Three days before the official release of the last film of late director Alok Nembang, ‘Ajhai Pani’ was premiered in Big Movies. In the event, well known musician, Sambhujit Baskota, was honored with the Alok Nembang Award through Trust Alok. Alok’s mother and the producer Poonam Gautam felicitated Sambhujit Baskota with an award.
Sambhujit Baskota is the first music video director in Nepal to make a music video. He started directed the music video in 2043BS featuring actor Bhuwan KC.
Nepali Film – Kasto Samjhauta
Starring – Ramesh Upreti, Jal Shah, Sharmila Malla, Rabi Shah, Subhadra Adhikari, Sushila Rayamajhi, Gopal Raj Mainali, Narayan Tripathi etc.
Director – Deepak Rayamajhi
A film of late director Deepak Rayamajhi ‘Kasto Samjhauta’ is produced by Durga Kumari Rijal. Palpasa and Manshigh Chaudhari are featured in guest roles in the film. Art mixing is done by Gopal Bhutani, editing by Rajani Pant, choreography by Raju Shah, action of Rajendra Khadgi, music direction by Shakti Ballav, script / dialogue by Abinash Shrestha, cinematography by Murari Thakur, and story by Shyam Sundar Rijal.
Nepali Film – Dhukdhuki
Starring – Karishma Manandhar, Rajesh Hamal, Dinesh DC, Gauri Malla, Ashok Sharma, Nir Shah, Basundhara Bhusal etc.
Director – Dayaram Dahal
‘Dhukdhuki’ with sub-title ‘The beats of Love’, is a presentation of KK Films Pvt. Ltd. by Karishma Manandhar. The movie is presented by Binod Manandhar, Karishma’s husband and is produced by Ishwor Manandhar and Janaki Manandhar. The movie also features a dog named Champa and actor Salon Basnet in his childhood days with child artist Chandani Pradhan. Guest artists in the film include Deepa Shree Niraula, Shrisha Karki, Pradeep Singh and Madanman Bajracharya. Gauri Malla, Ashok Sharma and Rabi Giri are featured in special appearances.
Nepali Film – Aawara
Starring – Rajesh Hamal,Pooja Chand, Harihar Sharma, Basundhara Bhusal, Shanti Maskey, Sushila Rayamajhi, Deepa Shree Niraula, Shrisha Karki, Ramesh Budhathoki, Pawan Mainali, Prakash Thapa, Khem Sharma, Shiva Hari Poudel etc.
Director – Bijaya Thapa
The Nepali film ‘Aawara’ is a presentation of Taiyab Shah of Jewa Films featuring a lot of well known actors. The movie features the choreography of Kamal Rai, action of NB Maharjan, dialogue of Kamal Mainali, script / story of Prakash Thapa, editing of Mukhtar Ahmed, cinematography of Ishwor Shrestha, and music of Sambhujit Baskota.
Nepali Movie – Milan
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Karishma Manandhar, Melina Manandhar, Ashok Sharma, Sushila Rayamajhi, Brajesh Khanal, Tika Pahadi, Saranga Shrestha, Mohan Niraula, Rabi Shah, etc.
Director – Laxminath Sharma
The third movie by Yeti Production, ‘Milan’ is a presentation of Dr. Subodh Pyakurel. The story, script and dialogue of the movie is written by Brajesh Khanal, action by Rajendra Khadgi, choreography by Basanta Shrestha, Subodh Shreedhar, camera by Raju Bikram Thapa and music by Sambhujit Baskota.
Nepali movie industry is largely influenced by Indian movie industry, Bollywood. Similar to Bollywood, it is easier for the kids of actors and film technicians to enter the film industry. Some of the names of second generation artists in Nepali industry include:
Samyam Puri – son of director Narayan Puri started in movies as a child artists and had debuted as an adult actor in ‘Samaya’.
Salon Basnet – son of actor and director Shovit Basnet is also debuting in ‘Hostel’.