There are many problems and postures which Nepalese films have to tackle with foreign films from Bollywood and Hollywood. The neighboring country has Bollywood and Bollywood have a large collection of actors, actress, and directors as well as a budget which help them to build the great movies. As Bollywood has the largest market and is popular all around the world, they do not need to make the movies more popular by investing extra amount. Looking the aspect of Nepalese movies, we can see much weakness which is stepping down and trapping the moving wings of Nepalese movies.
However, the government is also not concerning about the film industry. The many youths are even trying their luck in Indian TV programs of dancing and many others. The actors and actress of Nepal are facing pity condition due to not having earning as expected. Here are some of the real facts which reveal the reality of Nepalese movies which has also become the blockage in the way of stepping and growing more upper and bigger.
Nepali Films – 32 Bitter Truths | Facts About Nepalese Movies You Must Know
1. Lower budget:
The first facts of Nepalese movies directly throw its lights on the cost of forming the movies. As we know that quality m product needs the high cost to form it. Similarly, good and qualitative movies cannot be built at lower cost. You can build the movies, not the good movies form a low budget. In most of the movies, it seems a major weakness. Actors and actress are also not getting the proper remuneration for their acting.
So that they do not use entire efforts in the formation of movies qualitative. You can buy the toy elephant in rupees 500 not real in the same amount. When any actors are p not pad according to their labors and hard work, they even become discouraged and do not use their acting skills entirely with happiness morale. It is also the reason which is making the Nepalese actors and actress make busy and earn extra income by investing in the business. They are not seeing the good future because of not getting the actual anticipated earning from movies. It is the great facts. Some of the movies have formed with great investment has also given a great return. This is the proof that you can only get good and anticipated earning if you invest without the intention of misery. Without giving water to any seeds does not takes rapid growth.
2. Unpopular actors:
There said that America has Batman, Superman, Spiderman, whereas India has Amitabh Bachchan, and other similar, China have Bruce Lee, what does Nepal have. As we know the goodwill contains more value than the product. Even the product have some fault and damages inside, they are sold at good price. That the effect of goodwill. India or Bollywood has made its size and area such great only by the popular actors who are even recognized and have made placement in the heart of the world. There might not exist any person who does not know Amitabh Bachchan and other Bollywood actors.
In that context, Nepalese actors have not such identification, not popularity. It is because of not marketing and access to Nepalese movies to international market. The youth or Nepalese youth even does not show their interest to see the Nepalese movies because of many problems. They have own bad attitude and negative conception about Nepalese film industry. Nepalese film industry has not made their size bigger which has to affect the size and personality of Nepalese actors. There is no any face who have made and received the international love and wishes. All the Nepalese who are living outside of Nepal e watch the Nepalese. It is also the facts.
3. Unpopular actress:
The same case repeats here too. If we go through the international beauty contest like miss world, miss beautiful, then all the world are ahead than Nepal. India has two miss universe and two miss world and other country have too. Both two has become the great popular actress that Priyanka Chopra, AishwaryaRai and there too. These all also shows that, when you once received an award or in the international platform, you become able to create your own identification as well as no ability which make everyone curious to know about you.
But no any girl or actress have achieved such awards and respect in international format, which has also affected the film of Nepal directly. After selecting miss Nepal, they are sent to compete with miss world. Nepal has not yet achieved a good position in such format which is pulling the popularity and growth of Nepalese film industry. Moreover, the beautiful girls who come after section, even not get movies after sometimes, which brings them in the pool which has no more way from both sides. They become harassment and depressed and leave the industry and travel to foreign or engage in another sector. The film is not popular only because of good and beautiful looking actress but also a popular actress.
4. Technology progression:
With the change in technology, Nepal movies are not adopting the change in the competing rapid due to high investment. The matter links with above point because capital is the root form where its structure is formed. Strong or robust the root can any product good and large fruits. Similarly, Nepalese movies are changing its technology and now making the 3D quality and HD movies. In the present time, people are interested to see the movies having low quality. Their emotion only dragged them to cinema hall if they have a good quality of looking. These are also the change which film industry have to think about seriously. Bringing new technology will also help to build the great movies without investing extra efforts and ideas. From all the small pressure and expenses, the filmmaker will get freed. Changing in technology will bring the great change in the quality of movies encourage watcher to watch repeatedly.
