Watch Nepali movie ‘Hero’ in a single part:
New movies of Rekha Thapa and her ex-husband Chhabi Raj Ojha, ‘Rampyari’ and ‘Kismat 2’ are currently scheduled to release on the year end (on Chaitra 26). According to latest sightings, it is likely that Rekha might stick to that date and Chhabi might stay clear of the date. When asked to Chhabi, he denied such change in release date, but my analysis is different from what Chhabi has told.
Video report on analysis:
After the divorce, every movies Chhabi and Rekha had produced were initially scheduled to release on the same date:
The last release of the producer Chhabi Raj Ojha is ‘Hawaldar Suntali’, released in 2015. His next movie ‘Kismat 2’ is scheduled to release on April 8. Chhabi started film making with ‘Yug Dekhi Yug Samma’.
“Hawaldar Suntali” is a movie made on the story of Suntali Dhami, a police officer who was raped in her office by her co-workers. Three police officers were jailed in the case. The actress Shilpa Pokharel however had never met the real person whose character she was doing in the movie.
The movie ‘Lazza’ is accused of being a copy of a 2007 release Hindi movie ‘Laga Chunari Mein Daag’. Director Samjhana Upreti had made that accusation in a radio interview. Shilpa Pokharel, who had debuted in the movie was also with Samjhana at the time of the interview. Samjhan claimed that the movie was made on an original story.
The director of the move that has celebrated its 71 days in theater recently, Ujjwal Ghimire, has landed in the next project of the popular film maker, Chhabi Raj Ojha. Although Chhabi is known to stick with one actress for a long time, he keeps on changing the directors of his movies.
Ujjwal Ghimire had directed of two of Chhabi’s previous hit movies – ‘Kismat’ and ‘Andaaz’. They were made under Rekha Films banner.
Hit Nepali movie ‘Lazza’ is the debut movie of Shilpa Pokharel. Shilpa has replaced actress Rekha Thapa as she has been featured in three consecutive movies of Chhabi Raj Ojha camp including ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ and ‘Kismat 2’. The movie is made jointly under Chhabi Raj Films and Guna Films and is presented by Chhabi Raj Ojha. The movie features the music of Chetan Sapkota, lyrics of Kiran Kharel, action of Chandra Panta, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, editing by Ananta Thapaliya, cinematography by Madan Kashyap Ghimire. The story of the movie is jointly written by Nawal Nepal and Chhabi Raj Ojha and script is written by Nawal Nepal. The movie was released on October 25, 2014 with ‘Stupid Man’.
Although the release date of the upcoming movie ‘Kismat 2’ is already announced – on the last Friday of 2072, the artists are yet to be finalized. In a latest report, actress Shilpa Pokharel is going to be featured in leading role. Although Chhabi had previously announced Shilpa to lead the movie, the official announcement was made recently.
The sequel of the hit movie ‘Kismat’Â will not repeat any of the original artists. The original ‘Kismat’ had featured Rekha Thapa, Aryan Sigdel and Biraj Bhatt in leading roles. Although rumors of the possibility of Aryan is going on, Rekha and Biraj are out of picture for now.
Watch file video report about Chhabi promising role in ‘Kismat 2’:
Nepali movie industry is a very strange type of industry. In our film industry, most of the business logics fail economic has the least effect on film making. Because of the lack of professionalism in the industry, personal ego and social status are considered more important than the economic viability of the movie. The announcement of 6 movies on the same day, at the end of the year, can considered one of such examples.
On the last Friday of the year 2072 BS, on Chaitra 26 (April 8, 2016), six different movie makers have announced the release date of their movies. It is interesting that five out of the six movies are yet to go to the floor yet. The movies are:
- Bikash Acharya movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’
- Chhabi Raj Ojha movie ‘Kismat 2’
- Arjun Kumar movie ‘Chapali Height 2’
- Govinda Shahi movie ‘Kaha Chau Kaha 2’
- Rekha Thapa movie ‘Rampyari’
- Gopal Kayastha movie ‘Lootera’
Out of these movies, only the movie ‘Lootera’ has completed its shooting. The movie featuring Nikhil Upreti was previously announced to be released in Tihar but now the release date has been delayed by 5 months. The crew and artists of some of the movies are yet to be determined.
In the initial announcement of the ‘Kismat’ sequel ‘Kismat 2’, director Shyam Bhattarai was named the director. The announcement was made during the birthday celebration of the actress Shilpa Pokharel in December last year. In a latest report, Shyam is replaced by ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ director Rishi Lamichane.
