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Review :

“Pal” Nepali Movie – Contrasting the negativism with positivism
Posted: August 28, 2011


Challenging the current trendz of “masaaledaar” movie making mania in Kollywood, karna Shakya’s Pal has been successful to set its unique attire. As been hyped before the release , the film has lived upto the expectation of audience. With the little doubt i had entered into the hall and with the happy mood i exited convincing myself finally that nepali films can indeed be worth watching , unlike the popular notion that detest the content of nepali movies, given the creativity and acting efforts put by all the stakeholders. The film is smoothly flowing and captivating . All the more the message it tries to impart is to be appreciated.

Starring the fresh faces such as Raj Ballav, Nisha Adhikary and Anup Baral,the film has presented itself so uniquely that  it has portrayed the same story with the same characters in two different perspectives.  The film is narrated by the guest appearance, Karishma Manandhar in her own delightful charisma. In the first half before the interval , the prevailing nepalese mentality towards politics, money, prestige, family life and career are depicted. It has shown even the small momentary negativity in life can radically change the whole course of life. Whereas in the second half, after the interval the same story in the same setting is contrasted with previous scenes in first half. The difference is the attitude of characters only, how they take everything within their moral values and positivism they maintain throughout the story. The story with the latter perspective is indeed the true intended meaning of the film which can be concluded in one sentence, ” we shouldn’t be bound by any circumstances or situation but rather we should have complete  grasp on our situations and circumstances.”



The film is very successful engulfing every aspects i.e. romanticism, family life, social structure, politics, the state of youth in the country, nationalism and moral values. The film is therefore not epicentral to one subject only but gives the whole canvas of individual life, family life and even whole national life.  Seeing the film takes you through every fervor of feelings. At one moment you will be laughing the other you will not notice the tears flowing in your eyes. It pinches your conscience and makes you contemplate on your ways of life.  It gives hopes , enthusiasm and synergy to do something innovative and be diligent in the work.

The only thing, in my opinion is little bit out of track is its message that is emphasized in the halfway of the film that we don’t need higher education to be successful which is quiet disgusting. I really resent the idea which discourages youth to take their knowledge in the next level. Maybe it could be scriptural  or my understanding glitch !!( hope it is) . Otherwise the film is truly in it’s moment of height as the name of the film “pal” itself suggests…
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Re: Pal (2011) - Karna Shakya Movie - reviews
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फिल्म समीक्षा ः पल

आर्दशमै सिमित सोच

सुशील पौडेल

नियमित धारमा बन्ने फिल्ममा भन्दा बिल्कुल फरक । गीत छन्, मारपीट छन् तर तिनको प्रयोग शैलीले फिल्म ‘पल’लाई अन्य फिल्म भन्दा फरक देखाएको पक्कै हो । त्यस बाहेक पनि फिल्मले उठान गर्न खोजेको सन्देश पृथक छ । मनोरन्जन कम, सन्देश ज्यादा शैलीको फिल्म ‘पल’ले नियमित दर्शकलाई भने फिल्मी स्वाद चखाउन भने सकेको छैन ।

पर्यटन व्यवसायी तथा पछिल्लो समय सकारात्मक सोचको विकास गराउने पुस्तक लेखेर चर्चामा समेत आउन सफल कर्ण शाक्यको परिकल्पना, कथा, पटकथा र संवाद भएकोले पनि ‘पल’ उनको महत्वाकांक्षी कदम हो । यसपटक उनले आफ्नो सोच÷दृष्टिकोणलाई फिल्मी पर्दामा उतारेका हुन् । एकै परिवेश, परिस्थिती र पहु“चमा पनि पात्रमा आउने सकारात्मक र नकारात्मक दुई सोचबाट फरक ढंगले काम गर्दा नतिजा पनि फरक नै आउने फिल्मले देखाउन खोजेको छ । तर फिल्मांकन गर्दा दर्शनीय र रोचकतामा कमी देखिएको छ । उपकथाहरु साधारण र एकोहोरा मात्रै छन् । गतिलो विषयबस्तु हु“दाहु“दै पनि प्रस्तुतीकरणमा विविधता नअपनाईनुले फिल्म निरस बन्न पुगेको छ । कथामा खासै उतारचढाव नहु“दा दर्शकमा फिल्म हेर्नुको लोभ पैदा गर्दैन ।

