In this era of Hollywood, the trend of making movies based on true stories is gaining strength day by day with the success of films based on true incidents, biographies or stories. Imitation Game is one of the kinds.
This movie here is about a mathematician Alan Turing played by Benedict Cumberbatch who is intelligent and intellectual. He is an obsessive puzzle solver who makes use of his intellect and ends the World War II sooner than it was actually expected. Germans used to send strategies through Enigma coding machine which was previously unassailable but Turing invented a computer which was a mean of decoding the German strategies. Not getting the appreciation and popularity he deserved because of his persecution for being a homosexual in 1952 as at that time it was illegal in Great Britain.
Directed by Morten Tyldum starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiera Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, and Charles Dance, the film was an epic entertainer. It was deep showing the hardships of life. The film was shown as a constant struggle between Turing’s achievements and his effort to fit in the society. He has been different since childhood. The scenes showing he was different and the struggle to catch up with the evolving society is an enormous depiction of humanly needs of being socially acceptable. Supported by his former fiancé played by Kiera Knightley he sees a way to come out of his shell. The great chemistry between the two is an added plus. The Movie is remarkable and with the praise and applause by critics and audience, this film becomes difficult to avoid.
The film is a classic biopic and includes all that is needed for a film to become a blockbuster. It is made to tell us a tale and they have succeeded marvelously. With gross worldwide $22 million, the film is all set to rock this year’s awards and nominations.