7 Hit movies of 2017: The Year of Sequels

As the year 2017 is wrapping up, I was trying to prepare a list of 10 super-hit movies of the year, I could only find 7 of them. This list is prepared in response of the request of Nishanka Ranabhat (Tweet attached at the end of the post.)

No movies released after ‘Fateko Jutta’ of Saugat and Priyanka in November 3 has been liked by the viewers. Most of the hit movies of the year are sequels of successful movies. So I think, it is safe to term 2017 as ‘the year of sequels’.

Here is the list of the successful movies of the year, sorted by the date of their release:

  • Fateko Jutta – November 3, 2017
  • Chhakka Panja 2 – September 22, 2017
  • A Mero Hajur 2 – Septmeber 1, 2017
  • Prem Geet 2 – July 28, 2017
  • Ma Yesto Geet Gauchu – July 15, 2017
  • Ghampani – April 14, 2017 (Nepali New Year release)
  • Loot 2 – February 24, 2017

After the success of the movie, ‘Fateko Jutta’ team had announced a sequel of the movie, Read more about Fateko Jutta here.

Although not as successful as the original ‘Chhakka Panja’, its sequel ‘Chhakka Panja 2’ was also liked by the viewers and was one of the most successful movies of the year.

After ‘Dreams’, the second movie of actress Samragyee RL Shah ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ was also very successful, making her the top paid actress in the film industry.

The sequels of ‘Prem Geet’ – ‘Prem Geet 2’ and ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ were released a couple of weeks apart and were liked by the viewers.

‘Ghampani’ became the first hit movie of actress Keki Adhikari.

Another sequel of the year, ‘Loot 2’ was also liked by viewers although they didn’t find it as exciting as the original movie.

It is sad that none of these movies are available online.

Another new movie, ‘Happy New Year’ was released on the last Friday of the year, on December 29. There isn’t much hype of the movie featuring Sandhya KC with Kushal Thapa and Pukar Gautam in the initial days of the release. One of the measures of the success of a movie is the popularity of its trailer – I don’t see ‘Happy New Year’ to be successful based on less than 50K views to it’s trailer.

Next year, some of the most awaited movies are: ‘Kri’ – the movie of Anmol KC after almost two years of the release of his last movie, ‘Gajalu’. The comeback movie of Shweta Khadka ‘Kanchhi’ is also considered one of the most awaited movie of the year. Among others, ‘Rajja Rani’ of Keki Adhikari, and ‘Mr. Jholey’ of Dayahang Rai.

I hope, I will be able to prepare a Top 10 list of hit Nepali films next year.

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