Ko Banchha Crorepati is a new Nepali television show – a franchise game show based on the British reality TV Show – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
The show was premiered on 2 February 2019 on AP1 Television and is scheduled to run for 52 episodes. The host Rajesh Hamal has changed his getup by cutting his hair short for the show. The question-answer contestant awards 1 crore (10 million) Nepali rupees to the person who can answer all the question in a particular episode.
Rajesh Hamal hair style:
The first episode of the Nepali version of Who wants to be a Millionaire has started in Nepal. The winner of the contest is awarded Rs. 1 million (which is 100 times less than a $1 million that the winners of US contest win).
The show is similar to the show held in India by Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan. For the show, the host, Rajesh Hamal, had redesigned his hair style. Rajesh Hamal is known for his slightly longer hair. He used to be strict when his hair style was concerned. He didn’t change his hair style throughout his acting career.
A video report about Rajesh Hamal’s new hair style:
The MahaNayak, Rajesh Hamal, delays the Dashain Tika by a day because his mother died on the Vijaya Dashami day. He remembers his mothers, performs Shradha puja and mourns on the 10th day of the festival. While all others enjoy and celebrate, Hamal doesn’t celebrate because, his mother suffered from depression.
He didn’t know his mother was depressed when she fell ill after the untimely death of his father. Hamal’s father Chura Bahadur Hamal was the ambassador of Pakistan. On the day he submitted his appointment letter, Hamal died of heart attack. After the sad incident, his wife went into a long mourning. She didn’t recover after that. Rajesh Hamal remembers, his mother going through tough time and smoking a lot.
At that time, the family members didn’t know that she could have been cured by medical doctors. Later Hamal realized it and told it was their lack of knowledge he lost his mother (watch the following video to see Hamal speak about the incident).
Rajesh Hamal’s parents were love birds who fell in love while travelling in a train in India. That was a very long time ago. They were deeply in love for each other for as long as they lived. I had also prepared a love story video of the two (the video was very popular among my viewers).
Barahi Movies Pvt. Ltd. presents,
Nepali Film: Mamata
Casting – Rajesh Hamal, Bipana Thapa, Uttam Pradhan, Rekha Thapa etc.
Director – Anil Sangroula
The movie ‘Mamata’ is a presentation of Barahi Movies. The story of the movie is written by the director Anil Sangaula. Anil is also the co-producer of the movie.
Full movie in a single part:
Nepali Movie – Ho Yehi Maya Ho
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Raj Timilsina, Jiya KC, Hiuwala Gautam, Himal KC, Shyam Rai, Ranjita Gurung, Baldeep Rai (guest) etc.
Director – Deepak Shrestha
“Ho Yehi Maya Ho” is a presentation of Subas Entertainment. This is the debut movie of actress Jiya KC. The movie was released on May 24, 2013. The actress made a lot of negative response for her role in controversial movie ‘ATM’. After that, she did similar movies for a while. But, when none of her movies worked, she has stopped acting these days. She is in relationship with actor Bhuwan KC. She is helping Bhuwan in his film production. Although the movie featured big names like Rajesh Hamal and Karishma Manandhar, the movie didn’t work well in box office.
Nepali Movie – Nikhil Dai
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Rekha Thapa, Dilip Rayamajhi, Dinesh Sharma, Jaya Kishan Basnet, Basundhara Bhusal, Hiuwala Gautam, Rabi Giri, Rajesh Hamal, Garima Pant etc.
Writer – Maunata Shrestha
This is a super hit action film featuring Nikhil Upreti in leading role. Actress Rekha Thapa is featured opposite to Nikhil and this film marks the debut of actress Garima Pant. Actor Rajesh Hamal in also featured in the film in a guest role. Actor Dilip Rayamajhi and Dinesh Sharma are also featured in the film. The script of the film is written by the known script writer of Nepali film industry, Maunata Shrestha.
Full movie in single part:
Nepali Movie – Dasgaja
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Nawal Khadka, etc.
