Friday, December 10, 2010

The King's Speech



There was a special screening of The King's Speech for the media at the Mall of the Emirates today as part of the Dubai International Film Festival, and I was lucky to be there.
TKS is the story of Prince Albert (Colin Firth), second son of King George V (Michael Gambon), and his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter). Albert was born with a speech impediment. He seeks help from an unconventional therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).  When King George died, Albert's older brother David (Guy Pearce) ascended to the throne, only to abdicate so that he could marry a divorcee. This left Prince Albert in line to become King of England (George the VI). The Second World War was approaching and he had to speak to the nation.
This kind of film is not my cup of tea as I prefer action/comedy. But I should concede that TKS is gripping. A special pat to Firth and Rush.
Two lines I liked:
Dr Logue: Do you know any jokes?
King George: Timing isn't my strong suit. 
***Lilbet: What's he saying? (Watching a Hitler speech)
King George: I don't know but he seems to be saying it rather well.

21 comments:

  1. machaaaaa,

    superdaaaaa!inthemathiri series padamellam nie pappingala, munnave antha pazhakkamilla,

    sarri ath vidu, padam kadashi varekkum parthal thane theriyum eppadinnu,
    nan ninakkire intha padam evergreen classic- thannnu! pappom !

    apparam macha eppadierukku, soukhyama, annikkitte nan ketternu shollu, sariya!

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  2. Oh! TKS: 'Avaru yenna sollararunnu puriyalai... anaa nalla thaan pesararu!,

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  3. hmm....will see if I can watch this movie...

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  4. Hey I saw the trailer of this movie when I went to watch harry potter...I fell in love with the trailer! And your post, on addition to ths confirms it! I will definitely watch this movie!!

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  5. Ramesh, Nice post . Thanks. Have a nice day.

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  6. was i supposed to laugh at this?? wink*

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  7. Unfortunately, I am not cut out for such movies.I can only read about them.

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  8. I also dont prefer drama. For its either comedy or even better would be romantic comedy :)

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  9. I immensely enjoyed the last bit of the post.

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  10. Seems difficult that I would enjoy this kind of a movie. The post is good, as always :).

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  11. Sounds interesting, didn't hear much abt it here but plot seems interesting...will try and find more on it. Thx!

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  12. no plans to watch this movie

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  13. It goes with the title it seems, King's Speech, No Joke:)

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  14. Loved the last line(comment on Hitler's speech). Your affinity for humour is just too evident :)

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  15. Wonderful post...thanks for sharing.

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  16. Loving the new look blog.

    I adore Helena Bonham Carter as an actress, I think she is so versatile and carries off the wacky as well as straight roles.

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  17. Colin Firth ? Oooooo I love him. If you have time, please see "The Single Man."

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  18. I definitely go watch (even if there's not much action...hehe)...nice post!

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