HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: If one is involved in fighting or dancing just to earn money, then s/he is definitely going to pay for his/her actions. This is what the movie Maya’s Bar tries to depict.
The story revolves around a husband Gajit (Gajit Bista), wife Maya (Nisha Adhikari) and their son Bishal (Rirendra Shrestha). Because the family is facing a financial problem, Gajit and Maya are unable to pay their son’s school fee and bank loan. Meanwhile, one day Gajit happens to watch an interview of Trilok Rana (Rajesh Hamal) — owner of several bars and fight clubs in Kathmandu where 2,700 staff are under him. Gajit then goes to fight with Rana’s #1 fighter and wins to return home with money. Eventually, he signs a two-year contract to work as a fighter for Rana. But Maya who hates kickboxing is against this decision of her husband. In order to teach him a lesson, she starts working as bar dancer along with her friend (Karishma Manandhar) in one of Rana’s bars. The tension rises when Rana’s opposition tries to get Gajit on their team. In this process their only son Bishal is kidnapped and things change.
To know what happens next you have to watch the movie. And you probably won’t be able to predict what will happen next.
You will be able to see everything — fights, romance, emotions, dialogue and comedy. But the storyline is weak and the living style of people represented in the movie seem unrealistic. The couple living in mansion are shown as broke which is not convincing. Also the audience will not know what this couple used to do before becoming a fighter and bar dancer.
Debutant Bista has done full justice to his character. Similarly, it is good to watch Hamal’s performance as a person who respects only money. He looks fresh in his character. Shrestha’s emotional act will definitely make you empathetic towards him. Manandhar is seen in only a few scenes but with bold dialogues. Adhikari seems much better while performing in songs as compared to other parts of movies — sometime she overacts and other times she delivers her part very poorly. The music and lyrics by Suresh Adhikari relate to the story. The songs are meaningful and timely presented. Meanwhile, you will get to see power packed stunts where fight director NB Maharjan has made the actors show diverse kicks and punches.
Overall director Dinesh DC is successful making an entertaining film.