MOTIVATIONAL MOVIES

    Queen of Katwe1

    Queen of Katwe is an inspirational movie based on the life of Phiona Mutes . It is the story about journey of the Ugandan girl , Phiona Mutes , from a pitiful life of slums of Katwe to the becoming of the Grand Chess Master. It is the story of a dedicated master who trains the children coming from poor background to become chess champions.
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    dangal

    Dangal is a true story about the making of two Indian Women Wrestlers , Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari from a small village in Haryana , India. Their father , Mahavir Singh Phogat himself being a National Champion in Wrestling always dreamed to get a gold medal for India in the International Arena but, could not pursue wrestling due to financial constraints of the family. He wished to have a son who could fulfil his dream of getting a gold medal for India in wrestling. His dream of having a son was dashed as his wife gave birth to two beautiful daughters.
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    Dhanak
    Story Line:
    Dhanak is movie about two siblings and their journey towards their goal. Pari is shown to be a very caring and understanding sister . Chotu is blind not by birth but, has lost his eye sight at a tender age of four due to some reasons. Pari takes care of Chotu and is always there for him through thick and thin of Life. She has made a promise to his brother that before he attains the age of nine she will get back his eye sight. Being poor they can not afford his treatment. One day while on a family outing she chances upon a poster that says, “We can get back you your eyesight”, along with the picture of brand ambassador actor Sharukh Khan. Pari takes off that poster from the wall and from here starts her journey of getting back the eye sight for his brother. Their journey has various twists and turns and finally they both reach together to their destination Jaisalmer where the shooting of Sharukhkhan is going on. Chotu’s treatment is sponsored by the actor and he gets back his eye sight.
    Extra Bytes: Movie seems to be based on Alchemist
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    Kung Fu Panda (U)
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    Kung Fu Panda is a movie about a panda who sees a dream about learning kung fu and becoming a master . He belongs to a valley that is threatened by an evil leopard and is in search of its master. His destiny lands him to the place where the next kung fu master is going to be declared. He is chosen to be the next master and the story follows.
    Learning:
    “ There is no secret recipe to achieve what you want to achieve , you just have to believe in yourself and believe in your dream”.

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    Hawaa Hawaai (U)

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    Plot:
    Hawaa Hawaai is a movie about a boy Arjun who moves to big city of Mumbai along with his mother from a small village in Maharashtra. Due to lack of money he is unable to pursue his education and has to find work to fend the family. Read Full

    Mary Kom (U)
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    Mary Kom is a biopic on Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, , India’s ace boxing champion. The movie is the journey of Mary Kom from being a simple village girl to becoming an ace boxing champion .

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    The Karate Kid III

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    Plot:
    The Karate kid III is a movie about a boy who shifts to a new city with his mother and finds problem in settling down in new city and is troubled by his peers. He finds a good friend in the form of his master who is a simple guy living in his apartment complex . This master changes his life and helps him move forward creating self confidence and self worth in him. The movie beautifies the beautiful relationship between a master and a student.The conversations between the master and the student are worth listening to as they give us a deep insight into various aspects of not only karate but, much more.

    Learning:
    • If we find a right master in our lives we can go places.
    • Once we find the right guide in our lives we need to trust that guide and follow his instructions to the end.
    • Simple Meditation techniques can be learnt and it can also be learnt how to use power of meditation in our real life.
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    Lakshya

    Plot:
    Movie is about a boy (Hrithik Roshan) who is shown to be from a wealthy family but , doesn’t know what he wants to do in his life. He has all the facilities but, doesn’t have any goal or any direction in his life. He learns it hard way to make his life worthy and once he finds the goal in his life he works hard towards achieving it in spite of all the hardships that are attached with the path that leads to the achievement of his goal.

    Learnings:
    • We can gain self respect as well as respect of others when we set our own path and know what we want to do in our lives.
    • Real self confidence comes with attainment of our goals and by walking on the path we have set for ourselves.
    • Walking directionless doesn’t lead us anywhere.
    • Each one of us should be clear with the goal he wants to achieve in his life and should know what we wants to do with his life.

