Nepali actresses come very cheap when compared to their male counterparts. The actress Rekha Thapa, who claims to be equivalent to a male actress, and always works in female-centric movies, is paid less than most of the male actors. Rekha’s rate is Rs. 5 lakh. Actor Anmol KC is paid about five times that amount. Another actor Pradeep Khadka is also paid more than four times that amount. In Rekha’s last movie, she also paid her co-star, Aryan Sigdel, 3 times the amount she expects others to pay her.
Is it a female dominance or a discrimination? Are the actresses not demanding their worth?
First let’s see who is paid what amount watch the video report:
List of the pay rate of Nepali actors:
- Anmol KC – 25 lakh for ‘Kri’ (Anmol’s father, Bhuwan KC is co-producer of the movie)
- Pradeep Khadka – 23 Lakh for ‘Lilibili’
- Aryan Sigdel – 15 Lakh for ‘Rudrapriya’
- Dayahang Rai – 15 Lakh for ‘Mr. Jholey’
- Saugat Malla – 9 Lakh for ‘Mero Paisa Khoi’
- Paul Shah – 8 Lakh for ‘Shatru Gate’
- Nikhil Upreti – 6 Lakh for ‘Sanrakshan’
The well known actors Bhuwan KC and Rajesh Hamal both reportedly demand Rs. 6 Lakh for a movie.
It is supposed to be the third sequel of ‘Prem Geet’ although it is named ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu 2’. The sequel of hit film ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ was announced on the birthday of the director Sudarshan Thapa, held on Wednesday. In addition to the sequel he also announced another unnamed movie to be produced after the movie.
In the sequel, the artists Pooja Sharma, Paul Shah and Salon Basnet will be repeated in the leading role. During the announcement Sudarshan told, that the movie is being made on the demand of the viewers. The script of the movie is being written by Sudarshan Thapa in association with Samipya Raj Timilsina.
After the completion of the shooting of the sequel, the team of Sudarshan will start the shooting of another movie. The star cast of both the movies will be the same – Pooja, Paul and Salon. The next movie will be a dance-themed movie.
Thapa told that the shooting of ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu 2’ will start in Magh. The untitled movie will start after the completion of the sequel. Both the movies are scheduled to released in the next year.
A poster of upcoming movie of actor Paul Shah is released featuring the actor with is so-called girlfriend Aanchal Sharma. Although Aanchal and Paul have denied the affair rumour, everybody else believe that they are seeing each other. The the poster also shows the release date of September 15, 2017.
The trailer of the movie is yet to release. Shot in various locations in Nepal and India, ‘Johnney Gentleman’ is a movie featuring comedy, action and love story. Produced by Andrews Poudel and directed by Nitin Chand, the movie is also one of the awaited movies the the film industry. That is because, viewers had liked Paul Shah’s roles in his previous movies in his earlier movies. In the last release, ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’, he was featured in the role of an angry young man. The success of the movie has helped the actor and is expected to help in the promotion of the upcoming movie.
Two new movies, both the sequels of hit moviies, ‘Sayaad 2’ and ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ were released in theatre on Friday – July 14, 2017. One is the sequel of hit movie ‘Sayaad’ and another that of ‘Prem Geet’.
About ‘Sayaad 2’
The movie is written and directed by Pusparaj T Neupane. It features a new artists and a new story when compared to the original of the sequel. Produced by Sunil Rawal, the movie features Sushil Shrestha, Sharon Shrestha, Amrit Dhungana, Kushal Pandey, Sushil Sitaula, Nisha Karki, and the producer Rawal in different roles. The movie is made on the story of Sunil Rawal, dialogue by Kedar Bhusal. Dirgha Khadka has edited the movie.
Although the name is borrowed from a song in the movie ‘Prem Geet’, the characters in the movie are not named Prem and Geet (The characters of ‘Prem Geet 2’ are named Prem and Geet). The actor’s real and the screen name both are Paul and the actress Pooja is named Saya in the movie.