5. Unexperienced artist:
Highlighting the multiple movies, we can see that, many actors who have played a role have not able to maintain and present it in a standard and actual manner which also affects the formation of films entirely. There is saying that one rotten an apple makes rotten to all the apples in the basket. Here in the sense, may one bad performer not makes the film fully flop but it confirmed affects the quality and actuality formation of the film. The film does not stand and appear to such standard that it should be virtual.
Mostly the artist is brought without any procedure and training. When the untrained and skillless artist play the role, then it surely affects the quality of performance without having the knowledge of any proper subjects and sectors, if they are pushed to do that, then it will become the matter of compelling to participate in running champion to a blind person. A blind ma cannot take part in racing or run. If they are pushed coercively, then you should not get an expectable result. Hence, the inexperienced or skill-less artist has also down the quality and standard of Nepalese movies. Some of the artists may play a very good role even after giving instruction by showing two to three time, but it cannot happen to everyone.
6. No extra artist:
If we see the Nepalese movies in exhaustive looks, then we can find that there is no hope for newcomers. All the way are Fadely looks blocked when we see from far. That is also the reason which has mad many newcomers disinterested and discourages to move in this sectors. There has rooted the beliefs of nothing will happen in the film industry of Nepal. The good and skilled artist or newcomers are not trying their luck in Nepalese film industry. When the newcomer shows their interest, then there becomes the large group form which the best can be selected.
A large number of artist surely produces some good artist which become the influencer youth of Nepal does not show the shining career in film industry. Since they are heading to the foreign country for their better career formation. Truly, the more of the artist in Nepalese film belong from the actors or artist family. They have almost conquered and kept under their own control. Even they have huge capital, they invest and even appoint the artist according to their own wish and choice. The extra artist is searching the way to get in but very few hardly get that way to enter.
7. No new script :
It is also the problem and facts which has even not supported to move upward the industry. Overviewing all the movies of past and present, we cannot get any big change. The stores mostly match with Indian and English movies. So that there has also become the beliefs of the youth, that Nepalese movies are copied content. Maybe some of the movies do such, but its effects go on the entire film industry. The releasing of movies are connected with roots of Nepalese film industry and tagline.
Nepalese film industry has not made yet any kinds of the historic and high collection making a film which can compete or beat other films. Mostly it looks in the structure or script and well as styles in south and Indian movies. The good story writer exists here but they are not paid good remuneration. The scriptwriter and well as songwriter do not get the actual remuneration from movies which also discourage them to write with deep thought. There is saying that you cannot buy the gold at the price of silver. Similarly, if you want to buy the silver, you have to the price of silver and if you want to purchase gold, then you have to pay its price and the case applies in diamond also.
8. No foreign shooting:
Due to low budget, most of the shooting and clipping are practiced here. Nepal film also lacks the international scenes to build the appearance of the movie as international quality. Nepalese has become bored seeing too much the same canes and background of Nepalese places. Mostly, the people look cinema for observing, seeing and learning some new and noble matter. All these things are lacking in Nepalese film. Only a few films are shooted which can be counted in the finger from abroad.
Almost, every film is built in Nepal and have the same Nepalese context. It is necessary to review the movies on the international platform to increase the height and level of the film industry to make Nepalese proud too. As we know that, Nepalese are assayer. They mostly expense their earning on visiting, and maintain their living standard. Hence, the background and the scenes shown in Nepalese film industry does not look new and novelty for them.
That is also one of the significant reason, which has reduced the courage and will of people to watch the Nepalese movies. To place the Nepalese film in international format and standard, it should include the scene of international places which also creates the will to Nepalese for watching. Nepalese film has the low investment which becomes hard to maintain all the expense that incurred in the period of building the movies.
9. No foreign artist:
It is rarely seen that there is any foreign artist in Nepalese movies. It is due to not paying the expected and demandable remuneration to them. Nepal is the poor country and even the movies do not meet the investment amount sometimes. So it becomes difficult to pay the amount or remuneration what they actually amount. Foreign artist appearance in movies makes movie standard more active and brilliant. It also affects the mentality of people to watch it. When the film puts the role of any international actors even some time, then it creates one of the wave watchers to see the movies how he or she have acted in Nepalese movies.
