In the debut production of actress, Chhulthim Gurung, actress Rekha Thapa is going to be featured in a negative role. (Read the news I wrote about ‘Diarry’ announcement ceremony a while ago).
Now, let’s talk about the 10 things you didn’t know about Chhulthim Gurung:
Chhulthim Gurung debuted as an actress in ‘November Rain’. Chhulthim’s role in the movie was appreciated and she was nicknamed ‘Dalli’ after the character she was featured in the movie. Chhulthim also won various awards for the role.
Watch ‘November Rain’ here.
As we bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016, I am going to look back into last year and evaluate the most popular movies in the year. There were less number of viewers when compared to previous years. We lost a lot of visitors after the earthquake on April 25.The following ranking is obtained from 60 lakh pageviews xnepali received in 2015.
The top 10 movies by viewers count in xnepali website (in reverse order) are:
The movie by Ram Babu Gurung featuring Dayahang Rai, Nischal Basnet was the superhit movie of 2014. I am surprised it falls in 10th place. I had expected it to be somewhere higher. (Watch ‘Kabaddi’ here)
‘Tandav’ nearly knocked ‘Kabaddi’ out of this list. (Watch ‘Tandav’ here)
The movie featuring Anmol KC with his girlfriend Anna Sharma was liked by the youths. The movie became very successful and had established Anmol KC as a horse of a long race. (Watch ‘Jerry’ here)
The winners of the Digital Cine Award 2072, organized by Chhaya Chhabi Creation was announced in a special program held in Kathmandu on December 21, 2015. In the award ceremony, the movie ‘November Rain’ bagged the most award – a total of eight awards including the best actors, best actress, best director awards.
While ‘November Rain’ became the best movie, ‘Bhimdatta’ was awarded the Critics Award and ‘Sunpani’ became the Special Film. Late actor Shree Krishna Shrestha‘s movie ‘Kohinoor’ was awarded the public choice award. Producer and film distributor Gopal Kayastha and actress Gauri Malla were awarded with Chhaya Chhabi Film Artist honor award. Film journalist Dabbu Chhetri was awarded the Chhaya Chhabi Film Journalism Award of value Rs. 7,777.
Watch Award winning movies
This is a partial list of the winners. Only the full movies available in xnepali are linked to the page to watch them:
A friend in Twitter, Rakesh, has categorized the Nepali movies in four different types. Although the categorization is done very loosely and the boundary of this categorization is extremely blurry, such a categorization can give a rough guide on what a particular movie is like. I think, there is room for improvement in this categorization so that one can easily decide on whether to watch the movie or not. There is a possibility that some movies might fall in more than one category. Let’s review each category in detail with examples.
- Masala Nepali movies
- New Age Nepali movies
- Nepali movies for youth
- B and C Grade Nepali movies
- Historical and Art Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies contain all the different entertaining aspects of movies. They are the mix of comedy, family drama, action, music and love all stuffed in a movie to appeal all types of viewers. They might contain all these ingredients (masala) or some of them. These types of movies are less risky and hence, the established film producers prefer to go with these type of movies.
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.
The nominations are as follows:
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:
BesLike previous years the Nepali film awards by the association of Nepali film technicians, NEFTA, was held in foreign soil. This year’s award ceremony was held in Qatar. In the ceremony held among 8,000 audience award on various categories were handed over to the winners. Winning 5 different awards, ‘Talakjung Vs. Tulke’ became the best movie this year.
Watch award winning movies:
- Watch ‘Kabaddi’ – ‘Kabaddi’ won award for being best movie by the jury and director Rambabu Gurung
- Watch ‘Jerry’ – The movie won 4 awards for cinematography, mixing, arrangement and actress, Anna Sharma.
- Watch ‘November Rain’ – The movie won two awards for Chhulthim Gurung and playback singing.
The full list of the winners are as follows:
Aryan and Priyanka become the best actors
The 3rd edition of NFDC Film Award ceremony was held in Kathmandu on September 12 at Hotel Hayat in Boudha. TIn the ceremony ‘Kabaddi’ was awarded the best movie of the year 2071. Actor Aryan Sigdel was awarded the best actor for his role in ‘November Rain’ and actress Priyanka Karki was awarded the Best actress for her role in ‘Suntali’.
