I have been sharing Tihar photos of Nepali celebrities for the last few years. Last year, I had shared 20 photos of celebrating Tihar. This year I wanted to continue the tradition by posting 20 more photos this year. I haven’t repeated the same celebrities but, most of them are the same every year. If you want to learn more, there is the details on the five days of Tihar.
The photos of the previous years:
Although Bhai Tika is celebrated with brothers and sisters, they don’t need to be biological siblings. Those who don’t have their own siblings, or those who are separated because of living at different place, find one of their liking and make a temporary brother or sister for the festival.
Anmol KC is currently in the USA. He celebrated Tihar with his step-sister, Kajal KC in the USA. Kajal, her mother, Bijaya KC and her brother live in the USA. Bhuwan’s home production Kajal Films is named after Kajal KC.
Nepali Movie – Euta Sathi
Starring – Salon Basnet, Anu Shah, Rista Basnet, Karishma Shrestha, John Tamang, Jarji Khadgi, Shisir Bhandari, Shovit Basnet, Narayan Puri, Rajani Sharma etc.
Director – Laxman Subedi
About ‘Euta Sathi’
The movie ‘Euta Sathi’ is a presentation of RCS Films. The movie is the debut movie of the journalist Laxman Subedi as a film director. The movie features the music of Tanka Budhathoki, lyrics of Ramji Lamichhane, cinematography of Suman Tandukar, Ganesh Kumar Shrestha, action of Rajendra Khadgi, script of Sushil Pangeni, editing of Suraj Shrestha and produced by Kishor Rumba / Ram Chandra Khanal.
Watch full movie ‘Euta Sathi’
Nepali Movie – Adhakatti
Starring – Gaurav Pahadi, Wilson Bikram Rai, Pradeep Bastola, Ashisma Nakarmi, Namrata Shrestha, Rista Basnet, Gajit Bista, Gambhir Bista, Nirmal Sharma etc.
Director – Subrat Acharya
The movie ‘Adhakatti’ is a presentation of Pradeep Kumar Udaya. The music director of the movie is Rajan Ishan, lyrics by Ranjit Acharya, Kiran Michael, Bijaya Adhikari, choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj, Suren Basel and guest music director is Basanta Sapkota.
The cinematographer is Hari Ghale Lama, the editors are Banish Shah and Milan Shrestha, the action by Roshan Shrestha, screenplay by Bijaya Adhikari on the story of Subas Dhakal. The dialogue is written joinlty by Subrat, Jaya and Bijaya.
Watch ‘Adhakatti’ full movie:
Nepali Movie – Lukamari
Starring – Saugat Malla, Bikram Singh Tharu, Karma Shakya, Surabina Karki, Rista Basnet, Krishna Bhakta Maharjan etc.
Director – Shree Ram Dahal
The movie by Glaze entertainment, ‘Lukamari’, released on June 24, 2016, is a movie movie made on the story of a tenant in a Kathmandu home (‘Lukamari’ release news). The executive producer of the movie is Col. Madan K.C., co-producers are Sandeep Acharya, Bikram Bhandari, and Tej Man Singh Bhandari. The action director is Asta Maharjan, music by Bikash Silwal, lyrics of the songs are written by Kiran Baral, Bikash Silwal, and Bimal Gautam. Play back singers are Dharmendra Sewan, Prabisha Adhikari, and Bikash Silwal, background score by Bikash Bhujel, choreographer is Renasha Bantawa Rai, editor is Krishna Bhandari, screenplay by Binod Khatiwada, cinematographer is Sushan Prajapati and the producer is Suraj Man Singh Bhandari.
The appearance of Saugat Malla and Karma had been popular even before the release of the movie. Saugat is featured as a Madheshi youth with crooked eyes and Karma is a typical Newar guy of Kathmandu and he has yellow hair. The movie directed by Shree Ram Dahal features and others.
Watch full movie ‘Lukamari’:
Nepali Movie – Refugee
Starring – Jiwan Luitel, Rista Basnet, Surbir Pandit etc.
Director – Uday Subba
The movie made on the story of the Nepali speaking Bhutani refugees who were chased away by the Bhutan government is made under Jay Shree Buddha Subba Films banner. The movie features the music of Bikash Chaudhary, editing of Tara Thapa, and produced by Manoj Rai and Dipesh Subba. The story of the movie is written by the director, Uday Subba. The movie ‘Refuge’ was released in January of 2016.
