The sixth NFDC National Film Award 2074 was held in Kathmandu on April 27, 2018 at Hayat Hotel. The best film in the award ceremony was ‘Shatru Gate’. The film also won best editing, script, and sound effects. The best director award was awarded to Milan Chams for his film ‘Lily Bily’. Actress Benisha Hamal became the best actress and Anmol KC was awarded the best actor award. ।
The award ceremony was held outside. But, when it started raining all of a sudden, everything became difficult to manage. One of the organizers, Nikita Poudel had told that the event was held outside because indoor halls were not available.
Because of the heavy rain, cultural program in the award ceremony were cancelled.
Best Film – Shatru Gate
Best Director – Milan Chams (Lily Bily)
Best Actor – Anmol KC (Kri)
Best Actress – Benisha Hamal (Blind Rocks)
Best Assistant Director – Prashanta Tamrakar (Aishwarya)
Best Supporting Actress – Keki Adhikari (Aishwarya)
Best New Actor – Ashirman Deshraj Joshi (Gangster Blues)
Best New Actress – Jassita Gurung (Lily Bily)
Best Comedy Actor – Kedar Ghimire (Chhakka Panja 2)
Best Script – Deepak Raj Giri and Pradeep Bhattarai (Shatru Gate)
Best story and dialogue – Deepak, Jitu Nepal, Kedar Ghimire, Abhmanyu Nirabi (Chhakka Panja 2)
Best Cinematography – Sudeep baral (Lily Bily)
Best Editing – Mitra D Gurung (Shatru Gate)
Best Musician – Rajan Raj Siwakoti – Kutu Ma Kutu (2 Rupayia)
Best Lyricist – Dr. Krishna Hari Baral (A Mero Hajur 2)
Best Singer – Anju Panta and Sugam Pokharel – Timi Royeko Pal (Aishwarya)
Best Choreographer – Kabi Raj Gahatraj (Shatru Gate)
In the past, it was not easy to know which songs are most popular. With the popularity of internet and YouTube, it is much easier to identify the most popular songs of a particular time. To mark the end of the Nepali year 2074, and start of the New Year, 2075 let me list the top 10 songs of the year.
Movie – Shatru Gate
Starring – Madan Krishna Shrestha, Hari Bamsha Acharya, Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Priyanka Karki, Paul Shah, Aanchal Sharma etc.
Director – Pradeep Bhattarai
The movie was considered one of the most awaited movies in the Nepali film industry because of at least, the following three reasons:
Comeback movie of MaHa. They had returned in the Nepali film industry after about 17 years.
Directed by the director of ‘Jatra’ another hit film.
Script by Deepak Raj Giri, the writer of successful comedy films like ‘Chha Ekan Chha’, ‘Woda Number Chha’, Chhakka Panja’ and ‘Chhakka Panja 2’.
Apart from them, the fans of Paul, Aanchal, and Priyanka were also eagerly awaiting the film’s release. As expected, the opening of the film was good. But, there is a risk of over-expectation.
What is ‘Shatru Gate’?
Shatru Gate is a comedy film – with a lot of comedy artists. The family movie features a lot of comedy scenes, serious love story and a collection of funny events. The movie has become special in terms of the star-cast in it. MaHa-duo, Deepak and Deepa and Paul Aanchal are three successful and well known two-member teams in the Nepali film industry. Although Paul and Aanchal association is relatively new, other two have proved themselves in the entertainment industry from their numerous ups and downs.
The trailer of ‘Shatru gate’ was released on Friday. The trailer features almost all the main actors of the movie. The movie directed by Pradeep Bhattarai is a comedy movie featuring Paul Shah, as a guy from the hills and actress Aanchal Sharma, as a young girl from the Terai region. The movie seem to be made on the story of the characters that try to stop the marriage between the two leading characters.
The movie’s songs ‘Rupai Mohani’ and ‘Piratiko Barko’ were very successful. The success of the song has caused the trailer to get a lot of visitors in a short time. Main highlights of the trailer are:
For the first time in her acting career, actress Priyanka Karki is featured in a role of Police Inspector. Actor Deepak Raj Giri is featured opposite to Karki.
Actress Deepa Shree Niraula is featured as the wife of actor Hari Bamsha Acharya. The son of Hari and Deepa is played by Paul Shah.
Deepak is features as a don.
There are some incidents in the trailer that reminds people of popular comedy television serial, ’15 Gate’. It seems, the mediator of marriage in the serial is repeated in the film too.
Madan Krishna Shreshta is also shown in romantic mood with a couple of girls.
Although Aanchal Sharma and Paul Shah try not to express their love to each other verbally, the body language and the expression towards each other clearly show the love for each other. Aanchal’s love towards Paul was clearly evident in the birthday celebration of Paul Shah during the 1 million views celebration of ‘Shatrugate’ film’s song, ‘Rupai Mohani…’.
A video highlight of the birthday celebration:
The song accused of being stolen from an old song is liked by viewers. It features three main couples in the film – Aanchal and Paul, Deepak and Priyanka Karki and Hari Bamsha with Deepa Shree Niraula. Continue reading
The first look posters of MaHa jodi’s upcoming movie, ‘Shtru Gate’ is released recently. The posters feature different couples in them. These couples are featured as the characters of three different generations in the movie:
Hari Bamsha Acharya and Deepa Shree Niraula
Deepak Raj Giri and Priyanka Karki
Paul Shah and Aanchal Sharma
The director Pradeep Bhattarai has told that the posters were designed according to the theme of the movie. The posters are prepared by Tauwa Creations on the photos taken by photographer Shreedhar Poudel.
In addition to the artists featured in the posters, other well known actors in the movie include Madan Krishna Shrestha, Kiran KC, Shiva Hari Poudel. Continue reading
A song of upcoming movie of MaHa-duo, ‘Shatru Gate’ has set a new record in Nepali film and music industry. The song titled ‘Rupai Mohani’ has broken the record set by ‘Nailon Ko Sari’ – with 800,000 views in 24-hours of release. ‘Rupai Mohani’ has received that much views in less than 12 hours of release. The song trending in number one in Nepal has crossed a million views within a day of its release.
The song was released in a program held on the occasion of English New Year. In the press meet Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Paul Shah, Aanchal Sharma, Madan Krishna, Hari Bamsha etc. were present. Continue reading