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.
UPDATE: Dashain has finished today. I collected 100s of photos of celebrities. But, posting them in the page would not be that much interesting to the most of the site visitors. So, I collected the photos of 40+ Nepali actress celebrating Dashain this year and prepared a video (There are 43 actresses featured in this video).
I also prepared a video about the fist Dashain of two Miss Nepal sons. In addition to the sons of Jharana Bajracharya and Malvika Subba, the daughter of actress Richa Ghimire also celebrated her Dashain for the first time in her life.
Three new movies have released in theatres in Nepal today on Friday, September 2, 2016. It is interesting that the lead actress of the two movies ‘Laljodi’ and ‘Bracelet’ is Rajani KC. The lead actress of ‘Brindaban’ is Shilpa Pokharel.
These movies are seeking the viewers’ attention at the time of Teej holidays.
Like previous years, the celebrities of Nepali film industry celebrated Holi festival in jolly mood. The festival of color was celebrated at various locations. Like every year, actress Karishma Manandhar had invited everybody to celebrate Holi at her residence. Last year, Karishma was busy in the shooting of ‘Fagu’ and couldn’t organize the festival at home.
Holi highlights at Karishma Manandhar residence:
This post will be updated later with the photos of more celebrities later.
Rekha Thapa and Rajani KC – both Chhabi Raj Ojha‘s introduction posed for photo during Holi 2016.
Actress Basundhara Bhusal with Rekha Thapa at Karishma Manandhar residence:
Nepali Movie – Pardeshi
Starring – Prashant Tamang, Rajani KC,
Director – Narayan Rayamajhi
Nepali superhit movie ‘Paradeshi’ is a presentation of Rajesh Banshal and Narayan Rayamajhi. The movie ‘Pardeshi’ was released in October of 2015. The movie was one of the top 10 movies released in 2015.There is an old movie by the same name released in 1998: Paradeshi featuring Rajesh Hamal and Bipana Thapa (watch ‘Pardeshi’ here). The director Narayan Rayamajhi’s previous vernture with Prashanta Tamang was also a superhit movie titled ‘Gorkha Paltan’ (watch ‘Gorkha Paltan’ here).
The audio jukebox of upcoming movie ‘Bracelet’ has been released. There are three songs in the jukebox. The movie directed by Nirmal Sharma marks the comeback of Ramesh Upreti after his long absence from the industry. Although the shows in USA and Canada are fixed, the release date in Nepal is yet to be fixed. With Ramesh Upreti the movie features Rajani KC, Namrata Sapkota and Nir Shah.
The details of the songs in the jukebox:
- Mero Jindagima (Music by Deepak Sharma, lyrics – Shanti Priya, voice – Yubaraj Chaulagain, Durga Pariyar)
- Mai Nache (Music, lyrics – Deepak Sharma, voice – Pashupati Sharma, Tika Pun)
- Khai Maya Gareko (Music – Tara Prakash LImbu, lyrics – Madan Ghimire, voice – Rajesh Payal Rai, Prabisha Adhikari)
Like last year, I have collected the photos of the Nepali celebrities celebrating Laxmi Puja. (Visit 2014 Diwali celebration photo feature)
A video report on the Diwali celebration of Nepali actresses:
Photo 1 – Actress Karishma Manandhar decorating the rangoli she made. Choreographer Govinda Rai was also with Karishma during the decoration:
Photo 2 – Actress Ashma DC worshiping the goddess Laxmi on Laxmi Puja. Ashma had also made a rangoli before the evening worship.
After the success of ‘Gorkha Paltan’, the producers of the movie Rajesh Banshal and director Narayan Rayamajhi have teamed up to produce ‘Paradeshi’. The music and the trailer of the movie was released in a program held on August 19 in Kathmandu.
In the program, the release date of the movie was also announced. The movie is going to release on the Dashain festival. ‘Pardeshi’ features ex-Indian Idol, Prashant Tamang with Rajani KC in leading roles. This is the second movie of ‘Loafer’ debut actress Rajani.
