42. Unity is Strength

We have been told about certain morals & proverbs in our childhood days & some of them do play a vital role in our daily lives too.

"Unity is Strength",this proverb is one which we all will remember easily but how much of strength can a united set of people acquire ??

Hmmm may be this film could provide us with the answer for that

PLOT : " The events taking place before & during the 1995 Rugby World Cup in the newly elected anti-apartheid South Africa government headed by President Nelson Mandela. "

Clint Eastwood is one of the main reasons i watched this film ,i was so very impressed with his works in Flags of Our Fathers & Letters from Iwo JimaThe director in him has yet again proved his calibre with this film Invictus.

The film portrays the initial stages of the newly formed government in South Africa headed by Nelson Mandela & the problems that plagued his government then.

The racial remarks in the films are effectively drafted such that the audience could understand the degree of tensions that prevailed in then South Africa which was breaking away from apartheid.

Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela was the perfect man to do the role ,the way he moved & talked reminded me of the real Mandela himself.Watching him people could easily see the man who brought South Africa together.

Matt Damon essays the role of François Pienaar ,the captain of the Springboks ,the South African rugby union team.His body language is truly amazing ,he clearly is a class act.

These two men shared the bulk of the screen time & were a treat to watch ,they way in which these two men command the loyalty of their fellow men is something every leader would dream of.

Cinematography & Art direction is very convincing ,it was like the happenings in 1995 South Africa ,the cars ,the buildings ,the dresses ,all of them were a perfect sync.

The supporting actors too played out their part well especially the people who enacted the role of Mandela's bodyguards were a treat to watch when they locked horns with each other.

The racists problems that plagues our world today can be clearly seen here ,everyone has their motives & fears but making them work together is such an herculean task which is aptly demonstrated.

Sports & music is a universal language that knows no barriers ,as i had already put forth "how much of strength can a united set of people acquire ??"

Well the unity of people in South Africa brought about the change in fortunes for the South African rugby team who in turn served as an inspiration to bring together the entire nation.

  • Rating : "PG" for strong language.
P.S : " Nelson Mandela himself has said that only Morgan Freeman could portray him. And so Freeman was the first actor cast. "


Bharathi said...

am reading ur blog after a long while. I can see ur reviewing skills has gone up considerably. keepup the good work buddy.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Bharathi

Thanks a ton for the compliments Bharathi :)
i hope u visit here often :)

Madhu said...

i agree with bharathi..Bollywood needs goo critics..apply macha!

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Hey am no critic pa ,these are just my experiences whilst watching these movies :)

Rajlakshmi said...

have heard a lot about this movie... the story line seems interesting ...
nice review... :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Rajlakshmi

Thanks for dropping by :)

Chandrika Shubham said...

I too agree with Bharathi. :)
Nice review. :) Will watch this movie.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Chandrika

Oh thanks a ton for ur compliments pa :)

Vij@y said...

Hey sathish i am after a long time here. Your reviews are brilliañt . Hope u will keep doing such a nice job.

CutePriya said...

nice review dude...(^_^)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Vij@y

Thanks for the compliments..
Drop by often :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ CutePriya

Thanks dudette :)

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