Genre: Black Comedy, Drama
Director: Pradip Bhattarai
Cast: Bipin Karki, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Rabindra Jha, Barsha Raut, Prakash Ghimire, Sajan Thapa, Prawin Khatiwada, Priyanka Jha, Kamalmani Nepal, Bholaraj Sapkota, et cetera
Being screened at theatres near you
Three men — Fadindra (Bipin Karki), Joyas (Rabindra Singh Baniya) and Munna (Rabindra Jha) struggle to make a living. Despite their continuous effort to earn money and live a dignified life, they fail. Then suddenly they get Rs 30 million, and their life takes an unexpected turn.
And the movie Jatra, that narrates the story of these three men, too takes an unexpected turn from this point onwards, unfolding one mystery after another.
As the film’s story moves ahead, the laugh riot also begins, thanks to the punchlines with right timing. And the comedy is not forced, it goes along with the story line. Dialogue delivery too is apt and natural.
Director Pradip Bhattarai is able to hold the viewers’ interest till the end in Jatra, with the right dose of comedy and suspense. And a brilliant star cast is sure to enhance your movie experience.
Karki, known for his role of villain Bhasme in Pashupati Prasad, has transformed himself into the honest, polite and innocent Fadindra with ease in Jatra, once again proving his acting calibre. Jha and Baniya appeal the audiences with their acts. The supporting cast, with their convincing roles, have added to the performances of lead actors.
Jatra also pays equal attention to other details including the characters’ costumes and setting. Camera work is eye pleasing and the chasing scenes do not make you dizzy. The background score suits to this comedy film, and is thoroughly entertaining.
A must watch!
A version of this article appears in print on November 12, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.