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.
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
Nepali Movie – Hamesha
Starring – Rekha Thapa, Sabin Shrestha, Naren Khadka, Abhay Chand, Mohan Niraula, Siru Bista, Shishir Rana, Rashmi Bhatta etc.
Director – Sabir Shrestha
Executive Producer – Chhabi Raj Ojha
With 7 awards, Nepali movie ‘Saayad‘ won the best film award in the National Film Award 2069. The film award ceremony was held on the occasion of 50-years of Nepali movies at Tribhuvan Army Club, Sundhara.
In addition to receiving ‘Hira’ Best Movie award, and ‘Kusume Rumal‘ Best Professional Movie Award, following ‘Saayad’ crew members were awarded five other National awards:
Movies are usually premiered in theaters and hotels but, this time, a movie is premiered in a most unusual place, a jail. Rekha Thapa‘s upcoming movie, ‘Hamesha’ was premiered among 600 convicted criminals in the jail in Dillibazar. Nepali Congress leader Khum Bahadur Khadka who is serving his jail terms was also among the viewers.
A charity show of Tulsi Ghimire‘s movie ‘Dristikod was held in Jaya Nepal film hall, Kathmandu on April 4. The movie scheduled to release on April 19 is made on a story of people’s viewpoint on other people.
The audio of Rekha Thapa’s upcoming movie ‘Hamesha’ was released in a program organized in Los Angeles, California. The audio was released during Rekha’s first US visit. A social worker, Veda Bhakta Joshi, had launched the audio in the program.
Rekha Thapa’s upcoming movie ‘Hamesha’ is scheduled to release on April 12, 2013. The movie, currently in post-production, is directed by Sabir Shrestha and is produced by Chhabi raj Ojha/Dijendra Shakya.
To dilute the effects of the divorce rumor between actress Rekha Thapa and producer Chhabi Raj Ojha, Chhabi posted some photos of the two together in his Facebook. The photos were taken during the shooting of their upcoming project ‘Hamesha’ which is being produced under Chhabiraj Films, in contrast to the previous films that used to be made under Rekha Films. Chhabi registered the company after the widespread news about their divorce.
Actress Rekha Thapa was supposed to act in Chabiraj Film‘s first movie, ‘Hamesha’ . But, in formal ceremony of the inauguration of the shooting of the movie on September 17, Rekha didn’t show up.