The foreign artist has not yet any movie historic by playing any role. When there is not a foreign artist, it looks like the ancient film. In today era, we can see that many Bollywood actors and actress have played Hollywood movies and many Hollywood actors and actress have played Bollywood movies. This is also the way of expressing love and dedication toward each other. It also expressing and build the relational as well as love. Once when better relationship establishes, it becomes almost permanent. So it looks necessary to give the role to the foreign artist even for short appearance.
10. Lack of large market:
This is also the main problem of Nepalese film which has become blockage and strike for the growth of Nepalese movies in full feathers. Nepal movies try to make the film more popular around the world but become fizzle to reach there and access the movies in that places. Even having very few populations, not many people have made their town and community even in abroad so that they even look in cinema. Mostly the Nepalese film gets released only in Nepal, not in the foreign country. But if we say the Bollywood movies, they are released all over the world which makes their collection bigger. Nepalese film does have conquered their market around the world. It can only expect they’re earning for the watcher of Nepal only. If there is a large market, then Nepalese movies can also make their flowering in large format.
11. Effects of Bollywood and Hollywood movies in Nepal:
India is our neighbor country and Bollywood has made their root and expansion of its craze all over the world. The world I famous and h are crazy about the Bollywood movie. Bollywood movies enchanted the feeling and mind of the people from the world by its unique and unexpectable films. Moreover, the megastar and superstar of Bollywood has made the value more valuable. There are bunches of a superstar and a star whose craze speaks louder than their actions. They are popular around the world. Bollywood and Hollywood movies are released worldwide which helps to collect the high gross of the amount.
In Nepal, there exist high effect of Bollywood movies. Seriously, the youth are not interested in watching the Nepalese films but the crowd appears when any Bollywood moves released. Bollywood movies get a high number of a watcher than any Nepalese movies. It may be due to their popularity, craze, films scripts and stories which influences them to watch.
12. No high expenses for promotion and publicity:
Publicity or promotion simply refers to advertisement or marketing in filmy concept. We cannot see the product without advertising and promote i. people do not know and become unaware and unknown about the product, It creates suspense o buy it. In the same concept, we can also look the Nepalese movies. Firstly, it has a low budget. Secondly, it does not expand on publicity and promotion which also make people disinterested. Promotion and publicity create the craze I and wave in people mind.
Talking about the movies Bahubali, of South Indian, has created a high craze among the watcher after releasing of Bahubali 1. When the second part released, there arise the wave of people to watch it. The producer or movies building team has expended great mount on publicity and promotion sectors which makes the movies more popular and more income generating the movie of the era. This is also the weakness of Nepalese film. If the movie’s team make the higher expenditure in media as well as through other sources, then it is confirmed, the movies will generate the more earning than the present.
13. Songs and dance:
The song and dance of Nepalese movies are also not so beautiful. The song gets lost after some time of releasing. We cannot listen to any song or dance for a long time. This is due to marketing of silver as gold. When we do so, we cannot able to make others fool for long period of time. Therefore, Nepalese film is also lacking the qualitative songs and videos. Nepalese film has made their identification as vulgarity. The film should be built with the objective of grasping all groups of people. The dance and songs have not such quality which can sustain for a long time in the market. Mostly the producer or director or even actors sing their song. They do not want to sing a song from reputed singer because of higher paying of remuneration. When a person wants to become self-king and the self-public, they cannot rule for a long time. That is why Nepalese film industry is not including the subjects form special artist.
14. More including of vulgarity:
Nowadays, Nepalese film has left to build the movies which include all the stories, culture, prestige, family background and many more. Currently, the building movies have made difficult to watch the movies with the family. Use of vulgarity scene and races scene in the movies also shows that it wants to attract the youth most. It proves that Nepalese movies have not given concentration to other class which is also factors for not becoming popular. High use of rapes and the dirty scene can only disturb the mind and intention of public and youth. It said that the film industry is also the cause of increment of real rapes in Nepal. Vulgarity scenes in movies have also made the movies dirty like any dirty fist makes the whole pond dirty. The intimate scene has a great effect in movies but even it cannot make a great impact on people in Nepal due to cultural thought.
