The actress of Sunil Rawal’s only flop film ‘Sayaad 2’, Sharon Shrestha has accused the producer of sexual harassment during shooting of the movie.
Some of Sharon’s accusations:
Sunil Rawal was very touchy. He used to touch the actresses, touch their hands and tried to hug them.
He forced them to drink wine in his birthday in Pokhara during the shooting of ‘Saayad 2’.
Sunil held and carried two ‘Saayad 2’ actresses during the birthday celebration.
Sunil used to whisper in ear and kiss her in the ear.
Sunil had proposed her to be his girlfriend. In return, he promised to help her become the air hostess at Simrik Air.
But, after that, Sharon and Sunil Rawal reached in an undisclosed agreement and have agreed not to talk about the issue anymore. In the agreement, neither of the party have told anything about the things they had told in the past.
The star cast of the fourth movie of Durgish Films banner has been finalized. According to the producer Sunil Rawal, the lead actors in the movie are Sandhya KC, Sushil Shrestha, Aashishman Deshraj Shrestha and Amrit Dhungana. Sushil Shrestha debuted in ‘Hostel Returns’ and Sandhya KC debuted in Bhuwan KC‘s upcoming movie ‘Dreams’. Others are new faces in the Nepali film industry. Here is a video report:
The producer Sunil Rawal is known to introduce new actors and produce successful movies. His first movie ‘Saayad’ was directed by Suraj Subba Nalbo and was very successful. He produced another successful movie ‘Hostel’. After the release of ‘Hostel’s sequel ‘Hostel Returns’, Sunil is now producing the sequel of his first movie ‘Saayad’.
A friend in Twitter, Rakesh, has categorized the Nepali movies in four different types. Although the categorization is done very loosely and the boundary of this categorization is extremely blurry, such a categorization can give a rough guide on what a particular movie is like. I think, there is room for improvement in this categorization so that one can easily decide on whether to watch the movie or not. There is a possibility that some movies might fall in more than one category. Let’s review each category in detail with examples.
Masala Nepali movies
New Age Nepali movies
Nepali movies for youth
B and C Grade Nepali movies
Historical and Art Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies contain all the different entertaining aspects of movies. They are the mix of comedy, family drama, action, music and love all stuffed in a movie to appeal all types of viewers. They might contain all these ingredients (masala) or some of them. These types of movies are less risky and hence, the established film producers prefer to go with these type of movies.
The producer of successful movies like ‘Saayad’ (watch ‘Saayad’ here) and ‘Hostel’ (watch ‘Hostel’ here), Sunil Rawal, has announced the sequel of ‘Saayad’. The announcement has been made even before the release of ‘Hostel’ sequel – ‘Hostel Returns’.
‘Sayaad 2’ was actually announced even before the release of ‘Hostel’. But, after the release of the movie ‘Hostel’ and, the success it had gained, ‘Hostel Returns’ was prioritized over ‘Saayad 2’. We hope, this announcement is not like that previous one. Like the previous announcement, no details, except for the title concept, is finalized now.
In his Facebook post, Sunil has shared a logo ‘Saayad 2’ and has told that the work has already started in the making of the movie. Rawal said that the sequel will feature new artists like his previous movies. In the three movies Sunil Rawal has produced so far, he hasn’t repeated the main actors.
With 7 awards, Nepali movie ‘Saayad‘ won the best film award in the National Film Award 2069. The film award ceremony was held on the occasion of 50-years of Nepali movies at Tribhuvan Army Club, Sundhara.
In addition to receiving ‘Hira’ Best Movie award, and ‘Kusume Rumal‘ Best Professional Movie Award, following ‘Saayad’ crew members were awarded five other National awards:
After the moderate success of ‘Bindaas’, the movie team had decided to produce the sequel of the movie. In a latest report, the lead actress Sushma Karki has signed in formally and the shooting is going to start soon.
The lead actress of the movie, Sushma Karki had told that she received Rs. 3 lakh to do the first movie. For the sequel, there are conflicting reports of Sushma agreeing to do it for Rs. 2 lakh at first but in later days, the amount was ballooned to Rs. 5 lakh. Everybody knows, there is little truth on such a huge amounts and they use these statements for the advertisement of the movies.
The producer of ‘Saayad‘, Sunil Rawal has announced that he will start the production of it’s sequel ‘Saayad 2’ after the release of his second movie ‘Hostel’. His upcoming movie ‘Hostel’ is made on the young generation youths and features second generation artists of Nepali movie industry.
A Nepali film award ceremony, 4th Filmykhabar Digital Film Award, organized by Chhaya Chhabi Creation, was held in Kathmandu on December 9, 2012. The best actor and best actress awards were handed over to Saugat Malla (for ‘Loot‘) and Rekha Thapa (for ‘Andaaz‘) respectively. Rekha’s ‘Andaaz’ was declared the best movie this year.
Other winners include Best Director – Ujjwal Ghimire for ‘Andaaz’, Best new actress – Binita Baral for ‘Chapali Height‘, Best New Actor – Samyam Puri for ‘Saayad‘. We will post the full list of winners in a separate post.
The hit Nepali movie ‘Saayad’ is a presentation of Durgish Film by Turgish Thapa. In addition to directing the movie, Suraj Subba has also written the script. The movie released in 2012 became a hit movie and establish Samyam Puri, the son of popular film director Narayan Puri, a new star in Nepali film industry. Encouraged by the success of the movie, the producer, Sunil Rawal, has also announced the sequel of the movie. We had also written the full review of ‘Saayad’ soon after its release. Continue reading
It was a bitter start – ‘Saayad’ was released on the ‘Nepal Bandha’ day. It is currently being screendd in various theaters inside Kathmandu valley and in a few parts outside Nepal. As already discussed on our pre-review review, ‘Saayad’ is a story about the youths of plus-two, their drug indulgence and how their life changed because of drugs. The movie directed by Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ features Sunil Rawal, Samyam Puri, Wilson Bikram Rai, and Jharana Thapa in leading roles.
The movie ‘Saayad‘ is the story of two brothers Yodin (played by Samyam Puri) and Nirag (played by Sunil Rawal). After Yodin was born, their family had earned wealth and their life became more easier so Nirag considers Yodin a luck. Yodin’s crush, Sirish, was the sister of Nirag’s crush, Samridhi. Yodin’s best friend Ved (played by Wilson Bikram Rai) introduced Yodin to drugs. Yodin and Ved’s group started taking drugs because of the problems in the family and love lives.
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.
Nepali movie ‘Saayad’ is releasing on May 11, 2012. The movie directed by Suraj Subba “Nalbo” features Sunil Rawal, Samyam Puri, Wilsom Bikram Rai, Jharana Thapa, and Anita Daha in leading roles.
The movie features the cinematoraphy of Sanjay Lama, music direction of the Shadows Band/Araaj Keshav Giri, choreography of Govinda Rai/Araaj Keshav Giri, editing of Bipin Malla, and story/script/dialogue of Suraj Subba “Nalbo”.