The much anticipated film of this year, ‘Chhakka Panja 2’ went on floors today. The shooting began after the worship at Surya Vinayak temple today in Bhaktapur.
Sequel to the blockbuster nepali movie ‘Chhakka Panja’ has gone on floors with 40-days shooting schedule. While 60% of the filming will be done in Kathmandu the rest will be shot in Chitlang and other locations. Swastima Khadka and Swaroop Purush Dhakal who are the new entrant in the franchise did the first shot for the film.
‘Chhakka Panja 2’ will star the same cast that featured in its first part. Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Karki, Jitu Nepal, Kedar Ghimire, Buddi Tamang, Shiva Hari Poudel, Kiran KC and Barsha Raut will are continuing their part while Swastima, Nischal Basnet and Swaroop Purush Dhakal are new additions to the cast.
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Although ‘Chhakka Panja 2’ features the same cast, Deepak Raj Giri cleared that it can’t be called a sequel as the movie presents different storyline than what we saw in its first part. “Chhakka Panja’s almost all characters are repeated so it may seem a sequel but the storyline is different. Chhakka Panja 2 depicts the reality of our society. It shows how our country develops at the time most Nepalese youths are flying to foreign,” he said.
Deepa Shri Niraula who is sitting behind the camera for direction once again said she won’t disappoint audiences and will do more hard work to make it a better film. “My responsibilities have enhanced after the success of Chhakka Panja. The way my team has shown the confidence to me that I can direct this film, I respect that and I will not letdown their belief on me. I’ll try my best to not disappoint audiences and will make a film that stands to their expectations,” she said adding that she feels matured as a director now.
The film, estimated to be made on the budget of 1.20 crore, has the story written by ‘Nai Na Bhannu La’ series director Bikash Raj Acharya and Samipya Raj Timalsena. The screenplay is written by Deepak Raj while the dialogues are jointly penned by Deepak, Kedar, Jitu and Abhimanyu Nirvi. Along with Deepak, Deepa and Bikash, the movie will also have Jitu Nepal, Magnebudho.com, Suman Giri and Tarachandra Chapagain’s investment.
Music will be composed by Kiran Kandel while the cinematography will be done by Dirgh Gurung. Roshan Shresthra is handing the action department.
‘Chhakka Panja 2’s release date has already been locked. The movie is slated to release on Ashoj 11 on the occasion of Tihar. Though the movie has just gone on floors, its teaser will be attached with ‘Baahubali 2’ in theatres from tomorrow.