KATHMANDU, June 2: Film Development Board (FDB) has said the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2023/24 failed to well address the Nepali film industry.

The pandemic has changed the way we view entertainment. Big screens have been replaced by TV sets and laptops, but movies continue to roll out! Anushka Sharma will mark her OTT debut this year with ‘Chakda 'Xpress’ while Deepika Padukone is set to entertain with an intense love story ‘Gehraiyaan’. This year we have some interesting movies lined up for the streaming platforms. Take a look at the top five:

Nepal Film and Cultural Foundation with the festival slogan 'Celebration of stories from the world' began the fourth edition of Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF) on Thursday.

China is going back to the movies. Following months of closure, limited numbers of movie goers were allowed back into cinemas Monday in cities such as Shanghai, Hanzhou and Guilin where the risk of virus infection is considered low. Customers wore masks, left open seats between them and observed other safety precautions

Recent weeks have seen a flurry of news items and interviews about the state of the Nepali movie industry in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Let's stay home

March 24, 2020 16:25 pm

Nepal is on a weeklong nationwide lockdown from today. The second confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported. People are panicking. Groceries are getting emptied. Government agencies, health workers and security bodies are working to tackle this deadly novel virus. All the government and private offices are closed except those who run essential services.

Bollywood has always seen clashes between release dates of two films. However, last year the film industry saw two filmmakers battling to release films based on same subjects.

Movies in review

January 20, 2020 12:30 pm

Directed by Zohn Yonzon, 12 SATTAIS is a comedy Nepali movie starring Samir Shrestha, Abhishek Nepal, Kaji Rana, and Aasmita Lamichhane.

Top five movies in 2019

January 1, 2020 07:53 am

In the past few years, the number of Nepali movies produced has increased. In the year 2019 too, around 100 films were released and the audience got to experience sequels along with horror movies.

Former US President Barack Obama has shared his favorite movies and TV shows of 2019, and the list includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge's ‘Fleabag’ season two, limited series ‘Unbelievable’, Martin Scorsese's ‘The Irishman’ and Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's class satire ‘Parasite’.

How not to judge movies

November 28, 2019 09:15 am

Today’s movies are getting international recognition and awards not just because of their quality but also for globalization and easy access to international platforms

Jacqueline Fernandez had taken a break to take acting lessons at the Studio in Los Angeles, from which Hollywood biggies Charlize Theron, James Franco, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Gal Gadot and Gerard Butler have graduated.

Superstar Salman Khan says it has taken him nearly 30 years to get the fans' love and respect and now he would work hard to live up to their expectations.

Beautiful films

September 6, 2019 14:39 pm

The beauty of films is not only in the plot or the characters but also in its visual storytelling i.e. the cinematography, shadows, colors, etc. For many of us occasional movie buffs, the cinematography and colors are there to add to the overall progression of the film, but for film-devotees, the visuals can be reason enough for them to truly fall in love with a film.

Binge-watch like a pro

August 9, 2019 16:11 pm

With so much original content, a huge stock of tv shows and movies stay on the list. However, here are some tricks to binge-watch like a pro.

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has been in the news lately for taking an interim break from films.

Bollywood star, Katrina Kaif, who has made it to the big leagues in Bollywood, has now set her sights on international projects, it has been reported.

Actor Mallika Sherawat says she lost out on a number of projects as male actors could not stomach her opinionated nature and replaced her with their girlfriends. The actor, who got a breakthrough with "Murder" almost 15 years ago, said when she looks back at all those people, they look like fools.

One of the famous Nepali movie franchises ‘Prem Geet’ has selected child artist Anubhav Regmi as the younger version of Pradeep Khadka in the movie ‘Prem Geet-3’.

The movie ‘The Dark and Light’ made under the banner of Khaling Sisters Movies Pvt Ltd is all set to release on July 22.

Pradeep Khadka is indecisive

June 25, 2019 20:19 pm

Pradeep Khadka is in stress since his recent film ‘Love Station’ did not perform as expected.

With an aim to make content driven films, actor-turned-producer Jackky Bhagnani has signed three directors - Nitin Kakkar of "Filmistaan" fame, "Tumbbad" director Rahi Anil Barve and Vijay Lalwani, who had directed "Karthik Calling Karthik".

Varun Dhawan says the failure of his last release "Kalank" has affected him a lot but it was a learning experience.

Director Todd Philips confirmed that the Joker origin movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will be "rated R". The filmmaker, who shared a still of Phoenix applying to make up on Instagram on Sunday, was responding to a fan query about the rating of the film.

