Nepali Movie – Fagu
Starring – Shilpa Pokharel, Rajesh Hamal, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla, Tika Pahadi, Basanta Bhatta, Pramod Agarahari, Bishnu Sapkota etc.
Director – Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar
The third movie by actress Karishma Manandar as a producer was also not successful like her previous tires. Her second production, ‘Babu Saheb’ was such a failure that, she left the film industry to go and live in the USA. She lived there for more than half a decade and later returned back to Nepal. By that time, her time in the film industry was over. She couldn’t get back the charm and the industry didn’t embrace the actress. She later decided to become a politician. In the current movie, Karishma is not featured as an actress, she is purely a producer. Actress Shilpa Pokharel is featured as the leading actress. The film is directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar.
Nepali Movie – Megha
Starring – Namrata Shrestha, Siddhartha Koirala, Raymond Das Shrestha etc.
Director – Samjhana Upreti Rauniar
Nepali movie ‘Megha’ is the debut movie of the female director Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar. Samjhana is the wife of well known photographer Bikash Rauniyar. ‘Megha’ was released on the Valentine Day of 2014. Although the movie featured well known star cast, the viewers were not impressed by the movie. The movie is made on a triangular love story of a married woman featured by Namrata Shrestha. The love story movie produced by Sabasta Entertainment, Samjhana’s home banner.
Watch ‘Megha’ full movie
The official upload of the movie ‘Fagu’ was deleted after a while of uploading. Now, it is updated in the following page. Enjoy the movie :
About Nepali movie ‘Fagu’
The movie is a movie is set in the border of Nepal and India. It is the story of the problems faced by the people because of the the open border of between Nepal in India in the Terai. The movie was shot mostly in and around Birgunj area.
Karishma Manandhar’s movie
The movie ‘Fagu’ is the third movie of karishma Manandhar as a producer and the first movie she has produced that doesn’t have Karishma Manandahar as an actress. In the previous movies ‘Dhuk Dhuki’ and ‘Babu Saheb’ Karishma was the actress. In ‘Fagu’ she has assign actress
The first look of the comeback movie of actress Karishma Manandhar as a producer after about one and a half decade, ‘Phagu’ was released in a program held in Kathmandu on December 18. The movie featuring actress Shilpa Pokharel in leading role don’t have Karishma herself in it. The second venture movie of the director Samjhana Upreti Rauniar, ‘Phagu’ features Rajesh Hamal, Shilpa Pokharel, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla and others in main roles. Subash is debuting in Nepali film industry in this movie.
The movie made on the story of a Terai-resident girl is a social drama and love story movie with Shilpa featured as the main and the central character. The movie is scheduled to release on Falgun 7 (Refer movie release calendar of 2072). The date is the same as the release of actor Bhuwan KC‘s movie ‘Dreams’. The movie marks the debut of Bhuwan as the film director. It is a coincidence that both the actors – Bhuwan and Karishma won’t be seen in the movie as actors.
The shooting of upcoming movie of Karishma Manandhar, ‘Falgu’ has finished in the East Nepal. After the shooting in Koshi barrage in Birgunj, the shooting of the comeback movie of Karishma completed.
The movie being directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar, features Karishma Manandhar, Shilpa Pokharel, Rajesh Hamal, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla and others. The movie is made on the struggle of a woman in the Terai setting.
In an event held in Hotel Yak and Yeti, actress Karishma Manandhar made a comeback as a producer by announcing the starte fo the shooting of her upcoming movie ‘Falgu’. Karishma’s god-mother Anjali Shrestha had inaugurated the shooting of the film. Anjali is credited for the entry of Karishma in the Nepali film industry. Karishma is producing the film in association with Gopi Krishna Movies. The film marks the comeback of Karishma as a producer in the film industry after 14 years.
The movie is being directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar also features actor Rajesh Hamal in an important role. The leading actors will be new actor Subash Parajuli and Shilpa Pokharel. Other actors in the movie include Karishma Manandhar, Binod Manandhar, Gauri Malla, Basanta Bhatta and others.
The biggest festival in Nepal, Dashain is celebrated today by taking tika and best wishes from elders. We have collected photos of Nepali celebrities’ Dsahain celebration to share with our readers.
