Shiva Regmi

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Shiva Regmi
Shiva regmi at press conference for haasi deu ek phera.jpg
Regmi at Press Conference for Hasi Deu Ek Fera
Born 2021 BS (CE 1965)
Chitwan, Nepal
Died (aged 49)[1]
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality Nepalese
Years active 1992 - 2013
Known for Nepalese film director, producer and writer, playwright
Notable work Duniya
2009 Best Director: Nepal National Film Awards
Spouse(s) Gyanu Regmi (m. 1985)

Shiva Regmi (1965 – 9 December 2013) was a Nepali film director, producer and writer. His most recent film is So Simple.[2] In 2010, Regmi was awarded the Nepali Film Development Board's National Film Award for Best Director for his work on the film Duniya.[3]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Chitwan, Nepal, Regmi started his career as a theatrical actor, director and writer. He worked at Narayani kala mandir for many years, writing, directing and acting in many of his own plays. He won the National award for best drama writer for Swades Bhitra Harayeko Nagarik in 1993.[citation needed] This play, along with Pukaar brought Regmi national attention, and both were performed widely throughout Nepal. His first film work was as a writer for Prem Puja but he did not receive wide recognition as a film writer until his success with Mohoni. After writing the scripts for several movies he debuted as a director with Aafanta. He followed this with several more films, including Aafno Manchhe, Yeh Mero Hajur, Sukha Dukha, Haami Teen Bhai, Kaha Bhetiyela and many more,. After this he wrote scripts for many movies like Allare, Dahijo, Maiti, Gorkhali, Dharti and so on. He also appeared as a supporting actor in Sindoor Poote along with Rajesh Hamal.

Mainstream breakthrough (1999–2002)[edit]

Regmi receiving lux film award 2003 for best director for Sukha dukha

In 1999 Regmi's most ambitious script, Aafanta, was rejected by many directors, so he chose to direct the film himself. After the success of Aafanta, he reassembled the cast for Aafno Manchhe, but this time he included Dilip Rayamajhi and Bipana Thapa in the lead. Aafno Manchhe was the huge success, and is counted among the biggest hit movies of Nepali film cinema.[citation needed] He got Film Awards for Best Dialogue for the movie. His next film was Ye Mero Hajur. He again turned to star Shree Krishna Shrestha; the movie was a box office hit.[citation needed] In 2002 he directed Sukha Dukha: an emotional family drama which was again a huge hit at the box office.[citation needed] He received the Lux Award[clarification needed] for best director and motion picture award for best story.[citation needed]

Regmi's experimental movie Paahuna was a moderate success and Upahaar was a flop that came in 2004. In 2004 he returned with big hit movies like Haami Teen Bhai and Muglaan. Nikhil Upreti got his first national award for best actor for his performance in Haami Teen Bhai. Regmi's first films as a producer, Maanis and Duniya, were box office failures although both were critically acclaimed. Regmi received the NEFTA award for best director for Maanis[4] and his first national award for best director for Duniya in 2005.[3] His next movies, Ram Balram and Yuddha were below average at box office. But in 2008 his MaHa project Kaha Bhetiyela was one of the biggest hits of his career; he received his second national award for best director and NEFTA award for best popular director of 2008. His first movie with MaHa (Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya) in 2010 was below average but he received his third national award for best writer. Saathi Ma Timro in 2011 was a box office success. His new film Phool released on 4 May 2012. So simple was released on the festival eve of Bada dashain along with other 3 movies. Box office report was below the mark but Regmi was critically praised for his work. While his latest projects, Mann Le Mann Lai Chhunchha and Paraai are set to release later in 2013.

