Nepali Movie – Chhakka Panja
Starring – Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Karki, Barsha Raut, Aryan Sigdel, Kedar Ghimire, Shiva Hari Poudel, Jitu Nepal, Namrata Sapkota, Buddhi Tamang etc.
Director – Deepa Shree Niraula
About ‘Chhakka Panja’
One of the most successful movies in the history of Nepali movie industry, ‘Chhakka Panja’ is the hat trick of super hit movies by the team of Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula and Nirmal Sharma. The movie prior to this movie, both starting with ‘Chha’, ‘Chha Ekan Chha’ and ‘Woda Number Chha’ both were comedy movies and were successful. The movie was released online through the official channel.
The movie is the directorial debut of comedy actress Deepa Shree Niraula and one of the most successful movies directed by a female director.
This is the official release of the movie by Highlights Nepal. The video clearly mentions “Embedding to the websites is allowed” in the comment of the video.
Star Cast of ‘Chhakka Panja’
Like other movies by the production team, ‘Chhaka Panja’ also predominantly features comedy artists. The director, Deepa Shree Niraula, is a comedy artist and the script is also written by comedian Deepak Raj Giri. Other comedy artists include Jitu Nepal, ‘Mundre’ and Magne Budho – Kedar Ghimire. Buddhi Tamang ‘Hait’ is also another popular comedian in the movie. The comedy actor ‘Ladalam’ featured in a short role as a police officer, had died a while ago. Because of the death of the actor, the 100 days in theatre celebration was delayed.
The director, Deepa Shree Niraula is also featured in a short role in the movie at the end. One of the surprising entries in the movie is actor Aryan Sigdel. Aryan is also featured in a prominent role but, wasn’t mentioned in any of the promotions of the movie.
Poster of ‘Chhaka Panja’
The announcement of one of the producers of the movie, Deepak Raj Giri about the movie’s release online:
July 2017 update
‘Chhakka Panja’ won the best movie award at the NFDC National Film Award held on June 17, 2017. In addition to being the best movie, the movie was also awarded the Best Commercial Movie of the year award. The director, Deepa Shree Niraula, was awarded the Best Director Award, Priyanka Karki was awarded the Best Actress award and the comedy actor Kedar Ghimire was awarded Best Comedy Actor award. Although the movie won five awards in the ceremony, the producer and the director Deepakraj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula boycotted the ceremony and left the venue after Deepak failed to win the best scriptwriter award. Kedar Ghimire, Jitu Nepal had also left the venue with Deepak and Deepa.
[Read more about NFDC Award controversy]