Watch the full movie
UPDATE: Dashain has finished today. I collected 100s of photos of celebrities. But, posting them in the page would not be that much interesting to the most of the site visitors. So, I collected the photos of 40+ Nepali actress celebrating Dashain this year and prepared a video (I deleted the video – nobody watched it).
I also prepared a video about the fist Dashain of two Miss Nepal sons. In addition to the sons of Jharana Bajracharya and Malvika Subba, the daughter of actress Richa Ghimire also celebrated her Dashain for the first time in her life.
Nepali Movie – Aadha Page
Starring – Salon Basnet, Rista Basnet, Rupesh Neupane, Deepak Chhetri, Suraj RD, Santosh Dhakal, Rabina Khadka, Rejina Dangol etc.
Director – Samundra Bhatta
About ‘Aadha Page’
A presentation of Pari Films, Nepali movie ‘Aadha Page’ is a love story movie featuring Salon and Rista Basnet in leading role. The background score of the movie is prepared by Sanjaya Shrestha, cinematographer is Indra Lal Shrestha. The editor is Santosh Dhakal and the movie is made on the story and dialogue of Aakash Budhathoki. The movie is produced jointly by Lila Bahadur Neupane and Gyan Bahadur Neupane. The choreographers of the songs are Ramji Lamichhane, Hari Wagle and Sudhir Shrestha. Music arranged by Pramod Nirwan and Aashish. The lyrics and the music are composed jointly by Raman Gayak and Rupak Neupane. The playback singers are Prem Pariyar, Samita Pariyar, Roshani Adhikari and Rupak Neupane.
The movie was released in the Christmas of last year (Read the release news of ‘Aadha Page’ here)
Watch ‘Aadha Page’ in full here:
I wrote his article in May of 2016 – to mark the Nepali Mother’s Day. I am re-writing this article because there are three more updates in the article :
- Sumina Ghimire gave birth to her daughter in December 25, 2015. Sumina Ghimire had gone into hiding after marrying, so it took me nine months to know about her childbirth. (photo and a video report is attached.)
- Simpal Khanal is also expecting a new child soon. Although Simpal had also gone into hiding after marrying a UK resident guy, she had shared the photo of her big belly recently. (a video report is attached – read more about Simpal’s pregnancy here)
- Sumi Khadka is another actress who is pregnant now. Sumi had announced the pregancy on September 26, 2016. Khadka, a former Miss Nepal, was also an actress in a number of movies. Sumi had married Chiran Basnyat in 2015. (A photo is attached.)
Video report (May 2016):
On the Nepali Mother’s Day, I had also collected the mothers of some of the Nepali actresses. The creator, mothers of the beautiful and charming actresses are mostly in the shadow of the limelights of their daughters.
But, today I am collecting the actresses who are themselves mothers. (Update of more photos and video coming soon.)
Nepali Movie – Yo Katha Ho Timro Mero
Starring – Suman Singh, Rista Basnet, Ravi Karki, Rupa Rana, Ganesh Upreti, Om Partik etc.
Director – Om Pratik
Watch full Nepali movie ‘Yo Katha Ho Timro Mero’ in a single part:
This week, on June 24, 2016, Nepali movie ‘Lukamari’ is the solo release. The movie on the story of a tenant in a Kathmandu home, ‘Lukamari’ is a suspense comedy movie. The actor Saugat Malla is featured in the role of a Madhesi guy. Actor Karma Shakya is featured in the role of the son of the home owner. Actress Surabina Karki is featured in the role of another tenant.
The appearance of Saugat Malla and Karma had been popular even before the release of the movie. Saugat is featured as a Madheshi youth with crooked eyes and Karma is a typical Newar guy of Kathmandu and he has yellow hair. The movie directed by Shree Ram Dahal features Saugat Malla with Bikram Singh Tharu, Karma Shakya, Surabina Karki, Rista Basnet, Krishna Bhakta Maharjan and others.
There are different types of mothers in Nepali film industry. Some mothers are celebrity mothers others are housewife mothers. I found a nice compilation of different types of mothers in which some mothers are like Sunita Paneru, the mother of actress Archana Paneru. Sunita did something no other Nepali mothers have done or might do to her daughter. It is strange, how a mother can encourage her daughter to smokes and drink. That is the reason she is in the top of the list.
Watch the video:
Other mothers are celebrity mother themselves like actress Karishma Manandhar, Jharana Thapa, and Suvekshya Thapa. All these mothers have grown up daughters who are old enough to be featured as actresses. Despite of their old age, they still are featured as young girls in the movies.
On the Nepali Mother’s Day, I have collected the mothers of some of the Nepali actresses in the past.