    PLATINUM METER
    Genre: Motivation , Focus , War Drama
    Language: Hindi
    Suitable for age groups: All age groups
    Running Time: 187 minutes
    Directed By: Farhan Akhtar
    Produced By: Ritesh Sidhwani
    Cast: Hrithik Roshan,Preity Zinta,Amitabh Bachchan
    Release Date: April ,2004
    Frightening/intense scenes: War scenes are there
    Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Nil
    Profanity: Nil
    Violence: War scenes
    Adult Intimacy: Nil
    Suitability for age groups:
    5-12 years: Yes
    12-16 years: Yes
    16-20 years: Yes
    Above 20 years: Yes


    Ferrari Ki Sawaari (U) : MOVIE REVIEW
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    Plot:
    Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a movie about seeing dreams and chasing one’s dreams .

    The movie shows a very sweet and healthy relationship between a father and a son. It shows how a father dreams big for his son in spite of his modest means . Father ( Rusy) is shown to be a very committed father and does everything possible to fulfill his son’s ( Kayo’s ) dream of playing as a successful cricketer. It shows the struggle of a father who dreams big for his son in spite of his limitations.

    Movie shows both the brighter side and the darker side of competitive sports .It shows a real picture of what kind of struggle and challenges are faced in the field of competitive sports. On the brighter side Kayo is shown to fulfill his dream of playing in the Lord’s Cricket ground and on the darker side his grand father is shown to be lost in life due to his unfulfilled dream of making into Indian Cricket Team.


    Learning :
    • Where there is a WILL there is a WAY.

    • Dream big in Life and follow your dreams till you meet them .

    • Be positive in life even while facing hardships.

    • While teaching values to children , parents need to act as role models for their children.

    PLATINUM METER

    Genre: Sports , Motivation
    Language: Hindi
    Censor ratings: U
    Running Time: 2 hr 2 minutes
    Directed By: Rajesh Mapuskar
    Produced By: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
    Cast: Sharman Joshi,Boman Irani,Ritvik Sahore
    Release Date: June 2012
    Frightening/intense scenes: Nil
    Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Alcohol usage is shown
    Profanity: Nil
    Violence: Nil
    Adult Intimacy:Nil
    Rating on Motivational Part : 4/5
    Rating on Family Values: 4/5
    Suitability for age groups:
    5-12 years: Yes
    12-16 years: Yes
    16-20 years: Yes
    Above 20 years: Yes


    The Miracle Worker – Movie Review
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    PLOT:
    The Miracle Worker is the movie about Helen Keller’s life. Helen Keller was born with vision and hearing but lost her vision and became deaf when she was nearly nineteen months old because of some illness. Due to her shortcomings she was a pampered child at home.

    Lack of discipline enforcement and lack of her ability to communicate herself led her to throwing tantrums at home and becoming an uncontrolled and unruly child. At nearly the age of seven her distressed parents arranged for a personal teacher named Annie Sullivan for her. Annie had herself recovered from blindness and knew what it takes to overcome the shortcomings. She was a very strict and dedicated teacher who disciplined Helen and taught her to communicate. She taught her to lead her life overcoming her shortcomings and the result was there for everyone to see.

    Remarks: Movie is based on the true story of Helen Keller and was released in year 1962. Annie Sullivan was herself visually impaired and knew how the struggle was like to be blind and deaf person. She disciplined Helen Keller and took her out of her shell to the world where she could communicate with her hand gestures. Finally, Helen Keller rose to become a world famous author and speaker in her real life. She published twelve books and several articles. She became an ambassador for impaired people. In 1964, she was awarded Presidents medal for Freedom ,the highest civilian honor. The Miracle Worker is based on her autobiography , ”The Story of my life”.

    Learning :

    • Discipline has a great role to play in individual’s life. Great heights were achieved by people with discipline.

    • Great and dedicated teachers hold a lot value in one’s life. If we find right mentors at right point of time in our lives , our lives can be miraculous.

