A passenger filled highway coach traveling from Eastern Nepal to Kathmandu hits one delay after another, the first of those delays due to a bandh. After a lengthy stop, they are able to ...
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A passenger filled highway coach traveling from Eastern Nepal to Kathmandu hits one delay after another, the first of those delays due to a bandh. After a lengthy stop, they are able to bypass the bandh as they masquerade as a wedding party, as bandhs unofficially allow wedding vehicles through their protests. The passengers are able fortuitously to come up with this masquerade as the one acting as the bride is indeed going to Kathmandu to get engaged. The stories of those on board, some whose the delay help, some whose it hurts, are told. The "bride", medical student Pooja, is torn between marrying her intended fiancé Abiral, just returned from the United States and who she's known since they were children, and her lover Ronit. The "groom", Pratiek, whose parents do not approve of his homosexual orientation, has a new boyfriend Vishal, who is facing a personal crisis with his transgendered roommate, Deena. The "wedding planner", Manoj, who is in the military, is rushing to see his ...Written by
The first Nepali-directed film was produced in 1964 and it has taken nearly 50 years for a Nepali film to be shown at a major global film festival. See more »
It's a journey of life; some happing and some unhappy ending
I must say the cinematography stood out amongst the movie's production team. It's commendable and praiseworthy. Deepak is one of those Nepali filmmaker that keeps the hope alive. I loved the multifaceted narrative and the way the characters are connected somehow. This movie presents some of the most popular Nepali artists, and it's good to see them improvise the scenes, and most of them have been fine. The movie has subplots and they are well written making the narrative interesting and engaging. Overall, it's one of those movies that is great for the ambitious project that the movie set to acquire
What did not work:
I think the length of the movie could have been a bit longer to fit all the characters' story and their climaxes because there were room for improvements and better conclusions. Although it's a unique screenplay as per the Nepali industry, it's still not the complete one for me. If only the movie was more suggestive with added scenes, it would have had the impact that the movie projected to achieve.
Final verdict: recommended
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