The shooting of the sequel of the hit movie ‘Chapali Height’, titled ‘Chapali Height 2’ has started in Kathmandu. In an event held in Karyavinayak temple, the movie was inaugurated by the producer, artists and other crew members. A video report on the start of the shooting of the movie:
The sequel of hit movie ‘Chapali Height’ is being produced by the Arjun Kumar and is being directed by Dipendra K Khanal. The actors however are all new names in Nepali movie industry.
About ‘Chapali Height’
The original movie ‘Chapali Height’ was released three years ago. ‘Chapali Height’ and ‘Loot’ are credited to have rescued the Nepali movie industry after years-long stretch of unsuccessful Nepali movies. The movie features actress Binita Baral and actors Raj Timilsina and Amir Gautam in leading role. The movie made under Aasma Films banner was produced by Arjun Kumar and directed by Dipendra K Khanal.
The actor of the hit movie ‘Chapali Height’, Raj Ghimire, has been arrested on December 18, on the charges of abduction and beating of a youth. A Godawari resident, Kumar Silwal, had lodged a complaint against Raj Ghimire of abducting him from his house. Kumar has accused Raj of taking him to Hotel Chhari and beating. In the complaint, he was taken to a forest for further beating.
Based on the complaints of Silwal, the police has acquired a 5-days-long arrest warrant to prepare for the legal case against Ghimire. According to reports, the police Deputy Superintendent of Lalitpur Police, Dayanidhi Gyawali has confirmed the arrest and has told that the investigation is going on.
A friend in Twitter, Rakesh, has categorized the Nepali movies in four different types. Although the categorization is done very loosely and the boundary of this categorization is extremely blurry, such a categorization can give a rough guide on what a particular movie is like. I think, there is room for improvement in this categorization so that one can easily decide on whether to watch the movie or not. There is a possibility that some movies might fall in more than one category. Let’s review each category in detail with examples.
- Masala Nepali movies
- New Age Nepali movies
- Nepali movies for youth
- B and C Grade Nepali movies
- Historical and Art Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies
Masala Nepali movies contain all the different entertaining aspects of movies. They are the mix of comedy, family drama, action, music and love all stuffed in a movie to appeal all types of viewers. They might contain all these ingredients (masala) or some of them. These types of movies are less risky and hence, the established film producers prefer to go with these type of movies.
In the worst ever earthquake in Nepal, more than 1,500 people have been reported dead so far. There is a high chance that the number increase significantly. There had been more than 20 aftershocks and more are a possibility. Shankar BC and the team were shooting a music video in Chapali Height area when the earthquake happened. The dancer and choreographer BC has shared the following photos of the landslide caused by the earthquake.
The landslide didn’t cause any damages to the shooting crews.
The Chapali Girl, the actress of ‘Chapali Height‘, actress Binita Baral is out of the sequel of the movie ‘Chabali height 2’. According to the producer Arjun Kumar has told that he had kicked her out of the movie because of her ego problem. But, Binita says that she has chosen not to do the movie. (click here to watch ‘Chapali Height’)
According to a report in an online portal, Arjun Kumar is looking for a new face to replace Binita Baral in the sequel. The relationship between Arjun Kumar and Binita had also turned sour over the cover design of the movie (read the height of controversy over ‘Chapali Height‘). The government had objected the nudity in the cover and was asked to change it. The order had cost the film makers some Rs. 250,000 to redesign and reprint the posters.
The controversial actress of ‘Chapali Height‘, Binita Baral is doing everything she can to promote her upcoming movie ‘Superhit’. The latest in the promotion attempt is offering a dating deal to the fan who helps promote her Facebook page.
Binita’s dating offer in Facebook however doesn’t have any concrete terms and conditions. All she has told is, "Share my third film ‘Superhit’. The faster you help ‘Superhit’ reach your friend, the faster you can talk with me." She adds, "You can meet me during the release of the movie, watch the movie together and we can go out together."
A Nepali film award ceremony, 4th Filmykhabar Digital Film Award, organized by Chhaya Chhabi Creation, was held in Kathmandu on December 9, 2012. The best actor and best actress awards were handed over to Saugat Malla (for ‘Loot‘) and Rekha Thapa (for ‘Andaaz‘) respectively. Rekha’s ‘Andaaz’ was declared the best movie this year.
Other winners include Best Director – Ujjwal Ghimire for ‘Andaaz’, Best new actress – Binita Baral for ‘Chapali Height‘, Best New Actor – Samyam Puri for ‘Saayad‘. We will post the full list of winners in a separate post.
Aasma Films P. Ltd. presents a movie based on a true story by producer Arjun Kumar
Nepali Movie – Chapali Height
Starring – Binita Baral, Raj Timilsina, Amir Gautam etc.
Director – Dipendra K Khanal
Also refer our Review of Chapali Height and the pre-release review of Chapali Height.
