Last time I was surprised to see the movie,Chodi Gaya Paap Lagla taking 2 years to reach Kathmandu theaters. Silsila broke the record!
You can watch Silsila by clicking here.
Update (Sept 2015) – The movie is available online, watch ‘Chhodi Gaya Paap Lagla’ here.
Cinema is considered to be a world of dream. Somehow, the dream of a film writer is displayed on the screen with the help of casting and its crew member. This is done by an active director and a producer who too have a sketch of dream in their, mind related with the film story. Leaving some exceptional cases, most of the films are developed with fictitious subject .That’s why it is told: “The characters and incidents of this film is fictitious. If they match with anyone’s life it will be just a coincidence”.
But, how should we define it if same story matches with the story of the main lead in the film? Will it be just a coincidence or can we say it was destined?
Well, I am talking about a film, recently released in Kathmandu valley, named Chhodi gaye paap laglaa. Sanchita Luitel is the lead actress in the movie produced by Keshav Bhattrai. It might be just a coincidence, but he character of Sanchita in the movie seems similar with her real life. Now, lets talk about the story of the film and the real story of Sanchita, to see how it seems similar with each other.
Reel Life of Sanchita Luitel in Choodi Gaya Paap Lagla
According to the movie, Sanchita belongs to an upper class family and she likes Nagendra, a resident of Pokhara .She decided to leave her home to marry Nagendra and live with him in Pokhara, against the will of her family.
But, after living with Nagendra, she found him to be different from what she had believed and imagined about, before marriage. Then, a new guy enters in her life, named Raj. But, Raj too was already reserved, having another girl in his life. Even after knowing the reality, Sanchita couldn’t stop herself from loving Raj. On the other hand, Raj is struck in a huge confusion on choosing between Sanchita and Richa. At the very end of the film, Sanchita becomes successful to make Raj her husband, and she starts her new life.
Real Life of Sanchita
Similar to the story of the film, Sanchita too belongs to an upper class family.The actress of “Apsara” met Aakash Shah during the shooting of ” Bhannai Sakina” and she fell in love with him. In the similar manner to the movie, her family was against Sanchita’s decision to marry Aakash. But, Sanchita married without their permission. However, their married life dragged them into problems and they got separated after some time. After the divorce she remained alone until she met an actor, Nikhil Upreti. Nikhil was already married to Kopila. But, even after knowing the reality, she eloped with Nikhil. Now, she is pregnant with Nikhil’s child.
In this way, the story and characters of the movie and real story of Sanchita seem quite similar to each other. Is it just a coincidence or a destiny? At the time of the original release of the movie, in 2066 BS, the affair between Sanchita and Nikhil was not made public.
Nepali movie "Chodi Gaya Paap Lagla" was released today in Kathmandu.
Outside valley, the movie was released around Dashain of 2066 (almost 2 years ago), that was in Hetauda.
Why did it take the movie to travel from Hetauda to Kathmandu?
You might think, "May be the movie was so bad that people in Kathmandu wouldn’t like it." Not true! It had won 7 National awards.
When we see a couple of movies being released in Nepal almost every weeks, we get a feeling that the Nepali film industry is a successful industry. Every actor/actress seem very busy in one shooting or the other. The film personalities are busy in a number of events including movie launch, music launch, premiere shows, foreign shows and so on. Question arises – can the ‘book’ (film industry) be judged by its cover (all the hypes)?
Movie awards is another aspect the industry has progressed a lot. In the last two years, we have seen a huge increase in the number of Nepali Film Awards. Different organizations and associations are organizing such film awards without any coordination with each other. A few years back in the history, there were only music awards and there were nothing like movie awards. Now, the situation has reversed and there are more movie award ceremonies than music award events.