15. Rule of the dynasty:
It looks in many film industry but more in Nepalese film industry. seeing the list of actors and actress in Kollywood, the Nepalese cinema, there is the existence of most of the actors from the artist background. There are many actors and actress whose background links with filming. This is also the facts which are leading the Nepalese cinema back. When there is no more new artist entry in the film. It raises the question about newcomers. The family who has links and doing investment in film sectors mostly selects the artist by their own wish. They mostly make their own members and relatives entry in the movies. When we focus on the personal benefits, we even mess with our ultimate destination and achievement..wecan not unviewed this fact from the Nepalese cinema which has become the problem and barriers in the leading and heading growth as well as the flowering of Nepalese cinema.
16. Casting couch:
Many times, there comes in news and matter of casting couch. In Nepalese cinema, it is unreleased and kept secretly due to many problems. Many producers and director are sometimes alleged in this matter. They are impeached by some of the daring girls only who face this event. Mostly the girls who have dreamed of becoming the big actress does not speak loudly and actively about this attack. Those girls who care mostly about their character than a dream, they become safe. Due to compromising in personal benefit, many directors even get fizzle to pay roled by a good actress.
If the girl has good character then, they do not accept their proposal and stands against it. But it happens in few cases only if she is daring girls. Otherwise, many girls even neglect it and accept the proposal for their greedy dream fulfillment. Casting couch in Nepalese cinema has taken the bigger effects and size for corrupting the girl’s character. This is also the black facts which have kept the Nepalese cinema in darkness still now. Casting couch makes the film, as well as director, defame and guilty. Undeniably the movies directed by him or produced by him does not get good watcher.
17. Western effects:
This can be treated and taken as the good and bad aspects of Nepalese cinema. In Nepalese cinema, nowadays, the vulgarity, as well as short clothes showing or two pieces showing, has made normal in movies. It has also become the barriers in upgrowing of movies and getting a good customer. Many directors or producer has forgotten to broadcast and build the cultural movies. They are paying attention to build the movies having the deodorants of sexiness, intimate scenes and the rough word which will make the youth stimulus. The movies are not including the cultural and love of Nepal they are missing the love and flavor of Nepal. Movies are made in Nepal and its watcher is Nepalese. Thus, they should build the movies with its concern.
18. No inspiration movies:
Nepalese movies are missing and stands in dilemma to produce and release the movies which in inspiration. Movies should be released in all categories, affecting all the society, targeting all class of watcher. Nepalese film has not made more movies on the basis of inspiration which can inspire the youth towards positivity and develop the nation. Movies have now become the great mirrors for showing the reality and transforming the conception of people. In today era, media and cinema have connected and engaged the people directly.
Staring of producing Nepalese inspiring movies targeting the youth will also bring thumping change in society, helps information of great and good society. Inspiration makes people aware and the enforcement of aware people creates easiness in forming the nation efficiently. Many youths have not their goal. They are missing their goal and destination. They just living the life of a lost animal in the field. The scarcity of resolution has made them dismissed from the positivity. So, Nepalese cinema has not given their eyes and lights to revert the youth in positive and right track.
19. Fake actions:
Nowadays, most of the moves are showing the fake action in the movies which unbelievable. Walking far from the track, you cannot reach the destination fast. So you have to walk on track to make your speed and effects more efficient.in many movies which are missing the action has also taken good market but some of has been badly affected. Thought of including the action is also treated positively. But when you keep unbelievable action which seems fake even from external eyes, then it may fumble the quality and standard of the movies. Acton should always be based on realistic and believable. Showing far from the virtuality display the fakeness of movies too. When your face looks dark means you are in dark. Therefore, the outer looks should also be attractive and likable.
20. Lack of comedy movies:
Nepalese movies are also lacking the comedy movies. All the comedy serial and television program have made effects on peoples mind. They are getting a good customer but Nepalese movies builder are not giving their attention to building the movies in the scripts. Some of the comedy movies were released and achieved the great collection as well as notability. The consequences show that comedy movies are in demand of Nepalese people. They like to see the comedy movies. In today time, all the people are suffered from the problem and pains. Thus when you serve and released the movies based on comedy will surely make them happy blessed. They surely move to the cinema for even refreshment. Comedy movies are making the market vibrant. These should also be improved and should be highly concentrated. This is also facts of Nepalese movies which seems transparent.