    • It is possible to achieve everything and anything in life . Our personal shortcomings cannot stop us from achieving great heights.

    PLATINUM METER
    Genre: Biopic , Drama , Classics
    Language: English
    Censor ratings: U
    Running Time: 1 hr 47 minutes
    Directed By: Arthur Penn
    Produced by: Fred Coe
    Cast: Patty Duke(as Hellen Keller),Anne Bancroft(as Annie Sullivan),Inga Swenson(as Kate Keller), Victor Jory(as Capt. Keller)
    Release Date: 1962
    Frightening/intense scenes: Traumas thrown by Hellen Keller
    Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Nil
    Profanity: Nil
    Violence: Nil
    Adult Intimacy: Nil
    Ratings on motivational part: 5/5
    Ratings on Family Values : 2/5
    Suitability for age groups:
    5-12 years: Yes. It is recommended parents be there with kids.As it is a little slow movie children may tend to loose interest.
    12-16 years: Yes.It is recommended parents be there for kids.As it is a little slow movie children may tend to loose interest.
    16-20 years: Yes
    Above 20 years: Yes
    Suitable for age groups Suitable for all age groups .


    Mulan I- Movie Review
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    Plot:
    Mulan is a movie about a Chinese girl named Mulan , hailing from a loving family and living in a conservative society. She dreams and wants to do something different but isn’t quiet sure what to do.

    At that time China is attacked by Hun army and China’s army is short of soldiers to fight back. King orders one person from each family to join army to fight back Huns. Mulan is the only daughter of Fasoo. Her father is old and feeble and incapable to fight , but, has to join army as per king’s order. Mulan doesn’t like this idea and rebels. She leaves her home to join army in the guise of a man , as women were not allowed to join army. She joins army as Ping and saves the China’s army and destroys Hun’s army. She is hailed for her valour but soon her identity opens and she is told to leave. Being left behind she sees Huns coming back to life and leaves for the place where victory celebrations are going on . Nobody listens to her warnings and in the meantime Huns attack and capture the king. Mulan once again helps to rescue the king and destroy the Huns. She is recognised for her bravery by the king and is given a responsible position in the court. She is hailed by everybody. She returns home to meet her father and presents the gifts ,given to her by the king ,before her father. Father feels very proud of his daughter and is very happy for her.

    Remarks: Mulan is an animation movie. Movie is based on centuries old Chinese poem the “Ballad of Mulan”. It has till date not been known that whether Fa Mulan was a historical character or was a character created for the purpose of the poem.


    Learnings:


    • It motivates one to follow one’s heart and listen to the deeper inner voice
    • Motivates one to do what is right at a particular point of time
    • Motivates one to take risk for the betterment of family and oneself

    PLATINUM METER
    Genre: Animation , Action , War Drama
    Language: English
    Censor ratings: U
    Running Time: 87 minutes
    Directed By: Tony Bancroft , Barry Cook
    Produced By: Pam Coats
    Release Date: June ,1998
    Frightening/intense scenes: War scenes
    Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Few Alcohol scenes are there
    Profanity: None
    Violence: War scenes
    Adult Intimacy: None
    Ratings on motivational part: 4/5
    Ratings on Family Values: 4/5
    Suitability for age groups:
    5-12 years: Yes
    12-16 years: Yes
    16-20 years: Yes
    Above 20 years: Yes


    Bhag Milkha Bhag (meaning Run Milkha Run) – Movie Review
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    Plot:
    It is a movie inspired by the life of Milkha Singh . Milkha Singh is a veteran Indian athelete. Milkha Singh has won several medals for India in events such as Asian games, Olympics etc. He was given the title of ‘Flying Sikh’ by Pakistan’s then president Ayub Khan after winning an athletic event held there.

    It is a movie of racing ones dreams and fulfilling them with determination. Milkha Singh’s life was full of hardships and struggle. Inspite of all this he struggled to fulfil his dreams and reached to the top.


