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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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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Friday Release – Fateko Jutta and Dhanwan

Two new Nepali movies has released in theatre on Friday, November 3, 2017. One is an awaited movie featuring well known actors, ‘Fateko Jutta’ and another is never-heard-of film, ‘Dhanwan’. In addition to new movies, the last week’s release, ‘Aishwarya’ is also running strong in theatre.

About ‘Fateko Jutta’

The movie is considered one of the most awaited movies of the year because of the star cast and a successful song. The trailer and the song titled ‘I am sorry..’ were well received by the audience. The movie produced by the producer of ‘Chapali Height’ sequels, Arjun Kumar, is directed by Nikesh Khadka. The movie features Saugat Malla, Priyanka Karki, Kemshwor Chaurasiya, Anoj Pandey etc. in main role. Actor Dayahang Rai is featured in a cameo role. Daya’s role was kept a secret by the film makers. They released a poster featuring Dayahang in a Goddess’ role.
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Friday Relase – Aishwarya of Ramesh Upreti and Deepika

This week, on the occassion of the popular festival of Terai, Chhat, new Nepali movie ‘Aishwarya’ is releasing in theatre (on October 27, 2017). Songs and the trailer of the movie was liked by the viewers. The movie featuring actor Ramesh Upreti with Deepika Prasain and Keki Adhikari in the leading role also features Prasanta Tamrakar, Arjun Shrestha, Nirmal Sharma and Tenju Yonjan in main roles.

The movie presented by a well known actor of the past, Ramesh Upreti is produced by Arjun Shrestha and Kiran Rana Upreti. The actor Nirmal Sharma ‘Gaida’ is also the executive producer of the movie. The movie directed by Deewakar Bhattarai features the cinematography of Sudip Baral, music by Arjun Pokharel and choregoraphty of Tenju Yonjan.
In the beginning only Deepika Prasain and Ramesh Upreti were told to be the leading artists of the movie. Later, the fact that Keki is also in the movie was revealed.

Watch the trailer of the movie.
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Will Rudra Priya release simultaneously in TV and film hall? Hall owners say No

Rekha Thapa has announced that her upcoming movie ‘Rudra Priya’ will release at the theatre and a TV station on the same day – on Kartik 2. In an announcement program held on October 9, 2017 Rekha Thapa told made the announcement. Rekha told, “I have viewers not only in the cities but also remote places in Nepal. There are no film halls in remote areas. For the viewers who don’t have film theatres near their homes, I have asked the viewers to watch the movie in TV.” She had also asked the viewers who live in places near theatres to go to the theatre to watch it.

‘Rudra Priya’ is not the first movie that is planning to release in TV and in theatre simultaneously. In Fulpati, ‘Mero Paisa Khoi’ was also released in Dish Home TV. But, the organization of theatre owners have protested the decision of the film producers to release them in TV at the same time as the film theatres.

Theatre owners protest

After the TV station Dish Home purchase the TV rights of new movies to release on the same day as the release in theatre, the theatre owners have started to worry. They have made a decision not to let the producers release their movies in TVs. In a meeting held by the Nepal Chalchitra Sangh a decision was made to stop film producers to release the movies in TV.
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Friday Release – A Mero Hajur 2

The sequel of hit movie, ‘A Mero Hajur’, titled ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ was released in theatres all over Nepal on Friday, September 1, 2017. The movie featuring Samragyee RL Shah and Salinman Baniya marks the debut of actress Jharana Thapa as a film director. Produced by Jharana’s husband, Sunil Kumar Thapa, the movie is made under Suhana Films banner.

The movie producers held a premier show of the movie on Thursday. The viewers in the show had given positive response in terms of the acting of the artists and the story. With Samragyee and Salinman, other artists in the movie include Salon Basnet, Amar Subedi, Suman Poudel and others.

The director, Jharana Thapa

Read the biography of Jharana Thapa

A well known actress, Jharana Thapa is also known as a successful producer. Her husband Sunil Kumar Thapa produces movies in Jharana’s name. The film production company is named after their daughter Suhana Thapa. Suhana is currently in the USA for her studies. There are reports that Jharana has also obtained the Green Card in the US. In the past, actress Arunima Lamsal and actor Dilip Rayamajhi had obtained Greem Card after applying from Nepal.
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Friday Release – Aadha Love and Laltin

Two new movies have released in theatre today, on June 9, 2017. The production debut of actress Richa Sharma, ‘Aadha Love’ and the movie featuring Daya Hang Rai and Priyanka Karki – ‘Lalteen’.

About ‘Laltin’

The featuring Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Arjun Jung Shahi, A Gurung, Raj Katuwal and Nirjan Thapa in main role, is about the conflict between people in search of power and materials. The movie directed by Dev Kumar Shresta is a crime story featuring the night life of Kathmandu. The movie marks the debut of Raj Katuwal and Nirjan Thapa in the Nepali film industry.
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Friday Release – Palash, premiered in Kathmandu, director controversy

On Friday, March 31, 2017 the only Nepali movie released in theatre is ‘Palash’. The movie featuring actress Rekha Thapa in the role of a prostitute is directed by Subash Koirala. Rekha Thapa romances with Kameshowr Churasiya.

  • Film Name – Palash
  • Starring – Rekha Thapa, Ayub KC, Kameshowr Chaurasiya etc.
  • Director – Subash Koirala
  • Producer – Krisha Chaulagain
  • Rating – A (suitable for 16+ years old)

Palash Premier, mixed review

A day before the release, the movie was premiered among the film industry personalities and journalists. The only film team member unavailable in the premier was the director Subash Koirala. According to the viewers, the first half of the movie is good but, the second half is not as good as the first half.
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Friday Release – Bijuli Machine and Ta Ma ra U

Two new movies have released in theaters in Nepal on Friday, December 2, 2016. Laxhu Gautam’s movie ‘Ta Ma ra U’ and Nabin Awal’s ‘Bijuli Machine’.