A slideshow video (not available now)
Actress Rekha Thapa and ‘Himmatwali‘ actor Sudarshan Gautam take tika from ‘Maun’ director Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar and Bikash Rauniyar:
Rekha and Sudarshan also took tika from Karishma Manandhar and Binod Manandhar:
* This feature article is a part of women in Nepali film industry series. Another article in this series is female writers in Nepali film industry. UPDATE on April 22, 2015: Dipa Basnet has directed another movie titled ‘Shree 5 Ambare’ and Samjhana Upreti has also directed her second movie ‘Falgu’. UPDATE on July 11, 2015: A new female director, Deepa Shree Niraula has announced a new movie titled ‘Chha Bhane Maya Chhapakai Laideu’ (an audio report attached at the end of this post).
The entry of female directors in Nepali film industry is very limited. There are two ways a director can start directing movies – one by working as an assistant director to an established director, two by completing direction studies. The entry of female directors in Nepali film industry is mostly by the second path. None of the female assistant directors so far have become a directors in Nepali film industry.
Watch a short video on the Female directors of the film industry:
The first female director in Nepali film industry is Suchitra Shrestha. She started as a film journalist and eventually became the director of ‘Prem Yuddha’.
Female film directors of Nepali film industry:
- Suchitra Shrestha – ‘Prem Yuddha’ (watch ‘Prem Yuddha’)
- Rakshya Singh -‘The Game’ (Watch ‘The Game’ )
- Samjhana Upreti – ‘Megha’ and ‘Falgu’ (in post production)
- Dipa Basnet – ‘Antaral’ and ‘Shree 5 Ambare’
- Rekha Thapa – ‘Himmatwali’ (upcoming)
None of these directors have directed more than one movies yet. This statement is no longer true. Dipa Basnet’s second movie ‘Shree 5 Ambare’ is already released and Samjhana Upreti’s second movie, ‘Falgu’ is in post production.
The ‘Megha’ director Samjhana Upreti Rauniar is going to direct Rekha Thapa‘s next movie. The movie is also going to feature Saugat Malla in leading role. The shooting of the unnamed movie is scheduled to start in Chath festival.
Photo : Rekha Thapa with Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar
Currently busy in ‘Tathastu’, Rekha is also working on ‘Himmatwali’, a movie scheduled to release in Dashain festival. Although Rekha directed ‘Himmatwali’ after the removal of the original director Shyam Bhattarai, Rekha should have realized directing is not her cup of cake.
In Nepali film industry, actress Rekha Thapa and Namrata Shrestha are known not to like each other. If a latest report is true, they seem to have sorted out the issues and are willing to work together in an upcoming project. The company that produced upcoming movie ‘Megha’, Sawasta Entertainment, is planning to feature Rekha, Namrata and Manisha’s brother Siddhartha Koirala in an unnamed movie.
We reported about the new development in easing the relationship between the two actress during Tihar celebration at Karishma Manandhar‘s house. Rekha and Namrata were seen together with Samjhana Upreti Rauniar, lighting fire crackers.
The Valentine Day is the most attractive time to release a love story movie. Actress Namrata Shrestha‘s most awaited movies ‘Megha’ and ‘November Rain’ are scheduled to release on the February 14 of 2014. Although ‘Megha’ was previously scheduled to release on January 31, now it is re-scheduled for the Valentine Day.
Releasing two movies of the same actress might not be a good business sense to either of the producers. That would cause in the division of viewership between the two movies.
The first look of the debut movie of director Samjhana Upreti Rauniar featuring Namrata Shrestha in lead role is released in internet. The 19 second long video promo of the movie only shows Namrata in a mirror as the central character.
The movie is produced by a well known photographer, Bikas Rauniar – the husband of the director. The movie features Namrata with Raymondas Shrestha, Bhintuna Joshi and Siddhartha Koirala in main roles. The movie features the cinematography of Ramsharan Upreti and music of Gopal Yonjan.
In an upcoming movie by director Samjhana Upreti Rauniar, Namrata Shrestha is going to be featured as the lead character, Megha. The movie named ‘Megha’ will also feature Saugat Malla in lead role. Actor Siddhartha Koirala (Manisha’s brother) will also have a role in the movie. The movie was announced in November after performing puja in Karya Vinayak temple in Lalitpur. During the puja, Actress Manisha Koirala had joined her brother Siddhartha Koirala and the crew members of the movie including the director Samjhana, actors Namrata and Saugat. (Note – that was long before Manisha was diagnosed with cancer)