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[K1] The story of Pele is a classical rags to riches story with a genius from a poor neighbourhood growing up to become the darling of a nation. Pele learns the Ginga style of playing from his father but his coach tries hard to iron that out of his game. Eventually a 17 year old uses his style to win Brazil the World Cup. The movie should have been awesome. Instead it turns out to boring largely because of the cliched execution of the story. From the time a young boy Starts to dream to the time the same boy wins his self-confidence to achieve great things everything is like we have seen a million times in other biopics. There were themes of colonialism, poverty and a nation's search for identity.There was a super-star who salvages all of that and much more. However, the story ends up being insipid leaving nothing to imagination and presenting a prosaic picture of a story that everyone already knows. It brings neither perspective nor life to a brilliant tale. Football fans will still be able to bear the movie given it tracks Pele's rise to the top.But a normal movie-goer would only be bored by the movie that offers nothing fresh!