Movies – April 2019
CLASSIC REEL: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
There’s something about war movies that always captures our imagination, because war is a concept we just can’t wrap our minds around. The Bridge On The River Kwai is a classic war movie, thoughtfully portraying the whole pretext of a war through a single story. Col. Nicholson and his troops are taken as prisoners by Japanese soldiers. However, he refuses to behave like a prisoner. Col. Saito, the Japanese leader, asks them to build a bridge; Nicholson refuses to do so, as it has been agreed upon that prisoners wouldn’t be involved in manual labour. The story that follows shows the emotions that run high in the time of war, and the meaning of honour in two very different cultures. Directed by David Lean, this classic has some heartrending moments that will leave you spellbound and questioning the principles we so dearly hold onto.
Year of release: 1965
Directed by David Lean
Starring Alec Guinness, William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa
Ali Abbas Zafar
Set to release just in time for Eid, Bharat is an Indian adaptation of the Korean film Ode to My Father, which is about a man trying to reunite with his father, from whom he was separated by war.
Wild Rose narrates the struggle of a woman trying to make it big in the music industry, Rose- Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is a young mother of two, fresh out of prison. The movie shows the challenges she faces in trying to become a country singer.
X Men: Dark Phoenix
Hailed as national heroes, the X-Men take on many missions for the safety of the world. On one mission, Jean Grey gets caught in a cosmic flare, which gives her enough power to make her the Phoenix. The power also corrupts her and the team is torn between saving a woman they care about, and saving the world.