Nepali movie Bhimdatta directed by Himgyap Lama and presented by Nawal Khadka is released today across the theaters of Nepal. Bhimdatta is made on the life of martyr Bhimdatta Panta who have sacrificed his life for the sake of Nepal and people of Nepal. Nawal Khadka is the lead actor of the movie who is seen portraying the character of Bhimdatta. Nisha Adhikari, Sumnima Ghimire are the lead actress of the movie. Movie’s script and screenplay is written by Shivam Adhikari.
Rating: 2.5/5 (Two And Half Stars)
What’s Good: Some performance, dialogues, patriotic feelings. cinematography.
What’s Bad: Screenplay which is not well written to justify the theme of the movie, few actors.
Movie starts at present situation of Nepal where an incident has created chaos everywhere. A gang used to kill the top political leaders one by one and chopped their head and hanged on public place. Police and everyone is searching for the people behind this incident. Finally police gets the gang in their hand which consists of four people from different background. On a press meet, these four people explores their journey and their connection with martyr Bhimdatta. Four people named as Satyam Sharma, Astha Singh, Rohan Thapa and Mala Bohara have been directly affected by the corrupt system of Nepal and which leads them to move towards Dadeldhura to study about the history of Bhimdatta who have gave his life while fighting against the corrupt system of Nepal. They also tried to fight against the system by punishing those leaders who are corrupted. Why these four characters takes such bold decision of punishing the leaders? What are their back-end story? What will be their result? How Bhimdatta’s history have influenced them? To know all these, you have to go to the theater nearby and watch the movie.
Bhimdatta is not a biopic but it is the story of four characters which explores the history of Bhimdatta. The theme of the movie is good and it had lot of scope to turn out awesome but its script and screenplay fails miserably. Although movie is publicize saying it is a biopic of Bhimdatta but movie is not. Movie have portrayed the life of Bhimdatta linking the four characters but doesn’t justify properly. This is the main problem of film Bhimdatta.
Movie build expectation, curiosity and excitement on first half. When the four characters reach Dadeldhura to study about Bhimdatta, the movie starts losing its pace slowly and after the first half movie focuses only on the life of Bhimdatta and forgets to focus on those four characters and other aspects. Director and writer were confident that Bhimdatta’s story and patriotic feeling will drag audience so the main theme was neglected. A little effort of the script and screenplay could have made the movie better but it fails.
Nawal Khadka is seen as Bhimdatta and he has portrayed well. His dialogue delivery is good. Sumnima Ghimire as Parbati (wife of Bhimdatta) has gave one of the finest performance of her career. Her innocence, beauty, dialogue delivery, struggle can be felt from her expression that is remarkable. Nisha Adhikari as Astha Singh is good. Director have done careless on selecting few supporting actors which will make audience laugh. Like Mala Bohora’s grandfather (Bhimdatta’s friend) doesn’t looks like grandfather just by doing makeup. An old man could have been used to portray that character which is a negative point of director.
Song are melodious which are well placed. Choreography of Himgyap Lama is appreciable. Mani Thapa’s story had a good scope but the script fails to present the theme of the story properly. Few action scenes are too much elongated and too much violent for children and female. Dialogues are another appreciable aspect of the movie which will gain clapping from the audience inside the theater.
Director and writer have more focused on those quotient which will drag audience to the theater rather than focusing on making a well executed film. Action, dialogues, patriotic theme and patriotic dialogues are more focused rather than the main theme. These ingredients may work for the movie especially outside the valley and grab good collection at box office.
Bhimdatta can be a good movie just to gain knowledge about the history of Bhimdatta but it has not been presented well which may disappoint your experience of watching a biopic movie.