As we all know, the world is at a standstill due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It’s not been easy having to stay indoors, as a matter of fact, it’s been monotonous. So what best to do to quench the boredom? Movies!!!!
Scrolling through social media, a lot of people kept talking about the movie ‘Miracle In Cell No. 7’. One thing everyone had in common was that it made them cry. Hmmm, will it make me cry too? Well, I wouldn’t know except I watched it.
Miracle In Cell No. 7 is a heart-wrenching and amazing movie that opens our eyes to reality. Five elements play a significant role in its narrative, they include the following:
- Misuse of Power
The 2019 Turkish movie which in a little space secured a spot among the top 10 trending movies had most of its scenes in prison. It kicked off on a witty note until it met it’s a turning point with the death of a Major General’s daughter, Seda. A carefree lass who missed her footing, hit her head and fell into a river. However unfortunate, Mehmet, a poor man with a cognitive disorder, without hesitation dived into the river to save her. As fate would have it, it was too late, the General and his clan clamped down on him and held him responsible for killing his child.
Tortured without mercy yet Mehmet holds on to his optimistic views about the world, just like his darling daughter Ova. His innocent spirit warms the heart of other inmates in the cell.
Like the saying grieve brings out the best in people, the General got blinded by grief and will go at any length to see innocent Mehmet pay for his child’s carelessness.
Miracle In Cell No. 7 mirrors the reality of the world. It navigates the oppression meted from the rich to the poor. It got me reflecting on our prisons and how many are like Mehmet, serving a jail term they are not guilty of.
Thank God for Mehmet who got vindicated via a sacrificial act done by a guilty stricken cell mate Aga who decides to die in his place. Just when I think all hope is lost, the writer toys with my emotions and gives me that joyous moment I’ve been longing for; Mehmet’s freedom and his reunion with his daughter.
Another sweet touch of Miracle In Cell No. 7 is the relationship between Mehmet and Ova, the duo deserve tons of accolades. I fell in love with the father-daughter relationship. Lingo Lingo! hehehehe
And about the movie cutting onions, well it sure made my eyes watery and I couldn’t hold back. Like I said earlier, Miracle In Cell No. 7 is heart-wrenching and not for feeble minds. You’re gonna cry like a baby I promise. And if you don’t cry hmm… you definitely got a problem.