Photo: Rishi Lamichhane (left) looking at the cake while Shilpa Pokahrel feeds her birthday cake to Chhabi Raj Ojha.
Shyam Bhattarai is currently in USA. He went there on April 10 and is not expected to return back until the start of the shooting of ‘Kismat 2’. That is the reason behind the change in the director of the movie. But, others believe that the success of ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ has helped Rishi to gain confidence from Chhabi. Whatever may be the case, Shyam Bhattarai has been removed from their movies by both Chhabi Raj Ojha and Rekha Thapa. The direction agreement between Chhabiraj Films and Rishi Lamichane was made on April 23.
Almost a week after the release of the movie, a press show of ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ was held on April 16 in Gopi Krishna Movies. The press show of the movie released on April 10 was held among journalist and film personalities.
In response to the rumor of the distance between the actress Shilpa Pokharel and the producer Chhabi Raj Ojha after Shilpa did Karishma Manandhar‘s movie ‘Falgu’, Chhabi embraced the actress and told that they are as close as ever. Both Shilpa and Chhabi looked happy in each other’s company and the success of the movie in theater.
All three of the this Friday’s new release movies are most awaited movies of the year. A historical movie made on popular novel by Diamond Shumsher Rana, ‘Seto Bagh’ appeals to everybody with a little interest in history. Nir Shah has proven his ability in historical movie by making ‘Basanti’. Know to produce hit movie, Chhabi Raj Ojha‘s movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ and the third sequel of ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ series are also expected to be liked by the viewers. These movies are releasing in theaters all over Nepal on April 10, 2015.
Chhabi camp’s most awaited movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ is based on the story of a real person, Suntali Dhami. Suntali was raped by her colleagues in Nepal Police. Three of the accused were jailed when found guilty. The movie however seem to be more commercial than a biography. It was a surprising revelation that the actress who played Suntali Dhami in the film hasn’t met the real Suntali so far. It seems, the director and the producers didn’t want Shilpa Pokhrel to meet the person who she was supposed to play in the movie.
It is a well known fact that most of the movies produced in Chhabi’s production house had always been female oriented movies. After spending the last 25 years producing Nepali movies, Chhabi has decided that he will only produce female-centered movies in future.
History of Chhabi Raj Ojha‘s film making (in video slideshow):
Last year, Chhabi tried a new area – a male-centered movie, ‘Loafer’ (watch ‘Loafer’ here). When the only male-centered movie became a total failure, Chhabi has publicly announced that he will always make female-centered movies. He was talking to an online magazine about his upcoming release ‘Hawaldar Suntali’. The movie is releasing with other big name movies like ‘Seto Bagh’ and ‘Nai Nabhannu La 3’.
The Censor Board has certified that the Chhabi Raj Ojha production movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ is suitable for the viewers of all age by awarding an ‘U’ rating. The movie to release on April 3 is made under Chhabiraj Films banner.
The movie made on a real story of the rape of a police officer Suntali Dhami by her own colleagues, features Shilpa Pokharel in the role of Suntali. Directed by Rishi Lamichane, the movie features Sabin Shrestha and Kishor Khatiwada with Shilpa in leading roles.
The ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ producer Chhabi Raj Ojha has told that it is likely that Shilpa Pokharel will be too busy after the release of the movie that she might forget him. Talking about how good the movie has become, Chhabi said that the demand of Shilpa will suddenly increase after the movie. Shilpa Pokharel is currently in Burgunj for the shooting of Karishma Manandhar‘s movie ‘Falgu’. Chhabi told that he had called Shilpa and told her about his fear.
After watching the final product of the movie, Chhabi told that the movie reminded him of the super-hit movie of Rekha Thapa, ‘Himmat’ (watch ‘Himmat’ in full here). He says that the movie has everything a viewer wants to see in a movie. He says that the movie is made on the South Indian style – popular among the youth audience.
We have collected some of the photos of Nepali film artists celebrating the Falgu Purnima (Holi) on March 5, 2015. The festival of color involves the use of different color powders, water and fun.
A video report is not available now, but here are photos of the celebration:
Holi celebration actually started a day earlier in the Filmy Holi program organized by Gopi Krishna Movies when they announced a new movie ‘Thamel dot com’. The celebration today is more colorful and fun-filled. Enjoy the photos of actors and actresses enjoying the festival of color.
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’.