A Chhabiraj Films production, Nepali movie ‘Lazza’, is a female oriented movie by the writer, director Nawal Nepal. The movie released on October 24, 2014 features actors Shilpa Pokharel and Aryan Sigdel in lead roles. Supporting actors include Mithila Sharma and Kiran KC. The movie produced by Jidendra Shakya has music of Chetan Sapkota, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, and editing of Ananta Thapaliya.
The movie is a story of the lead character Priya (played by Shilpa Pokharel). When Daya (played by Aryan Sigdel) saw Priya, she was his love at first sight. Daya’s attempt to find more about Priya went in vain until he accidently meets Priya’s mom (played by Mithila Sharma).
Although Daya and Priya became closer, their affair didn’t go any further and Priya didn’t want to commit. She later revealed how a simple girl Parbati or Priya became Ashma, a call girl. She told about all the hardships and pressure she went through. I wouldn’t like to reveal what happens to the love story after she revealed the truth. Will Daya marry Priya? What do the friends and family suggest Daya to do? What was the reason behind Priya to become a prostitute?
Strength and Weakness
The movie has a strong lead character – Shilpa. The director Nawal Nepal has also written good screenplay and dialogue. The movie contains all the masala a typical Nepali movie contain to entertain a general movie goers.
The story in itself is old and predictable. Wounded by the failure of his last movie ‘Loafer’ Chhabi Raj Ojha seems reluctant to take any risks in ‘Lazza’ and has used tried and tested formula to make the movie just right. There is much to be desired from the action in the movie. The cinematography of Madan Kashyap Ghimire can be considered an average. Chetan Sapkota’s music, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj and Ananta Thapaliya’s editing are good.
There is nothing new or exciting for the viewers of the multiplex. But, the viewers in the single screen will surely love the masala in the movie.
For a new actress, Shilpa Pokharel has done a very good performance – better than expected. She is talented actress and she looks beautiful – two main ingredients to be a successful actress in Nepali film industry. Chhabi’s prediction that she might be the number one actress is based on the fact that she is a good actress.
Aryan Sigdel has done a good performance as a lover boy, as usual. As a mom, Mithila Sharma, also fits in perfectly. Actor Kiran KC has also done a very good job as the father.
The director Nawal Nepal, sometimes referred as another Shiva Regmi of Nepali film industry, has done a great job as the director. He has done a good job in screenplay and dialogues.
The movie created a buzz in media by the marriage rumor of actress Shilpa and producer Chhabi Raj Ojha. Earlier in the year, a rumor of Chhabi proposing Shilpa had surfaced. In a recent interview, Chhabi told that he would gladly agree if Shilpa agrees to marry him.
Apart from the controversy, the movie had received a favorable media coverage for the music and trailers. The success of Nawal’s previous movies and Chhabi’s reputation of producing successful movies had also helped in increasing the expectations in the viewers. It is another story that Chhabi’s previous movie ‘Loafer’ wasn’t that successful.
The family entertainment movie ‘Lazza’ features everything a movie can have including family drama, action, love, romance and drama. Although there is nothing new in the movie, the movie is entertaining and fun to watch.
Recommendation – Worth a watch for entertainment.