    Learnings:

    • Inspires one to chase ones dreams
    • Inspires one to move ahead inspite of all the challenges posed by life
    • Journey to the top is lonely and is full of sacrifices

    PLATINUM METER
    Genre: Sports,Motivational
    Language: Hindi
    Censor ratings: U/A
    Running Time: 189 minutes
    Directed By: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
    Produced By: Viacom 18 ,Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
    Cast: Farhan Akhtar,Sonam Kapoor,Hikaru Ito,Meesha Shafi,Divya Dutta,Pawan Malhotra,Yograj Singh,Prakash Raj, Japtej Singh
    Release Date: July,2013
    Frightening /violence scenes: Scenes of riots that took place during India/Pakistan partition are there
    Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Alcohol scenes are there
    Profanity: Nil
    Adult Intimacy: Shown
    Ratings on Motivational : 4/5
    Ratings on Family Values: 2/5
    Suitability for age groups:
    5-12 years: Yes. It is recommended parents be with kids .
    12-16 years: Yes. It is recommended parents be with kids .
    16-20 years: Yes
    Above 20 years: Yes


    KAI PO CHE- Movie Review
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    Plot


    Movie is a flashback story about three friends, who are born and brought up together in a small neighbourhood of Gujarat . The three of them dream to do something big in their lives and make a mark for themselves in the society.All of the three friends are shown in the movie to be from very humble families. One of them, Ishaan (Sushant Singh Rajput), is shown to be a district level cricket player and is shown to be an angry young man. The second one of them Govind (Rajkumar Yadav) is shown to be serious , calculative and mature person. The third one of the three Omi (Amit Sadh) is the son of priest and is shown to be a very shy person with good family values. His maternal uncle is shown to be a politician and is always ready to help Omi.

    The three of them take up a place on rent from Omi’s uncle to open up their sports shop plus training academy.It starts running. Ishan finds a young talent Ali and decides to take him to next level. Meanwhile, the three of them take up a space in a big mall to open up a high end sports shop and academy, for which deposit is borrowed from Omi’s uncle.

    Then, the earthquake of 2001 is shown and in this earthquake their shop in the mall is shattered and with this their dreams too. They move back to old place of work and restart meanwhile Omi is forced to enter politics due to favours taken by him from his uncle. One day a principal of a Kedriya Vidyala enters the shop and leaves her child there for some time and on returning she asks Govind , who is there in the shop , that if they supply sports materials to schools . Govind becomes very excited and says “Yes!” and also informs her that they provide training for cricket in their academy. Principal offers him to give presentation in the school showcasing whatever they do. They give presentation and succeed in getting the project of training the school children. From here their journey begins.

    Meanwhile, there are some unfortunate events of riots and politics in which Ishaan dies and Omi goes to jail. At the end of movie it is shown that Govind brings his friend Omi on his release from jail to the cricket ground where Ali (the young talent whom Ishaan had dreamed to take to next level ) is seen playing in India Australia Test series and Govind is shown to be highly successful man running sports consultancy and training firm.

    Remarks:

    Story has been adopted from Chetan Bhagat’s novel “ The 3 mistakes of My Life”

    Learning:

    • Motivates one to chase his dreams till they are fulfilled
    • Motivates one to get up and fight his battle again after the fall
    • Teaches how good friendships are made and carried on
    PLATINUM METER
    Genre: Motivation, Sports
    Language: Hindi
    Censor ratings: U/A
    Running Time:
    Directed By: Abhishek Kapoor
    Produced By: Ronnie Screwvala , Siddharth Roy Kapur
    Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput,Asif Basra,Amit Sadh,Rajkummar Rao,Amrita Puri
    Release Date: February , 2013
    Frightening /violence scenes: Gujarat Riots scenes are shown
    Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Shown
    Profanity: Little Bit Words are there
    Adult Intimacy: Shown
    Ratings on Motivation : 4/5
    Ratings on Family Values: 2/5
    Suitability for age groups:
    5-12 years: Not recommended
    12-16 years: Not recommended
    16-20 years: Yes . It is better parents watch along with children.
    Above 20 years: Yes


