Captain (2019 film)

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Captain
Film poster of its casually-dressed protagonist holding a football
Film poster
Directed byDiwakar Bhattarai
Produced byBhuwan K.C.
Executive producer
Jiya K.C.
StarringAnmol K.C.
Sunil Thapa
Upasana Singh Thakuri
Priyanka Mv
Wilson Bikram Rai
Saroj Khanal
Prashant Tamrakar
CinematographyNavraj Upreti
Edited byDirgha Raj Khadka
Production
company
Super Kajal Films
Release date
  • 1 March 2019 (2019-03-01) (Nepal)
CountryNepal
LanguageNepali
BudgetTemplate:Nepalese rupeeCrore
Box officeTemplate:Nepalese rupeeCrore
Captain (Template:Lang-ne; also known by its tagline Captain: Match Beginning Soon) is a 2019 Nepalese sports drama film directed by Diwakar Bhattarai, written by Samipya Raj Timalsena, Diwakar Bhattarai, Sagar Kharel, Brajesh Khanal and produced by Bhuwan K.C. and Jiya K.C. under the banner of Super Kajal Films. It stars Anmol K.C., with Sunil Thapa, Saroj Khanal, Wilson Bikram Rai, Upasana Singh Thakuri, Priyanka Mv, and Prashant Tamrakar. The film, which follows a teenager who struggles to follow his father's footsteps in football, was filmed across Jhapa and Ilam.[1] It was released in Nepal on 1 March 2019.[2][3] It received largely unfavourable reviews from critics for its storyline, visual special effects, and lead performances, and a mixed response from audiences. It grossed below average at the box office and ended its run after its second weekend.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Madan Khadka (Saroj Khanal) was a talented footballer, but football cannot support his family, so he goes to Saudi Arabia to find work. His son, Ishan (Anmol K.C.), is following in his footsteps and wants to become a professional footballer. When his father is hurt in an accident abroad, Ishan faces the choice of whether he too should pursue his career, or work to support his family.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Rahar Chha Sangai"Diggaj DhauraliArjun PokharelAnju Panta, Sugam Pokharel4:45
2."Curly Curly Kapal"Harka Saud, Manish DhakalSD Yogi, Sushant GautamMelina Rai, SD Yogi3:54
3."Sakdinaki Bachna"Diggaj DhauraliArjun PokharelSuman K.C., Deepa Lama3:15

Marketing[edit | edit source]

The film's poster was released in August 2018, featuring lead actor Anmol K.C.[12] and the tagline Match Beginning Soon.[13] A trailer was released in February 2019.[14]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Box office[edit | edit source]

Captain grossed Template:रूcrore (Template:रूmillion) at the box office in four days.[15] By its second weekend, however, the film grossed Template:रूcrore (Template:रूmillion) and ended its run.[16]

Critical response[edit | edit source]

Captain received poor reviews from critics. Abhimanyu Dixit of The Kathmandu Post called the film "an unintentional parody" and gave it one out of five stars, saying: "This is an honest cry, Bhuwan dai. Your audience is more mature than you think. Please surprise us by giving us something sensible the next time around".[17] Diwakar Pyakurel of Onlinekhabar wrote: "This Anmol KC starrer is a story of makers' misses", and rated the film two out of five, saying: "Captain fails to establish itself as an example for other sports genre movies to take a leaf from in the future. Instead, like ordinary players, it makes some unsuccessful efforts to shine".[18] The film did receive a positive review from Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, who said: "[The] movie is brilliant and it delivers patriotism, [a] social message with entertainment ... We need such content, which can boost the Nepali movie industry".[19]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Next Anmol KC film a football drama". kathmandupost.ekantipur.com. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  2. "Anmol KC Starrer CAPTAIN Gets Release Date, Hollywood's CAPTAIN MARVEL Follows Next Week". Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  3. "Captain". Captain. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  4. "को बन्छ करोडपतिमा अनमोल केसी पुग्दा राजेश हमालले सुनाए यस्तो जोक | राजेश हमाललाई अनमोलले ट्वाइलेटमा देखेको खुलासा ( हेर्नुस रमाइलो अन्तर्वार्ता )". Latest News Updates. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  5. "Anmol KC; New Movie, New Actress, Upasana Singh Thakuri". Nepali Movies, films. 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  6. "It's Final! Anmol KC has two leading ladies in Captain". Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  7. "फिल्म समीक्षाः मैदानबाहिर बहकिएको 'क्याप्टेन'". Online Khabar. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Will Prasant Tamrakar And Sunil Thapa Team Up As Villains For Anmol KC's Captain?". Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  9. "Anmol KC Reaches Ilaam For CAPTAIN shoot, Here's The Detail :". Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  10. "Anmol KC, Niruta Singh and Bhuwan KC rock the floor in 'Curly Curly Kapal'. Watch song:". THE CINEMA TIMES. 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  11. "Watch: The KC Men Dance With Niruta On 'Curly Curly Kapal' From Captain". Street Nepal. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  12. "Poster Alert! Anmol KC Releases A Brand New Poster Of CAPTAIN". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  13. "Anmol KC upcoming film Captain first look poster says – Match beginning soon". Nepali Movies, films. 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  14. Republica. "Captain trailer releases". My City. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  15. "Box Office : CAPTAIN Cruises With Rs. 2.85 Crore Gross, THE BREAKUP Is Struggling". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  16. "Captain Scores Fourth Century In Second Weekend Debut: Box Office". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  17. "An unintentional parody". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  18. "Captain movie review: This Anmol KC starrer is a story of makers' misses – OnlineKhabar". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  19. "What PM Oli Said After Watching The Movie Captain?". Retrieved 2019-04-01.

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