Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Nutan Pradhan, Shambhu Pradhan, Surbir Pandit, Bhimbar Singh Thapa, Sushil Pokharel, Kishor Malakar, Sunil Thapa etc.
Director – Shambhu Pradhan
Watch the full movie ‘Sakkali Nakkali’ in a single part:
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Arjun Shrestha, Subhadra Adhikari, Nir Shah, Gauri Malla, Pawan Mainali, Bhimbar Singh Thapa, Nutan Pradhan, Surbir Pandit, Taiyab Shah, Jitendra Mahat Abhilashi etc.
Director – Sambhu Pradhan
A presentation of Shrestha Cine Concern and Ishwori Arts.Â Cinematography by Manju Kumar Shrestha, background music by Raju Nayak, action by Rajendra Khadgi, presentation by Rajendra Shrestha, lyrics by Kiran Kharel / Nir Shah / Yadav Kharel, choreography by Basanta Shrestha, editing by Sambhu Pradhan, music by Sambhujit Baskota, story/script/dialogue by Nutan Pradhan.
Nutan Pradhan is also the guest artists in the movie. Child artists in the movie are Ishwori Pradhan and Chanki Pradhan.
Full movie in a single part:
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Gauri Malla, Nutan Pradhan, Ishowri Pradhan, Chanki Pradhan, Sambhu Pradhan, Kishor Malakar, Sunil Thapa, Surbir Pandit, Mohan Niraula etc.
Director – Shambhu Pradhan
The classic Nepali movie ‘Saraswoti’ is a presentation of Ishwori Films. The superhit movie by Shambhu Pradhan also features Sambhu and his wife in the movie. The movie is produced by Shambhu Pradhan himself.
A presentation of Arjun Shrestha, Nepali movie ‘Sanyas’ features Rajesh Hamal, Gauri Malla with Jal and Arjun in the leading roles. The movie features child artists Shrya Simkhada and Munni Budhathoki. Guest artists in the movie are Ramesh Upreti, Rejina Upreti, Jagan Shrestha etc. The background music is composed by Sanjay Shrestha, lyrics by Yadav Kharel / Dr. Bhola Rijal / Sambhujit Baskota, action by Rajendra Khadgi, choreography by Basanta Shrestha, music by Sambhujit Baskota, cinematography by Dik Khadka, script / dialogue/ story by Nutan Pradhan, produced by Ballu Parajuli / Krishna Subedi and editing by Shambhu Pradhan.
‘Soon Chandi’ is a presentation of Ishwari Arts International. The movie written and produced by Nutan Pradhan is directed and edited by Sambhu Pradhan.
Like every other fields, film writing in Nepali film industry is also dominated by males. Only a few writers are female. When the script writing is done by the wife of the director or the producer of the movie, question arises how genuine the writer is. For example, wife of noted director Sambhu Pradhan’s wife Nutan Pradhan and actor and producer Bhuwan KC‘s ex-wife Sushmita KC have also written scripts.
Actress Arunima Lamsal wrote the script of ‘Deepsikha‘. When the movie failed to impress audience, Arunima’s career as a writer is considered to have ended. Another writer, Kusum Anshal is also known to write the script of a movie made jointly by Nepal and India – ‘Panchawati’. Last year, actress Benisha Hamal had told about writing the script of a movie but, nothing is heard about that again.
* This feature article is a part of women in Nepali film industry series. Another article in this series is female writers in Nepali film industry. UPDATE on April 22, 2015: Dipa Basnet has directed another movie titled ‘Shree 5 Ambare’ and Samjhana Upreti has also directed her second movie ‘Falgu’. UPDATE on July 11, 2015: A new female director, Deepa Shree Niraula has announced a new movie titled ‘Chha Bhane Maya Chhapakai Laideu’ (an audio report attached at the end of this post).
The entry of female directors in Nepali film industry is very limited. There are two ways a director can start directing movies – one by working as an assistant director to an established director, two by completing direction studies. The entry of female directors in Nepali film industry is mostly by the second path. None of the female assistant directors so far have become a directors in Nepali film industry.
Watch a short video on the Female directors of the film industry:
The first female director in Nepali film industry is Suchitra Shrestha. She started as a film journalist and eventually became the director of ‘Prem Yuddha’.
Female film directors of Nepali film industry:
None of these directors have directed more than one movies yet. This statement is no longer true. Dipa Basnet’s second movie ‘Shree 5 Ambare’ is already released and Samjhana Upreti’s second movie, ‘Falgu’ is in post production.
The movie by Ishowri Films and Shrestha Cine Concern banners is a Rajendra Shrestha’s presentation of Nutan Pradhan movie. The story and script of the movie is written by Nutan Pradhan. The movie also features Shambhu and Nutan’s daughter Ishwori Pradhan.