Profile of the movie:
- Name – Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu
- Starring – Pooja Sharma, Paul Shah, Saroj Khanal, Rupa Rana, Rajaram Poudel, Mohan Niraula, Nabin Manandhar, Bikram Sen, Arjun Gurung
- Director – Sudarshan Thapa
- Release Date – July 14, 2017
- Banner – Sudarshan Thapa Production
- Producer – Sudarshan Thapa, Pooja Sharma
- Screenplay – Sudarshan Thapa, Dinesh Neupane
- Dialogue – Sudarshan Thapa, Dinesh Neupane
- Story – Sudarshan Thapa
- Editor – Pritam Pandey
- Cinematographer – Sanjay Lama
- Choreographer – Kabiraj Gahatraj
- Background Score – Shailendra Pradhan (Babu)
- Music – Arjun Pokharel
- Lyrics – Sudarshan Thapa, Diggaj Daurali, Ambika Sharma
- Playback singers – Sugam Pokharel, Anju Panta, Pramod Kharel, Arjun Pokharel
- VFX – Ananda Ghimire
It seems, this year is going to see a huge clash between the new generation actors in the Nepali film industry. The most awaited movies this year feature either a new entry or the new generation actor. One of the most promising upcoming star of the Nepali film industry, Anmol KC’s movie ‘Kri’ is one of the most awaited movie. Similarly Pradeep Khadka’s ‘Prem Geet 2’, Paul Shah’s ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ and Samir Man Baniya’s movie ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ and so on.
I am presenting a list of new-age actors and their respective movies to release this year.
The most awaited movie of the year ‘Kri’ is releasing this year. The movie created a huge hype by paying him Rs. 20,00,000 and keep him locked up for a year. He also kept himself away from the media and public for almost a year in preparation of the movie. One of the most successful actors in the film industry has 100% success rate from his four movies. All four movies were superhit movies of Anmol KC.
In addition to being exciting it is a challenging year for Anmol KC. He has to keep up with the higher expectation and to justify the cost involved in the movie.
The title song of upcoming movie ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ was released on the birthday of the lead actress and the producer of the movie, Pooja Sharma. In the birthday celebration held in Kathmandu, the song was release among the film crew members and journalists. In the program, the lead actor Paul Shah also sang the song with the music director Arjun Pokharel.
The song features the voices of Sugam Pokharel and Anju Panta. The music is composed by Arjun Pokharel and the lyrics is written by Sudarshan Thapa. The choreographer of the song is Kabiraj Gahatraj.
Prem Geet Sequels
The movie ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ is an unofficial sequel of ‘Prem Geet’, a super hit movie of 2016. After the success of the movie featuring Pooja Sharma and Pradeep Khadka and directed by Sudarshan Thapa, the director and the producer of the original movie had parted their paths.
In the film awards held in this year either Dayahang Rai had won the best actor award or Aryan Sigdel. For the first time, Kamana Film Award 2016 has awarded Saugat Malla the award for his role in ‘Fanko’.
The award ceremony held at the Army Officers’ Club in Kathmandu on December 3, 2016 awarded different awards to ten movies. Out of them, seven movies are available to watch in full in xnepali. Click on the following links to watch the movies:
Watch award winning movies:
- Watch ‘Fanko’ (Best Actor Award)
- Watch ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ (Best Dialogue)
- Watch ‘Pashupati Prasad’ (Best film award, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor in Negative Role)
- Watch ‘Prem Geet’ (Best Make Up, Best Playback Singer – Anju Pant, Best Playback singer – Sugam Pokharel, Best Lyrics, Best Music, Best Supporting Actor)
- Watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’ (Best new Actor – Paul Shah)
- Watch ‘Dreams’ (Best Cinematography, Best New Actress – Samragyee, Best New Director – Bhuwan)
- Watch ‘Bhairav’ (Best Action)
Three award winning movies not available in xnepali yet are:
Nepali Movie – Nai Nabhannu La 4
Starring – Priyanka Karki, Anubhav Regmi, Paul Shah, Aanchal Sharma, Barsha Raut etc.
