Top 10 Nepali Movie of the year 2016

Dec 29, 2016

Nepali Films have their own importance in the film industry and in the recent years, level of Nepali film has increased prominently. The show times of multiplexes for Nepali movies are also increasing distinctly. We all know this year(2016), became a year to remember in the history of Nepali Film Industry. Movies of 2016 were able to overtake the shows of foreign industry too.
More than 30 Nepali movies were released this year. And, most of them were able to make box office collection more than NRs. 1crore, which is a great achievement for all the movie makers. Based on the audience review and box office collection record (on internet) of the movie, we have listed top 10 Nepali movies of the year 2016.
10. Purano Dunga:
PURANO DUNGA is a 2016 Nepali romantic-comedy drama film directed by Ram Babu Gurung. It features Dayahang Rai, Maotse Gurung, Priyanka Karki and Menuka Pradhan in lead roles. The movie portrays the story of two brothers from Majhi community, played by Dayahang Rai and Maoste Gurung. Bhakta Bahadur Bhujel (Maotse Gurung), who finds it difficult to make his ends meet after his brother Batash Bahadur Bhujel (Dayahang Rai) takes way his means of livelihood — a boat that he rows by lake banks — in property division.
The movie was unable to hold the expectation of the audience. However, it has collected approx. NRs. 1.5 crores in just two days of its release.
9. Jatra:
JATRA is a Nepali black comedy drama, directed by Pradeep Bhattarai. Most of the actors of the movie are the stage performer. Although, we see unfamiliar faces in the movie, it is also listed in the super hit movie of the year 2016 due to its strong acting and comic sense of the actors. It stars Bipin Karki, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Rabindra Jha, Barsha Raut, Prakash Ghimire, Sajan Thapa, Prawin Khatiwada, Priyanka Jha, Kamalmani Nepal, Bholaraj Sapkota.
The movie is about three men — Fadindra (Bipin Karki), Joyas (Rabindra Singh Baniya) and Munna (Rabindra Jha) struggle to make a living. It was released on 11th Nov, 2016 and is still running successfully in the theater (7th week). Total box office collection of the movie till 3rd week is NRs. 2.19 crores.
8. Bir Bikram:
BIR BIKRAM is Nepali movie about love and friendship directed by director Chams. The movie features Dayahang Rai, Anup Bikram Shahi and Diya Pun in lead roles. In the movie, childhood friendship of Bir (Dayahang Rai) and Birkam (Anoop Bikram Shahi) is broken when Bikram decides to leave for the city. Bikram assign Bir as caretaker to Joon (Diya Pun), his childhood love to return for her someday. Eventually, Joon falls for Bir and he may have to choose between love and friendship.
Audience seems to love their favorite actor Dayahang Rai. Despite of its lightweight storyline, the movie was able to collect its total gross of about NRs. 3 crores in 3 weeks.
7. Nai Nabhannu La 4:
NAI NABHANNU LA 4 is 4th installment of the super hit Nepali movie NAI NAVANNU LA. The movie is directed by Bikash Raj Acharya and stars Priyanka Karki, Paul Shah, Barsha Raut, Anubhav Regmi. The story of the movie continues the unrequited love Neer, Aanchal and Anjana.
The movie was not able to highly fulfill the expectation of the audience. However, it had attracted audience to the theaters and had made total box office collection of approx. NRs. 3.4 crores world wide.
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6. Prem Geet:
PREM GEET is a romantic Nepali movie with full of comics and agony. The movie was directed by Sudarshan Thapa and features Pooja Sharma and Pradeep Khadka in lead roles. It was released on 12th Feb, 2016 targeting the Valentine’s Day. The movie is about a cute couple Prem (Pradeep Khadka) and Geet (Pooja Sharma), who meet each other on the way to Kagbeni and fall for each other before returning their home.
The movie is at number 7 at the list of highest grossing Nepali films. The movie had collected total gross of approx. NRs. 4.9 crores worldwide.
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5. Pashupati Prasad:
PASHUPATI PRASAD is a Nepali social satirical film directed by Dipendra K Khanal and written by Khagendra Lamichhane. The film stars Khagendra Lamichhane, Barsha Shivakoti in lead roles. The film features struggle of poor people to pay off the debt.
The movie was released on 29th Jan, 2016. The box office collection of the movie:
First Week: approx. NRs. 1.06 crores
Second Week: approx. NRs. 1.30 crores
Total World Wide: approx. NRs. 5.5 crores
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4. Gajalu:
GAJALU is a love story social satire genre drama directed by Hemraj B.C. This movie also features Anmol K.C. along with Shristi Shrestha, Salon Basnet, Gaurav Pahari and others. The storyline of the movie depicts the life of our living goddess KUMARI after retirement, where ex-kumari (Shristi Shrestha) who figures way out of traditional dogmas after meeting a group of friends and starts living independent life then after.
The movie was highly awaited movie. Although, on its release day(10th June, 2016) it collects only 41 lakhs but it breaks records of other movie on 2nd day by collecting 90 lakhs. It was able to raise its box office collection to approx. NRs. 5.9 crores . It had crossed 2million views on YOUTUBE just within about 2 weeks after its online release.
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3. Dreams:
DREAMS is a Nepali romantic love story directed by Diwakar Bhattarai and produced by popular actor Bhuwan K.C. The movie stars Anmol K.C., Samragyee R.L. Rana in lead roles. The movie shows the ability of Aveer(Anmol K.C) to see any incident to be happened, in his dream and he tries everything he can so that his dream won’t come true.
The music of the movie was also loved by the audiences. The movie was released on 4th March, 2016 and made approx. NRs. 2crore gross collection on weekend. The movie was a huge success and it was able to make box office collection of approx. NRs. 6crores worldwide.
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2. Black Hen:
BLACK HEN is a social drama portraying the situation of north-east Nepal in Nepalese Civil War (1996-2006). The movie is directed by Min Bahadur Bham. The story of the movie holds a journey embarked by two friends, Prakash and Kiran, belonging to different castes in search of a missing hen, unaware of the tyranny brought by the fragile ceasefire during the Nepalese civil war.
The movie is the first Nepali movie to be screened at Venice Film Festival, also was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. The movie had collected total gross of approx. NRS.9 crores worldwide.

1.Chakka Panja:
CHAKKA PANJA is a comedy genre Nepali movie directed by debutante director Deepa Shree Niraula. This movie features most comedian stars of Nepali Film Industry: Deepak Raj Giri, Jitu Nepal, Kedar Ghimire, Buddhi Tamang, Shivahari Poudel and gorgeous actress Priyanka Karki, Barsha Raut and Namrata Sapkota.
The movie had succeed to make a history in Nepali Film. It made its way to be the first block buster movie which took over almost all foreign movie and accomplish to capture audience to theater for more than 100 days. The movie had collected approx. NRs.25 crores worldwide.
Read more about Chakka Panja in our blog BLOCK BUSTER CHAKKA PANJA.

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