Nepali Film – Purano Dunga
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Menuka Pradhan, Maotse Gurung etc.
Director – Ram Babu Gurung
A production of Cinema Art in association with Maotse Gurung Films, this movie is about the relationship between two brothers. A social drama movie is about the lives of two brothers who own a boat. The movie by well known director Ram Babu Gurung was relatively less successful when compared to his previous movies ‘Kabaddi’ and ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’. One of the songs of the film ‘Nira Jahile Risaune’ was very popular.
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In an event held to release the trailer of ‘Kohalpur Express’, the debut movie of Keki Adhikari as a producer, three actresses of the movie expressed their dissatisfaction towards journalist Kishor Nepal.
In the event, Priyanka remembered the incident and how she dealt with it. She had complained against the writer and had forced to remove the article from the website. When I checked Kantipur’s website, the issue of Saptahik of March 10, 2017 is not available online.
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How did it start?
A few days ago, an website, merofilm published an article based on an interview of Kishor Nepal. In the interview, Kishor had told that – Nepali actresses don’t have the essence. There was a debate in online media about his statement. In the same interview, he had told that he doesn’t like Priyanka Karki. He had told a little knowledgable actress is Keki Adhikari.
It is a surprising announcement by the director Dipendra K Khanal. Ayushman’s ex girl friend and current girlfriend are going to be featured with him in an upcoming movie of the director. The movie titled ‘Changa Chait’ will feature these three in leading roles. In addition to these leading characters, well known actress Reecha Sharma and Sandhya KC will also be featured in the movie.
Actress Priyanka Karki turned 31 years old on Feburay 27, 2018. After winning Miss Teen 2015 title, Priyanka decided to devote her life to the entertainment industry. She went to the USA for film studies and returned back to act in movies. Although she had acted in TV serials like ‘Gharbeti Ba’, she debuted in films after she returned back from the USA.
Upcoming film ‘Shatru Gate’ organized a surprise birthday party for the actress in an event held in Kathmandu. Here is a video report of the party.
The organizers of the Da-bangg Tour Nepal 2018 were stressed out when popular actresses like Priyanka Karki, Swastima Khadka and ‘Thamel Bazaar ‘ dancer Alisha Rai refused to dance in Salman Khan’s concert. The organizers have convinced Sushma Karki and Mala Limbu to dance in the stage in the program. In addition to the actresses two singers including Rajesh Payal Rai have agreed to sing in the program.
Why did Priyanka, Swastima and Alisha refused?
When you look at a broader picture, sharing stage with Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan, is a huge honour. Nepali film industry is a very tiny industry when compared to the Indian film industry. Salman is one of the top actors in Bollywood. So, it sure was a huge opportunity. But, Nepali actresses have taken a bold step to refuse the honour because of the way they were approached.
We appreciate the actresses in the film industry. We often forget about the mothers who brought in earth the amazing actress. I am sharing the photos of the mothers of 10 amazing actresses in the Nepali film industry.
10. Rekha Thapa – The number one actress of the past, Rekha Thapa’s mother Saraswati Thapa is named the producer of Rekha’s home production movies, after Rekha divorced Chhabi Raj Ojha.
9. Namrata Sapkota – She is the actress of ‘Chhakka Panja’, a model and a dancer. The mother of Namrata Sapkota:
That was what actress Priyanka Karki started with in a 500+ words apology letter (in English alone). She was concerned that people might min-interpret it and has also translated the whole text in Nepali language. I don’t know why she decided it was a good idea to present her thought in two languages, it is clear that she has thought about it for a long time and had taken effort to compose the statement.
Before I share Priyanka’s statement, the background information:
Actress Richa Sharma talked in a program held in Kathmandu about why she didn’t like ‘Chhakka Panja’ movie and why it was against womenkind. In response, the makers of the movie attacked Richa by accusing her of telling the viewers ‘fools’ and telling her to ‘get well soon’. There were divided views on who was right. In my Twitter poll, majority of my followers thought Richa was right and ‘Chhakka Panja’ team was wrong to attack Richa.
In response, Richa claimed that she never told the viewers were fools and she was only advocating the better representation of women in films. After Richa’s statement, Richa got all the sentiment and people went against Deepak, Deepa and ‘Chhakka Panja’ team.
[Full details on ‘Chhakka Panja’ Richa Sharma scandal.]
That is how Priyank’s statement was born.
In response to Priyanka’s response, Deepak Raj Giri wrote, “You have written it well. Everybody has made mistakes..” Here is what Priyanka wrote in Nepal (the English version follows).
Here is the the full statement of Priyanka (English):
No she didn’t.
But, the photo of herself biting on the award medal, she shared in her Instagram, surely qualifies her to win an award. Don’t you think so?
The Films Critics Society of Nepal (FICSON) has distributed the Critics Award for the last three years in a program held in Kathmandu. The awards for the year 2071, 2072 and 2073 were distributed in the event. Although the award is distributed this year, the Critics Award 2015 was announced in 2015. (news of Critics Award 2015)
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Nisha Adhikari’s upcoming movie team have started a competition – the most interesting photo of a female carrying a male is going to win Rs. 51,000. For that Nisha had carried her husband Sharad Veshwakar and shared the photo in Facebook. To support Nisha, two other actresses have also done the same.
Neeta Dhungana shared a photo of herself carrying director Shyam Bhattarai in the USA. Neeta is currently in the USA where she went to participate in a film award ceremony.
Nepali Movie – Punte Parade
Starring – Samyam Puri, Anjila Dahal, Nilu Dolma Shrepa, Najir Husan, Priyanka Karki etc.
