The movie ‘Kabaddi 4: The Final Match’ is being prepared for release from this Friday. Advance bookings were opened in multiplexes five days before the release, keeping in mind the craze among the viewers towards this much awaited movie after covid. Every multiplex in Kathmandu has been providing big foreign films to the show.
The film has set a record by getting the most number of shows in QFX, the largest multiplex chain in Nepal. QFX has given 98 shows to the film in 11 stations in Kathmandu and Mofasal. This is the highest number of shows received by Nepali and foreign films till date. And, most of the shows received by the film are in the housefull stage and some of the shows have already sold out.
The show has been sold out at 8 am on Friday at Labim Mall under QFX. Similarly, the one-stop show of Birtamod at 11:30 am and the 8 pm show have also been sold out. Ticket bookings for the movie have been aggressive in other halls of QFX. From the QFX chain, the film is likely to earn over Rs 3 million on the first day of release.
It is learned that movie tickets are being aggressively booked in multiplexes including Big Moviez, One Cinemas, Fcube Cinemas and Queue Cinemas in Kathmandu. Door to door sales of Nepali films are usually on the day of screening. However, the hall operators say that the number of spectators who buy tickets for ‘Kabaddi 4’ online and at the counter is significant.
If you look at the craze seen in the advance booking of the film, the opening business of ‘Kabaddi 4’ seems to be the biggest ever of a Nepali film. The film is estimated to have grossed close to Rs 20 million on its first day. The film will cross 60 million in the first weekend. The film would require a strong word of mouth to become a long race horse in the hall.
Directed by Rambabu Gurung, the film stars Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Miruna Magar, Buddhi Tamang, Vijay Baral, Gaumaya Yatri, Pushkar Gurung, Kamal Mani Nepal, Kavita Ale, Jayananda Lama and Prakash Ghimire among others. The story of the film is written by director Gurung and Upendra Subba. Before its release in Nepal, the film has secured investment from overseas rights.