21. Local singer and local song:
Sometimes we can see that even a song of the movies makes the movies upper hit and popular. People go to cinema even when they listen to the songs. Mostly the people think that its song is good means the film will be surely better. In Nepalese movies, there is scarce of making the song replaced by any foreign singer. Like as Udit Narayan Jha of Bollywood popular singer has sung many Nepalese songs and they become hit too. After that, no any foreign singer has sung the song. Even in two to three song has been sung by LataMangeshkar.
Then after, Nepalese film is backing their steps and interest to place the song sung by any foreign singer. It also increases the interest and will of people. Their minds and thinking also become change when they heard the news of songs given by any particular popular singer. By this, we can also make our popular on the international platform. The movies can access a long and large market which directly impacts the goodwill of Nepalese movie industry. Nepalese movies also get the high value and respect on the international ground too. Nepalese songs even change its vocal and format when it is sung by any foreign singer.
22. Deportation of popular actor and actress:
Mainly, it comes in the news that any particular actor is leaving the country or has left the country. This expedition and action have not been slowed down till now may be of their own perspectives and perception. Many popular actor and actress have left the country for fulfilling their passion and desire which cannot be fulfilled in Nepal. They have left due to having good reputation and prestige as well as earning from the movies. Thus, most of them headed to America and another foreign country and settled there with family. After moving from the country, they even left the love from the movies. Due to different messing in the film industry, may they have felt bored and annoyed which makes them quite the career in Nepalese film industry. These all matter and events are also dark aspects of Hollywood which have made the movies little beat black. It has not achieved the popularity as it actually has to achieve.
23. Less releasing of patriotic movies:
It is also the weakness we can say in the white tongue. Movies screen is great if we become able to screen and expose your patriotic there, then we can make the chain between the Nepalese. Unity in diversity is slowly reducing its effect and leaving their mark on the people. Nepalese are going furious and arising of discrimination and clash is also going in increment level.
When the country has not peace, it is difficult to speed up the development wheel. Development, as well as prosperity, can be only possible when the country has not faced any kids of riots, clash, and conflicts between people to people, groups to groups, religions to religions and geographically. These all making scarce in Nepalese movies. Form the movies, the message of unity in diversity should be screened and released. Furthermore, patriotic does not mean the management of people and building the melodious relationship but also devotion and dedication toward the country and its prestige.
24. Slow stagnation and improvement:
In present upcoming moves, we can see the difference between past and present. Today movies released in Nepalese banner are increasing its standard and quality which has also increased the looking eyes of people towards it. Otherwise, people used to talk only negative and criticize the Nepalese movies on different titles. But now it is less seen and listens to the people. Meanwhile, the Nepalese movies are slowing making their mark positive and qualitative in the market and mind of the watcher.
It has increased the gain and beliefs of peoples towards Nepalese movies. In present releasing movies have a mixture of all the things that should be required to stand the movies in popular form. That may be reason nowadays Nepalese movies are collecting god collection and well as response form watcher. Nepalese producer has also started to pay and invest the needed money in the film to make the movies more productive. There was also the time when Nepalese film has to face difficulties to even achieve the investment amount but today double and the triple amount are soonly earned.
25. No good suspense, just the common story:
If we know the mystery and myth earlier, then it becomes fade to hear and watch it. If we know that there are particular things inside the unique box, then it is not encouraging and interesting. But it there is suspicion and suspense about it, then it really creates the wave of people action. People become curious to know about the box what lies inside. The same thing and concept are also applied in Nepalese film too. Nepalese watcher has watched many movies but they did not get any new story which is effective for people.
A common man watches the movies and common concept in the movies makes them bored. Movies should be prepared in suspense which keeps the hope and curious vivid till it ends. Only the common story which comes in understanding before the movies show the realistic scenes and events connection. If such movies are built, then it becomes tasteless to the watcher. The movies should be full of suspense and mystery to attract the watcher.
26. Few releasing of movies based on women empowerment:
There is only crowding and crying of the voice of women empowerment but the Nepalese film industry is not making the movies based on it. The ladies or women cannot be empowered only by enchanting the slogan f women empowerment. They should participate in every developing structure and projects. Women empower can be more possible when the movies based on its subject will be released. It can be possible when the women become aware and knowable. Women empower is more effective to educated groups of women. Nepalese movies are also lacking the roles of women in the movies. A large number of boys are making the several roles which have also make the movies not best. The participation of women in different works and releasing of movies based on it will also make the country more illuminative.