Director – Subash Koirala
About Punte Parade
A presentation of Sahan Movie Makers in association with Ideas & Images by Hari Mahat, Nepali movie ‘Punte Parade’ is a comedy and fun movie featuring Samyam Puri as Punte. Actress Priyanka Karki is featured in a guest role in the movie. The cinematographer is Babu Shrestha, music by Taraprakash Limbu / Tek Nanda Lama, concept by Nilu Doma Sherpa, and written by Shan Basnyat.
The movie ‘Punte Parade’ was released in September of 2014. In addition to dancing in the item song, Priyanka had also choreographed the song.
There was a rumour about Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, to debut in a Bollywood movie. The rumour was about her role in a movie titled ‘Sandeep Aur Pinki Farar’, planned to be shot in Nepal and made under Yashraj Banner. But, the actress has denied the rumour and has told that it was a false information. In the Facebook she wrote, “Information might be power but disinformation is abuse of the power.”
According to report, Shristi had gone to Mumbai for the audition of the movie. She left the shooting of ‘Romeo and Muna’ in East Nepal to go to Mumbai. But, before the production banner made the decision of the audition, the rumour was released in media. The actress was stressed out when she received numerous congratulatory messages. She finally wrote a message that the news of her debuting in Bollywood was false. She wrote, “Dear supporters, I would like to inform you all that the recent news stating that I am debuting in Indian cinema right now is false. Please do not misled or misinformed.”
Although Shristi has told it to be false, some believe that she has already landed in the role in the Bollywood movie.
Two new Nepali movies has released in theatre on Friday, November 3, 2017. One is an awaited movie featuring well known actors, ‘Fateko Jutta’ and another is never-heard-of film, ‘Dhanwan’. In addition to new movies, the last week’s release, ‘Aishwarya’ is also running strong in theatre.
About ‘Fateko Jutta’
The movie is considered one of the most awaited movies of the year because of the star cast and a successful song. The trailer and the song titled ‘I am sorry..’ were well received by the audience. The movie produced by the producer of ‘Chapali Height’ sequels, Arjun Kumar, is directed by Nikesh Khadka. The movie features Saugat Malla, Priyanka Karki, Kemshwor Chaurasiya, Anoj Pandey etc. in main role. Actor Dayahang Rai is featured in a cameo role. Daya’s role was kept a secret by the film makers. They released a poster featuring Dayahang in a Goddess’ role.
Priyanka Karki’s next movie ‘Fateko Jutta’ is releasing this week. But, instead of promoting the movie she has gone to India to be with her boyfriend.
There are a few facts about Nepali film artists and the films before I enter into topic:
- Every artists wants their film to succeed.
- Most of the artists are paid to act/work in the film.
- Every artists set aside time for the shooting according to scheduled.
But, when it comes to promotion:
- Some artists don’t set aside any time for the promotion and have schedule clashes.
- Some make lame excuses of being busy or sick.
- Some don’t respond to producers’ phone and invitation to promotional events.
Why what that? I think, there are at least two reasons the artists are not eager to go in the promotion of the movie. One – they are convinced that the movie will be successful and two – they are not paid for the time they spend for the promotion.
Another actress has announced a movie, Keki Adhikari. In a program held in Kathmanu on October 23, 2017 actress Keki Adhikari formally announced a new movie titled ‘Kohalpur Express’. The actress who debuted in Nepali film industry in ‘Swor’, was better known as a music video model before that. The movie is being directed by a music video director, Bishal Bhandari. The movie is made under Keki’s home production house Junkiri Arts.
The movie going to the floor on Kartik 13 will feature Keki in the leading role. In addition to Keki the movie will also feature Priyanka Karki, Richa Sharma, Binod Neupane, Buddhi Tamang, Rabindra Jha and other actors. The movie features the music of Rajanraj Siwakoti, Arjun Pokharel and Kali Prasad Baskota. The whole movie is being shot in Banke district.
While talking about the movie Keki told, “I have always wanted to produce a movie since I understood movie industry. A dream is fulfilled by ‘Kohalpur Express’.” In addition to Keki Adhikari the producers of the movie are Bhadra Bahadur Shahi, Devilal Neupane Pandit and Shiva Prasad Chaulagi. The movie is being made on the story of Shan Basnayt, cinematography of Arjun Tiwari, editing of Lokesh Bajracharya, and choreography of Gambhir Bista. The movie is about three young girls played by Keki, Priyanka and Richa. Richa wasn’t present in the event because of her health.
Producer actresses in Nepali film industry
Almost all the successful actresses in the Nepali film industry try their luck by producing movies. But, only a few had been successful. When talking about successful producers who are also actresses of the Nepali movies – only a couple of names comes in my mind – Rekha Thapa and Deepa Shree Niraula. Another actress, Jharana Thapa, can also be named one but, her husband is the real producer of her movies. Rekha has been a producer of some of her recent movies although she started under her ex-husband, Chhabi Raj Ojha. Although her success rate has declined in recent years, she is the only successful actress/producer of the Nepali film industry.
Happy Tihar and Deepawali to all xNepali viewers. This is the Diwali release for the fans of Nepali movies. Enjoy the movie and have a safe and fun filled Tihar.
Nepali Movie – Radhe
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Priyanka Karki, Ashishma Nakarmi etc.
Director – Jagadishwor Thapa
The movie was released on April 14, 2017 with two other movies. Although there was a huge expectation from the movie, the viewers were not happy by the movie. The fact that action star Nikhil Upreti teaming up with the top actress of the current time, Priyanka Karki had elevated the expectation among the viewers. Another release, ‘Ghampani’ stole the limelight instead. (Release news of Radhe)
The mvoie features the story of an unaccounted person played by the lead actor, Nikhil Upreti. Priyanka Karki made news when she fainted while shooting for a song of the movie. (Read the details of the news report here) The movie produced by Sushil Pokhrel is directed by Jagadishwor Thapa.
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