The Trial of Chicago 7 Quick Reaction

Aaron Sorkin (Screenwriter and Director) has again shown his incredible grip on the subject which often seems political and complex hence usually touched. He surmounts these complicated plots and controversial topics unapologetically (without being politically correct) with small humour and by switching direct to incidents and put the storyline to the point. He has been doing this for such a long time starting with A Few Good Men, The Social Network, Moneyball, The West Wing (Series), Steve Jobs, The Newsroom (series), etc. The directing becomes easy for him once everything is sorted out with just the right amount of pace in the screenplay.

The Trial of Chicago 7 is his second film as a director after Molly’s Game (highly recommended). The film could have been tough to swallow for the first few minutes as there are many important characters (names and their characteristics) to be introduced which he overcame by giving one of the best exposition shots. From there onwards, this film becomes a piece of cake with each next scene. Let me spell the names of casts who have worked incredibly – Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella and Mark Rylance.

Lastly, let me emphasise that it should be watched by everyone (even in India) as the story provides the glasses to contemplate why we, as a citizen, must stand against wrong even if it is against the government and what a corrupted system does everything in its power to discredit everything and hide the truth. Democracy is We The People. Whether we like it or not, everything we do is related to politics.

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