Having seen the various trailers I could guess pretty much what the movie was and many of the reviews talked about the Ralston freeing himself only after amputating himself his arm. I was expecting the movie to be long & dull inside a cave & pretty gruesome (which it was but only in those few scenes) and I wanted to avoid seeing the movie. But curiosity got the best of me and I watched the much talked about movie “127 Hours” today – just in time as tomorrow will be Oscar Night where the movie with many nominations is one of the favourites. The movie turned out to be good, the director sustaining our interest level almost throughout and the acting by James Franco was great. A.R.Rahman background music was phenomenal but in the dark moments silence (rather than the loud BGM that was played) could have been more effective for the viewers to feel the pain.
The film stars James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who became trapped by a boulder in Blue John Canyon at Utah, for more than five days in early 2003. The movie had generated much interest because of the Director (Danny Boyle who directed Slumdog Millionare, which by the way I am yet to watch ), Music (A.R.Rahman) and the fascinating real life story.