On Friday, two highly promoted new movies were released in theater – Ukesh Dahal’s ‘Kina Kina’ and Nawal Nepal’s ‘Mahasush’. Both movies have well known star cast and are expected to do well in theater.
‘Kina Kina’ was promoted for being a love story of adult nature. The movie is advertised featuring kiss scenes and bed scenes. In the movie actress Karishma Manandhar and Rajesh Hamal, Rajesh Payal Rai and Sashi Khadka, Arunima Lama and other actors are featured kissing and having hot scenes. On the other hand, ‘Mahasush’ is advertised as being a family oriented clean movie. The movie features actresses Keki Adhikari and Benisha Hamal romancing with Aryan Sigdel.
The online-couple Karishma Manandhar and Rajesh Hamal has been one of the most successful couple in the Nepali movie history. ‘Kina Kina’ is trying to cash in the popularity of the duo. In addition, Arunima Lama posing as a nude model is also being widely publicized to lure adult audience. Rajesh and Karishma featured in 1980s set-up is also another aspect the viewers might want to watch the movie.
Keki Adhikari is a very successful actress in music videos and she has done good roles in her past movies. Benisha Hamal is also known as a budding actress with potential.
The audience have high expectations from both the movies and they are also doing well on the first days of screening. Long term success will however be determined by word-to-mouth publicity.