The Cinema Times, Kathmandu – The secret to this overwhelming outcome is the familiarity previous series had got. It grossed NRs 14 crores in just one week. It has become the highest grossing cinema in the history of Nepal with a collection of NRs 17 crores in 10 days of its release. This Ram Babu Gurung directorial brought back hope.
Any Nepali cinema lover would have wanted a crowded theatre, housefull audiences, excited to watch their favorite stars, pre pre-booked tickets for a Nepali cinema. This only used to happen for foreign cinemas. But, it changed; there came this insane hype, presold tickets compelling the hall owners to allocate more shows which crushed all records previously held by Chakka Panja series and also KGF 2. This insane, overwhelming, fanatical result: All for ‘Kabaddi 4’.
‘Kabaddi 4 The Final Match’! The audiences were eagerly waiting for this franchise and the cinema did more than expected business. It grossed NRs 14 crores in just one week. It has become the highest grossing cinema in the history of Nepal with a collection of NRs 17 crores in 10 days of its release. Well, this came as a surprise even for the team. They had expected a nice outcome but this kind of overwhelming response from audiences all over in Nepal and also abroad have given them a pleasant surprise.
The amount of love showered to Bir Kaji, the character portrayed by Actor Dayahang Rai has left the actor himself in awe. When he went on a Nepal tour for the promotion, he was shocked to see Bir Kaji’s fans. He says, “There were many curious to know whether Bir Kaji will get married in the final match or not. And there were some ready to marry Bir Kaji. This showed the hype the cinema had created.”
The secret to this unexpected outcome is the familiarity previous series had got. All the characters had become a family name, all characters had different fan bases. Kabaddi was not only a cinema, it had become an emotion. And that intimacy pulled the crowd to the theatres in such a way that created history. Similarly, the cinema got a solo release. After a long period, a good cinema whose prequel had generated amazing fanfare released, gained good shows in multiplexes; these are some more reasons adding to the record breaking collection.
The publicity design also helped in further luring the audiences, the team feels. The actors themselves reached out to the audiences and asked them to watch the cinema. Next, the cinema was titled The Final Match and somewhere audiences did want to know how the cinema will end. This Ram Babu Gurung directorial brought back a hope; hope that Nepali cinema can earn a lot, Nepali cinema can lure in audiences, can get housefull shows in multiplexes, can have pre ticket sales abroad, can generate that crowd, that hype and this success. Hope this hope continues!