

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Loot director Nischal to marry Hostel Returns actress Swastima

In a latest report the director of super hit movie ‘Loot’, Nischal Basnet, is planning to get married to actress Swatima Khadka. Swastima is one of the leading actresses in the movie in theater, ‘Hostel Returns’.

nischal and swastima

According to a report, Nischal and Swatima were having an affair before deciding in marrying. Now, the families of both are meeting to finalize the marriage date.

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National Film Award, Kabaddi Best Film, Dayahang, Sangam Bista and Richa Sharma best actors

The president Ram Baran Yadav awarded the National Films Award 2015 in an even held at the President’s place, Shital Niwas, on July 28. In the ceremony ‘Kabaddi’ was awarded the Best Movie Award (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here). Actor Dayahang Rai was awarded the Best Actor (male) award for his role in the movie ‘Sambodhan’. Actress Richa Sharma and Sangam Bista  were awarded the Best Actress Award for their role in ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ and ‘Love You Baba’ respectively.

reecha sharma and dayahang rai national film award

Nischal Basnet was awarded the best director’s award for his work in ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’. The Best Cinematographer award was awarded to Shailendra Dhoj Karki for his work in ‘Zhigrana’ and Nimesh Shrestha was awarded the Best Editor award for the same movie. The movie ‘Matan’ was awarded the best movie in ethnic films category. ‘Kabaddi’ writers Rambabu Gurung and Upendra Subba were also awarded in the ceremony.

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Namrata Shrestha, Manisha Koirala selected Best Dancer Nepal 2015

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, Nepali actress Namrata Shrestha and actor / director Nischal basnet were the the judges of the dance competition organized by Sushila Arts Academy. In the grand finale organized on April 3 in Russian Culture Center, the Best Dancer Nepal 2015 title was awarded to Jenisha Dangol.

In the event, Manisha was also honored by Guest of the Honor for accepting to be one of the judges of the competition. With Manisha, Namrata, Nischal, and Tata Motors country manager Hemanta Puranik were the judges of the competition in the finale.

manisha koirala namrata shrestha nischal basnet judging dance

The jury of the competition also included Mithila Sharma with Hemant Puranik.

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Nepali Movie – Fitkiree

fitkireeNepali Film – Fitkiree
StarringSaugat Malla, Diya Maskey, Nischal Basnet, Anup Baral etc.
Director – Anup Baral

The film ‘Fitkiree’ is the debut movie of Anup Baral as a director. The film written by Yangesh is categories as a crime thriller film. The director Anup Baral married actress Diya Maskey after the release of the film. The film is a presentation of Mega Entertainment.

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Nepali Movie – Kabaddi

kabaddiNepali Film – Kabaddi
StarringDayahang Rai, Nischal Basnet, Rishma Gurung etc.
Director – Ram Babu Gurung

Nepali film ‘Kabaddi’ was released on April 24, 2014 with another Nepali movie ‘November Rain’. The film makers had withdrawn the film from Gopi Krishna theater after the first show of the film.

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Nepali movie – Loot

loot nameNepali film – Loot
Starring Saugat Malla, Karma, Reecha Sharma, Dayahang Rai, Sirjana Subba, Prateek Raj Neupane, Sushil Raj Pandey, Sushma Karki etc.
Director – Nischal Basnet

Read xNepali review of ‘Loot’.

The story of the super hit movie of 2012, ‘Loot’ is written by the director, Nischal Basnet. The movie proved to be a relief at the time when the Nepali movie industry was going in a downward spirals. Actress and model Sushma Karki’s item dance ‘Undreko choli …’ established the actress as the hot actress in Nepali film industry. Most of the actors, new in the movie, are now well established actors in the industry and the movie represents a new start and the confidence of the Nepali film industry. Although 4 new Nepali movies were released on the day ‘Loot’ was released, the movie managed to become the top grossing movie of the year.

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Friday Release – Talakjung Vs Tulke shines in Kathmandu

UPDATE : Watch the full movie ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’ here.

The new release Nepali movie this week on October 31, 2014 is ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’. The movie by ‘Loot‘ director Nischal Basnet has got a good traction in social media and traditional media. The movie is released in one third of 5 multiplex theaters in Kathmandu.

talakjung vs tuleky

The release of the movie in the theaters out of Kathmandu was however postponed. The movie is believed to be because of the success of last week’s release ‘Lazza’ in the theaters. The movie currently showing in more than 50 theaters is doing good business. Another movie ‘Stupid Man’ is also continuing in the second week. Because of the lack of theaters another movie scheduled to release on this Friday – ‘Euta Sathi’ was also postponed for a week.

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Kabaddi – Movie Review

Update: WATCH ‘Kabaddi’ here, full movie.

A dark comedy, Nepali movie ‘Kabaddi’ is a movie by Ram Babu Gurung featuring Dayahang Rai, Nischal Basnet, and Rishma Gurung in lead roles. Other actors in the movie include Rajan Khatiwada, Bijay Baral, and Buddhi Tamang. The presentation of Black Horse Pictures, the movie is made on the story, screenplay and the direction of Ram Babu Gurung. Cinematographer Purushottam Pradhan has shot the movie, Govinda Rai was the choreographer and Neelima Sharma had designed the costume. The movie is jointly produced by Nischal Basnet and Sunil Chand Rauniyar.

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Story

‘Kabaddi’ is a story of Bir Kaji (Dayahang Rai) who lives in a village named Naurikot. Most of the young guys of Naurikot have already left for foreign employments and most of those who are left are also planning to leave the place. Kaji in contrast is aimless in such terms. All he wants is to get married to his maternal cousin Maiya (Rishma Gurung). Maiya however runs away from every romantic advances of Kaji. Kaji’s friends (played by Bijaya Baral and Buddhi Tamang) back Kaji in every tactics he applies to get Maiya’s approval.

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