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.
"Chapali height" 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.
Dahal Movies P Ltd presents
Nepali Movie – Palpalma (2011)
Starring – Dilip Rayamajhi, Ramit Dhungana, Bikram Basnet, Suman Singh, Dilip Gautam, Rupa Rana, Usha Poudel, Sujata Sitaula, Kabita Khadka, Ranju Lamichane etc.
Writing / Direction – Ukesh Dahal
The Nepali movie “Palpalma” was being screened in Hong Kong but it is not known when it will come to the theaters in Nepal. The Censor Board of Nepal has decided that the movie is adult in nature and kids under 16 years of age are not permitted to watch it. Debut movie of director Ukesh Dahal and produced by Mr. Harihar Acharya, the movie is told to have a new taste and fresh concept. The movie is even expected to set a new standard in Nepali Movie Industry.
The bed scene photo of the movie has been around before the completion of the movie. The movie was previously said to be com
ing to the theaters in Kathmandu on the Nepali New Year (Mid-April, 2010) but there is no sign of its release.
‘Palpalma’ is about male sex workers and deals with sexual relationship between people. The bold scenes, never been seen before in a Nepali movie, will surely make it a hot cake among Nepali adults. Main cast in the movie are Ramit Dhungana, Dilip Rayamajhi, Rupa Rana, Sujata Situla, Dilip Gautam, Suman Singh, Bikrant Basnet, Usha, Sashi Khadka, and Asim Rana.
Thanks to hot bed scenes, Nepali movie Palpalma was dragged into controversy during its shooting. The movie was widely publicized with photos and posters of bed scenes featuring Ramit Dhungana and Sujata Sitaula.
The Film Board however didn’t cut any scenes and categorized the movies not suitable for kids under 16 years of age.
The movie revolves around the lives of the wives of ‘Lahure’, who go to foreign lands to work. Lahure wives and male prostitutes are the main characters in the movie.
The movie was shown in two locations in Hong Kong recently. The director of the movie Ukesh Dahal told that the Nepali community in Hong Kong liked the movie. Palpalma is the first movie of Ukesh as a director.