Chabi Raj Productions’ third venture ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ is released all over Nepal from Chaitra 27. Movie is made on the story of Rishi Lamichhane who has directed the movie. Movie features Shilpa Pokharel, Sabin Shrestha and Kishor Khatiwada in lead role. Movie is written by Shivam Adhikari.
Rating: 2.5/5 (Two And Half Stars)
What’s Good: Performance, Music. It is a typical commercial potboiler that will please its targeted audience.
What’s Bad: Old wine in a new bottle. Story line is quite predictable which will not grab your attention for two and half hours.
Hawaldar Suntali is the story of a police Suntali who has been raped by her colleague along with a minister. After she gets raped, she starts her journey for getting justice. During her journey, she faces lots of ups and down, she looses her loved one. Accidentally she meets Nisha who looks alike Suntali. She shares her all pain and handles her responsibility to Nisha to take her revenge and give her justice. Nisha is a pick-pocketer who is staying at Kathmandu. She is unaware of any police system nor any laws. Nor she knows anything about Suntali. Will she take the responsibility of Suntali and help her to get justice? How will she do? You have to watch the movie to know in detail about Suntali’s journey to get justice.
Hawaldar Suntali Review:
Hawaldar Suntali is a typical commercial potboiler which is female oriented and is targeted to single screen audience. Movie will give you glance of Rekha Thapa’s previous movies that used to be made with Chabi Ojha. A girl who gets affected by the society and she fights with the society. Such female oriented movie made Rekha a star among her audience and so Shilpa is following with Lazza and Hawaldar Suntali. In short, Hawaldar Suntali doesn’t have anything fresh to watch but is entertaining for its targeted audience.
Hawaldar Suntali is out-an-out typical masala film which have everything to entertain its audience. Good music, action, sentiments, comedy, dialogues which are presented with a new story that is suitable at present situation of Nepal. Movie don’t have anything fresh and nothing creativity to watch from the perspective of director. We have watch many movies with similar story line even with Rekha’s earlier movie Himmat. Same old story line is presented in a new screenplay with similar kind of treatment.
The best part of the movie is Shilpa Pokharel and only Shilpa Pokharel. Yes she can take place of Rekha Thapa as she have the expression, dialogue delivery and the punch that Rekha have. Being second movie and first year in the film industry, she has proved her self as an A rated actress of Nepali film. Hawaldar Suntali has only Shilpa Pokharel as a fresh to watch and she will win heart of audience. Sabin Shrestha doesn’t have any significant role for the story. He looks good. Kishor Khatiwada is good in his short and sweet role.
Chabi Ojha after trying his hand on Loafer which was a risky for him and he failed miserably. After that he started making movies with female oriented which is safe side for him. Hawaldar Suntali is also the movie which don’t have anything creative but has all ingredients that will make Chabi safe. Rishi Lamichhane’s work doesn’t have anything to appreciate. He has presented nothing fresh and creativity. Same old dish has been presented on a new plate with some addition treatment.
Hawaldar Suntali will definitely please its audience of single screen and outside the valley which is a success for a producer. But we expected movie better than Lazza which fails. I give 2.5 stars for this movie for Shilpa Pokharel’s outstanding performance. Rest I found nothing exciting and creative in the movie which could hold audience in the theater.
Hawaldar Suntali is like watching old Rekha Thapa’s movie featuring Shilpa Pokharel instead of Rekha. Same old wine in a new bottle which is predictable and nothing exciting.