Updated: Oct 12
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Available on: Netflix
One Word Review: Adventurous
Disclaimer: No Spoilers Ahead.
I’m an aficionado of Filmmaking. Having the knowledge of filmmaking means that in a way you are cursed. I won’t experience the joy of enjoying the films. I’ll be looking for three act structure, character arcs, inciting incidents, bla bla bla. In a nutshell, you don’t enjoy films, you dissect them. So, if a film makes me forget about all these filmmaking aspects and takes me into its own world, that’s when I say it’s a great movie. So, you can imagine what kind of movies I watch.
Seven Years in Tibet may not be a great movie but it was a really good movie.
Based on a book, the story is all about a Hero’s journey. The journey is arduous and our hero is subjected to both physical and mental challenges. The external circumstances and the visceral scenarios along the journey and the protagonist’s lonesome adventures within himself leaves us enthralling.
Made as a narrative story, at a certain point it must take you into its own world. Set in Tibet, just like the place, Friendship is also portrayed in a beautiful way. Along with the tranquillity of Tibet, you can catch very good glimpses of War, Communism, Buddhism, Humanism and Westernization as the movie progresses. The cast has given a remarkable portrayal of the characters which leaves fine footprints.
Favorite Movie Quote:-
If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good.