Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi movie review
Because Kabaddi is an established ‘brand’ in the Nepali film industry and the Dashain festival is round the corner, the series’ third work, Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi, is likely to attract an exciting stage. In addition, experienced actors have acted well to make the audience Laugh, that is to say, without a thoughtful production of one’s voice and appearance and without using double-meaning jokes. However, for critical audiences, the story is a bit formulaic and predictable, placing the team’s brand image at stake.
In recent years, the Nepali cinema industry has been flooded with comedy movies, but more than half of such films are nonsense. Only a few of them will quench your thirst for entertainment. The use of sexual jokes — including those about sexual organs, sexual relationships, and the idea of sexuality, in general, to make people laugh, is certainly not healthy for the future of the industry. Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi tries to end that trend and it somehow succeeds.
Like his previous productions, writer and director Ram Babu Gurung and his script partner Upendra Subba have presented the story in a semi-rural setting, where people are in transition. While the problems ranging from unemployment to caste differences have affected society, the movie describes how its members have carried forward their aspirations. And, it is the director’s art to wrap them up in a comedic presentation without deviating from the established norms and values of society.
The movie uses small incidents to make the audience laugh. For example, when his father (Puskar Gurung) shouts at our hero, Bir kaji (Daya Hang Rai), saying that he ‘can’t break even a stick [Nepalis mention the failure of people in the idiom Said there is something useful for his failure to break the stick] The hero brings a stick and breaks it immediately. In fact, the entire characterization of Bir Kaji is comic. Just take a look at her ‘principle’ about love and marriage and how he reacts when the heroine (Upasana Singh Thakuri) hugs her for the first time.
The role of Bir Kaji‘s longtime pal, Birkhe (Bijaya Baral) is essential in the movie and his influence depends on his ability to make people laugh. When the audience first heard their conversation with Bir Kaji in the opening scene, they started laughing; He says that the ‘lines of luck’ on his palm faded just because he used the palm excessively to prepare tobacco powder. He continues to make odd statements about his life’s concerns until the film ends. His and Rai’s contribution to the film‘s overall performance is almost equal.
Another lead character, Dhwanse (Karma) is also comical throughout the film. Although the main female character, Kashi (Thakuri), her parents, Maotse Gurung and Lonibha Tuladhar, the vulgar elements are conspicuously absent. Established comedians Wilson Bikram Rai and Buddhi Tamang contribute to the plot from the periphery.
Story of cliche
But again, a comic film is not enough to be desirable. This requires a moving story that effectively connects all events in one order and makes all jokes worthwhile. Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi is such a story, but it is not original and creative.
While a well-crafted movie should slowly reveal the dynamics, the film reveals everything in the first half; By midnight, readers can guess right what they will see in the second half and how the film ends. The second half adds no new dimensions to the story, except that Bir Kaji‘s ‘Missing’ girlfriend Maiya (Rishma Gurung) gives the movie a surprise ending.
Like the hundreds of Nepali love stories and social dramas produced before it, the movie puts the idea at its center that parents enforce their wishes on their daughters as far as their marriage is concerned. Like dozens of other films, the movie also establishes a love triangle (or a quadrilateral, more precisely) where there is a woman at the center. While such quadrilaterals are not realistic, one is included in the kabaddi story as it adds to the complexity of the plot, hoping it will keep readers hooked. However, critical audiences examine the film‘s effectiveness based on its proximity to reality rather than its invented complexity.
On the other hand, it is a patriarchal idea to have a woman in the center and the three or four men who walk after her, who subtly consider her an object that every man wants to keep. Nepali filmmakers have seen two individuals fighting for a girl and they are keen to see it again and again, not only in a love story but also in a movie that is considered a comedy or social drama.
Effective acting in kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi
So if you are not going to watch this movie for a story, then you should watch it for acting. Not only the popular Daya Hang Rai, but the emerging Thakuri and Baral have given impressive performances in the project.
Rai, as always, pleases the audience with his casual looks and naturalistic expressions. As you watch the film, you forget that the person on screen is not an actor who has trained himself in business for years; You instead think that he is an unemployed, loving, carefree village man who wants to live a better life.
Compared to his previous role in Captain, Thakuri has improved a lot. In the film, she is placed in different emotional situations, but she skillfully and realistically portrays him in her facial expressions, gestures, and dialogues. Given the way he balances happy and sad expressions and the way he communicates through his eyes and body language, Baral deserves a better, more important role in the next show.
Karma is fine in his role, but at times he seems immature and gimmicky. Pushkar Gurung has done justice to his role. Maotse Gurung and Loonibha Tuladhar are very loud at times. Wilson Bikram Rai and Buddhi Tamang are average. The role given to Tamang is not essential to the plot, but it is not his fault. If they had been given a more serious role, they could have done it better.
The kabadi Movie team of director Ram Babu Gurung has successfully continued the legacy of blending comedy, love and social issues into a story set in a semi-rural transitional setting. But, to avoid ‘filming the formula’, the team needs to be more creative and critical about its creation.
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Genre: Comedy, Social Drama
Runtime: 115 minutes
Director: Ram Babu Gurung
Screenwriter: Ram Babu Gurung / Upendra Subba
Cast: Dayahang Rai, Upasana Singh Thakuri, Rishma Gurung, Karma, Wilson Bikram Rai, Buddhi Tamang, Bijaya Baral, Puskar Gurung, Kabita Ale, Maotse Gurung, Lonibha Tuladhar, Kamal Mani Nepal
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