New Delhi, Jan 28 (Jagran News Network):

Cast: James Franco
Director: Danny Boyle
Jagranpost.com Rating: ***


The fetish of bringing books to the silver screen will never cease for Danny Boyle and hence, like last time’s Slumdog Millionaire, his 127 Hours doesn’t disappoint.

Adapted from ‘Between a rock and a hard place’, Boyle’s single starrer is an engaging and enthralling watch. But before you step into the theatre, prepare yourself for some chilling scenes as the movie is not for the faint hearted.

The movie is based on the real story of Aron Ralston, an extreme biker and adventurer, who meets with a freak accident in 2003 when his arm gets trapped under a boulder during a climbing expedition in Utah.

He hasn't told anyone before leaving for the trip so there aren’t any chances that someone will come to his rescue. All Ralston has is a multi-tool knife, a video camera and his own intelligence to end his grief.

James Franco, who has donned the role of Ralston, is convincing and playing the character has also got him a nomination at the Oscars for Best Actor. He has come into a different role which is grilling too.

Boyle’s impeccable storytelling immerses you. He has translated the story into nerve wracking drama which keeps you on the hooks from the very first shot. However, the movie might slowdown in the middle as it is based on only one character and what transpires with him in, well, 127 hours.

Sharp editing and amazing camera angles are what one can look forward to. What adds a thrill to the movie is AR Rahman’s thrilling background score, which has again won him two Oscar nominations this year. Clearly, both Boyle and Rahman are lucky for each other.

The film is definitely worth spending your time and money on, but is not recommended for the faint hearted, as Ralston finally does something which only the steely nerved can attempt. We are not telling you what that is!.

 

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