The shooting of the movie featuring Ramesh Upreti has started in Pokhara. The shooting started by worshiping at Bindhyabasini temple. After shooting at the temple, the team went to Water Front Resort for the remaining shooting. Ramesh Upreti will join the members of the production team in the shooting in Pokhara on Monday.
The shooting of the movie is scheduled to be done in locations in and around Pokhara, Tanahun and Kathmandu. The movie being directed by Nirmal Sharma ‘Gaida’ features actors like Ramesh Upreti, Sugam Guragain, Namrata Sapkota, Rajani KC, Sambridhi Mainali and Jaya Ojha. Jaya has also written the script of the movie.
The comedy actor of ‘Tito Satya’ known as Gaida, Nirmal Sharma is directing the second movie even before the release of his directorial debut, ‘Chocolate’. Through the movie titled ‘Bracelet’ the US return actor Ramesh Upreti is also making a comeback.
In a program organized in Hotel Everest in Kathmandu, the producer Keshav Bhattarai has made the announcement of the movie. With Ramesh Upreti the movie will also feature actress Rajani KC and Namrata Sapkota. The movie introduces two new actors Rhitik Shahi and Sugam Sharma. After debuting in Chhabi Raj Ojha‘s movie ‘Loafer’ (watch ‘Loafer’ here) Rajani KC had acted in ‘Pardesh’ and ‘Bracelet’ would be her third movie.
Nepali Film – Loafer
Starring – Aryan Sigdel, Dayahang Rai, Sushil Raj Pandey, Rajani KC, Kamal Mani Nepal etc.
Director – Aditya Bikram Lamsal
The film ‘Loafer’ marks the first movie of Chhabi Raj Ojha without Rekha after he debuted Rekha in ‘Hero’ (watch ‘Hero’). He introduced Rajani KC in the film. Initially, Rajani was expected to replace Rekha in Chhabi’s film but, he found an actress in looks similar to Rekha, Shilpa Pokharel, in ‘Lazza’. So far, Shilpa Pokharel seem to fit in the shoes of Rekha in Chhabi camp and she has already done hat-trick by working in three films of Chhabi Raj Films banner. In addition, Chhabi is rumored to be wooing Shilpa to make his fourth wife.
The review of ‘Loafer’ wasn’t as positive as expected and the film wasn’t recommended by our reviewer. The movie was initially scheduled to release on the same date with Rekha Thapa‘s film ‘Kali’ (watch ‘Kali’). But, when Rekha agrees to let Chhabi distribute the film, he re-scheduled the release date of ‘Loafer’.
The festival of brothers and sisters was celebrated all over Nepal on October 25, 2014. On Bhaitika sister offer tika and gifts to their brothers and wish their long life and prosperity. The brothers also do the same to their sisters.
A slide show video of celebrity Bhai Tika:
Photos of earlier year’s celebrity Bhai Tiaka – celebrity Bhai Tiaka 2013 and celebrity Bhai Tiaka 2012. Link to this year’s Celebrity Diwali 2014.
On the occasion of this year’s Bhaitika Nepali film artists also did the rituals with their brothers and sisters. Here are some of the highlights of the festival:
Deapawali is the festival of lights and color. Nepali artists celebrate the festival with a lot of jest and enthusiasm. Laxmi, the goddess of wealth is worshipped along with money and wealth. Oil lights and electric lights are lighted in and around the house.
In a new trend, colorful rangoli are drawn with depiction of Laxmi’s feet on rice flour to guide the goddess of wealth into the house. Here are some photos of the Deepawali celebration in the homes of some of the Nepali film artists.
Actress Rekha Thapa took tika and blessing from her mother and worshipped Laxmi on Laxmi Puja.
In the year 2070 BS, almost a century movies were released (97 to be exact).
Debut actresses of 2070:
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