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Bijuli Machine

The movie ‘Bijuli Machine’ is made on the concept that Nepali people are facing the problem of electricity despite of the fact that the country is rich in water resources for hydro electricity production. The movie made on a science fiction theme is about the investigation and research on the production of electricity.
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Chhakka Panja new record – UAE release in 6 cities

The record breaking Nepali movie ‘Chhakka Panja’ is setting another new record. The movie is being screened in 7 different theatres in 6 cities in the United Arab Emeritus (UAE) starting November 10. The movie is being screened in the UAE cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ajman, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah.

The movie is being screened in association with the local distributor of the movie. A Nepali company Concept Vision Film Production and Distributors had started the distribution of Nepali movies in UAE in October 14, 2016. The first Nepali movie released in UAE was ‘Bir Bikram’.

The Nepali movies in UAE are targeted to the foreign worker Nepali people living in the UAE. In addition to UAE, Nepali movies are expected to be released in other Arab countries including Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. Process of releasing Nepali movies in Thailand has also started.

Watch a video report of 51-days celebration of ‘Chhakka Panja’:

Comedy actress Deepa Shree Niraula’s directoral debut movie ‘Chhakka Panja’ has already celebrated 51 days and is still running in many theatres in Nepal. The movie features Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Karki, Shivahari Poudel, Kedar Ghimire, Jitu Nepal, Buddhi Tamang, Barsha Raut, Namrata Sapkota among others.
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Friday Release – Radha and Pardeshiko Umang

On this Friday, October 28, 2016 two new movies were released in theatre – Yogesh Ghimire’s ’Radha’ and Shiva Sharma’s ‘Paradeshiko Umanga’ and Hikmat Bista’s ‘The Winner’. The movies are expecting a high turnout in theatre on the holiday season of Tihar.

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Radha

The movie featuring Jiwan Luitel and Sanchita Luitel in leading role is a love story movie. The characters meet during a bus travel and then come close. The movie is about a problem in their relationship. The movie features the music of Basanta Sapkota, direction of Yogesh Ghimire, action of Himal KC, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, editing of Arjun GC and Milan Shreatha, cinematography of Man Krishna Shrestha and script of Pradeep Bhardwoj.
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Friday Release Safar and Satyadeep

UPDATE: Another movie ‘Satyadeep’ was also released on this Friday. As there was no promotion of the movie, I didn’t know about it at the time of writing of this post. I have updated the details of the movie at the end of this post on ‘Satyadeep’ heading. The original post continues.

Safar

This week, on Friday September 30, new Nepali movie ‘Safar’ is releasing in theatre. It has been some weeks, ‘Chhaka Panja’ is keeping its holdover and the movies released last week weren’t able to attract viewers in their shows. The business of ‘Safar’ is also expected to be affected by the success of ‘Chhaka Panja’.

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Safar, a movie about three best friends, is directed and edited by Ashish Shrestha. The movie featuring Manan Sapkota, Sanjay Gupta, Shibir Pokharel, and Nurja Shrestha in lead roles is made under Yuva Films banner. The story of the movie is written and produced by Keshav Khadka. The cinematographer of the movie is Jacob Berardi, music by Satya-Swaroop, Dharmendra Sewan, and Ujjawal Meghi Gurung. The background score is prepared by Shailesh Shrestha, lyrics are written by Uttam Bhaukajee, Arjun Subedi and Ujjwal Meghi Gurung.
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Jaya Parshuram controversy – Rose Rana says release date won’t change (UPDATE)

The producer and the director of ‘Jaya Parshuram’ has told that the movie will release as scheduled. In a press meet held on Thursday, he told that the release will be as scheduled. He however didn’t mention about the court order. Watch a video report:

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Jaya Parsuram controversy, Biraj Bhatt comeback movie not releasing this Friday?

The comeback movie of action star Biraj Bhatt is facing a legal dispute two days before the release of the movie. On August 9, 2016, Patan District Court ordered the parties involved to stop the release of the movie and negotiate on the next step. If honoured, the last minute order of the court will nullify the promotional effort of the team.

Video report:

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Friday Release – Ek Pal, Pratibimba and Suntalilai Bhagai Lagyo Jhilkele

This week three new Nepali movies have released. Moives released on August 5, 2016 are ‘Ek Pal’, ‘Pratibimba’ and ‘Suntalilai Bhagai Lagyo Jhilkele’. Two of the movies feature actress Jenisha KC in main role.

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Nepali Movie ‘Ek Pal’

Actress Jenisha KC is usually featured in hot avatar in movies. But, in ‘Ek Pal’ is featured in a very simple role. The movie features RL Maharjan, Aakash Shah, Suraj Shrestha and Jenisha KC in leading role. The movie directed by Raj Shakya is
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Friday Release – Sanjog and Relimai

Two new Nepali movies are released on this Friday – on July 29, 2016. Sabin Shrestha / Sushma Karki starrer ‘Sanjog’ is competing with a comedy genre movie ‘Relimai’. One movie is named Sanjog and the other has the lead actor named Sanjog.

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Sanjog

The movie made on the story of the director Bed Prasad Bhurtel, ‘Sanjog’ is made on a triangular love story. The movie featuring Sabin Shrestha, Prajwol Giri and Sushma Karki was shot two years ago. The movie features the cinematography of Harinarayan Chaudhary, action of Chandra Panta and choreography of Govinda Rai. The movie is produced by Dadhiram Upreti. The music directors of the movie are Ujjwal Thebe and Kumar Biwahit.
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