27. Less releasing of youth inspiring movies:
It can be also calculated as the facts of Nepalese movies because the Nepalese movies are also heading their graph by excluding it. Many movies have excluded the topics and subject matter which can influence the youth in the mission of country development as well as their personal goal achievement. Today’s youth are also leading incorrectly in the path.no one is there even to show them, the right path. So the mix-headed youth and is-leaded youth should be correctly leaded toward the formation of better future and career of them as well as the country.A youth watches the movies too much but they are not learning something new from them. If the movie released on the inspiring contents, then it may burn their passion to achieve.
28. Screening of politics context:
Nepalese movies have just started currently to shows the effects and internal impact of politics in every sector. Form this chapter, it has made much Nepalese consciousness about the real politics and showing politics. It is the remarkable contribution of Nepalese cinema which has made the Nepalese active and thinkable about the politics how it regulates. Meanwhile, Nepalese movies are nowadays mostly built on the bases of political effects and its wrong uses. In today Nepalese releasing movies many movies have influenced the people by exposing the culture and actions as well as the behavior of Nepalese politicians which has affected the unity between Nepalese.
29. Very few versatile roles of actor and actress:
The artist should be versatile. So that they can perform any kinds of role if arises. Versatile actors make the movies soonly popular because of their purity in acting. They have such ability and appetite that can transform the duplicate role into original looks. Actors should always try to make the movies building better and better to make the watcher happy. In Nepal, there are very few versatile actors who keep the potential of making the movies popular on their own ability. But when there comes the matter of few, it means there are high demand and high prices. This makes them obliged to build the movies with new actors as well as available actors and artist.
30. Movies based on child and playing of child actors too:
It seems hard sometimes in Nepalese movies the role of any child artist. It may be due to scarce of child artist and other problems. Nextly, the releasing of movies which include child artist or child based movies are in very few numbers. Movies are not impacting the child in a positive manner. Movies should also be the means of delivering the knowledge and behavior to the child. Instead of all these things, Nepalese cinema is replacing with the vulgar and nude scene to make the youth dirty minded. The scarcity of child actor has made it back. There is no formation of such scripts which needs the child artist. That is also the facts of Nepalese movies.
31. Continuity to hit movies:
Nowadays Nepalese movies industry is also giving the priority to constructing and releasing the movies which had got the good review and watcher. It is because they think that if this movie would be released then it will surely drag the watcher. Truly, sometimes it becomes successful and sometimes it becomes fizzle. This is one of the wrong concepts which Nepalese movies maker are adopting. Rather to building its next part, they should give their concentration and invest their ideas in formulae and create some new story which can make the watcher glad.
If you make the movies with the conception of gratifying the watcher, then it is sure that you will receive good reviews and well as collection. May sometimes you will not able to achieve collection as expected but you will surely achieve appreciation and admiration which is largely great than earning. This is also the fact which reveals all the inter-pole and pasture of Nepalese movies.
32. New looks of villain:
In Nepal, there is lack of versatile actor who can play any roe which has to be given. Here, the director makes the scripts according to the acting and instruction of actors rater it should be the acting by the instruction of directly. But it happens minorly. In Nepalese movies, mostly in past movies, it used to see that villain having long hair and stand as well as behave in brutually behavior. But nowadays, this theme has been changed. The villain is seemed med and manufactured in new and stylish looks as the actor.
This is one of the appreciable steps that filmmaker are serially and slowly adopting. After doing so there creates and grow the opportunity for coming and sharpening the acting and actors more in probability. Most of the youth have dreamed of becoming an actor and very few have become the villain. So doing this can form the situation and creates an opportunity for all endeavor.
33. Modern characters and artist:
In currently released movies, there is nowadays seeing something change in the movies. So we can say that a Nepalese filmmaker has increased the flavor and works to make the Nepalese movies more popular and accessible. There are different new character are showing their best acting and filling the absence and essence of movies through which the movies get more brightness and popularity.
Different stagnation is going on in every movie, that we can see and feel. Comparing the movies of past and looking the current movies, we can assume and rewrite the differentiation in multiple points which describe the stagnation and innovation. From comic actor to seriousness are discovered and shown in the movies to grasp the attraction of watcher. Nepalese industry is also making it size bigger and bigger with an increment of releasing movies in more and more number.
Writer: Dipak Sah