Chhakka Panja

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Chhakka Panja
Chakka panja.jpg
Theatrical poster of movie Chhakka Panja
Nepali छक्का पन्जा
Directed by Deepa Shree Niraula
Produced by
Written by Deepak Raj Giri
Kedar Ghimire
Jeetu Nepal
Screenplay by Deepa Shree Niraula
Starring
Music by Rajan Raj Shiwakoti
Deepak Sharma
Cinematography Purshottam Pradhan
Edited by Bipin Malla
Production
company
Aama Saraswoti Geeta Devi Films
Distributed by HighlightsNepal
Release date
  • 9 September 2016 (2016-09-09) (Nepal)
Running time
2h 16m
Country Nepal
Language Nepali language

Chhakka Panja (Nepali: छक्का पन्जा) is a 2016 Nepalese dark comedy drama film directed and produced by Deepa Shree Niraula. The film is Niraula's directorial debut and features Priyanka Karki, Deepak Raj Giri, Jeetu Nepal, Kedar Ghimire, Buddhi Tamang, Shivahari Poudel, Barsha Raut and Namrata Sapkota .[1][2][3][4][5][6] The film received highly poitive review for its screemplay and story, performance of actor, humor and its social setting. However, due to piracy problems, the movie was released in YouTube.[7][8] Due to the piracy, the international screening of the movie was highly affected.[9] It is the highest grossing Nepali film of all-time.

Plot[edit]

Raja(Deepak Raj Giri) is a rich but illiterate man enjoying his life with his friends Ateet(Shivahari Poudel), Saraswati(Jitu Nepal), Magne(Kedar Ghimire) and Buddhi(Budhi Tamang). He is not willing to marry despite his mother’s repeated request citing his neighbour’s condition after the marriage.

Ateet is jobless but after falling love with Brinda asks her father for marriage. Brinda’s father refuses but is ready to marry when Ateet gets the US Diversity Visa. He marries Brinda and goes to US promising Brinda to take when the papers are ready. However, Brinda falls in love with Raja and they have the intimate relations.

Magne stays with his mother who becomes sick after which he knows that the mother loves him so much. He then vies for employment abroad.

Saraswati bemoans his father for his feminine name and loves a village girl Bishnu. Saraswati goes abroad for employment after Bishnu’s father challenges him with earning money.

Buddhi is married but jobless. Buddhi is incited to beat up his wife by his friends by drinking alcohol. This leads to serious row between the couple and Buddhi’s wife go to her brother’s house.

When taking revenge with the Buddhi’s brother-in-law, Champa criticises Raja. However, she accepts the cumbersome proposal of Raja for marriage. Champa succeeds to bring Raja into the track and bring happiness to his family. But in the twist of the story, Champa and Aryan try to kill Raja and they elope. Raja, infuriated, looks for the duo and moves to Kathmandu.

Raja finds Magne in Kathmandu, unable to go abroad because of manpower agency and now has become a goon. Raja with his friends Saraswati, Magne and Buddhi locate Champa and Aryan, only to get surprised with Ateet as the bride for his wife Champa. Ateet reveals that after his return, he knows about Raja and Brinda’s relationship and planned the plot to make Raja feel when you lose someone you dearly love.

In the end, Ateet marries Champa and Raja becomes a hermit while Brinda stays at Raja’s house and gives birth to a baby. Sarawsati marries Bishnu and Buddhi reconciles with his wife before going for foreign employment. Magne now with his mother proposes Deepa for marriage.

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Purba Pashchim Rail"Rajan Raj ShiwakotiRajan Raj ShiwakotiRajan Raj Shiwakoti , Anju Panta5:23
2."Dekhana Champa Sunana Champa"Shanti PriyaDeepak SharmaKrishna Kafle, Deepa Shree Niraula3:23
Total length:8m 46s

Reception[edit]

The occupancy of the show surpassed the Hindi films Baar Baar Dekho and Freaky Ali.[12] The film even attracted former prime ministers KP Oli , Jhalanath Khanal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, comedians Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya also accompanied ministers in the show. Former Prime Minister Oli reviewed Chhakka Panja as a good film but criticized the title of the film. Jhalanath Khanal also gave good reviews to the film saying that the film deranged him with its social satire.[13] The Himalayan Times wrote "Chhakka Panja is a total comedy and social drama, a story of friendship, love and revenge. It is hilarious from start to finish."[14] It was Publicly posted on YouTube on January 12, 2017.[15]

Piracy[edit]

On Jan 12, 2017, actor and producer Deepak Raj Giri informed that the movie was leaked in Facebook.[16] Later on Jan 13, 2017, a person committed suicide after he was alleged with the piracy but the police found no connection of him to the piracy.[17] Actor Deepak Raj Giri posted in his Facebook account that he felt sorry for the boy who committed suicide.

Sequel[edit]

After the huge success of the Chhakka Panja, the director and writer i.e. Deepa Shree Niraula and Deepak Raj Giri announced sequel of the movie. They have some of the same character in the film and new faces in the sequel but they have promised the audience, that they will bring new story to Chhakka Panja 2 and its going to be totally different from the Chhakka Panja. After the release of songs for Chhaka Panja 2 the singer Almoda has been accused of stealing the song named "Ye Daju",after this incident people have suggested that Chhaka Panja 2 will lose a lot of audience and original singer have decided to sue the team and mainly Almoda,lot of people have accused the original because they only sued the team,they knew this film was going to be a hit film and the popular actor featured in Chhakka Panja Rudra Prasad Bhattarai aka "Lajalam" died.[18][19][20][21]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "'प्रर्दशनको एकसय २७ दिन मै युट्युबमा आयो 'छक्का पन्जा', पाइरेसीले बनायो बाध्य'". 
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  11. ^ "'हैट' ! बुद्दी तामाङ आए दिपा-दिपकको ग्याङमा". nepaljapan.com. 
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  14. ^ "On a laughter ride with Chhakka Panja". thehimalayantimes.com. 
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  16. ^ "'फेसबुकबाट लिक भयो यस वर्षको बल्कबस्टर फिल्म '६क्का पन्जा". 
  17. ^ "'Shocking: 'छक्का पञ्जा' पाइरेसी गर्ने कृष्ण सुवेदीले गरे आत्महत्या !'". 
  18. ^ "Chhakka Panja 2 Nepali Movie". Lumbini Media. Retrieved 2017-09-15. 
  19. ^ "Sequel of Chhakka Panja to be produced". My Republica. Retrieved 2017-08-06. 
  20. ^ "'६क्का पञ्जा २' को गीत ट्रेन्डिङ १ मा". Mazzakoonline. Retrieved 2017-08-06. 
  21. ^ "'छक्का पन्जा २' गीत रिलिजका दिन को-को थिए विदेश ?". Mazzakoonline. Retrieved 2017-08-06.