Movie Suggestion #14: The Greatest Showman (2017)

Updated: Oct 11

The Greatest Showman (2017)


Available on: Disney+ Hotstar



One word review: Flamboyant!


Disclaimer: No spoilers ahead.


IMDB: 7.6


Did you know?

The film is based on a true story and Hugh Jackman's impressive hosting at the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony paved way for the production.


The Greatest Showman is a musical drama film that is inspired by true events from the 19th century. Being a musical film, the movie is filled with myriad song sequences that are dreamy and ethereal. Running for less than two hours the story is narrated in a melodramatic manner.


All the songs are beautifully pictured and presented with near perfection; I was wondering how many rehearsals they would have needed to nail it. Most of the scenes are dreamy and filled with heavenly bliss. I admired the opening scenes wherein the exposition of the story is rapidly revealed within quick span of time.



Just when we think everything is perfect in this world and what else could go wrong, the second act takes over unraveling the hero's imminent obstacles. As usual the rest of the story deals with the confrontation. With animals involved in the story, it is conspicuous that we get to experience the works of graphics and visual effects supplanting them.


Favorite Song Sequences:

The Greatest Show, The Other Side, and A Million Dreams.

Favorite Movie Quote:

You Don't Need Everyone To Love You, Just A Few Good People.

My most favorite sequence was the Bar musical (The Other Side) which blew my mind over. It exemplified sheer brilliance in the art of singing, dance, and performance. Hats off !


The Greatest Showman is family film filled with lots of emotions and passion. It is one of those films that you should never miss out watching with your loved ones.


Verdict: A Beautiful Melody not to miss out.



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