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Kabaddi Kabaddi
Kabaddi Kabaddi.jpg
Promotional release poster
Directed by Ram Babu Gurung
Produced by

Raunak Bikram Kandel

Sunil Chand Rauniyar
Written by Ram Babu Gurung and Upendra Subba
Music by Kali Prasad Baskota
Cinematography Shailendra D. Karki
Edited by Nimesh Shrestha
Distributed by Popcorn Pictures
Release date
27 November 2015
Running time
2 hrs 13 min
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Budget 13 million NPR
Box office 90 million NPR

Kabaddi Kabaddi (Nepali: कबड्‍डी कबड्‍डी) is a 2015 Nepali romantic comedy film directed by Ram Babu Gurung. The film stars Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla and Rishma Gurung. It is a sequel of the hit 2013 film Kabaddi. It became one of the highest-grossing films of Nepal ever.


Kabaddi Kabaddi is produced by Cinema Art Pvt. Ltd and presented by Black Horse Pictures. The film is a Nepali social drama and romantic comedy. It features Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Rishma Gurung, Bijay Baral, Buddhi Tamang, Maotse Gurung, Upendra Subba, Shisheer Bangdel, Pushkar Gurung, Kabita Ale, Birmaya Gurung, Aruna Karki Pokhrel, Pashupati Rai, Junu Bista, Mani Ram Pokhrel and Kamal Mani Nepal.[1] The film is directed by Ram Babu Gurung and producers are Raunak Bikram Kandel and Om Chand Rauniyar. Its written by Ram Babu Gurung him self and Upendra Subba and its cinematography is done by Shailendra D. Karki. The film's music is composed by Kali Prasad Baskota with art direction by Suresh Karki and Hom BC and editing by Nimesh Shrestha.


Kabaddi gave a story of the unrequited love of Kaji (Dayahang Rai) for his soltini Maiya last year. As it was a good film with ample humour, the thoroughly entertaining film got all the love from the audience. One year has passed in Naurikot, Mustang and Kaji is back with Kabaddi Kabaddi. His love for Maiya has not changed, but Maiya is no different. She doesn’t reciprocate her feeling. She has a new admirer, Kaji’s rival—Bum Kaji. Both the Kajis compete with each other to win Maiya. The nearly two-hour-long entertaining journey unveils the winner.[2]

Kabaddi Kabaddi is the continued story of Kabaddi’s Kaji and Maiya. Retelling the same unrequited love story and romance of the two could have been dull but Rambabu Gurung has written the story brilliantly and articulately, and with intrigue and has directed with the same passion. As such the story has evolved along with the characters. The screenplay by director Gurung and Upendra Subba is also noteworthy.

The character of Bum Kaji, politics and sub-plots of Kaji’s two friends with tidbits of music and action have been mixed to the love story.

Also, the message of how politics works and how a husband and wife should be is nuanced.

However, there are a few things that don’t add up. Maiya is the same and hasn’t matured despite going through a lot in the first film. Bibek’s character (Nischal Basnet) again makes an appearance as Bum Kaji’s friend but their relationship hasn’t been explored to rest the curiosity of the audience. Perhaps, there is room for another Kabaddi film.

Kabaddi Kabaddi poster Maiya has less screen presence but has done fine as a chirpy village girl. Meanwhile, Bijay Baral and Buddhi Tamang, who play Kaji’s friends, have complemented the film.

Malla as Bum Kaji is the icing on the cake. The brilliant actor has pulled off his quirky character of a musician who is also a lover boy. He has shown great comic timing.

Nonetheless, the film’s USP is humour—right from the first scene where one of Kaji’s friends is writing a love letter for Kaji with blood (of chicken!) to Maiya while another friend roasts the same chicken with the beautiful backdrop of mountains till the end of the film. Humour is not just limited to dialogues and activities but expressions and demeanour. The take on humour is very natural and has the touch of everyday life which makes the scenes more relevant.



Soundtrack of Kabaddi Kabaddi
1."Maya Ka Baadal" (This song plays when Maiya rejects Kaji.)Aayush Niraula,Anupam SharmaAnupam SharmaAnupam Sharma4:50
2."Lappan Chappan"  Kali Prasad Baskota3:42
3."Hit Geet"  Nischal Basnet3:45


Ceremony Category Recipient Result
8th Dcine Awards 2016[3] [4] Best Character Actor Maotse Gurung Won
Jury Award Kabbadi Kabbadi Won


  1. ^ Kollywoodworld (2015). Kabaddi Kabaddi Nepali Movie Official Trailer Kollywoodworld. N.P., 2015. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  2. ^ THE HIMALAYAN TIMES (2015). Laugh riot in Kabaddi Kabaddi The Himalayan Times. N.P., 2015. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  3. ^ "'डी सिने अवार्ड'मा 'क्लासिक, प्रेमगीत र वडा नम्बर ६'को बर्चस्व(पूर्ण सूचीसहित)". onlinekhabar.com.
  4. ^ "आर्यन र नम्रता फेरि उत्कृष्ट, 'क्लासिक' बर्षकै उत्कृष्ट चलचित्र(फोटाे फिचरसहित)". onlinekhabar.com.

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