Many Nepali directors and actors, these days, have been working hard to make movies that not only entertain but also educate the audience. After Dipendra Khanal’s Jholay, which depicted the reality of the lower-middle class, received a warm response from the audience, Ram Babu Gurung has come up with an equally entertaining Mister Jholay starting Dayahang Rai, Barsa Raut, Buddhi Tamang and Diya Pun.
The story revolves around three middle-aged childhood friends Purne (Dayahang Rai), Karne (Prabin Khatiwada) and Guna Prasad (Buddhi Tamang) all of whom are still bachelors and want to settle down. Purne’s mother wants him to get hitched him with Sanu Maya (Diya Pun), the daughter of a landlord and an ex laure.
Sanu Maya’s dad has announced 1.5 million rupees as ‘cash prize’ for her groom as no one dares marry his daughter because she was born on a no moon day (aunsi). Karne, who is from an untouchable caste is in love with Sanu Maya. But she doesn’t have the same feeling towards him.
Guna Prasad, a public school teacher is unable to express his love to Karne’s sister (Barsa Raut). The dreams and desires of each friend bring conflict between them and the drama reaches its climax when a ‘hunter tourist’ makes an entry in the village.