Bohemian Rhapsody: the movie

Sometimes your dreams become a reality. We grew up to ‘I want to break free’ and ‘We will rock you’ and my favourite ‘Radio gaga’. And thanks to Radio One Delhi, I got the opportunity to watch Bohemian rhapsody, a biopic on the legend Freddie Mercury. I’ll tell how this happened.
One Friday morning, as I was on the way to office and was listening to 94.3 on FM, I heard the RJ ask a question as to on whose life is the upcoming movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is based? And I googled (I am being honest about it) and whatsapped the answer. And the next I saw was a message from her telling me that I had won the gift voucher.
As a habit, the only channel I listen to at home, on the way to work, at work and in the car is Radio One. So one afternoon, RJ Aditi announced a contest. She said that she would be playing a Queen song and the participant would have to take off from where she would stop the song. The winner would get a chance to view the secret screening of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and also get Queen merchandise. I whatsapped her saying, ‘l am in but I hope I don’t make a fool of myself’. And the song I was given was ‘I want to break free’ and I won the movie tickets (I am waiting for a call asking for my address to send me the merchandise and I promise to share the pictures, if and when I receive it).
IMG-20181113-WA0050So come November 13, I went to watch the movie with my husband. The movie took me back to the days when we would listen to the radio waiting for our favourite song. And Freddie mercury has been portrayed beautifully by Rami Malek. I was drawn into the film as soon as it began. It just flowed from one scene to another talking about Freddie and his transformation from Farouq to Freddie and to Mercury from Bulsara. And the ups and downs of his and Queen’s journey. They had the lyrics written on the screen making the songs singalong . I laughed, I cried, I sang and I lived the emotions with Freddie and his friends and family.
And the end, the Live Aid concert was replicated as it is. When I was watching the concert on YouTube, I actually had to check is it the original one or has it been taken from the movie.

IMG-20181113-WA0057(The hall was not prepared for the secret screening, as first they asked us to sit in the hall, and as we entered the hall, some part of the film was being screened they actually asked us to vacate the hall and the movie started good 35 minutes after)
But it was really worth it, even the two hour long traffic jam which we had to encounter on the way home.

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