In an interview to an online news portal, Binita Baral talked about her crush, love affair, and break-up. She talked about her first one-sided love story and the second two-way love story. Now, she says that she is free and single (reads ‘available’).
First love story:
In Grade 8, while studying in Chitwan she had crush towards a guy. She was instantly attracted to the new guy in the school. Although she was frank and spoke with every other boys in the school, she felt weak and helpless when she was in front of that guy. Once, she wrote a love letter to the boy in a very formal way. It started with ‘Sir’ and had a subject line ‘let me fall in love’. But, the guy didn’t accept the love letter – he tore her love letter and threw away. Binita was very sad and started crying. The one sided love story continued until she left the school after SLC (grade 10th).
In an event to celebrate the success of his second movie "Chapali Height" on May 7 its producer, Arjun Kumar, announced his third venture.
In the event, Arjun Kumar told that he was glad and excited on the success of his second movie. He tried his hand in movie production with his first movie "The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma." Hid debut movie was was a big disappointed but, he could recover all the loss made by his first venture from his second experimental movie "Chapali Height".
On the event, we inquired A
rjun Kumar about his upcoming project. He told that his up-coming movie titled "Fateko Jutta" will also be a small budget movie, targeted to youths in cities. He told that the movie will be made on comedy theme and he expects it to be every entertaining movie. Although planned to go on floor on Bhadra, neither director nor the star casts have been finalized.
In both of his past movies, Arjun Kumar had worked with director Dipendra K Khanal. He however wasn’t sure if Dipendra will direct more of his movies. At the time, when credit of the success of ‘Chapali Height’ is given to sex and vulgar scenes in the movie, Arjun Kumar has told that his next movie will be pure and clean movie without and vulgar contents or adult-only scenes. The targeted of the movie is less than 20 lakhs.
The success of ‘Chapali Height‘ in box office and the success of similar themed previous movie ‘Palpalma’ have provided Nepali producers an news insight: an adult themed movie does a good business in Nepal. Following the same trend, another Nepali movie ‘Chandrawati’ is also set to be released bearing an adult certificate.
This time, there was an unlikely competition between a established producer and actor Bhuwan KC and a new entry actress Binita Baral. It was not only in changing their names on the suggestion of their respective astrologers, they also competed in creating controversies. And the unlikely winner was Binita Baral (we better call her Beenita Baral).
Nepali film industry is becoming more competitive these days. Established actors and actresses are facing hard time in remaining relevant in these days and the new actors and film makers are ruling our film industry. In this race, actor / producer, Bhuwan KC‘s attempt to make a comeback was not successful.
Chapali height” (watch Chapali Height here) got a good media coverage both before and after release. That was partly because of different controversies the movie was involved in before it was released, and ‘sexual psychology’ highlighted in it’s promotion. Although some have questioned the validity of the claims of its producer that ‘Chapali Height‘ has collected 50 lakhs in a single day, the publicity and viewers in theaters show it should have had a decent opening. But, one can expect the initial response to fade in lights of negative reviews it is getting from critics and viewers.
Now, the question arises – is the movie getting negative review from viewers just because it has got sexual contents?
‘Chapali Height‘ compares well with a previous similar movie ‘Pal Pal Ma‘ released about two years ago. The movie ‘Pal Pal Ma‘ had also got an adult certificate from the censor board and it was publicized as the first Nepali movie to get an adult certificate. The ‘A’ certificate itself proved to be a tool of good publicity, and a good business as well. But, in essence, ‘Pal Pal Ma‘ had nothing to win the hearts of its viewers and virtually nobody appreciated it as a movie. In the movie, the topic of sex was only used for publicity and it was used in a vulgar way. (watch Palpalma here)
I think, history is repeating in case of ‘Chapali Height‘ too. In the case of both movies, small group of people liked the movie and the majority didn’t.
Note: Pre-release review of Chapali Height covers general information and other details.
With a lot of controversies and publicity from sexually aggressive posters and promos, Chapali Height is released all over major theaters in Nepal. The third directorial venture of Dipendra K Khanal and second movie produced by Arjun Kumar, Chapali Height, has a story of sex for adult audience. Hence, it has received an Adult certificate from the censor board of Nepal.
Chapali Height is a story of Amir (Amir Gautam) , Bineeta (Binita Baral) and Raj (Raj Ghimire). Amir and Bineeta come from Pokhara to live in Raj’s house at Chapali Height where he is living alone. After spending some time there, relationship between Amir and Bineeta becomes sour and an accident commences the main story of the movie. Its better to Keep the details of the accident, and the suspense that follows, a secret so that your movie experience is not ruined when you watch the movie in theatre.
Note: We have started a new pre-release review section. We will do post-review or a real review of the movie after the movie is released. This is a collection of details available before release.
Upcoming Nepali movie Chapali Height is produced by Arjun Kumar and directed by Dipendra K Khanal. The movie is targeted to all those Nepali who are fond of watching interesting movie but especially targeted to the audience who prefer to go to multiplexes and city dwellers. It is made in digital format.