As Chhakka Panja continues to break all box office records, its director vows to keep bringing new projects to the silver screen
Kathmandu, October 20, 2016:Â As this yearâ€™s runaway hit Chhakka Panja which this week inched over the Rs 12 crore mark at the box officeâ€“continues to draw in the crowds, an excited Deepashree Niraula, the movieâ€™s debutant director, says it is the subject the movie pivots around that has struck a chord with moviegoers.
â€œThe film raises a very sensitive issue the societal impacts of foreign employment that countless Nepali households are grappling with today. It is easy to see whyÂ Chhakka Panja has become an overwhelming success,â€ said Niraula, speaking to the Post.
Chhakka Panjawith its ensemble cast and a humourous take on the impacts of migration for foreign employment on marriages and familiesâ€“continues to draw in the crowds six weeks into its release. Earlier this week, the movie became the Kollywoodâ€™s highest grossing movie after surpassing the 10 crore mark set by Kohinoor, starring late Shree Krishna Shrestha.
Further, Niraula likened Chhakka Panjaâ€™s feat to that of Bollywood classic Sholay.
â€œChhakka Panja has broughtÂ about a new wave into the commercial Nepali movie industry; the record it has set will likely last a while,â€ Niraula said.
â€œMost of the audiences I talked to said they liked the movieâ€™s humour and the social message,â€ Niraula went on, â€œI think the filmâ€™s cinematography really wowed the audience.â€
But Niraula said the team is not going to rest on the laurels and will be initiating new project soon. â€œIt is a privilege to have such a stellar scriptwriter as is Deepak Raj Giri and a very hard-working cast. With success comes challenges; the team will soon be gearing up for a new project and will aim to make it as good as our previous ventures,â€ Niraula added.