Shiva Regmi's Plays[edit]

Year Play Role Cast Venue
1991 Nepali Khai Director, Writer Kamal shrestha
Puspa Acharya
Janardan Dhakal
Prem shrestha
Laxman Nepal
Shahid chwok
Narayani kala mandir(1997)(Chitwan)
1991 BhatteKaji ko Sapana Director, Writer Kamal Shrestha
Prem Sharma
Baburam Dawadi
Radhika lama
Laxman Nepal
Narayani Kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1991 Sahara Director, Writer Kamal Shrestha
Hom poudel
Radhika lama
Ishwori Baral
Prakash Karmacharya
Sharda Gurung
Raju Shrestha
Rama Basnet
Krishna Puri
Baburam dawadi
Narayani kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1991 Hatya Director Prem Sharma
Bina prajapati
Bimal poudel
Laxman Nepal
Narayani kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1992 Manchan Huna Nasakeko Natak Director Prem Sharma
Bina Prajapati
Saroj Shrestha
Prakash Karmacharya
Narayani Kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1992 pukar Director, Writer Ganesh Upreti
Baburam Dawadi
Prem Sharma
Krishna puri
Bimal poudel
Laxman Nepla
Samir Thapa
Kamal shrestha
Narayani Kala Mandir(Chitwan)
Pragya Pratistan(kathmandu)
1993 Swades Bhitra Harayeko Nagarik Director, Writer Kamal shrestha
Radhika Lama
Prem Sharma
Prem shrestha
Laxman Nepal
Bimal Poudel
Ganesh Upreti
Pawan k.c(Child artist)
Prakash Karmacharya
Hom Poudel
Sharda gurung
Shahid chwok
Narayani Kala Mandir(Chitwan)
Pragya Pratistan(kathmandu)
(Won 4 Awards in National Play Festival in Pragya Pratisthan, Kamaladi, Kathmandu)
Shiva Regmi(Best writer)
Laxam Nepal(Supported Actor)
Pawan k.c(child actor)
Radika lama
1994 Yatri(Musical play-Laxmi Prasad Devkota) Director
Puspa Archarya
Kamal Shrestha
Manoj Lama
Anita Gurung
Kishor Chawdary
Pradeep kumal
Tara Dhakal
Purnimal Shrestha
Narayani Kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1994 Bhanubhakta ra Ghaasi Director, writer Kamal Shrestha
Puspa Shrestha
Narayani kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1994 Kramasha Director, writer Kamal shrestha
Himraj Poudel
Bimal poudel
Laxman Nepal
Prem Sharma
Narayani kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1994 Yo Kasto Jwaai Director, writer, actor Shiva Regmi
Laxman Nepal
Narayani Kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1994 Shreemati ko Ausadi Director, writer, actor Shiva Regmi
Puspa Acharya
Prem Sharma
Krishna puri
Dilu Shahi
Bina Prajapati
Narayani Kala Mandir(Chitwan)
1996 Maato Boldaina Director, writer, actor Radhika Lama
Kamal Shrestha
Puspa Acharya
Pradeep Kumal
Laxmi gurung
Narayani Kala Mandir(Chitwan)

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Role Cast Note
1999 Aafanta Director, writer Shree Krishna Shrestha
niruta singh
2001 Afno manchhe Director, writer Bipana Thapa
Dilip Rayamajhi
Shree Krishna Shrestha
Niruta Singh
Motion Pictures Awards for Best Dialogue[citation needed]
2002 Ye mero hajur Director, writer Shree Krishna Shrestha
Jharna Thapa
2002 Sukha dukha Director, writer Shree Krishna Shrestha
Jharna Thapa
Madan Krishna Shrestha
Lux Film Awards for Best Director[citation needed]
2003 Upahaar Director Niruta Singh
Uttam Pradhan
Sushil Chhetri
2003 Paahuna Director, writer Shree Krishna Shrestha
Jharna Thapa
2004 Haami teen bhai Director, Writer Rajesh Hamal
Shree Krishna Shrestha
Nikhil Upreti
Jharana Thapa
Rekha Thapa
Rajesh Hamal
2004 Muglaan Director, writer Jharna Thapa
Dilip Rayamajhi
Bipana Thapa
2005 Duniya Director, writer Bhuwan K.C.
Tripti
Niruta Singh
Nikhil uprei
National Film Award for Best Director
2006 Maanis Director, producer, writer Bhuwan K.C.
Bipana Thapa
Dilip Rayamajhi
NEFTA Awards for Best Director[3]
2007 Yuddha Director Nikhil Uptreti
Shiva Shrestha
Sanjita Luitel
2007 Ram Balram Director Nikhil Upreti
Shree Krishna Shrestha
Jharana Hapa
Sanjita Luitel
2008 Kaha Bhetiyela Director, writer Shree Krishna Shrestha
Shewta Khadka
National awards for best director[3]