    Chak de! India
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    PLOT
    Chak de ! India is movie about a hockey player Kabir Khan whose team loses the match when the crucial penalty point is in his hands. The media and the public don’t leave him for this and put forth a coloured picture of the scenario. As an aftermath of all this, he has to leave his captaincy and leave the game. After seven years he returns into the field of hockey again but, this time as a coach of women’s national hockey team. He comes back with the determination to prove himself right by making the women’s national hockey team win the gold medal his team had lost seven years back. He wants to eliminate the very factors that resulted in the loss of match by his team mainly being the lack of team spirit and placement of team objectives above individual objectives. The women’s national hockey team is a very weak and non performing team. His co players , who are his well wishers , suggest him not to put his hand into a battle which is already lost and once again give others a chance to malign his name but, he is determined to take this chance to prove himself. His role as a coach is wonderful. The movie shows how he builds the team and motivates and prepares them to win. In the end he meets his aim and leads the Indian women’s national hockey team to win the match.
    Note: The movie is based on real life story of Mir Ranjan Negi who was a field hockey player and former goalkeeper of the India national field hockey team.
    Learning:
    • With determination we can win any battle in our lives.
    • Building of a wonderful team can be learnt from this movie.
    • While working in a team , the welfare and objective of the team is above the individuals.
    • Good coaches can do wonders for the team as well as individuals.

    PLATINUM METER
    Genre: Motivation, Perseverance , Sports
    Language: Hindi
    Censor ratings: U
    Running Time: 153 minutes
    Directed By: Shimit Amin
    Produced By: Aditya Chopra
    Cast: Shah Rukh Khan
    Release Date: August 2007
    Frightening /violence/Intense scenes: Few fighting scenes are there
    Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Nil
    Profanity: Nil
    Adult Intimacy: One two scenes are there
    Ratings on Motivation : 5/5
    Ratings on Family Values: 2/5
    Ratings on Perseverance : 4/5
    Suitability for age groups:
    5-12 years: Yes . It is advised parents be with kids.
    12-16 years:Yes. It is advised parents be with kids.
    16-20 years: Yes
    Above 20 years: Yes

    IQBAL:
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    Plot
    Iqbal is a movie about deaf and dumb boy named Iqbal who always dreams to become a successful cricketer. His mother is shown to be cricket enthusiast and a very positive and determined person. In his journey on the road of success his mother and sister have a great role to play. Iqbal is shown to belong to a very modest family but, is very strong principled person.
    Talent without right guidance doesn’t go a long way. Determined to play he finds a master for himself who was a great player of his time but, due to situations not in his control could not make into the national team and got lost in life. Iqbal had to persuade this person a lot before he finally gives in to train Iqbal .From here the journey of his success starts and he meets the dream of entering into national cricket team.
    Learning:
    • Follow your dreams till you make them into a reality.
    • Let each stumbling stone into your path become a stepping stone towards the success.
    • On falling get up and start your journey again with a renewed vigour.
    • Testing times will come when you are on your journey on the path of your dreams STOP NOT

    PLATINUM METER
    Genre: Sports, Motivation , Perseverance
    Language: Hindi
    Censor ratings: U
    Running Time: 172 minutes
    Directed By: Nagesh Kukunoor
    Produced By: Subhash Ghai
    Cast: Naseeruddin Shah ,Shreyas Talpade ,Girish Karnad , Yatin Karyekar ,Prateeksha Lonkar,
    Shweta Prasad
    Release Date: August , 2005
    Frightening /violence scenes/intense scenes: Nil
    Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Alcohol scenes are there
    Profanity: Nil
    Adult Intimacy: Nil
    Ratings on Motivation : 5/5
    Ratings on Family Values: 3/5
    Ratings on Perseverance : 4/5

    Suitability for age groups:
    5-12 years: Yes
    12-16 years: Yes
    16-20 years: Yes
    Above 20 years: Yes

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