[Watch ‘Kabaddi’ here and watch ‘November Rain’ here. ]
The best director award was handed over to the director of ‘Kabaddi’, Ram Babu Gurung. The full list of winners is as follows:
- Best Movie – Kabaddi
- Best Director – Ram Babu Gurung (Kabaddi)
- Best Actor in lead role – Aryan Sigdel (November Rain)
- Best Actress in lead role – Priyanka Karki (Suntali)
- Best Supporting Actor – Anup Bikram Shahi (Hasiya)
- Best New Actor (Male) – Sanjog Koirala (Utsav)
- Best New Actor (Female) – Ashma DC (Aavash)
- Best Script – Chetan Gurung (November Rain)
- Best Cinematography – Shailendra Dhoj Karki (Jerryy)
- Best Editing – Surendra Poudel (Aavash)
- Best Action – Tarakumar Upreti (Hasiya)
- Best Music – Taraprakash Limbu (November Rain)
- Best Choreography – Kabiraj Gahatraj (Hawaldar Suntali)
- Best Backgroun Music – Ramji Lamichhana (Tathastu)
- Best Sound – Uttam Neupane (Mukhauta)
- Kusume Ruma Commercial Success – Kohinoor
- MaHa Jury Award – Sudeep Singh Bhusal (Mala)
- Puskar Film Journalism Award – Bijaya Ratna Tuladhar
The certificate of the nomination for the NFDC National Award was handed over in a ceremony held on Saturday in Kathmandu. In the ceremony, the artists selected for the nomination in 17 different categories were given the certificate of nomination by Minister Mindndra Rijal and FDB chielf Raj Kumar Rai.
The third edition of NFDC Film Award is scheduled to be held on September 12. In addition to making the announcement of the date of the award ceremony, the minister Rijal had also unveiled two songs of upcoming movie ‘Thamel dot Com’.
The nomination for the third edition of NFDC Award has been released. In the nomination top five in each of 14 categories are released. The awards will be handed over in 20 categories. The nomination is prepared by a jury of four members from the movies released in the past one year.
The movies considered for the nomination include the movies censor cleared by the Censor Board from the first to the last day of 2071, and released in at least five different theaters.
In the nomination movie ‘November Rain’ has received the most, 8 nominations including the Best Director and Best Movie. The nominations for the best movie are ‘Jerryy’ (watch ‘Jerry’ here), Kabaddi (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here), Nai Nabhannu La 3, ‘November Rain’ (watch ‘November Rain’ here) and ‘Talakjung Vs Tulke’. The directors of these movies were also nominated for the Best Director award.
Box Office Film Club has honored 10 movies in an event held in Nagarkot at the end of the year 2071. Like previous years, the Club has selected the most successful movies in the year. Out of the movies released on the last Friday of 2070 to the last end of 2071 top ten movies were awarded with different honors.
The movie ‘Kohinoor’ was awarded the Super Duper Bumper Block Buster movie of the year 2071. The movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ (watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ here) was awarded Super Duper Hit honor. ‘Kabaddi’ (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here) and ‘Jerryy’ (watch ‘Jerryy’ here) were awarded Hit movie honors.
The producers of ‘Novmeber Rain’ are starting the making of the next project titled ‘Classic’. The song recording of the movie featuring Namrata Shrestha and Aryan Sigdel in leading role and Wilson Bikram Rai in supporting role, has started on March 31 in Cinezone Studio, Kathmandu.
The movie features the music of Taraprakash Limbu and is being made on the direction of Dinesh Raut. On the first day of song recording singers Yubaraj Chaulagain and Melina Rai gave voice to the song. In the event cinematographer Rajesh Shrestha and producers Subash Giri and Kamal Giri were also present.
Nepali Film – November Rain
Starring – Aryan Sigdel, Namrata Shrestha, Chhulthim Gurung, Keshav Bhattarai etc.
Director – Dinesh Raut
The movie ‘November Rain’ was released on April 24, 2014 with another movie ‘Kabaddi’. The actor Aryan Sigdel had married a few days before the release of the movie. The story of the movie is about the unusual rain in November that changes the character of Ayush (Aryan Sigdel) and Shital (Namrata Shrestha) and Dalli (Chhulthim Gurung). These characters love each other unconditionally.
Two new movies are releasing on Friday, April 25 in theaters all over Nepal. The debut movie of Aryan Sigdel as a co-producer, ‘November Rain’ and comedy movie ‘Kabaddi’ are going to compete with each other. Both movies have good artists with potential.
‘November Rain’ features Namrata Shrestha, Aryan Sigdel, Chhulthim Gurung, Keshav Bhattarai, Hiuwala Gautam etc. The movie directed by Dinesh Raut had received a good publicity since the start. Right after his marriage, Aryan has started the publicity of the movie. Although Namrata Shrestha has been sick and is resting in Pokhara, other artists are teamed up to promote the movie.
The audio of upcoming movie of Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha, ‘November Rain’ was launched in a press meet organized on April 8. In the event actor and producer Aryan Sigdel and Namrata talked about the movie and the singers sang the songs too. ‘November Rain’ features only three songs.
A video of Namrata Shrestha addressing the ceremony:
Aryan Sigdel had produced the movie with producer Subash Giri. Subash told that the movie is made on a heart touching story and he expected the movie to make a record breaking collection.