NEFTA awards for best director[citation needed]

2009 Haasi deu ek phera Director, writer Madan Krishna Shrestha
Haribansha Acharya
Sweta Khadka
Raj Ballav Koirala
National awards for best writer[3]
2011 Sathi ma timro Director, writer Bhuwan K.C.
Rekha Thapa
2012 Phool Director
2012 Mann le mann lai chhunchha Director Garima Panta
2012 Parai Director Niraj Baral
Garima Panta
2012 So simple Director Raj Ballav Koirala
Pramod bhardwaj
Bhawana Regmi
Shewta bhattarai

Personal[edit]

Shiva Raj Regmi is the eldest son of Late Khaga Raj Regmi and Bhakta Maya Regmi. He was born in Baraghare in Chitwan District, Nepal in 1965. He spent his childhood in Chitwan and Gorkha. He married Gyanu Regmi in 1985; together they have four children: Samjhana, Bhanawan, Abhishesh and Pallabi Regmi. Bhawana Regmi has started her own film career, appearing in So Simple, directed by Shiva Regmi.

Death[edit]

In March 2013 Regmi was admitted in Om hospital, ktm for the first time with the complaint of general illness such as diarrhoea and vomiting. When a whole health checkup was done, creatinine was found on the higher side i.e. 2.3. On general advice he was discharged from hospital. He was consistently in contact with the Nephro department doctors of Om hospital (Dr. P.k Chettri, Dr. Prakash Poudel, Dr. Dhiraj Manander). Gradually the creatinine and urea raised to higher side. Then he was advised to do Peritoneal dialysis from May 2013.

Gyanu Regmi (wife) was trained to do peritoneal dialysis. Bhawana Regmi is a staff nurse of Om hospital so it was easy for her to take care of her father. On August 2013 Regmi had stroke and lost vision for 48 hours. Because of bad health he was shifted from teaching hospital, maharajgunj to Om hospital. After 48 hours his health was improved. On 14 August 2013 he went Delhi, India for further treatment. In Sir Gangaram Hospital doctors advised him to take anti-tubercular drugs as he had persisent fever of unknown origin. As he was an immunocompromised person, the ATD drug was started. He returned to Nepal after two weeks' stay. Renal transplant was planned for 14 November 2013. In October 2013 he had convulsion and the cause for it was not diagnosed. After few days he had a stroke which paralyzed the left half of his body (hemiplegea). He wished to visit home town Chitwan. He was taken to Chitwan by ambulance. After few days of stay he developed difficulty in breathing. Immediately he was taken to CMS hospital of Chitwan. Due to the period of Laxmi puja, doctors were not available. Then after 5 days he was diagnosed as nosocomial pneumonial. On 7 November ventillatory support was given. After failed trial treatment of CMS hospital of Chitwan he was taken to Vayoda hospital of Balkhu, ktm by air ambulance on 27 November. He was planned to be taken to max hospital of Delhi, India on 9 December. But he died of kidney failure on 9 December 2013 at the age of 49 in Kathmandu.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Film director Shiva Regmi passes away The Himalayan Times
  2. ^ "Hasi Deu Ek Fera – positive reviews on the release day". Movies Nepal. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Familiar famous faces take home National Film Awards". Himalayan Times. Himalayan News Service. 30 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Emami Fair & Handsome Film Award 2064". CitySightings. eNasha.com. 20 June 2007.