But, today I am collecting the actresses who are themselves mothers. (Update of more photos and video coming soon.)
- Karishma Manandhar – Mother of an adult daughter Kabita Manandhar.
- Jharana Thapa – A mother of an adult daughter Suhani Thapa
- Suvekshya Thapa – A mother of teenaged daughter
- Sanchita Luitel – A mother of two children
- Richa Ghimire – A mother of two sons and an expectant mother (expecting a daughter soon)
- Jharana Bajracharya – A mother of a son born in April
- Malvika Subba – A mother of a son born in April
- Bipana Basnet (Fake Hisila Yami) – mother of the actress Rista Basnet
- Mausami Malla – A mother of two grown up sons – One of the son’s Vicky Malla was the actor in ‘Samaya’
- Bina Budhathoki is also a mother of a grown up daughter.
- Arunima Lamsal is a mother of a daughter. Arunima herself is a daughter of another actress Bhabu Lamsal.
- Pooja Chand is a mother of a grown up daughter – Divya Chand
- Bina Budhathoki is also a mother of a grown up daughter
- Melina Manandhar is also the mother of a daughter
- Kunjana Ghimire is also the mother of a daughter
- Usha Khadgi also has a daughter
- Anju Pant, a well known singer is also the mother to a daughter.
A photo of actress Karishma Manandhar with her to be actress daughter Kabita Manandhar. Kabita lives in the USA for her studies.
This week, on December 25, three new Nepali movies are releasing in theater in Nepal – ‘Aadhi Bato’, ‘Dhauli’ and ‘Tista Pariko Saino’. ‘Dhauli’ is a presentation of Sambhu Thapa, Aadhi Bato is presented by Rupak Neupane and ‘Tista Pariko Saino’ presents the relationship between Nepali in Sikkim and Nepal.
The movie by Sambhu Thapa, ‘Dhauli’ is a story of rural Nepal and is being released in theaters out of Kathmandu. The movie will be released in theaters in Kathmandu on next Friday (January 1, 2016). The movie introducing Bishnu Gautam in leading role features Gita Adhikari in his opposite. The movie also features Anu Shah, Gajit Bista, Prakash Ghimire etc. in main roles.
UPDATE 1 : Photos of Bhai Tika of Rajesh Hamal, Dilip Rayamajhi, Jal Shah, Namrata Shrestha, Nisha Sunar are added.
The second biggest festival in Nepal after Dashain, Tihar has been wrapped up on Friday November 13. The last day of Tihar – Bhai Tika is celebrated by brothers and sisters to show their love and dedication to each other. On the occasion, despite of economic blockade from India, people have followed the tradition. Update
Top 5 Bhai Tika moments:
- Komal Oli’s petrol presents to her brothers
- Palpasa Dangol’s – Bhaitika in Teaching Hospital
- Dilip Rayamajhi and Jal Shah celebrate Bhai Tika after 13 years
- Rista Basnet got well just in time for Bhai Tika
- New sisters and brothers
The beauty of Bhai Tika is that people make new brothers and sisters during the festival. For example, Takme Budha (Wilson Bikram Rai) and Ashma DC and Sanyukta Puri, Jal Shah and Bikrant Basnet, Nisha Sunar and Suman Budha Magar, Naresh Bhattarai and Sapana Chamling Rai became new brothers/sisters this year.
Singer, journalist and actress Komal Oli made this year’s Bhai Tika memorable by presenting 2-litres petrol to each of her brothers. At the time of petrol-crisis in Nepal, that would certainly made the happiest brothers.
Comedy actress Palpasa Dangol, popularly known as Chamsuri has urine infection and was rushed to emergency room in Teaching Hospital right before Bhai Tika. As she had to be treated in the hospital, her brothers visited Dangol in hospital bed to take Bhai Tika. Palpasa has told that that was one of the most memorable Bhai Tika in her life.
Actress Namrata Shrestha was seen with a guy named Dawa Sherpa in the premier show of ‘Adhakatti’. The premier show held on Monday at Kumari theater in Kathamndu on October 19 featured traditional panche baja and a score of artists and well known personality.
‘Adhakatti’ features Namrata Shrestha in cameo role and she has done an item dance on the song made on her own name. Although Namrata didn’t publicly told that Dawa Sherpa was her boyfriend, there were rumor that the guy is Namrata’s new boyfriend.
Namrata’s Past Boyfriends
Initially Namrata was rumored to be seeing actor Raymon Das Shrestha. Their affair remained a mystery as neither of them confirmed it.