Nepali movie – Truck Driver Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Karishma Manandhar, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Hari Bansha Acharya, Shri Krishna Shrestha, Bijaya Lama etc. Director – Raj Kumar Sharma
A presentation of Ashok Sharma, Nepali movie ‘Truck Driver’ was a super hit movie. The movie features Shiva Shrestha and Karishma Manandhar in leading roles. MaHa Jodi is also featured in comedy roles. Shree Krishna Shrestha and Bijaya Lama are also featured in the movie. The movie is made on the story of the musician Sambhujit Baskota, who has also composed the music of the movie.
Actor Shiva Shrestha has debuted as a producer of a movie. The movie titled ‘Yeuta Yesto Prem Kahani’ is going to introduce two celebrity children in the Nepali film industry. Actress Kabita Manandhar is the daughter of actress Karishma Manandhar and actor Shakti Shrestha is the son of Shiva Shrestha.
Shiva Shrestha organized a press meet to release the trailer of his debut movie and announce the debut of the two new artists in the movie. Talking at the event, Shiva Shrestha told that his son, Shakti Shrestha, had always wanted to be an actor. He had also acted in a film as a child artist. Shiva told him to wait for the right time. In the mean time, Shakti went to Australia and studied there. He was working when Shiva decided that it was the right time to introduce his son in the film industry. Shakti told that it was a surprise to himself when his father proposed him to act in the movie.
The movie ‘Yeuta Yesto Prem Kahani’ is full of well known artists. There is a possibility that the new actors get lost in the crowd of well known artists.
Film name – Manakamana Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Karishama Manandhar, Saroj Khanal, Nir Shah etc. Director – Dr. Subodh Pokharel
The movie directed by Dr. Subodh Pokharel was made before Karishma married. So, she is named Karishma KC in the credit of the movie. The film features the angry young man of the Nepali film industry Shiva Shrestha with Saroj Khanal, a new sensation at that time. Saroj later went to the USA and left the film industry. These days, she has returned back to Nepal and has been working in character roles. The child artist in the film is Sunir Pokharel.
Nepali Movie – Raaj Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Biraj Bhatt, Rejina Upreti, Jayakishan Basnet, Kushal Thapa, Rabindra Khadka, Sunil Thapa, Srijana Basnet, Maya Pradhan, Srijana Adhikari, Gopal Bhutani, Nisha Sunar (guest), Shovit Basnet (guest) etc. Director – Shovit Basnet
A presentation of Mata Manakamana Films Production Pvt. Ltd, this movie features the superstars of Nepali movie industry Shiva Shrestha with action star Bira Bhatt. The actresses are Rejina Upreti and Sirjana Subba and Sirjana Adhikari. The movie directed by Shovit Basnet also features Shovit as a guest artist. Singer Nisha Sunar is also a guest artist in the movie.
Nepali Movie – Kanchhi Starring – Sushma Shahi, Shiva Shrestha, Shanti Maskey, Sushila Rayamajhi, BS Thapa, Sharmila Shah, Mausami Malla etc. Director – BS Thapa
Super hit Nepali movie ‘Kanchhi’ was released in 1984 and had celebrated 101 days in theater. The story and the script of the movie was written by the director BS Thapa and was produced under the banner of Om Production.
The movie features the cinematography of Ramchandra (camera by Rustam Engineer, Balu T Sawant and Murari Thakur.) The action is coordinated by Gopal Bhutani, Kishor Rana is the chief assistant director, Manohari Singh has arranged the background music, dialogue by Chetan Karki, choreography of Basanta Rayamajhi, editing by K. Nanda, and music by Gopal Yonjan. The story and the script of the movie is written by the director, BS Thapa.
The movie was made for Om Trinetra production by Bishnu Gopal Shrestha. The super hit movie of its time, ‘Chino’ was one of the best movies of Shiva Shrestha and Bhuwan KC. The songs featuring the voice of Narayan Gopal were also the major attraction of the movie. ‘Mohani Lagla Hai … ‘ is the all-time favourite song of Narayan Gopal. The director Tulsi Ghimire has written and edited the movie. The leading actresses in the movie, Kristi Mainali and Sharmila Malla have also done a great job. The movie is written by the director Tulsi Ghimire. Ghimire was also the editor and one of the actors in teh movie.
Nepali movie ‘Raju Raja Ram’ is one of the most unique movies in the history of Nepali cinema. The movie features almost all of the top actors and actresses in the Nepali movie industry at that time. The movie is the story of three main characters Raju, Raja and Ram. Like other Shovit Basnet movies, this movie also features all the masala of a typical Nepali movie including music, action, love and comedy.
A musical movie, Nepali film ‘Sargam’ is a presentation of G.I. Services Company by G Karki. The film is made on the story of D. Ramanaiadu, the concept and story management by Natasha Rana, action by Ram / Janak, music composed by Sambhujit Baskota, cinematography by Raj Khilanani, and editing by Ishwor Koirala. The makeup artist in the movie is Santu Tamang, choreography by Raju Shah, Shanta Nepali and Sanjib Shah.
It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.
2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.
While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan. Continue reading
The Nepali movie ‘Sagun’ is a presentation of Creative Hands, is subtitled ‘An explosive love story’. Please don’t confuse this movie with another ‘Sagun’, a Tamang culture film.
The lead actors Rabi Basnet and Juli Thapa are the new presentation in the movie. Bijay Deuja is also a new presentation in the film. While Basundhara Bhusal is a guest artist, special attraction are Shiva Shrestha and Bipana Thapa. Based on the story of Bikash Acharya, the script was written jointly by Suraj Subba and Deepak Giri. Music is composed by Sachin Singh, choreography of Raju Shah, action of Rajendra Khadgi, cinematography by Shiva-Kishor Dhakal, and editing by Karun Thapa. Actress Ragini Khadgi is featured as a child artist in the film. The director Nawal Nepal was the assistant director to Narayan Puri.
A presentation of Dinesh Thapa, a 2008 release movie ‘Mr. Don’ is an action movie featuring action stars Nikhil Upreti and Shiva Shrestha. The movie is made on the story of Dil Kunary Pyasy, screenplay of Bikash Acharya. The movie features the music of Mahesh Khadka, playback singing of Rajesh payal Rai, Dipak Limbu, Shiv Pariyar, Anju Panta, Pushpa Poudel on the lyrics written by Madan Ghimire and Dayaram Pandey. The action director is NB Maharjan, choreographer is Dinesh Pakhrin, cinematographer is Shambhu Sapkota and the background score is made by Samrat Thapa.
The Nepali movie ‘Miteri Gaun’ is a presentation of Gagan Birahi. The movie features action of Rajendra Khadgi, choreography of Basanta Shrestha, music of Sambhu Rai, and the cinematography of Gauri Shankar Dhunju. The director Gagan Birahi is also the producer of the movie. In addition to producing and directing, Birahi has also written the story of the movie.
Two movies were released last Friday (I am a couple of days late this week to update on the Friday release). The movie released this week (on May 27, 2016) were director Ramesh Bogati’s movie ‘Kina Garen Maya’ and director Raju Aryal’s movie ‘Action’.
The movie ‘Action’ directed by Raju Aryal features the actor who used to be known by the title Angry Young Man, Shiva Shrestha. Although pretty old for the role, he is again featured in action role in the movie released last Friday. The movie features the clash of two different generations. The leader of the first generation is Shiva Shrestha and the second generation is represented by Pramod Deep. Actress Jenisha KC is also featured in leading role in the movie.