The art of tragedy

May 17, 2019 10:48 am

I stumbled across Oldboy at a film related Instagram page (@thpurecinema) and I really liked its plot. An average man, weakened by alcoholism and the hardships in life, is suddenly kidnapped and held at a hotel like prison cell from where he can’t get out. He is trapped in this very cell for 15 years and has no idea why or who did this to him. The administrator of the page had mentioned that this was one of the best foreign films he had watched so far and so I wanted to give it a try.

The third movie in the famous Nepali franchise film ‘Kabadi’ will hit Nepali theaters soon. Production unit of the film announced the information amidst a press conference organized at the premises of Silver Oak Events, Gairidhara on Monday.

Aditya Roy Kapur is remarkably self aware. In a family of artistes, he says he was the least artistically inclined; but for someone who was averse to acting in Hindi cinema, he has gradually fallen in love with the profession.

‘Pasina’s first look out

April 18, 2019 09:34 am

The production team of upcoming Nepali film ‘Pasina’ released the first look of the film. A special program was organized on the occasion of Nepali New year.

Suhana Thapa debuted in Nepali Film Industry via Sri Krishna Shrestha and Jharna Thapa starrer film ‘A Mero Hajur’ in 2059. Produced by Suhana’s father Sunil Kumar Thapa, the film was seeking a child artist.

LONDON, April 11: With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of “The Lion King” on Wednesday, offering a glimpse of the highly anticipated film.

Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are currently at the top of their games. Both are among the highest paid actors in the industry and have maintained a straight record of delivering box office successes only.

Actor Robert Pattinson, who is set to work with Christopher Nolan in the director's next venture, has described the script of the project as "unreal".

'Rajjo is Back' to garner applause once again as Sonakshi Sinha started shooting for Dabangg 3 today. The Dabangg actress shared a picture of her character 'Rajjo', on Instagram.

Production team of the upcoming Nepali film ‘Love Station’ has funded tuitions and admission fees of 45 orphans amid a special program organized at Joint Disabled Unity Awaz Center, Gokarna.

Sanjib’s ‘Aakha Ma’ released

March 18, 2019 15:34 pm

Sanjib Parajuli’s new music video ‘Aakha Ma’ aired on Wednesday via his official YouTube channel.

‘Jatrai Jatra’ to release on May

March 18, 2019 15:29 pm

The movie ‘Jatrai Jatra’ is all set to release on May 10. Pradeep Bhattarai is the director and the Rabindra Singh Baniya has presented the movie.

A total of nine Japanese films are going to be screened in ‘Japanese Film Festival’. The film festival is going to take place on March 22, 23, at Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Club, Sundhara and on March 29 and 30 at Embassy of Japan, Panipokhari.

The makers of 'Notebook' have dropped a BTS video of Zaheer Iqbal capturing the candid moments during the making of the film

After making a splash at the domestic box office with her film ‘Luka Chuppi’, co-starring Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon will next be seen in a cop-comedy ‘Arjun Patiala’, opposite Diljit Dosanjh.

The much-awaited multi-starrer ‘Kalank’ which was supposed to release on April 19 is now coming to the theatres near you two days earlier, on April 17.

Sushant Singh Rajput starrer ‘Dil Bechara’ has finally got its release date. It will hit the big screens near you on November 29.

Kartik Aaryan has surprised his fans yet again with his latest release, ‘Luka Chuppi’.

If there is one thing that’s true of most of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s that they have life and spirit to spare

The most appreciated couple of ‘Lilly Billy’ is to come together on screen for the upcoming Nepali film ‘Love Station’.

Now people can re-enjoy the Famous Nepali song ‘Chhata Rumal’ from film ‘Aafno Manche’

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll: a new movie about the antics of 1980s metal hellraisers Motley Crue, a band known as much for their hedonism as their music, has it all.

Actor Priyanka Karki and Ayushman Desraj Joshi have been appointed as activist for the Mega Campaign for clean environment.

Under the collaboration of seven different theater groups of the country ‘Nepal International Theater Festival’ is scheduled to be inaugurated at the premises of Mandala Theater, Anamnagar.

Nepal International Film Festival – NIFF kicked off on 21 February.

Actor Anmol KC is not a huge fan of football and neither likes to play. Though he is not into football, he has a keen interest football and also has featured as a footballer in the upcoming film ‘Captain’, set to release on March 1.

Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by the ancestors.

Nepali documentary in America

February 22, 2019 19:06 pm

Nepali documentary titled ‘A Day in The Life of Himalaya Shepherd’ was shortlisted for ‘The Colony Short Film Festival’ scheduled to be held in America in March.

‘Purano Bullet’s trailer aired

February 20, 2019 18:48 pm

Upcoming Nepali film ‘Purano Bullet’ released its trailer on Sunday amid a press meet organized at the premises of QS cinemas.

The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year’s broadcast in an attempt to shorten the show to three hours.

The film ‘The Red Phallus’ made under the united production of Nepal is competing in 69th Berlin Film Festival that is scheduled to be held in Berlin.

