The Great Gatsby (2013) Movie Review

The Great Gatsby is a love story. Nick carraway played by Tobey Maguire is narrating the story of J. Gatsby, someone who has stories behind him, who lives in a huge mansion, and stairs at the green light coming from home exactly on the other side of the river bank.
The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann who has earlier made Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet among others and many shorts. Leonardo De Caprio is on a high with some great films behind this one. The film has been made many times before, and the novel it is based on is a classic in itself. Therefore the film carries so huge expectations that it can’t sustain itself even being very good.So excellent it is. The story is the strongest part of the film. And we must F. Scott Fitzgerald for giving us a beautiful novel of Hope and Love.
The story is about Nick Carraway and how Gatsby comes in his life, someone who has big plans in life and some stories floating by. He has acquired amazing wealth from almost nowhere, and he has big plans until he meets a girl. The dialogue ‘I knew that when I kiss her I’ll be wed to her’ is the crux of the story.
Film’s cinematography is amazing, it takes you back to those times, with some black and white effects and grains added to show you the timeline. The sets and the lifestyles shown are great. The direction and editing is top notch.
Tobey Maguire shines as a boy next door again, after Peter Parker (in the Spiderman). Leonardo does a great job as usual, and so does the rest of the cast.
Amitabh bachchan has a cameo, and as an Indian? I wish to write it felt proud to see Amit ji bring life to a character. Even though it was a miniature role, going by his reputation, he’d still have got into the skin of the character, notwithstanding the amount of role.
It’s not a perfect film, it has certain loose ends. But it’s beautiful depiction of a perfect novel.

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