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Oscars special movie review: Hidden Figures

The movie is based on a non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 21, 2017, 01.20 PM (IST) Shilpika

Hidden Figures is an american biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi. The movie is based on a non fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. It is nominated in the Best Pictures category at Academy Awards.

Storyline: 4.5/5

Hidden Figures is a story of women African American Mathematicians in NASA in 1960s. The movie is a refreshing break from regular mundane plots.

Everyone has heard about racial discrimination during those days but it is tough to imagine it in a science haven like NASA. This biographical drama made that tough job really easy.

Direction: 4.5/5

A well directed movie will never let you feel the ticking of clock and this one makes you forget the existence of clock. From the opening frame to the closing, there is not a single dull moment in the film. 

Melfi successfully managed to convert a biographical book to a binding visual experience.

Acting: 5/5

For a successful movie, actors needs to feel the characters. The three leading ladies in this movie aced the art of absorbing their characters and bringing them alive on the screen.

Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janalle Monae were not the only one, Jim Parsons and Mahershala Ali too did full justice to their roles.

Entertainment : 5/5

This movie is a full packed entertainment. Even after being a NASA oriented film, it is not heavy on scientific jargons or mathematical theorems. 

This enriching journey of three women takes the audience with them, glides through their strengths and finally lands on the pedestal of a future that changed history.

Overall rating: 4.5/5
 
Book the earliest possible show, double up your popcorn and make sure you see this movie even if you are neck deep in work.

(WION)

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