Going with the flow

February 8, 2019 10:42 am

Malika Mahat is a well-known name among Nepali youths. The 19-year-old model has firmly established herself as one of the most popular Instagram stars of Nepal with over 76k followers on the social media. Now, after successful modeling stints, she is making her acting debut in the upcoming movie Yatra: A Musical Vlog, alongside Salin Man Baniya, Salon Basnet, Jahanvi Basnet, and Rajaram Poudyal among others. Directed and written by Samrat Shakya, the movie is set to release in April this year. The Week’s Anweiti Upadhyay caught up with this up and coming actor to talk about her experience while shooting for her first film.

A social film with bits of situational comedy, ‘Gopi’ reflects into the world of agriculture and the farmers. The film lends a vision to the typical lives of farmers who bear financial brunt of unequal government policies.

‘Sano Mann’ starts to shoot

January 27, 2019 16:55 pm

Ayushman DS Joshi and Shilpa Maskey starrer film ‘Sano Mann’ started its shooting along with inauguration. The film was inaugurated on Thursday at the premises of Kamaladi Ganesh Temple.

As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.

60SIFF seeks to bridge the gap between cultures and create strong global ties among aesthetically driven individuals, encouraging filmmakers to step up and ‘film’ their thoughts in 60 seconds on any of the given categories and with any facility, the most important element being talents of filmmakers.

The changing face of Nepali Cinema

January 12, 2019 17:46 pm

From late 90s to mid 2000s, Nepali cinemas were quite monotonous- actor wise, script wise, story wise, and to an extent music wise. Then came the digital era—the picture quality was totally different all of a sudden. Kagbeni, Loot and Sano Sansar pulled back the audiences to the theaters. Nepali films were so different now. The storylines were unique. The action sequence looks so real.

Films for the weekend

January 11, 2019 18:43 pm

This week, two Kollywood films hit the theaters to entertain the audience through its typical ‘Nepali Masala’ stories. The films are Purnendu Jha-directed comedy film ‘Chauka Dau’ and Devendra Pandey’s action based film ‘Villain’.

After an interval of one year, director Suraj Subba is marking his comeback with ‘Hridaya Bhari’.

Labor minister concerns for ‘Gopi’

January 9, 2019 07:30 am

Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista has shown his concern in the upcoming social film ‘Gopi’. In an interaction with the film-unit, Minister Bista stated that the trailer of the film made him curious.

The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday chose Chloe Zhao’s low-budget debut feature, “The Rider,” as best picture of 2018.

After the commercial success of ‘Dream Girl’, director Rishi Raj Acharya is all set for his new film titled ‘Churifuri’. Acharya stated that the film will not just entertain the audience, it will be informative as well.

Kagajpatra set to release in March

January 3, 2019 17:17 pm

Upcoming Nepali film ‘Kagajpatra’ released its first look, announcing its releasing date on March 22. The first look features the four lead artist of the film-Najir Hussen, Shilpa Maskey, Bholaraj Sapkota and Sarita Giri.

Oscar hosts open house event

August 21, 2018 10:03 am

The trend of organizing an open house event to inform the public about the scope and facilities of their colleges and universities are on a rise on a global level. Following this trend, Oscar College of Film Studies organized an open house event on Saturday, in their college premises. Teachers, students, and the parents of the students were present at the event. During the event, the college faculty talked to the participants about filmmaking and the changes in technology.

Nepali movie industry is gradually evolving, thanks to the introduction of numerous new-age filmmakers. More than ever, film enthusiasts are pursuing cinema as a mainstream profession. Oscar International College plays a predominant role in helping establish film-making as a full-time profession. The school admits approximately 100 students, and the same number of graduates moves on to try their hands in the film industry every year. Among such student, few stand out from the rest and also receive international acclamation. Nawa Bijaya Shrestha, an aspiring director, filmmaker, and photographer is one of such students.

An author turned film maker

July 31, 2018 07:50 am

Lyricist and director Yadav Kharel has witnessed the troughs and crests of Nepali cinema and literature. Obtaining Bachelor in Law and a Master’s degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University, he was one of the first Nepali filmmakers to receive a diploma in movie direction and production from London Film School in 1971. In conversation with My City’s Sonam Lama, Kharel shared his insights on filmmaking and the art of writing in different domains.

TORONTO, July 24: The Toronto International Film Festival is canceling an event to announce its planned film slate due to Sunday’s deadly attack.

Marking European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, a delegation of the European Union to Nepal is gearing for the seventh edition of the EU Film Festival at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Hall, Bhrikutimandup. According to the press statement released by the delegation of the European Union to Nepal, the film festival has been scheduled to start from Friday, and continue till Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Anjana’s Journey, a short film by Rajneesh Bhandari has been selected as a finalist of 2018 Focus on Ability Short Film Awards in International Category in Australia.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Police have arrested six persons with Rs 26.06 million fake banknotes in the capital on Wednesday.