Film Review – Shatru Gate (Should I watch Shatru Gate?)

Movie – Shatru Gate
Starring – Madan Krishna Shrestha, Hari Bamsha Acharya, Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Priyanka Karki, Paul Shah, Aanchal Sharma etc.
Director – Pradeep Bhattarai

The movie was considered one of the most awaited movies in the Nepali film industry because of at least, the following three reasons:

  1. Comeback movie of MaHa. They had returned in the Nepali film industry after about 17 years.
  2. Directed by the director of ‘Jatra’ another hit film.
  3. Script by Deepak Raj Giri, the writer of successful comedy films like ‘Chha Ekan Chha’, ‘Woda Number Chha’, Chhakka Panja’ and ‘Chhakka Panja 2’.

Apart from them, the fans of Paul, Aanchal, and Priyanka were also eagerly awaiting the film’s release.  As expected, the opening of the film was good. But, there is a risk of over-expectation.



What is ‘Shatru Gate’?

Shatru Gate is a comedy film – with a lot of comedy artists. The family movie features a lot of comedy scenes, serious love story and a collection of funny events. The movie has become special in terms of the star-cast in it. MaHa-duo, Deepak and Deepa and Paul Aanchal are three successful and well known two-member teams in the Nepali film industry. Although Paul and Aanchal association is relatively new, other two have proved themselves in the entertainment industry from their numerous ups and downs.

Although the story is not new, the presentation is different from other films. The presentation is very tasty and interesting.

Plot of Shatru Gate

The movie is about a young couple who are deeply in love. The family of the guy and the girl live in the same housing in Kathmandu. One family comes from the hilly region and the other from the Terai plains. The girl Sandhya’s father is a corrupt Medhesi leader. Aanchal Sharma is featured as Sandhya and the her father is Ramesh Ranjhan Jha. Sandhya’s love interest is Suraj, played by Paul Shah. Although the girl’s father doesn’t have any objection on the marriage between Suraj and his daughter Sandhya, Suraj’s father is not that keen in the relationship. Suraj’s father, Gopal (Hari Bamsha Acharya) doesn’t want a family relationship with a corrupt leader. His wife, played by Deep Shree Niraula is willing to make Sandhya her daughter in law. So, the father, Gopal has unwillingly accepted Suraj’s affair with Sandhya.

The marriage was set for 17th. But, for some reason Gopal is arrested and jailed. He secretly wished that his son’s marriage is halted upon his absence. But, despite of his arrest, the engagement between Sandhya and Suraj is done. The marriage faces a real threat when Rahul (Deepak Raj Giri) arrives in the colony. Rahul makes videos in YouTube and makes money. For his content, Rahul, makes videos of everybody in the colony to make money. Because of Rahul’s action, the fathers of the two lovers get tangled and they started hating each other.

It was when Sandhya and the family left the colony and moved to Terai, the real twist in the story starts. That is when the real film starts. To know if the two will be able to get married, you would want to watch the movie.

Full comedy

The main comedy actors in the movie include Hari Bamsha Acharya, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Kiran KC, Shivahari Poudel, Rajaram Poudel, Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraual. Although it has everything from love, romance, action and comedy – comedy stands out the most.

Social issues are also addressed in the film.

YouTube trend

The movie also addresses a new-internet trend, people making videos to make money. Deepak Raj Giri is the representative of that trend. Apart from being an actor, he is also the script writer of the film. He has taken extra care to establish himself as one of the most important character of the film.

In fact, Deepak Raj Giri, is more important character than everybody else. That makes him the leading actor of the film.

The events and issues in the movie are very funny and interesting. The movie takes another huge turn when Sandhya and Suraj get married. That makes the climax of the movie more interesting.

Who should watch Shatru Gate?

The movie is very entertaining, the actors have done a great job. The technical aspect of the movie is also very good.

If you like comedy, you enjoy a entertaining film – you should watch the film.

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