Director – Dayaram Dahal
The movie released in 2011 (Baisakh 11, 2068), ‘Dasgaja’ was made on a patriotism and love for the country. The title means the area at the border. The movie made under Golden Eye Films is the third film of the banner. The movie’s sub-title is ‘No Man’s Land’. The movie was awarded Rastriya Jagarana Film Award of 2066. The movie also won the Jury Award and best script/story award of Samjhana Digital Films Award 2067. The movie produced by Shivahari Karki and Hob Khadka is directed by Dayaram Dahal
Watch the full film:
Nepali Movie – Brakefail
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Richa Ghimire, Bimlesh Adhikari, Ashmita Kandel etc.
Director – Shankar Ghimire
This Nepali movie is a presentation of actress Richa Ghimire made under her own home production. In addition, the director, Shankar Ghimire, is also her husband. Shankar and Richa had teamed up to produce another movie titled ‘Tulasi’. The movie is yet to release in Nepal. Shankar and Richa couple have gone to the US in the name of showing the movie there.
Watch full movie (new upload, full HD)
Nepali Movie – Mukhauta
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Sunil Thapa, Saugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Robin Tamang, Nisha Adhikari, Harshika Shrestha, Prashant Tamrakar, Arpan Thapa etc.
Director – Arpan Thapa
Being a multi-starrer, the movie was highly awaited. But, the wait resulted in higher expectation – more than what the film had to offer. So the most awaited, gangster/crime themed movie wasn’t successful in the box office. The movie tells the story of the underground mafia operating in Kathmandu. Because of violence and vulgar dialogues, the movie was given an ‘A’ certificate. The grading is given to films only suitable for the audience aged 16 years or older.
I wrote about the movie previously – ‘Mukhauta’ was released on June 13, 2014. The reason movie didn’t get the viewers as expected was attributed to various factors. The world cup football game was running at the time of the release – so, the film makers had also blamed the game for the failure of the movie. ‘Mukhauta’ producer Rabin Shrestha had recently announced the start of the production of the sequel of the movie titled ‘Mukhauta 2’. I had appreciated the participation of Harshika Shrestha in the premier of the movie in spite of her broken leg. The affair between Nisha Adhikari and cricketer Sharad Veshwakar became more apparent when they were seen together at the premier of the movie. This is the debut movie of the director Arpan Thapa as an actor.
Nepali film – Maya Namara (2002)
Starring: Rajesh Hamal, Sanchita Luitel, Amit Dhungana, Ramit Dhungana (New Face) etc.
Direction – Madan Ghimire
About ‘Maya Namara’
The debut movie of Ramit Dhungana features Rajesh Hamal and Sanchita Luitel in leading role is a presentation of S.S. Films. At that time, Ramit was considered one of the most potential actors at that time. Other artists in the movie are Jaynand Chand Thakur, Narayan Tirpati, Umesh Khadka, Amit Dungana, Ratan Subedi, Surbir Pandit, Nirmal Sharma, Barsa Raut, Rajendra Thapa/Shiva Adikari/Risav Kharel/Sanjeeb Bista/Pradip Dungana/Gokul Sapkota/Rabindra Thapa, faren Dahal, Bishnu Shrestha, Harisharan Thapa, Dil Bahadur Lama, Ram Basnet etc. Make up by Shyam Lama, dress designer is Dilip Thakuri, hair designer is Roji Khadka, cheif assistant director is Farendra Dahal, lyric by Madan Ghimire, Shures Adhikari and Bhola Shrestha.
The singers of Udit Narayan Jha, Deepa Jha, Sadhana Sargam, Snayha Panta, and Shuresh Adikari.
Art by Kaji Shrepa, story/dialogue/screenplay by Maunta Shrestha, editing by Rakchaya Shing, choreography by Shanta Nepali and Raju Shaha. Fight Directors were Kumar And Kumar. Director Of Photography by Shiva Kishor Dhakal, music by Shuresh Adikari, producer is Radheshyam Dungana, Exertive Producer is Rajendra Thapa. The child artist in the film is Sagrika Dungana.