पाल्पाबाट चुनाव जितेपछि सांसद कृष्णमान (रमेश बुढाथोकी) परिवार सहित राजधानी आएर भाडामा भर्खर भर्खर बस्न थालेका हुन्छन् । छोरो दिपक (राजवल्लभ कोइराला) अर्गानिक खेतीपातीमा संलग्न छ । तर कृष्णमानको कमजोरी उनकी आडम्बरी पत्नि हुन् । चम्पा (तृप्ती नाडकर) धनी बन्न रवाफ पनि ठूलै हुनुपर्छ भन्ने मान्यता राख्छिन् र पतिलाई अकुत सम्पत्ति कमाउनका लागि उक्स्याउ“छिन् । दिपक धनी बाबुकी छोरी सुष्मा (निशा अधिकारी)लाई प्रेम गर्छ र अन्ततः विवाह गर्ने हुन्छ ।

सांसद पतिलाई मन्त्रिका लागि भगवानस“ग प्रार्थना गर्ने चम्पा विहेलाई धुमधाम पारी उच्च ओहदाका व्यक्तिहरुस“ग निकटस्थ सम्बन्ध राख्न कृष्णमानलाई सुझाउ“छिन् । उता, कृष्णमान पनि दूधले नुहाएका भने होइनन् । हाउजिङ व्यवसायी हरी (धीरेन शाक्य)लाई गुठीको जग्गा मिलाईदिए बापत घुस माग्छन् । पढाई दिने शर्तमा गाउ“देखि ल्याएको केटोलाई घरकै काममा लदाउ“छन् । दिपक पनि सुष्मास“ग विहे त गरे तर सासु–बुहारीको घरझगडामा पेलिन्छन् । धनीको तुजुक देखाउने बुहारी अनि सासुको रवाफमा रम्न चाहने सासुबीचको ‘नाकको लडाई’ले गर्दा सुष्मा आधारातमा घर छोडेर हिड्छे । माईत नगई ऊ कलेजकै साथी जितु (अनुप बराल)को शरणमा पुग्छे । खलचरित्रको जितुले पत्नि लिन पुगेको दिपकलाई आवेशमा कुट्दाकुट्दै ज्यान लिन्छ । छोरो गुमाएको कृष्णमानले त्यसैबेला अख्तियारको फन्दामा पर्छन् र फिल्मको पहिलो भागले दुःखद अन्त्य बेहोर्छ । तर दोस्रो भागमा भने तिनै पात्र र त्यस्तै परिस्थिती भएपनि सोच÷व्यवहार सफा हुन्छ र एकअर्काका सहयोगी पनि ।

समग्रमा ‘पल’ फिल्म भन्दा विचार वा सोच हाबी छ । पहिलो भागमा जसरी फिल्मलाई प्रस्तुत गरिएको छ, दोस्रोमा पनि हुबहु त्यस्तै तर सोच मात्रै फरक पारिनुले फिल्मलाई फिक्का बनाईदिएको छ । सकारात्मक सोच्दा कस्तो फरक देखिन्छ भन्ने देखाउन एक÷दुई दृश्य नै काफी छ । दर्शकलाई एउटै दृश्य लगातार देखाउनु भन्दा पहिलेको कथाबाट अघि बढ्न सकेको भए फिल्मले व्यवसायिक सफलता समेत हात पार्ने थियो । फिल्ममा शाक्यको ‘सोच’लाई नै नायकत्व दिंदा फिल्मी शैलीमा कमी आएको देखिन्छ । फेरी व्यवसायी शाक्यले लेखेको पटकथाले नेतालाई जति लान्छना लगाएको छ, व्यवसायीलाई भने जोगाईदिन्छ ।

हाउजिङ व्यवसायी हरीले सांसद कृष्णमानलाई भन्ने संवाद ‘हामी त काम गरेर खाने मान्छे, सोझो औंलाले घिउ नआएपछि बंग्याएका मात्रै हौं । तर हामीलाई बिगार्ने त तपाईहरु नै हो नी’ले नेतालाई खलनायक साबित गरेको छ । त्यसबाहेक फिल्मले नै ‘नेताले सयौंलाई बेरोजगार बनाएर पछि लगाउ“छन् तर उद्यमीले सयौंलाई रोजगार दिन्छन्’ भन्नु कतै नेताप्रतिको नकारात्मक सोच मात्रै पो हो की । फिल्मको अघिल्लो भागमा सुष्माले पतिप्रति गर्ने व्यवहार विहे अघि र पछिमा बढि नाटकीय छ ।

