Nepali Movie – Raaj Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Biraj Bhatt, Rejina Upreti, Jayakishan Basnet, Kushal Thapa, Rabindra Khadka, Sunil Thapa, Srijana Basnet, Maya Pradhan, Srijana Adhikari, Gopal Bhutani, Nisha Sunar (guest), Shovit Basnet (guest) etc. Director – Shovit Basnet
A presentation of Mata Manakamana Films Production Pvt. Ltd, this movie features the superstars of Nepali movie industry Shiva Shrestha with action star Bira Bhatt. The actresses are Rejina Upreti and Sirjana Subba and Sirjana Adhikari. The movie directed by Shovit Basnet also features Shovit as a guest artist. Singer Nisha Sunar is also a guest artist in the movie.
The original ‘Dhoom’ of Nepali film industry was made by Jaya Kishan Basnet. A brother of the director, Shovit Basnet is the actor, story writer and script writer of the movie. The movie features action star Biraj Bhatt, Ramit Dhungana and Arjun Karki in leading role. The actress in the movie, Rejina Upreti was reportedly having affair with the director at that time (but, it was not officially confirmed.) Rejina is now married and has a child. Other actresses in the movie include Jenny Kunwar and Sanjita Gurung.
A controversial actress, Rejina Upreti, is not active in the film industry these days. She hasn’t signed in any movies after the failure of her production debut movie ‘Bardaan’. In the mean time, she got married to Suraj Pokharel and has been living as a housewife these days.
Rejina was in affair with Suraj Pokharel, a resident of UK, for some time until she got married in 2014. After a couple of years of the marriage, she gave birth to a daughter on November 21, 2016 (Read about the childbirth of Rejina Upreti). I had also prepared a video report of the news:
Now the child is seven months old. It seems Rejina is quite busy raising up the child and is not willing to comeback in the film industry. Continue reading
Nepali Movie – Anmol Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Uttam Pradhan, Rejina Upreti, Ruby Rana, Lab Sharma, Rabi Giri, Salon Basnet etc. Director – Resh Raj Acharya
The movie ‘Anamol’ has a tagline – “She is a mother after all” and features Rajesh Hamal, Uttam Pradhan with Rejina Upreti and Ruby Rana in leading role. The movie is made on the story of Rajesh Koirala. The script is written by the director and producer Resh Raj Acharya. The movie also features Salon Basnet as a child artist. The movie is a presentation of Tri Bi Film Product and is presented by Rajesh Koirala. The playback singers are Rajesh Payal Rai, Sarmila Bardewa, Khem Gurung, Nalina Chitrakar, Rupendra Khadki, Bishow Nepali. Editing by Banish Shah, choreography by Santa Nepali, music by Laxman Shesh, cinematography by Ram Shankar Pradhan and is produced by Bedu Acharya.
Nepali movie ‘Raju Raja Ram’ is one of the most unique movies in the history of Nepali cinema. The movie features almost all of the top actors and actresses in the Nepali movie industry at that time. The movie is the story of three main characters Raju, Raja and Ram. Like other Shovit Basnet movies, this movie also features all the masala of a typical Nepali movie including music, action, love and comedy.
Nepali Movie – Insaf Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Dhiren Shakya, Nikhil Upreti, Jharana Thapa, Rejina Upreti, Bikrant Basnet, Jay Kishan Basnet etc. Director – Shovit Basnet
Nepali movie ‘Insaf’ is produced by ‘Palash’ producer Krisha Chaulagai and written by Bikash Acharya – the ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ series famed director. The movie mentions that Ram Raja Dahal had provided a apecial support to the movie. The music of the movie is composed by Mahesh Khadka, choreography by Raju Shah, action by Yogendra Shrestha, background score by Sanjay Shrestha and the editor is Banish Shah. The playback singers are Dipak Limbu, Anju Panta and Pushpa Poudel. The lyrics are written by Gobardhan Pooja and Daya Ram Pandey.
