One of the highly awaited movie of the current time, ‘Loot 2’ was released in theatre on February 24, 2017. The first day shows of the movie was packed and houseful in most of the theatres.
The sequel of the 2012 release movie ‘Loot’, continues the story of the characters of the original movie. Set in Kathmandu, the movie shows the typical lifestyle in the capital city. The theatres in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Dharan, Hetauda, Butwal also saw houseful business. In addition to the hype and publicity, the viewers have also liked the movie and the mouth publicity has also kicked in. But one of the journalists, Krishna Dhungana has told that he didn’t like the movie and asked the director the ticket price Rs. 330 back.
सरी निष्चल ! लुट-२ सफल भयो भने नेपाली फिल्म हेर्नुको अर्थ छैन । सक्छौ भने तिम्रो फिल्म हेर्दा खर्च भएको मेरो ३३०रुपैया फिर्ता देउ!
— KP Dhungana (@kpdhungana) February 24, 2017
The main character of the movie, Haku Kale, is Saugat Malla. Dayahang Rai is featured as Gofle and the actress is Reecha Sharma.
The legacy of ‘Loot’
The movie ‘Loot’ was released at the time when Nepali movie was going through a very tough time. Every new movies released at that time were total failure. None of the movie for almost a year were successful. The success of the movie was special because:
- It didn’t have any star cast like Rekha Thapa or Rajesh Hamal. The actors were virtually unheard of. It was a common belief that star cast were important in the success of the movie.
- The movie was a product of a youth team. All the artists and crew members were young.
- The story was different from the traditional films – masala films.
- ‘Loot’ had changed the perception of artists, technicians and producers.
The regulating agency of the government, Film Development Board, was planning to intervene and declare emergency in the film industry. But, ‘Loot’ changed everything. The movie made by new comers, without much expectation was unheard of before release. But, right after the release, mouth publicity took over and the movie was superhit. The debut director Nischal Basnet became a superstar overnight. Saugat Malla and Dayahang Rai also established themselves in the film industry.
I had written – ‘Loot’ was the new confidence of the Nepali movie industry, in 2012.
Superhit Item Song ‘Thamel Bazaar’
The item song of the movie ‘Thamel Bazar’ has been the third most popular music video in Nepal in a short time. The song crossed 10 million views in YouTube a few days before the release of the movie.
The item song is much better when compared to the item song of the original movie. (Item songs compared)
Watch the song:
— Nabin Thapa मगर (@nbnthapa18) February 24, 2017
Like the first movie, ‘Loot 2’ is also directed by Nischal Basnet. The movie also features Bipin Karki, Sushil Raj Pandey etc with Daya, Saugat and Reecha.
According to an unofficial claim, ‘Loot 2’ first day collection is the record breaking amount of 1.53 crores. As there is no official agency to give this data, the amount should be taken with a grain of salt.