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.
The trailer of Chhabi Raj Films’ movie ‘Lazza’ was released few days after the release of trailer of Rekha Films’ movie ‘Himmatwali’. Although they are not directly competing with each other, Chhabi Raj Ojha and Rekha Thapa have been indirect rivals after their divorce.
We compared two trailers and found that they are quite different trailers. We want to leave the decision to you to conclude which one seems like a better movie.
Please comment after watching these two trailers:
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
The inauguration of an upcoming movie ‘Lazza’ was held in the Ganesh mandir of Kamaladi on October 28. Producer Chhabi Raj Ojha and director Nawal Nepal inaugurated the movie by offering puja in the temple. Chhabi’s another movie ‘Loafer’ is releasing in theater on Mangsir 21.
Although the movie was inaugurated on Monday, the shooting will not start until after the Tihar festival. In the mean time the lead actor Aryan Sigdel is busy in his home production ‘November Rain’. The movie is the debut movie of Aryan’s opposite Shilpa Pokharel. Shilpa, a well known model in music videos, has taken a formal training on acting in preparation of the movie.
To dilute the effects of the divorce rumor between actress Rekha Thapa and producer Chhabi Raj Ojha, Chhabi posted some photos of the two together in his Facebook. The photos were taken during the shooting of their upcoming project ‘Hamesha’ which is being produced under Chhabiraj Films, in contrast to the previous films that used to be made under Rekha Films. Chhabi registered the company after the widespread news about their divorce.
Actress Rekha Thapa was supposed to act in Chabiraj Film‘s first movie, ‘Hamesha’ . But, in formal ceremony of the inauguration of the shooting of the movie on September 17, Rekha didn’t show up.
In a statement published in an online news portal, Rekha Thapa has told that she is not married ‘officially’ and the future marriage she might perform will be the first marriage. The statement was released on Rekha’s birthday.
Rekha has been ‘married’ (unofficially, according to Rekha) to Chhabi Raj Ojha for the last 10 years. In the recent time, there were rumors of misunderstanding between the two. The producer husband Chhabi who used to make films under Rekha Films banner registered a production company under his own name Chhabiraj Films, a clear indication of choosing a separate path.
Rekha Thapa‘s husband Chhabiraj Ojha has recently registered a movie production banner under his own name – Chhabiraj Films. In the past he used to produce movies under Rekha Films banner, named after his wife Rekha Thapa. At the time when rumors on problem in relationship between the couple is in the height, registration of the new name has fueled the speculation.
Chhabiraj is panning to produce a new movie soon under the new bann
er. He has selected director Sabir Shrestha as the director of the movie. In response to the inquiry about the need of a new company, Chhabiraj told that he wanted to mend relationship with the people who were in odds with the Rekha Films banner. He also told that Rekha will also work under Chhabiraj Films.
In latest media reports, Rekha has bought a house in Jorpati, Kathmandu by spending Rs. 7.5 million. She has also bought an apartment in Jagadamba Apartment in Mitrapark. It is told that Rekha didn’t consult with Chhabi about both purchases.
In a latest report, Rekha Thapa is planning to debut as a director soon.
Chhabi is known to be a successful producer who used to produce movies under Namaste Nepal, registered in partnership with director Naresh Paudel. When his relationship with Naresh Paudel turned sour, he registered Rekha Films. Under Rekha Films he produced 6 movies.