Director – Bikash Acharya
About ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’
The fourth sequel of ‘Nai Nbhannu La’ was also a super hit movie like it’s previous sequels. The movie is the only Nepali movie that had been the fourth sequel of any Nepali movies. Produced and directed by Bikash Acharya, the movie features the music of Basanta Sapkota. The lyrics are written by Basanta Sapkota, Bikash Raj Acharya and Dr.Krishana Hari Baral. Script of the movie is written by Samipya Raj Timilsina, cinematography by Purushottam Pradhan, choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj, editing by Arjun GC. The director of the 3rd sequel, Muskan Dhakal, is the chief assistant director of NNL 4.
Watch Nepali movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’:
Director Sudarshan Thapa announced a new movie titled ‘Ma Euta Geet Gauchhu’ in a program held in Dubai on Friday, September 16. The movie named after the title song of hit movie of the year ‘Premgeet’ and will feature actress Pooja Sharma and Paul Shah in leading role.
A few days ago, the producer of ‘Premgeet’, Santosh Sen had announced the making of the sequel of the movie ‘Premgeet 2’. The biggest omission of the sequel were the actress Pooja Sharma and the director Sudarshan Thapa. Santosh Sen and Sudarshan Thapa are not in good terms these days so the sequel ‘Premgeet 2’ will be directed by the scriptwriter of ‘Premgeet’ Ramsharan Pathak.
As both movies ‘Premgeet 2’ and ‘Ma Euta Geet Gauchhu’ have borrowed the title from the movie ‘Premgeet’ both seem like the sequel of the movie. Let me compare the two –
||Ma Euta Geet Gauchhu
|lead – Pooja Sharma, Pradeep Khadka
|Director – Sudarshan Thapa
|Producer – Santosh Sen
| (New addition)
||lead Actress – Aslesha Thakuri
||Lead actor – Paul Shah
The film award being distributed by Gopi Krishna Movies, NFDC National Film Award 2016 nomination was released in a program held in Kathmandu. The Award ceremony will be held in Ashoj. It’s interesting two movies released on the same day – ‘Premgeet’ and ‘Classic’ were nominated in the most number of awards – 11 categories each. ‘Pashupati Prasad’ and ‘Woda Number 6’ each were nominated in 8 different categories and ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ was nominated in 7 categories.
Watch Award winning movies:
Although there used to be various awards for Nepali music, a new category of award has emerged – Music video award. To evaluate the technicians and artists in the newly emerging field, award nominations for the new Music Video Award has been released. The award will be awarded in three categories, namely:
- Category A – Music – Best Vocal (Male and Female), Best Vocal Pop (Male and Female), Best Lyrics, Best Music, Best Arrangement and Best Lok Dohori
- Category B – Video – Music Video, Video Director, Actor, Actress, Choreography, cameraperson, editor
- Category C – Special – Music Video(Diaspora), National Feeling, New Talent, Trend Setter, Special contribution
The nominations for the Music category are:
In an event held in Kathmandu a new Nepali movie ‘Love Birds’ was announce on the Valentine Day, Feb 14, 2015. The movie to be directed by Suresh Darpan Pokharel is made on love and romance. The movie will feature Salon Basnet, Sanjog Koirala, Paul Shah and Barsha Raut in main roles. Barsha Raut and Paul Shah are debuting in the Nepali film industry in the movie.
The movie ‘Love Birds’ to be produced by journalist Shanti Priya is made under Parichaya Nepal banner. The movie is told to be made on the love story of the young generation. The movie will feature all aspects of love relationship like love, revenge and life. Director Pokharel says that the movie is ‘larger than life’ project. The film makers also told that the Australia rights has already been sold even before the shooting of the film has started.