The first look of the comeback movie of actress Karishma Manandhar as a producer after about one and a half decade, ‘Phagu’ was released in a program held in Kathmandu on December 18. The movie featuring actress Shilpa Pokharel in leading role don’t have Karishma herself in it. The second venture movie of the director Samjhana Upreti Rauniar, ‘Phagu’ features Rajesh Hamal, Shilpa Pokharel, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla and others in main roles. Subash is debuting in Nepali film industry in this movie.
The movie made on the story of a Terai-resident girl is a social drama and love story movie with Shilpa featured as the main and the central character. The movie is scheduled to release on Falgun 7 (Refer movie release calendar of 2072). The date is the same as the release of actor Bhuwan KC‘s movie ‘Dreams’. The movie marks the debut of Bhuwan as the film director. It is a coincidence that both the actors – Bhuwan and Karishma won’t be seen in the movie as actors.
UPDATE (November 17) – ‘Jaun Hinda Pokhara’ release date November 20 and ‘Adha Page’ date December 25 added.
Nepali year 2072 BS started on Tuesday, Baisaksh 1 (April 14, 2015). No new Nepali movies were released on the first Friday of the new year, on April 17. On the second week, April 24 new movie ‘Resham Filili’ was released and previously released film ‘Jhola’ was also re-released. On the very next day, devastating earthquake hit Nepal and and halted all the film activities for the next few months.
The earthquake was the reason behind no new film release for three months from April to July.
The shooting of upcoming movie of Karishma Manandhar, ‘Falgu’ has finished in the East Nepal. After the shooting in Koshi barrage in Birgunj, the shooting of the comeback movie of Karishma completed.
The movie being directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar, features Karishma Manandhar, Shilpa Pokharel, Rajesh Hamal, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla and others. The movie is made on the struggle of a woman in the Terai setting.
In an event held in Hotel Yak and Yeti, actress Karishma Manandhar made a comeback as a producer by announcing the starte fo the shooting of her upcoming movie ‘Falgu’. Karishma’s god-mother Anjali Shrestha had inaugurated the shooting of the film. Anjali is credited for the entry of Karishma in the Nepali film industry. Karishma is producing the film in association with Gopi Krishna Movies. The film marks the comeback of Karishma as a producer in the film industry after 14 years.
The movie is being directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar also features actor Rajesh Hamal in an important role. The leading actors will be new actor Subash Parajuli and Shilpa Pokharel. Other actors in the movie include Karishma Manandhar, Binod Manandhar, Gauri Malla, Basanta Bhatta and others.