A presentation of 3 Brothers Creation, Nepali movie ‘3 Lovers’ is produced by Prince (Raju) Shrestha, Sagar Pokharel, and Story Pokharel. The script of the movie is written by Shivam Adhikari, music is composed by Rajan Ishan and Baboo Bogati. The singers in the movie are Rajan Ishan, Baboo Bogati, Prabisha Adhikari, Indira Joshi, Dharmedra sewang, Manisha Pokhrel, and Yuvraj Chaulagain. The lyrics in the movie are written by Daya Ram Pandey, Devu Shrestha, and Kishor Thapa. Action by Himal KC, editing by Dirgha Khadka and the cinematography by Purushottam Pradhan.
Actress Keki Adhikari, director Suresh Darpan Pokharel have gone to he USA to participate in the Festival of Globe (FOG) or San Francisco Global Movie Fest. Actresses Poozana Pradhan (Poojana Pradhan) and Nandita KC are also going to participate in the festival. Poozana is currently in Hong Kong and Nandita is already in the USA.
Photo: Singer Sunita Dulal, Keki Adhikari and Suresh Darpan Pokharel at the Abudhabi International Airport on their way to California, USA.
According to the organizer’s website Nepali participants in the festival are Nandita KC, Suman Bista, Keki, and Poozana. The narrative feature films participating in the festival from Nepal include ‘Tulsi’ and ‘Chocolate’. Narrative short films include ‘Sacrifice Never Die’, ‘Tata Bye Bye’ and ‘Tulsi’.
The temporary residences constructed by the help of Nepali film artists at Rampur Danda of Kabhrepalanchowk are handed over to the locals. The earthquake had destroyed about 40 houses in the area. On May 20 a group of Nepali film artists handed over the houses, named after popular Nepali movies, to the owners.
All the 40 houses are named after Nepali films including the first Nepali movie ‘Aama’ (watch ‘Aama’ here) to the relatively new movie ‘Sano Sansar’ (watch ‘Sano Sansar’ here). The naming of the house didn’t have any relationship to the producers of the movies.
With the help of earthquake victims, a small team of Nepali artists have constructed a number of temporary cylindrical residences. The artist team had constructed 5 residences on the first day and 15 residences on the second day. The artists have formed a team of We For All and the residences are being constructed under Project Roof.
So far, plastic tents and plastic sheets were being distributed to the earthquake victims for temporary residence. As monsoon approaches, such residences wont be sufficient to withstand the rain. The voluenter artists of the second day were Nandita KC, Keki Adhikari, Suresh Darpan Pokharel, Benisha Hamal and dress designer April Shrestha.
In an event held in Kathmandu a new Nepali movie ‘Love Birds’ was announce on the Valentine Day, Feb 14, 2015. The movie to be directed by Suresh Darpan Pokharel is made on love and romance. The movie will feature Salon Basnet, Sanjog Koirala, Paul Shah and Barsha Raut in main roles. Barsha Raut and Paul Shah are debuting in the Nepali film industry in the movie.
The movie ‘Love Birds’ to be produced by journalist Shanti Priya is made under Parichaya Nepal banner. The movie is told to be made on the love story of the young generation. The movie will feature all aspects of love relationship like love, revenge and life. Director Pokharel says that the movie is ‘larger than life’ project. The film makers also told that the Australia rights has already been sold even before the shooting of the film has started.
The film ‘Barood’ is the second presentation of Jaya Kishan Basnet under Trendi Films banner. The film features editing by Banish Shah, action by Rajendra Khadgi, cinematography by Deepak Bantawa, choreography by Shiva BK/Shovit Basnet, lyrics Dayaram Pandey, music by Mahesh Khadka, and story / script/dialogue by Jaya Kishan Basnet.
Multi-starred movie ‘Chor Sipahi’ features all the top actors of the time including Rajesh, Bhuwan, Nikhil and Ramit Dhunganga. Actress Arpana Singh is introduced as a new face in the movie. Actors Raj Acharya and Usha Poudel are featured as guest artists in the movie. The movie is SB Film Makers presentation and is produced by Guna Cinema.
The Censor Board of Nepal has been criticized for censoring movies unnecessarily. The Minister of Information and Communication, Dr. Minendra Rijal has added three new members in the board. Three new members include the CEO of film distributor, Darshana Arts and director Suresh Darpan Pokharel, actress Melina Manandhar and Bimal Sangraula.
All three new members are the member of Nepali Congress party. By the politics involved, the decision seems to be influenced by the political affiliation rather than making the Board effective.
These days director Suresh Darpan Pokharel is in film distribution business and has taken a break from directing movie. That however hasn’t stopped him from directing music videos. Recently he has directed a music video for singer Pranis Maskey featuring actress Karishma Manandhar.
The news of more than 150 artists joining Nepali Congress came by surprise to many. It was particularly surprising to those who heard their own name in the news. For example, actress Mala Subba was surprised on her name included in the list of artists joining the party.
It turned out – the artists were invited for a tea party at the residence of the party president. All those who attended the party were told to have joined the party. Actor Aayush Rijal told that he was in the residence of Sushil Koirala only for the tea party. He clarified, he has no intention of joining any political parties. Aayush told that he was invited by director Suresh Darpan Pokharel for the tea party. It was Pokharel who told about the 150 artists joining Nepali Congress.
Actor and director Ramesh Budhathoki also claimed not to have joined Nepali Congress. He admitted to be supporting the party but, he isn’t a formal member of the party. Actor Jiwan Luitel has the similar statement. Sctress Jharana Thapa is currently in Europe tour, she is also told to have joined the party.
Dashain is the biggest festival in Nepal. The festival is known for meeting family members, eating, playing and enjoying.
A lot of Nepali are working in foreign land and they can’t go back home in the festival, so some Nepali artists have gone to the foreign lands to make the foreign bound Nepali at home. Our friends at Nepaliactress.com have compiled a list of artist currently participating in various cultural programs abroad. Those celebrities had sacrificed their own festive needs for the entertainment of other fellow Nepali living abroad.
Today, we have compiled some pictorial presentation of Nepali artists celebrating the festival.
In an effort to lock down the Film Development Board (FDB), the police has arrested 30 film artists on Thursday, January 17. When the police removed the lock the protesting film artists installed on January 9, they had gathered up at the FDB office to lock it down again.