5 milestones of Chhabi Raj Ojha as a Nepali movie producer was first published on Feb 9, 2014. I have re-written the post and updated with one more milestone added at the end. So, it has now become “6 milestones of Chhabi Raj Ojha”.
In 2040 BS Chhabi Raj Ojha started the distribution of Hindi movie. Originally from Dharan, Chhabi moved to Kathmandu to start film distribution. The first Nepali movie he distributed was ‘Bhagya Rekha’ – a movie produced by Chiranjivi Basnet and directed by Deepak Rayamajhi. At that time, he had also gone to Madras for the post production of the movie. Although the movie wasn’t successful commercially, it taught Chhabi the film business. The failure of ‘Bhagyarekha’ prompted Chhabi to find out the reason the movie wasn’t successful. After analysis of the cause and the solution, Chhabi proposed a new concept to the director Deepak Rayamajhi and he also promised to finance the movie.
Updated video on Chhabi’s milestones:
Producer Chhabi Raj Ojha’s film production milestones:
Milestone 1 -Yug Dekhi Yug Samma
The movie ‘Yug Dekha Yug Samma’ marks the debut of Chhabi as a producer. The movie was also the debut movie of Rajesh Hamal and action director Rajendra Khadgi. All three new faces in the film industry – Chhabi Raj Ojha, Rajesh Hamal and Rajendra Khadgi made it big in the Nepali movie industry.
Nepali Movie – Bhagya Rekha
Starring – Rabindra Khadka, Mausami Malla, Jaynanda Chand, Tika Pahari, Riddhi Charan Shrestha, Yubaraj Lama, Gopal Raj Mainali etc.
Director – Deepak Rayamajhi
Nepali movie ‘Bhagya Rekha’ is a superhit love story drama with very funny comedy. The film, produced by Jyoti Rayamajhi and Kamala Upadhaya is made under the banner Surya Binayak Films. Directed by the legendary director late Deepak Rayamajhi was one of the hit films of the past. Details of ‘Bhagya Rekha’, a 1989 film, is available in FilmsOfNepal.com.
Nepali Movie – Bhagya Rekha
Starring – Parshuram Chaudhary, Nitya Chaudhary, Pratima Chaudahary etc.
Director – Parshuram Chaudhary
Nepali movie ‘Bhagya Rekha’ is a presentation of Nepal Max, by Renu Chaudhary. This new movie movie is NOT the original movie by the same name. The movie features the story, script, dialogue, background music and effects of the director and lead actor Parshuram Chaudhary. Others include music by Dasharath Prasad Chaudhary, choreography of Keshav Koirala, action of SK Maharjan, cinematography of Ram Narayan Chaudhary, editing of Renu Chaudhary and produced by Munar Lal Chaudhary.
* This feature article is a part of women in Nepali film industry series. Previous article in the series was female directors in Nepali film industry.
Like every other fields, film writing in Nepali film industry is also dominated by males. Only a few writers are female. When the script writing is done by the wife of the director or the producer of the movie, question arises how genuine the writer is. For example, wife of noted director Sambhu Pradhan’s wife Nutan Pradhan and actor and producer Bhuwan KC‘s ex-wife Sushmita KC have also written scripts.
Actress Arunima Lamsal wrote the script of ‘Deepsikha‘. When the movie failed to impress audience, Arunima’s career as a writer is considered to have ended. Another writer, Kusum Anshal is also known to write the script of a movie made jointly by Nepal and India – ‘Panchawati’. Last year, actress Benisha Hamal had told about writing the script of a movie but, nothing is heard about that again.
In 2040 BS Chhabi Raj Ojha started the distribution of Hindi movie. He moved to Kathmandu for the distribution. The first Nepali movie he distributed was ‘Bhagya Rekha’ – a movie produced by Chiranjivi Basnet and directed by Deepak Rayamajhi. The movie wasn’t successful commercially. He had also gone to Madras for the post production of the movie. After the failure of ‘Bhagyarekha’, Chhabi proposed a concept to Deepak Rayamajhi and promised to finance it.
Full list of movies produced by Chhabi Raj Ojha (click on the name with links to watch the movie):
- Yug Dekhi Yug Samma
- Kasto Saino
- Yestai Rahechha Jindagi
- Ajambari Nata
- Kasle Choryo Mero Man