The top comedians of television – Deepak Raj Giri, Jitu Nepal, Sitaram Kattel, Kedar Ghimire, Shiva Hari Poudel – each have the potential to make an extremely funny movie. But, the movie featuring all of them in leading role – ‘Chha Ekan Chha’ – doesn’t have anything that impressive in terms of story.
Released on January 10, 2014 the movie ‘Chha Ekan Chha’ is produced jointly by comedy serial ‘Tito Satya’ team comprising of Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula and Nirmal Sharma (Gaida). The movie directed by Dinesh DC features the top comedy actors of most popular comedy serials ‘Tito Satya’, ‘Jire Khursani’, and ‘Meri Bassai’. The sole actress in the movie is Neeta Dhungana.
The story is about Astha (Neeta Dhungana), a rich bachelorette girl and her six suitors. Astha’s rich grandfather wants his grandchild to get married before he dies. A fan of Indian actor Salman Khan, Astha goes in search of the perfect husband. Astha’s search of a perfect life partner lead her to meet six different personalities.
Astha first meets a sly businessman (Shiva Hari Poudel). The second suitor is a lawyer (Jitu Nepal) whom she found in bed with another woman. Then Astha met Deepak Raj Giri – also a fan of Salman who behaves like Chulbul. She couldn’t marry her fourth suitor – a poet (Sandeep Chhetri). Frustrated by her failure to find a perfect match, she decided to marry the servant (Sitaram Kattel – Dhurmus). When Sitaram also refused to marry her, Astha met a beggar in slums (Kedar Ghimire – Magne Budho).
Will Astha marry any of the six suitors ? I don’t want to ruin the fun of watching the movie by telling the whole story.
Strength and Weakness
The movie is full of funny jokes. The actors in the movie are well known and they have already established themselves as good actors. The viewers can easily feel at home when they are seen in screen.
One of the important shortcoming of ‘Chha Ekan Chha’ is that, the movie doesn’t have a clear plot. The story plot has some weaknesses that don’t go with common sense. Although Astha is portrayed as an independent, rich and educated girl, her affairs with unmatching guys doesn’t make sense. The flow of the story also doesn’t follow a smooth pace.
The cinematography is poor with some scenes are overexposed. Coloring is not done properly and the video quality is sub-par for the feature film.
After ‘Sabadhan’, ‘Dai Ko Sasurali’ and ‘Maya’s Bar’ this is the fourth movie of director Dinesh DC. Dinesh has failed to use the huge potential of the popular and talented comedy artists. The flow of story and cinematography could have been improved to make it a better movie.
Deepak Raj has done a good job in copying Chulbul Pandey and he has done a good job as an actor. As usual Sitaram Kattel, Kedar Ghimire, Jitu Nepal and Shiva Hari have done a very good acting. The actress, Neeta Dhungana dialogue delivery sounds odd – specially when she speaks English. There is a scope of improvement in Neeta’s acting.
‘Chha Ekan Chha’ is a comedy movie and it can make you laugh. If you can forget about logic, quality and story, you might be able to enjoy the movie. The movie is poorly executed and it could have been made much better with such a great star cast.
You might get irritated, frustrated because of the shortcomings but, there is high chance that you get a good laugh while watching the movie.
Review by – Robin Manandhar
Another movie released on the same day – Read Review of "Biteka Pal".