A presentation of Bhim Lama, Nepali movie ‘Mato’ is made under Mata Pathibhara Films banner. The movie is written by the director Kishor Subba. Producer is Mina Lama. The music composer is Dinesh Subba, choreographer is Gobinda Rai, cinematographer is Saurav Lama, editor is Shiva Puri, background score by Binod Gurung and action by Ram / Janak. The playback singers are Rajesh Payal Rai, Dipak Limbu, Dinesh Subbah, Anjana Gurung, and Manu Nembang. The songs are written by Dayaram Pandy, Santa Gautam, and Mitra Lingdan.
Maato Controversy – In the beginning, actor Nikhil Upreti had agreed to do the movie. But, in 2009, when Nikhil Upreti eloped with Sanchita Luitel and didn’t show up in the shooting, the film makers had to convince Rajesh Hamal to do Nikhil’s role (read my 2010 report). Rejina Upreti is featured in an action role in the movie (see MoviesNepal report). I don’t have the exact release date of the movie but, the shooting was going on in June of 2010.
Actress Rejina Upreti has given birth to a daughter on the evening of November 21, 2016. The child was born by a c-section surgery. Both the child and mother are told to be healthy and recovering. The newborn was born at 7:12 PM and weighted 3.35 kg at birth.
Who is Rejina Upreti ?
Actress Rejina Upreti was an actress and a producer of a movie ‘Bardaan’. The production however became a disaster. Her production partner lodged a complaint against Rejina (read details in nepaliactress). They later patched up. Continue reading
Romantic and action packed Nepali movie ‘Dharma’ was released in 2011, featuring Manisha Koirala in lead role. ‘Dharma’ is a presentation of Aasma Films by Diperndra K Khanal. The story and dialouge of the movie is written by Yougesh Rayamajhi and the movie is produced by Dr. Dugra Pokharel.
The first female producer of Nepali movie is Manju Rana, the producer of the Nepali movie ‘Juni’. After Manju the professional female producer of Nepali movie is Sumitra Poudel. Producer Malati Rai produced the super-hit Nepali movie ‘Saino’. These producers were not actresses. In later days, actresses had entered film production business with mixed result.
At this time, at least 5 movies produced by actresses are recently released or waiting to release in near future. Actress Poojana Pradhan‘s debut production movie ‘Chocolete’ is releasing on December 4, 2015. Similarly, actress Karishma Manandhar‘s production ‘Falgu’ is releasing on February 17, 2016 and actress Rekha Thapa‘s production movie ‘Rampyari’ is scheduled to release on April 8, 2016. Another actress, Suvekshya Thapa‘s home co-production movie ‘Bindaas 3’ is also ready for release. Actress Ashika Tamang‘s debut movie both as an actress and as a producer was released on October 23.
Let’s analyze 1 dozen actresses who turned into producers in Nepali film industry.
(Video summary of producer actresses:)
Rekha’s ex-husband had registered Rekha Films after her and produced some successful movies under the banner. When Rekha and Chhabi divorced Rekha took the production with her. Chhabi had registered Chhabiraj Films banner to produce his later films. Rekha Films and Chhabiraj Films jointly produced ‘Hamesha’ before parting their ways in their next movies. The success of Rekha’s own production ‘Kali’ and ‘Himmatwali’ were after parting from Chhabi has proved Rekha a successful film producer.
All the movies produced and released under Rekha Films are available in xnepali:
Nepali movie ‘Achanak’ is a presentation of the producer Saroj Sharma Tirupati Pictures. The script of the movie is written by the director Deshbhakta Khanal. The movie was released in theatre in 2011.
Jeshika Khadka is introduced in a new name in the movie. The actress previously known as Jyoti Khadka had changed her name to Jeshika after her sex scandal with comedy singer, Prakash Ojha. The actress later committed suicide.
The movie ‘Mann Mutu Ra Maya’ is a presentation of Muna Devi Production. Hair designer is Bipana Basnet, Bibek Shah is the costume designer, Anil Gautam had composed the background score and effects, sounds by Rajkrishna Shrestha, lyrics by Sujit, choreography by Kamal Rai, music by Sambhujit Baskota, editing by Anil Gautam, cinematography by Ram Shankar Pradhan, story/script/dialogue by Sujit and produced by Govind Upadhaya. The child artists in the movie are Aman Rijal and Abin Poudel. Sujit is a new face in the movie.