Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic story which can be found easily on the internet, but rich production, costume designs & music is something you watch for in this movie.
Set in the 70s & 80s, it gives you a genuine feel of that era, with perfect locations, costumes, cars, interiors and everything. The story moves fast, without giving you a chance to sit back and assume anything.
Adam Rauf playing the character of Freddie Mercury suits perfectly even though he is little shorter than the real one. A couple of Drone shots taken in the stadium brings you back in the 21st century, but the visuals don’t distract your mind. Otherwise, the cinematography is just classic.
The best part of this film which I liked is the songs. Yes, this is unusual in English movies. But we Indians love it.
Another thing that I liked in Bohemian Rhapsody is the large size coloured captions during the live performances; it helped me understand the lyrics, which otherwise I could have missed some.
The story, briefly also speaks about the journey of Freddie becoming a bisexual/gay after getting married, without any adultery scenes. I like the picturization.
Looking at the trailer, I thought it’s a movie for music lovers. Remember an Indian film on rock band ‘Rock On’?
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Rock band starts, everybody gains success, earn millions, and when things start getting into their heads, they plan to split and go solo. Things don’t work out as assumed, and then they regret.
In the end, everybody gets reunited and make a come back as a band, but things are not the same as they were. Some succeed, some struggle. That’s what I anticipated from this movie. But somehow, I was just carried away with that 70s scenery and didn’t care anymore about the story. Just enjoyed the scenes of that era with the simplicity in dialogues.
Music and the character played by Adam Rauf is what impressed me in Bohemian Rhapsody, especially the album that they did with mix genres. Something I can call a mixture of Opera & rock with funny words like ismillah and all.
Spending Rs. 180 for this movie was worth it. Please watch the film before it leaves the theatre. It is something that has to be watched on the bigger screen. Go for out of the box style of Freddie Mercury.
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind this review is composed of solely my own opinions and should be taken with a grain of salt. This is for informative entertainment purpose only, representing my personal views. I do not own the images used in the review. No copyright infringement intended.