The Shawshank Redemption

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Easily, one of the best movies I had ever seen and guess anyone could probably ever see [Well!!, it also depends on your taste]. Never expected the movie to be of such an impact. Caught it for the first time on a boring Saturday afternoon, had nothing much to do and with nobody around, it seemed as a better idea.

The movie started very simply on a court room sequence, a guy named Andy gets punished for murdering his wife and her secret lover! and gets sent to the Shawshank jail though he pleads innocence. Might sound uninteresting, but here's where you start getting pulled into the movie. The inmates' first day experience just strikes you in face. Fears of loneliness and its impending longevity pounds on them and you!!...[May be, the days of my loneliness in Australia gave a more personal effect!!, anyway but that's the hang of it]. But Andy believes that hope could change ones life.Here Andy meets Red, the kinda guy who have some contacts and get you some stuff from the outside world to the jail through secret ways. Andy gets friend with Red who purely rejects the notion of hope, even warns Andy that hope is a bad thing to have in their situation. The movie then drifts through their intimacy, struggles and how they get institutionalized. Andy with his education gets into the good books of the warden and helps the officials in financial queries. He and his small group of fellas get used to this institutional life with little surprises thrown in.

In midst of this, a fellow mate 'Brooks' gets released and sets out to the real world after many decades. Unable to cope up the new fast-moving world, he commits suicide. This is one wonderful scene, which puts your heart into such sadness and a feeling of loss for that poor old man and his pet bird 'Jake'. Time flies by without a trace.

One fine day, Andy comes to know from a new guy that his wife was killed by some other convict. His attempts to prove his innocence to the warden, goes in vain. Finally he decides to escape the prison and thats the 'Shawshank Redemption'. The efforts made by Andy for his escape shows how much hope he has had on him and on life. Time passes by, Red too gets released and goes to town. Facing the same things as Brook, Red goes to the place mentioned by Andy and finds a letter asking him to join him back in his beach place. Red sets out to see Andy and finally they meet at the Pacific's beaches. Red realizes how hope could change ones life...

If you had seen this movie earlier, this might get you back to those moments, else, definitely grab a dvd and watch it...its worth it...The whole movie just passes as a breeze..gets connected to you immediately..i`m really sure that those moments cant be brought easily in text and i have tried to just poke in...

Comments

hey nice blog...
ive nevr heard of the movie.. guess i gotta catch up.. really seems worth it..
well keep it up, n drop by my blog sumtime
rOhit said…
Shawshank Redemption is the best movie i have ever seen..
My most all time fav. Im a complete fan of the movie..

Loved ur content..
keep it up..:)
matty said…
well sorry i didn't read ur blog half way through...bcoz i wanted to see the movie ..
but after seeing d movie i will definitly come back to you..
but dude..keep writing you are damn good!!
nt a mivie buff.....
bt lemme see wat dis one is
Dagny said…
u know, the first time i wathced it, i fell asleep, the second time, i watched it twice in a row!
Jateen said…
hey neo u didt reply me yaar i asked u can v be regulars at each others blog?
www.jateeng.blogspot.com
let me knw dude! as i am cuming at ur blog every time i am online!
Jateen said…
hey neo u didt reply me yaar i asked u can v be regulars at each others blog?
www.jateeng.blogspot.com
let me knw dude! as i am cuming at ur blog every time i am online!
One of those awesome movies you'd get to watch!!!!

Good work dude Nice template...
~VJ~ said…
i had the dvd of this movie for quite a long time..i thought it was some damn boring drama...

one fine day i watched..when i finsihed watching it 4 the first time..i saw it back to back 3 times till next day morning...

and now..may be 20 times altogether!...
purvabhatia said…
Hey....

I saw the movie some months back when a friend recommended it to me. After watching it I couldnt stop myself from recommending it further.... one of those few movies you can watch anytime and any number of times.

Nice post and a very interesting template......

Happy living!
Mohan said…
nice one buddy !!
Mohan Kumar said…
nice post man ! nice movie to watch !
me_shekhar said…
nice review buddy.
though you may try to keep the spoilers minimal. anyways i had watched it one year back so no problem for me :)
Sid said…
nice blog man!!!
Sid said…
dude i hav read all ur posts all r kewl, update ur blog now dude
Found it difficult to express in words isn't it? But you've done a good job. Truly, a stunning film. And to think some people find it too long.
S Ramanathan said…
make no mistake, tats the best movie made...!! it talks abt so many things...!!!!!!!..uh!! wat a film..and yeh, even i watched on a lazy day expecting it to be some dumb movie..but..i was just shaken!!!
Viraj said…
i just got a few movies frm a frnd of mine...wasnt sure abt wich one shud i start frm?

but now will take up Shawshank Redemption only.

btw, nice and simple template and lotsa original posts to read. keep goin :)
kekedascully said…
I really love this movie. It is one of the best films I have seen.
Excelete plot and excellent actors.

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