Nepali thriller film Mala directed by Sudip Bhopal Singh ‘Boobbie’ features Aryan Sigdel, Priyanka Karki, Sumina Ghimire and Prajwal Sujal Giri in lead role. Movie is written by Sudip Bhopal Singh ‘Boobbie’.
Rating: 3/5 (Three Stars)
What’s Good: Performance, background score, cinematography, dialogues.
What’s Bad: Screenplay at second half which had scope for best.
Mala is the story of a dead girl Mala (played by Priyanka Karki). She committed suicide after she got betrayed by her husband. Her soul wants justice and for justice her soul seeks help from a doctor Neel (played by Aryan Sigdel). Neel and Mala has some interlink which has a back-end story. After getting horrible dream and fear of Mala, Neel finds out Mala’s dead body and cremate it for giving relief to her soul. In other side, Mala’s husband is a broker who marry girls of village and sells them. Mala’s soul also disturbs him often and leads him to commit suicide. After Neel cremate Mala’s dead body, Mala’s soul doesn’t leave Neel. Her soul wants something extra from him. What is that? What will Neel have to do to give her soul justice? Watch the movie to find out what Mala’s soul seeks from Neel.
Mala is a thriller movie where Priyanka Karki plays the role of a soul. Movie has everything that is needed for a thriller movie. Good cinematography, well developed plot, background score that will keep thrilling you and good performance. Movie will reveal the story and suspense as it flows and holds you in the seat of theater. Movie doesn’t have any dull or uneasy moments that will ruin your experience of watching a thriller movie.
Priyanka Karki as Mala is superb. This may be the first time she has portrayed such character. Throughout the movie she speaks only one word. She expresses her pain and feelings from her expression which is superb. A village girl to a soul, she has perfect screen presence which will get huge appreciation. Aryan Sigdel as a doctor is good and he portrays Neel’s character well. Sumina Ghimire also look beautiful as an innocent wife. Prajwal Giri as a broker and husband looks great. Loonibha Tuladhar in a special appearance is good.
Sudeep Bhupal Singh who has written and directed the movie has done good job. He has made a perfect thriller movie which will hold his audience within the seat and keep thrilling with suspense and thrills. Movie is not a horror but a suspense thriller movie which has a social issue tied to the story.
I found quite disappointing during the climax when the movie gets diverted into another issue at the end. As the movie starts and focuses on the issue of human trafficking and was presented this with thrilling experience but at the end when movie gets diverted into the case of organ transplantation issue, I find an ending a bit unforgiving. One of the best thriller movie ever made in Nepal but I give only 3 stars for this as I found the movie could be more interesting which is missed.
Mala is an interesting movie with the suspense that will keep you hooked. Give this thriller movie a chance, it will keep you hooked to your seat.