Ashutosh Gowariker's magnum opus 'Panipat' has been stealing the limelight ever since its conception. Apart from its historical subject, the film also has a stellar star cast and the latest addition to it is veteran actor Zeenat Aman.

Much to the delight of audiences, Bollywood's favorite father-son duo Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan will lend their voices for the Hind version of Disney's 'The Lion King'.While Shah Rukh will lend his voice to the king of the Jungle, Lion Mufasa, Aryan will dub for Mufasa's son Simba.

Rohit Shetty's decision to prepone the release of his film 'Sooryavanshi' to avoid a clash with Salman Khan's 'Inshallah' has sent Twitterverse into a tizzy, with cinegoers expressing their angst on the micro-blogging site.

Paramount Animation is working on a ‘Spice Girls’ movie with the band set to reunite for the project.

After creating massive success at the box office with Raazi and Uri: The Surgical Strike, Vicky Kaushal is all set to play the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Karan Johar’s upcoming ambitious period film, ‘Takht’.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas penned a heartfelt note for the entire crew and co-actors of her upcoming film 'The Sky Is Pink' while sharing pictures from the wrap-up bash.

Actors John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi have been locked to feature in filmmaker Sanjay Gupta's upcoming gangster drama.

After ‘Bharat’s’ humungous success and joining Rohit Shetty’s cop universe with ‘Sooryavanshi,’ is Katrina Kaif ready to make her debut in the biopic genre with a film on the life of PT Usha?

Noted playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad, a progressive voice that championed the freedom of expression, died at his residence here Monday, official sources said. He was 81. Karnad was ailing for some time now, they said.A multifaceted personality, Karnad has acted in several plays and movies that have received critical acclamation.

With barely a few days left for 'Game Over' to hit the theatres, Taapsee Pannu yet again gave an insight as to why she chose the film. In a funny take, the 'Pink' actor flaunts the make-up on her hands making them look bruised and swollen, along with plastered legs.

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has revealed that he was almost fired from playing Wolverine in "X-Men" films. The 50-year-old Australian actor, who played Wolverine for 16 years, said he nearly lost the role during filming on the first movie.

It’s a sensitive age that we seem to be living in. I was following the flare up between various representatives of the Nepali film industry and the aspiring comedian Pranesh Gautam, resulting from the latter’s less than flattering review of the film Bir Bikram 2.

The actor says he finds the self-deprecating nature of comedy more appealing than the image of an 'unbreakable individual'.

Action movie superstar Sylvester Stallone told cinemagoers in Cannes on Friday that he never expected to make it in the film industry due to an accident at birth that caused him to slur his words - now one of his more celebrated trademarks.

In a career spanning 35 years, Anupam Kher has seen several highs and lows but the actor says he will continue giving his all to films and retirement is nowhere in sight.

To cry or not to cry

April 19, 2019 07:52 am

One of my earliest memories is of watching black and white Bollywood movies. I can barely remember them but I recall these movies as having isolated shots, dialogues that echoed (quite literally) and tragic storylines.

Teaser of upcoming Nepali film ‘Kalio Barsha’ was released amidst a press conference organized on Monday.

In collaboration with Film Southasia, Photo Kathmandu is organizing the screening of films by award-winning filmmaker Amar Kanwar on Friday. The event will go until April 7.

Two Nepali movies, ‘Saili’ and ‘Subha Love’ released on Friday. Both films are based on love stories and also have comedy flavors.

Actor Jack Davenport will star opposite Lucy Liu in CBS All Access series "Why Women Kill". The darkly comedic drama hails from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios, reported Deadline.

The movie “Green Book” explores racial inequality, “Roma” reveals the emotional toll placed on domestic workers, and “RBG” chronicles the fight for women’s rights.

Captain Fantastic’ is a Matt Ross’s directorial movie that casts Viggo Mortensen as a father. A father, who is devoted in raising his six kids at the place isolated from the society, giving them intellectual education and training them to be physically fit and sporty.

The Golden Globes for movies and television, chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be presented at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on Sunday, hosted by actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood’s brightest stars of the moment, from Emily Blunt to Michael B. Jordan, for a celebratory luncheon in Los Angeles.

‘BhurBhura Rahar’ trailer released

January 4, 2019 17:28 pm

The trailer of ‘BhurBhura Rahar’ released on Thursday. The movie is based on ‘Sakhya Nach,’ a form of Tharu dance performed during Dashain and Tihar. The movie is premised on true events.

Some movies of 2018

January 4, 2019 14:52 pm

A number of movies hit the theatres in 2018. Some impressed the audiences very well while some only created a buzz. Here are some of the movies: