Nepali Movie – Manakamana

Film name – Manakamana
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Karishama Manandhar, Saroj Khanal, Nir Shah etc.
Director – Dr. Subodh Pokharel

About ‘Manakamana’

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.

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Nepali Movie – Raaj (Shiva Shrestha, Biraj Bhatt, Rejina)

raaj_movieNepali 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.
DirectorShovit Basnet

About ‘Raaj’

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.

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Nepali Movie – Kanchhi (Shiva Shrestha)

nepali movie kanchhi nameNepali Movie – Kanchhi
Starring – Sushma Shahi, Shiva Shrestha, Shanti Maskey, Sushila Rayamajhi, BS Thapa, Sharmila Shah, Mausami Malla etc.
Director – BS Thapa

About ‘Kanchhi’

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.

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Nepali Movie – Chino (Shiva Shrestha, Kristi Mainali)

Chino nepali movieNepali Movie Chino
StarringShiva Shrestha, Kristi Mainali, Bhuwan KC, Sharmila Malla etc.
director Tulsi Ghimire

About ‘Chino’

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.

This is the old Nepali movie ‘Chino’. The new version of ‘Chino’ can be watched here.

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Nepali Movie – Raju Raja Ram (Bhuwan KC, Rajesh Hamal, Shiva Shrestha)

raju raja ramNepali Film: Raju Raja Ram
StarringShiva Shrestha, Bhuwan KC, Rajesh Hamal, Jaya Kishan Basnet, , Rejina UpretiGopal Raj Mainali, Jharana Thapa (special role), Nandu Sribastav, Ramchandra Adhikari, Biraj Bhatt (extra role), Shovit Basnet (seen in some scenes) etc.
Director – Shovit Basnet

About ‘Raju Raja Ram’

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.

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Nepali Movie – Sargam

sargam nepali movie nameNepali Movie – Sargam
StarringShiva Shrestha, Dipraj Rana, Sanchita Luitel etc.
Director – JD Chakrawarti

About ‘Sargam’

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.

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25 Divorces in Nepali movie industry

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.

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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.

2017 UPDATE

Reema Biswokarma divorced in December 2017

Arunima Lamsal and Amit Aryal divorce

Milan Amatya divorce

Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha

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.
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Nepali Movie – Sagun (Shiva Shrestha, Bipana Thapa, Juli Thapa, Rabi Basnet)

sagunNepali Film – Sagun
StarringShiva Shrestha, Bipana Thapa, Rabi Basnet, Juli Thapa, Nir Shah, Sunil Thapa, Narayan Tripathi, Dinesh DC, Bijay Deuja, Basundhara Bhusal, Uttam KC, Jitu Nepal, Daman Rupakheti, Nawal Nepal, Ragini Khadgi etc.
Director Narayan Puri

About ‘Sagun’

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.

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Nepali Movie – Mr. Don

Mr.-Don nepali movie nameNepali Movie – Mr. Don (2008)
StarringNikhil Upreti, Shiva Shrestha, Sanchita Luitel, Jenny Kunwar, Dinesh Thapa etc.
DirectorMadan Ghimire

About ‘Mr. Don’

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.

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Nepali Movie – Miteri Gaun

miteri gaun nameNepali Movie – Miteri Gaun
StarringShiva Shrestha, Pooja Chand, Sunil Thapa, Ganesh Lama, Pavitra Subba, Desh Bhakta Khanal etc.
Director – Gagan Birahi

About ‘Miteri Gaun’

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.

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Nepali Movie – Sakkali Nakkali

sakkali nakkaliNepali Movie – Sakkali Nakkali
StarringShiva Shrestha, Nutan Pradhan, Shambhu Pradhan, Surbir Pandit, Bhimbar Singh Thapa, Sushil Pokharel, Kishor Malakar, Sunil Thapa etc.
Director – Shambhu Pradhan

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Friday Release Kina Garen Maya and Action

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’.

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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.

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Nepali Movie – Mero Hajur

mero-hajurNepali Movie – Mero Hajur
StarringShiva Shrestha, Anupama Koirala, Sushil Chhetri, Melina Manandhar, Kalyan Ghimire, Samita Rai, Sunil Thapa, Samyam Puri, Dilip Rayamajhi etc.
DirectorNarayan Puri

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Nepali Movie – Raanko

raanko nepali movieNepali Movie – Raanko
StarringShiva Shrestha, Bhuwan KC, Bijaya Lama, Krishna Malla, Gauri Malla, Kristi Mainali, Mithila Sharma, Sunil Thapa, Basundhara Bhusal, Santosh Panta, Subhadra Adhikari, Madan Das Shrestha, Sushila Rayamajhi, Jitendra Mahat Abhilashi, Kishor Malakar etc.
Director – Kishor Rana

The superhit Nepali movie ‘Raanko’ was a multi-starrer movie by Om Trinetra Production. The presentation of Bishnu Gopal Shrestha, ‘Ranko’ features the cinematography of Pramod Pradhan / Hari Ray, story by Abinash Sharestha. In dialogue Man Bahadur Mukhiya had helped Abinash Shrestha.

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Rajesh Hamal says Bagmati did not live up to his expectation, viewers feel cheated

There was high hopes from the movie released on Friday, ‘Bagmati’. The movie featuring well known actors like Rajesh Hamal, Shiva Shrestha, and Keki Adhikari was told to have produced spending the highest production cost in the history of Nepali films. The movie directed by a South Indian director and the technicians, was also well promoted. But, the final result is considered below average by most of the viewers and even the actors. The lead actor, Rajesh Hamal, in his Facebook post that he is sad that the movie was left incomplete.

rajesh hamal comment on bagmati

Rajesh had watched the movie with his wife Madhu Bhattarai and Shiva Shrestha. After watching the movie he has appreciated the cinematography and thrill but was apparently not happy by the execution of the movie. He has also revealed that the details of the sequel wasn’t worked out with the film artists. He has also expressed his dissatisfaction on the return back of the director Sunny Kerala back to India a day before the release of the movie.

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