The year 2010 has been great for the Nepali film industry; many new movies have been produced and released up till now. The year is yet to be over, so it is harmless to forecast that the industry is going to make a good income. Many new directors and actors have also appeared on the big screen this year, in particular female actors. This is a fine year to begin your film career as well, as many new comers have been given the prospect to perform and display their gift. Not only have that, but singers and music directors, like Anju Pant, and Satya and Swaroop Raj Acharya have had a triumphant musical endeavor, for the silver screen. Films based on conventional issues, or those made in a different way, have all fared well in the market.
Take Nai Nabhannu La, for example, it is a triangular love story with a few new presentations; this film did well in the market. Similarly, Simosh Sunuwar’s First Love, which does not have a new story, is being called a big hit of this year after being well handled by the young urban audience. There have also been films made in other languages, than Nepali, that have done well in the market. It is important to mention that films made on different topics, like Dus Gaja and Das Dhunga are being called a must watch. The list seems to go on and on, and everyone is crossing their fingers for the year to end well. Not only have Nepali movies worked in the Cinema halls, but for those who are find of watching movies online the year has been fantastic.
There has been a significant increase in the number of people, who watch online Nepali movies in 2010. Whether this is good thing, or bad, it is for the audience and the critics to decide. After all, it is always good news to have an increase in viewers, but if it is good by the means of online sites is debatable. Most online sites hold unauthorized copies of movies, and are not responsible to pay the required royalty to the film and film technicians. This is not legal, nor is it ethically well received; just imagine someone stealing your work and not crediting you. It cannot be guaranteed that the latest Nepali movies to be released have not been posted online.
This is, in fact, the greatest danger of all; people are inclined to take the easy way out than pay money for the product. Therefore, it is advised that people go to the cinema halls to watch Nepali movies. That way you will be helping Nepali films earn, so that the earning can be used in making sophisticated and technically superior movies.