Tuesday, August 02, 2011

'Soul Surfer': Soul stirring

Some movies tend to instil faith in life and yourself. Soul Surfer is one such film which gives a heart-warming message.

Based on a true story, it’s about a girl named Bethany Hamilton who aspires to be a professional surfer. She is all set to participate in the competition to win the title. However fate takes its cruel turn as she loses an arm in a brutal shark attack.

The story goes on to narrate how she copes up after this traumatic experience. Her courage and grit propels her to take a plunge into the waves again. She takes part in the competition and manages to score points for her highest wave. However due to the incompletion of her surf within the time limit, she loses out on the title. The beautiful dialogue follows this climax where she says even though she didn’t win, the last wave did make a difference.

The movie teaches one a lot. Winning isn’t everything in life. What matters is whether the attempt makes a difference to our state of mind. Despite losing an arm, Bethany doesn’t lose hope. With determination, she manages to live her life as normally as possible. It takes immense courage to venture into the seas again and resume a sport which caused an accident. It emphasizes on the never say die attitude and most importantly it stresses on not to wallow in self-pity.

Life often balances out in one way or the other. Every time we are struck by a catastrophe, we should learn to pick up the threads to move ahead in the journey called life. As the movie highlights in a few scenes that God might have other plans in store for us.

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2 Comments:

Blogger KParthasarathi said...

You have brought out forcefully the central message in the film that winning isn't everything but it is the undaunting spirit to persevere despite the odds that matters most.Fabulous review,Sweta

6:54 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Thanks kp!

1:40 AM  

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