Pele: Birth of a Legend

Pele: Birth of a Legend

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Directed by : Michael Zimbalist , Jeff Zimbalist

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Under guidance from manager Vicente Feola (Vincent D'Onofrio), young Pelé (Kevin de Paula) utilizes his street soccer skills to lead Brazil to the World Cup in 1958


“In the process of taking Pele's glorifying to screen, the essence gets diluted!”

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Pele: Birth of a Legend Review-Cliche-ridden tale of a great hero.

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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 clichéd 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!