Watch full movie:
Nepali Movie – Paradeshi Kancha
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Sunil Thapa, Narayan Tripathi,Subhadra Adhikari etc.
Director – Ashok Shrestha
A presentation of Karishma Films Pvt. Ltd. by Prem Bahadur Khatri, the Rajesh Hamal and Karishma Manandhar starrer movie is the first movie under Karishma’s production house. In addition to Nepali artists, the movie also features some Japanese artists like Haruka Naito. Playback singers in the movie are Anand Karki, Ramkrishna Dhakal, Yam Baral, Kumar Kanchha, Sharmila Bardewa, Lasmit Rai, Sapana Pariyar, Rama. Lyrics by Dhanendra Bimal and Bhupal Rai. Cinematographer Narayan Mainali, assistant directors are Suman Shahi and Om Prakash Niraula. Chief assistant director is Pradeep Shrestha. The story of the film is written by Abinash Sharma, script / dialogue by Rabi Aryal. The choreographer and editor is Raju Shah, music by Tika Bhandari.
Watch full movie here:
The “Buddha was born in Nepal” controversy has gone a long way when the Tibetian religious leader Dalai Lama told that Nepali people’s claim of Buddha’s birthplace is nonsense. The office of Dalai Lama has responded by a statement in their website that says: “We are concerned to know there was misunderstanding of the intent of his answer, and would like to clarify that His Holiness meant no disrespect towards his Nepalese brothers and sisters.” Read the full statement here.
What did Dalai Lama Say?
Dalai Lama was answering some questions raised by students in Meerut, India on 16 October 2017. One asked where was Buddha born, in India or Nepal. In response, Lama told that the statement that “some Nepalese people” made about Buddha’s birthplace being Nepal is a “nonsense”. He told, although the birth place now falls in Nepal – in ancient time, it was under greater Bharat. So, Buddha wasn’t born in Nepal or China or Tibet but in India.
Watch the video:
In response to the latest statement of the Tibetan religious leader, Dalai Lama’s comment about the birthplace of Buddha, a lot of Nepali people have termed him as “The Lie Lama”. Nepali superstar, Rajesh Hamal, has also responded in retaliation against the Lama’s statement.
Hamal wrote, “I’m appalled by the statement made by so called bastion of Truth and Compassion. Not even in my wildest imagination I though he would stoop so low by distorting the Truth, just to gain political milage.”
He added, “Your holiness there is a saying ‘you can fool some people some time but you can’t fool all the people all the time’…”
What did Dalai Lama say?
Craze of Nepali actor, Rajesh Hamal was also seen in a program held in Chandigarh, India. Hamal had completed his Master’s Degree in English literature in the Punjab University located in Chandigarh. He had spent a lot of time in India when he went there with his parents as a child. He had started his schooling in New Delhi when his father was a diplomat there. He later went to Pakistan and Russia before returning to India to complete his studies.
Rajesh Hamal in India report:
Nepali Film – Kancha
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Jal Shah, Subhadra Adhikari, Laxmi Shrestha, Rama Thapaliya, Kiran KC, Gopal Bhutani, Hiuwala Gautam etc.
Director – Surya Bohara
Kancha is the first presentation of Shivapuri Films by Diamond Singh Malla. The director, Surya Bohara had written the story script and the dialogue of the movie. The movie featuring Karishma, Jal Shah was one of the hit movies of the time. After a long gap, Surya Bohara had produced ‘Mutu’ and ‘Thuli’ in the year 2014.
[Watch ‘Mutu’ here and Watch ‘Thuli’ here]
This xNepali movie features superstar of the Nepali film industry, Rajesh Hamal, with one of his most liked online-couple, Karishma Manandhar. Rajesh Hamal and Jal Shah is another most liked couple at that time. Both Karishma and Jal went to USA and didn’t return back for a while. Although Karishma returned back to restart acting, Jal is still in the USA. The director had also relocated himself to the USA and his comeback attempt with two movies in 2014 as Everest Surya Bohara were not as successful as his previous ventures.