Kanchhi, Shweta Khadka film being premiered in NY, August 20

The hit Nepali movie, ‘Kanchhi’, featuring Shweta Khadka in leading role with Dayahang Rai is being premiered in New York on Monday August 20 in Bombay Theatre. The comeback movie of Shweta Khadka after the death of her husband, Sri Krishna Shrestha, is brought to USA by KTB Entertainment(USA).

Details of the movie show:

Venue – Bombay Theatre
Date – August 20 (Monday)
Time – 7:30 PM
Ticket – $15

It is an incredible journey of actress Shweta Khadka from the depression after Sri Krishna’s death to producing a successful movie and being featured in the leading role. Shweta is also in the USA to show her movie to the USA viewers.
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What happened in Kanchhi Musical Night?

Shweta Khadka organized a musical night titled ‘Kanchhi Musical Night’ for the fund raising of the Majhi Basti, being constructed in Sindhupalchowk. The residential area is being developed by Shweta Shree Foundation, a foundation registered in memory of actor Shree Krishna Shresta. Shree had died a month after marrying Shweta.

Hot avatar of Karishma in Kanchhi Musical Night:

In the event organized in Annapurna Hotel in Durbar Marg, senior choreographer, Basanta Kumar Shrestha was given Rs. 51,000 and life-time achievement honour. In the event the members of Shweta Shree Foundation, various film artists and ‘Kanchhi’ film team. There were a total of about three hundred guests.
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Too much tears of Shweta Khadka, in films and in press meets

A press meet was held in Kathmandu to release the trailer of Shweta Khadka’s upcoming movie, ‘Kanchhi’. The movie directed by Akash Adhikari features Shweta with Dayahang Rai in leading roles. The trailer seems interesting because of the comedy and love story aspect. It seems, the movie has a lot of tears to watch for.

Video report:

Tears has been one of the thing that hasn’t left Shweta for a long time now. Let me discuss her comeback in a separate heading:

Shweta Khadka comeback

Actress Shweta Khadka is making comeback in the Nepali film industry in February with her first movie after the death of her husband, actor Shree Krishna Shrestha, in 2014. Shrestha died after a month of their marriage, a day before the release of their movie ‘Kohinoor’. In the movie, Shweta and Shree Krishna were featured in leading roles. After the death of her husband, Shweta went on a long depression and mourning. After much treatment she has recovered and has produced ‘Kanchhi’ under Kaya Films banner. Shree Krishna used to produce movies under Nepa Films banner.
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Kanchhi, from one lion’s den to another, escapes Kri but clashes with Mangalam

The clash between two of the most awaited movies of the year has been avoided after ‘Kanchhi’ decided to re-schedule the release date of the movie. Earlier, both ‘Kri’ and ‘Kanchhi’ had announced the release of the movie on February 9, 2018. Anmol’s highly awaited movie was delayed more than once before. I had also prepared a video report on the release date controversy earlier (video attached at the end of the post.)

Now, Shweta Khadka, has told that she is willing to get flexible and let ‘Kri’ release on that day. The new schedule, a week later, on February 16, 2018 isn’t risk-free either. That is because, Chhabi Raj Ojha’s movie ‘Mangalam’ is also releasing on February 16. Chhabi’s movie was previously scheduled to release on Dashain but was delayed to let ‘Chhakka Panja 2’ to release at that time. Although ‘Kanchhi’ has more publicity because of the sympathy towards Shweta, the widow of late Shree Krishna Shrestha, Chhabi’s movie can’t be undermined. Known as one of the top producers in the movie industry, most of Chhabi’s movie are successful.

Talking about the rescheduling, Shweta told, “I din’t want to clash with another movie like that. When I tried to contact the ‘Kri’ team they didn’t respond. Then, I decided to change the date.”

‘Kanchhi’ is directed by the director of ‘Kohinoor’, Aakash Adhikari. The movie features Dayahang Rai and Shweta Khadka in leading role.

