Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mala Review

Cast: Priyanka Karki, Aaryan Sigdel, Sumina Ghimire, Prajwol Sujal Giri, Shishir SJB Rana, Loonibha Tuladhar
Rating: 4 out of 5
Movie Review By: Anuj Ghimire

Finally, Nepali movies have started to bring out creativity and push in a different perspective into Nepali movie world. Mala does that excellently. This movie deviates from the recent trend of cliche movies, that has been in the market for some time. Guns, robbery, nudity, foul mouth girls and words, as a part of attraction theme. But this movie doesn't have any of those unnecessary stuff and focuses mostly on suspense thriller. Priyanka Karki, though barely speaking a word has done an excellent job. She plays a role of ghost, or a soul who’s wandering off in search of something that completes her. Her acting is splendid, and with natural flawless expression. While most of the Nepali actors have either under acting or over acting problem, Priyanka has done an excellent job in Mala with proper execution of her role. Aryan Sigdel seems quite clueless at times but he’s done good job as well. The best part of acting for me was the one done by Mala’s mother in the movie. Mala has changed the recent trends of movie genre in Nepali industry, a different window into the Nepali movie world.

The movie is a suspense thriller, almost with a horror touch and is pretty scary at times. The only thing I wish they could have done right was, kept few scary scene, because the “Ghost Scene” or the scary scene comes up too frequently. At least few scene are scary enough for everyone and petrifying those with faint heart. But the movie is a very good attempt. I won’t say it was the best movie, because it does lack lots of stuff but it noteworthy attempt and definitely not a bad movie at all. The cinematography is pretty good with two awesome time-lapse scene. Few things are certainly missing but it is a very praiseworthy attempt. Plus, the movie has a different story to tell regarding few of the major problem in our society, it has a message in it, for a good propose.

If this trend goes on we can really hope that Nepali movie industry will be filled with good movies in the coming days. A bit out of the box thinking like in this movie is what the industry needs to reach big height.