फिल्मको पटकथा निरस भएपनि यसका संवाद प्रायः जीवन्त र अर्थपरक छन् । पात्रले त्यसलाई सही ढंगले प्रस्तुत गरेको देख्न सकिन्छ । अभिनयमा पनि पात्र भिजेका छन् । राजु थापाको छायांकन स्तरीय छ । फिल्ममा गीतकार किरण खरेलका गीत कथालाई पुष्ट्याई गर्ने खालका र कोरियोग्राफी पनि सहज भएकाले गीत÷संगीतको प्रयोगलाई धेरै हदसम्म युक्ति संगत बनाईएको छ । न्ह्यु बज्राचार्यको संगीतमा मिठास छ । तर फिल्मले भनेझैं सबै जनाले सही सोचिदिने वा आफ्नो कर्तव्य पालना गरिदिने हो भने दुःख, कष्ट नै आईपर्दैन झैं गरि देखाईनु व्यवहारत आर्दशवादी मात्रै हो । किनकी हरेक समाजमा नकारात्मक र सकारात्मक पक्ष हुन्छन् नै । रामराज्यमा पनि त सिता हरण गर्ने रावण थिए ।

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Re: Pal (2011) - Karna Shakya Movie - reviews
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 12:37:22 AM »
A breath of fresh air
- Manisha Neupane

in Kathmandu post

MAY 17 - The film fraternity in Nepal seems to be witnessing some much-needed positive developments, particularly in the last few years. Whether owing to the success of the critically-acclaimed Numafung or that of the technologically-ambitious Kagbeni, the face of Nepali films has been gradually transforming. While these changes have not been instantaneous, they are undeniable.

A case in point is the new film Pal, directed by Ramesh Budathoki. The film’s script has been penned by Karna Shakya, a well-known writer whose literary works include Soch and Khoj. Pal appears largely based on Shakya’s Soch. Similar to the book, Pal also tells the story through two contrasting perspectives, and characters in the film are presented in both positive and negative lights. There is a distinct sense of anxiety and scepticism woven into the first half of the film; only in the second half does it allow a more upbeat, retrospective look at events.

 “The film deals with ordinary people, which is why we expect audiences to connect to it,” says Budathoki. “The story is based on the socio-economic and political happenings of the country, things people can relate to.” He adds that Pal essentially incorporates a positive message and revolves around the idea that there is always more than one way to look at a situation. Budathoki prefers to classify the film as belonging to the semi-art genre—neither does it embody the ‘masala’ factor of commercial films nor is it sluggish and overly-conceptual like many art films.

According to co-producer Uddhav Poudel, in the forty years that he has worked in the industry, Pal is by far his favourite project. “When I heard the concept of the story from Shakya, I was highly impressed. It is remarkable the way it captures various aspects of an ordinary life,” he says.

One of the main antagonists in the film, Anup Baral, says that despite a relatively short onscreen appearance, his character isn’t lacking in depth. “One can see the arrogance and hatred of a psychotic lover in my character. At the same time, audience will also encounter the positive attributes in him,” he says. Baral adds that Pal is a breath of fresh air both for him and the film industry. The film also stars actors Nisha Adhikari, Tripti Nadkar, Karishma Manandhar, Dhiren Shakya, Raj Ballav Koirala and Mahadev Tripathi.

For an industry that is often criticized for not involving intellectual figures and confining itself to mindless melodrama, Karna Shakya’s first foray into the screenwriting certainly offers a welcome respite. Although Shakya is not too sure about the commercial viability of the film, he believes it will have a critical impact. “This film is for today, tomorrow and forever. It will be a change for regular film audiences,” he says.

Pal premiered on Tuesday at Gopi Krishna Hall. Charity shows are being organised for the occasion by Jaycees and Rotary clubs, which will run for a month. The film will be screened in theatres starting July.

Posted on: 2011-05-18

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Re: Pal (2011) - Karna Shakya Movie - reviews
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 02:16:33 PM »
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