7 Hit movies of 2017: The Year of Sequels

As the year 2017 is wrapping up, I was trying to prepare a list of 10 super-hit movies of the year, I could only find 7 of them. This list is prepared in response of the request of Nishanka Ranabhat (Tweet attached at the end of the post.)

No movies released after ‘Fateko Jutta’ of Saugat and Priyanka in November 3 has been liked by the viewers. Most of the hit movies of the year are sequels of successful movies. So I think, it is safe to term 2017 as ‘the year of sequels’.

Here is the list of the successful movies of the year, sorted by the date of their release:
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Top 10 Attractive Women of 2017, Who are missing ?

For the last few years, the weekly publication of Kantipur, Saptahik had been publishing the list of top 10 Women and Men of the year on the Valentine’s Day. This year’s list include some top women in the country.

The list contains five new entries when compared to the last year’s list. New entries this year are actress Samragyee RL Shah, sports person Gaurika Singh, actress and director Deepa Shree Niraula, actress Keki Adhikari and sports person and actress Sipora Gurung.

Watch the Top 10 women of 2017

The Missing Women

It is good to see the talents like Gaurika Singh and Sipora Gurung in the Top 10 list. But, I think, the list misses some of the Nepali women who had been very attractive because of their good deeds in their respective fields:
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Saptahik’s Top 10 Movies of the year 2073

The list of Top 10 movies published in Saptahik weekly sound like a joke. Out of 85 movies released in the year 2073, there weren’t enough hit movies to fill the list. The weekly has dumped movie names despite the failure of the movies to win the hearts of the viewers. According to the report only six movies had made profit in the year. Four more movies could do a breakeven business.

After reviewing the list, I think the list could have been titled ‘Top 5 Movies of the year’. When there aren’t enough movies, they shouldn’t have created the list and fill it with unsuccessful movies. Let me review each movies in the list.

The first in the list ‘Chhakka Panja’ is a truly successful movie of the year. It did make record breaking business. So, first position of the movie makes sense. You can watch ‘Chhakka Panja’ here.

The second in the list is ‘Loot 2’. The sequel of the previous superhit movie ‘Loot’ also did a good business although many found it less fulfilling than the original movies. After ‘Chhakka Panja’, ‘Loot 2’ was made good impression to the viewers. (Watch the original ‘Loot’ here)
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Top 10 Classic Nepali movies from Aama to Darpan Chhaya

I have compiled a list of Top 10 old Nepali movies you shouldn’t miss. Clicks on the respective posters lead to the page with full movie. All the movies are available to watch. Half of the top 10 movies in this list are directed by Tulsi Ghimire. Others are directed by Hira Singh Khatri, Sambhu Pradhan, Nir Shah and Yadav Kharel. Five movies directed by Tusli Ghimire, two by Nir Shah and one each by Hira Singh, Sambhu Pradhan and Yadav Kharel.

1. Aama (1964) Directed by Hira Singh Khatri

First ever Nepali movie made in Nepal, by the government of Nepal is a black and white movie.
Starring – Shiva Shanker, Bhuwan Thapa (Bhuwan Chand), Uttam Nepali, Indra Lal Shrestha, Bashundhara Bhusal, Hira Singh Khatri and Hari Prasad Rimal. Watch full movie Aama here.

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Rekha Thapa slips down to 7th position – Top 10 actresses chosen by 10 directors

The Number 1 actress is no longer the top actress in the Nepali film industry – according to a survey among 10 well known Nepali directors. In fact, Shilpa has gone a rank higher than Rekha Thapa. It seems, she is on her path to be the top actress.

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Personally, I think other actresses deserve the top position rather than actress Keki Adhikari. It could be either Namrata Shrestha or Priyanka Karki. Namrata has won all the film awards this year. She has a very good track record of successful movies. Priyanka Karki is also a good actress and one of the busiest actress in the film industry.

Keki is a good actress but, she hasn’t been careful in her choice of movies. Although she has done a very good job, none of her movies have been that successful.

Judge Directors

This list of top 10 actresses was chosen from the views of the following directors by ‘Today’, a weekly of Annapurna Post:
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Top 10 Nepali movies in 2066

Measure of success of a movie can be different for different people. Some gauge the success on the revenue it brings to the producer and others measure it on the satisfaction it can give to the viewers. It is much easier to quantify the profit than the quality of movie.

Top movies released in 2066, according to the profit they have made are:

  1. Kaha Bhetiyala
  2. Dhoom
  3. Mero Euta Saathi Chha
  4. Nishana
  5. Eku
  6. Batuli
  7. Kaha Chau Kaha
  8. Afno Manche Afnai Hunchha
  9. Dosti *
  10. Hifajat *

In the above list, movies marked with * are recently released and actual statistics can’t be estimated.

‘Kaha Bhetiyala’, first movie of Shri Krishna Shrestha as a producer is considered best movie of the year 2066. Made in Rs. 8 million, the movie has already grossed Rs. 19 million and is expected to do more than a million business in coming days.

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