Watch a video report about ‘Kanchhi’s song:
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Kri and Kanchhi controversy and the Myth of Multiple releases

It is a myth that multiple film releases on the same day hurt the producer. I reached to the conclusion after a bit of research on the history of such releases in the past.

After I wrote the news about the two new and highly awaited movies – Anmol KC’s ‘Kri’ and Shweta Khadka’s ‘Kanchhi’ releasing on the same day for the Valentine Day of 2018, I thought about the benefits and loss to the producers by such releases. Apart from my personal analysis the research on the history of film releases also supported the notion that – good films are successful no matter how many films release on that day. Bad films don’t get any viewers even if they get solo-release slots.

Before I go deep in case studies, here is a video report on the issue:


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Nepali Movie – Kanchhi (Shiva Shrestha)

nepali movie kanchhi nameNepali Movie – Kanchhi
Starring – Sushma Shahi, Shiva Shrestha, Shanti Maskey, Sushila Rayamajhi, BS Thapa, Sharmila Shah, Mausami Malla etc.
Director – BS Thapa

About ‘Kanchhi’

Super hit Nepali movie ‘Kanchhi’ was released in 1984 and had celebrated 101 days in theater.  The story and the script of the movie was written by the director BS Thapa and was produced under the banner of Om Production.

The movie features the cinematography of Ramchandra (camera by Rustam Engineer, Balu T Sawant and Murari Thakur.) The action is coordinated by Gopal Bhutani, Kishor Rana is the chief assistant director, Manohari Singh has arranged the background music, dialogue by Chetan Karki, choreography of Basanta Rayamajhi, editing by K. Nanda, and music by Gopal Yonjan. The story and the script of the movie is written by the director, BS Thapa.

Watch the full movie here:
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Shweta’s Kanchhi to compete with Anmol’s Kri in Valentine

The release date of upcoming movie of Anmol KC ‘Kri’ has been finalized for Magh 26 (February 9). The date is the same date in which, Shweta Khadka’s comeback movie ‘Kanchhi’ was previously finalized. It these two movies are released in the same day, it would be a huge clash for them as both of them are the most awaited movies of the current time.

I had prepared a video report of Shweta’s movie ‘Kanchhi’ yesterday about how the song of the movie is setting record viewership.

About ‘Kri’

The release date of ‘Kri’ was was announced by the producer Subash Giri in Facebook after the completion of the shooting of the movie in Pokhara.
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Kanchhi song, Shweta Khadka and Dayahang Rai onscreen chemistry

This is a huge moment for actress Shweta Khadka. After a long depression, the actress has made a comeback in the film industry as an actress and a producer of her upcoming movie ‘Kanchhi’. The first song of the movie released today shows a lot of potential. In an event held in Kathmandu on November 2, the song made on a folk tune – ‘Chari Chatta Pari…’ of the movie was released. The song made on the lyrics and the music of Rajanraj Siwakoti features Rajan Raj with Anju Panta’s voice.

The song features the choreography of Basanta Shrestha and features Shweta Khadka with Dayahang Rai and Prajjwal Sujal Giri. ‘Kanchhi’ is shot in locations like Mustang, Upper Mustang, Jomsom and Kathmandu.
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RIP BS Thapa, Maitighar and Kanchhi director dies

The director of hit movies ‘Maitighar’, ‘Kanchhi’ and ‘Mayapriti’ has died at 7:30 AM on August 9, 2016 in Mumbai. Thapa had been living at his residence in Mumbai for some time. The last rituals of the late director was performed in Mumbai. Born to mother Laxmi Thapa and father Narayan Singh Thapa, BS Thapa was 93 years old at the time of his death.

bs thapa rip kanchhi and maitighar

Popularly known as BS Thapa, his real name is Bhim Sen Thapa. After the completion of his intermediate studies in Nepal, he went to Lucknow for further studies. He got married to Saraswoti Thapa while he was studying. In a few years, his wife died after giving birth to three sons and a daughter. After the death of his first wife, Thapa had married a second wife.

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