Rekha Thapa has announced that her upcoming movie ‘Rudra Priya’ will release at the theatre and a TV station on the same day – on Kartik 2. In an announcement program held on October 9, 2017 Rekha Thapa told made the announcement. Rekha told, “I have viewers not only in the cities but also remote places in Nepal. There are no film halls in remote areas. For the viewers who don’t have film theatres near their homes, I have asked the viewers to watch the movie in TV.” She had also asked the viewers who live in places near theatres to go to the theatre to watch it.
‘Rudra Priya’ is not the first movie that is planning to release in TV and in theatre simultaneously. In Fulpati, ‘Mero Paisa Khoi’ was also released in Dish Home TV. But, the organization of theatre owners have protested the decision of the film producers to release them in TV at the same time as the film theatres.
Theatre owners protest
After the TV station Dish Home purchase the TV rights of new movies to release on the same day as the release in theatre, the theatre owners have started to worry. They have made a decision not to let the producers release their movies in TVs. In a meeting held by the Nepal Chalchitra Sangh a decision was made to stop film producers to release the movies in TV.
Nepali actress Rekha Thapa has announced that she and her home production movies won’t participate in any Nepali movies award ceremony. She has accused the organizers of manipulating them to award the films of their choice based on personal influences and money.
Rekha has termed all the award ceremonies in Nepal as ‘Room Awards’.
This is not the first time Rekha has expressed her dissatisfaction. Last year, at this time Rekha had accused National Award organizers of asking money for award. She didn’t even go to receive one award she won at that time. Rekha was also accused of not participating in an award ceremony when she couldn’t persuade the organizers to hand her the Best Actress Award.
The audio of upcoming movie ‘Adhakatti’ was released in a program held in Kathmandu on April 20, 2015 in Kathmandu. The music album, of the movie to release on May 22, was unveiled by a group of nine actresses of Nepali film industry. The actresses in the ceremony include Karishma Manandhar, Jharana Thapa, Deepa Shree Niraula, Namrata Shrestha, Priyanka Karki, Neeta Dhungana, Richa Sharma, Shilpa Pokharel, and Harshika Shrestha.
In addition to the release of the album, musical program was held in the event. Gaurav Pahadi, Rista Basnet, Pradeep Bastola, Ashishma Nakarmi and Wilson Bikram Rai danced in the movie song on the stage. Actress Namrata Shrestha also danced in the event. Namrata is featured in an item dance in the movie.
The release date of movie ‘Adhakatti’, is scheduled for May 22, 2015, the birthday of the producer Pradeep K Uday. The movie was announced on Uday’s birthday in 2013 and it is releasing on the his birthday after two years.
‘Adhakatti’ is the debut direction of Kantipur journalist Subrat Acharya featuring Ashishma Nakarmi, Wilson Bikram Rai, Rista Basnet, Gaurav Pahadi, and Pradeep Bastola. The movie will also feature actress Namrata Shrestha and Gajit Bista in an item dance titled ‘Namrata..’ The shooting of the movie was delayed a while and went to floor after a year of its announcement. It is releasing a year after the start of the shooting.
The festival of brothers and sisters was celebrated all over Nepal on October 25, 2014. On Bhaitika sister offer tika and gifts to their brothers and wish their long life and prosperity. The brothers also do the same to their sisters.
A slide show video of celebrity Bhai Tika:
Photos of earlier year’s celebrity Bhai Tiaka – celebrity Bhai Tiaka 2013 and celebrity Bhai Tiaka 2012. Link to this year’s Celebrity Diwali 2014.
On the occasion of this year’s Bhaitika Nepali film artists also did the rituals with their brothers and sisters. Here are some of the highlights of the festival:
It seems, movie directing is an attractive profession for film journalists. That might be the reason the Kantipur journalist Subrat Acharya has commenced directing a movie named ‘Adhakatti’.
Another journalist Dabbu Chhetri is currently directing a movie named ‘Passport’. Actor director Dinesh DC had also started as a journalist. A photo journalist of Kantipur, Bikash Rauniar is in film business (it is his wife who is directing the movie). The movie named ‘Megha’ is featuring Manisha Koirala‘s brother Siddhartha Koirala and Namrata Shrestha.
A number of movies scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead have postponed because of political uncertainty in the days ahead. At the time when the constitution is to be released (it is scheduled to be released on Jestha 14) various political parties have beefed up their demand and power shows. Frequent closure of businesses and transportation as a mean of protest, commonly named "Nepal Bandha" have affected the lives of every Nepali. Every sector including education, business, entertainment and public sector have been affected by frequent Nepal Bandha these days. Let’s talk about the cancellation of the release of a some of most awaited and hopeful Nepali movies because of Nepal bandha.
Today, on May 5, 2012, ‘Saayad’ is being released in theaters across Nepal. But, due to Nepal Bandha its release in theaters outside the valley was postponed. Although the release in Kathmandu valley is going on as schedule, it is a bitter start as all the theatres are closed on the first day of it’s release.
The producer of ‘Apabad,’ a movie scheduled to be released on Jestha 5 (May 18), has decided it is not the right time for the release and postponed the release date. The producer of ‘Apabad’, Susan Prajapati, has told that the release of the movie in USA and Australia will however be on the scheduled date. Release in Nepal will only be decided based on the political situation in the country.
Similarly Pradip Uday, the producer of ‘Malatiko Bhatti’ has also announced the cancellation of the release of the movie previously scheduled to release on Jestha 12 (May 25).
‘Saayad’, ‘Apabad’, and ‘Malati Ko Bhatti’ were waiting for their release for a long time and at the final stage the release is affected by ‘Nepal Bandha‘. We hope, the political turmoil won’t affect the recent revival of the Nepali movie industry.