Movie: Train to Busan (A) (Why, CBFC India?)
To be very honest, I had never watched a zombie film in my entire life. I had heard about such films and also realized that mostly Hollywood produces such films. TRAIN TO BUSAN is an exceptional addition not just to the list of the best zombie apocalypse action thriller, but also to the list of best films of world cinema which portray human emotions in the most realistic and heart-touching way possible. Yes, it's that excellent.
TRAIN TO BUSAN is the first South Korean film to have a wide theatrical release in India. That attracted too. It was released in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. I watched the film first in Korean with English subtitles, and then in Hindi. And I realized that the film manages to convey its message and make you reciprocate emotionally for the film, whether you watch the dubbed version or the original version. The Hindi dubbing was good enough to add to the positive feel.
The art South Korean filmmakers know is how to add an emotional feel to different genres. Thus, TRAIN TO BUSAN is no exception as it makes you feel for every character. Gong Yoo takes his performance to a higher level and raises the bar for world cinema actors in the climax. He is extremely likable and excellent. Ma Dong-seok is brave, lively and energetic too. Jung Yu-mi impresses big time with her beautiful & emotionally active character. Kim Su-an is cute & impresses with her strong act in sequences which one can't expect from a child artist of her age. Other actors too deliver performances great enough to make you care for them.
The film's scale is big, and the visual effects are amazing. Cinematography is excellent and captures the locales & thrilling action sequences with plenty of intrigue, while also succeeding in sending chills down your spine through the emotional sequences. Thankfully, it's not an Indian film, otherwise filmmakers won't have rested without adding songs & unnecessary romance. Whatever you see in the film, looks very, very realistic. The tension is very well built and neither do you deviate from enjoying the film, nor does the film deviate from storytelling.
The story and screenplay are both excellent, and the editing is excellent. The only thing that disappointed me was the A certificate given to it by the Indian Censor Board called CBFC. Why? No nation of the world gave this film an 18+ rating except India & Malaysia. Leave Malaysian Certification system because they follow equal rules for all films Irrespective of the target audience. But in India, films with dozens of gory violence & bucket loads of vulgarity get a UA (PG) certificate. TRAIN TO BUSAN is a clean family entertainer despite the A certificate it has been subjected to. But it's not a mistake of the makers, so there was no flaw I found in the film.
Overall, TRAIN TO BUSAN is a must watch film for any movie enthusiast. Irrespective of language and nation barriers, the film deserves to be watched by one and all. And yes, I forgot to tell. This film was the first one that actually made me cry. No film before had compelled me to shed tears, but this film did. Even the emotionless will emote. Such strong is this film. Go, watch it with your family and enjoy it fully, along with respecting the safe life we have from zombies in reality.
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Train to Busan (2016)
While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
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The Synopsis for Train to Busan (2016) 720p
Sok-woo and his daughter Soo-ahn are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the train is overrun by zombies which kill several of the train staff and other passengers.While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passengers have to fight for their lives against the zombies.
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Train to Busan Review: An impressive action thriller with surprisingly amazing display of emotions!Reviewed byPrashast SinghVote: 10/10
Movie: Train to Busan (A) (Why, CBFC India?)
If I have not watched the trailer, I will give it a score of 10 for its entertainment value but having seen the trailer, a little is lost. I don't remember having watched any movie that is so damn engaging, so easy to follow, and so exciting right from the first few minutes all the way to the end. All the exciting moments end with a climax that's fit for a movie. The few minutes during each break for audience to catch their breath is not boring or wasted, perfectly used for characters development. I don't understand why someone commented the last 30 minutes is not as good. I find each climax better in the next. If they make a sequel to show some happenings elsewhere with the same plot and concept, I will still watch it.
We're leaving (leaving) on that Zombie Train to Busan (leaving on theundead train).
Use to seeing Korean horror films about ghost, but Zombies!? This wasrefreshing.
So this neglectful dad tries to make amends with his daughter by ridingwith her on the train (which she wanted to go by herself) to take herback to his ex-wife. Lucky for both of them as a zombie outbreakhappens while their on the train. Now, their only hope for survival isto make it to the Busan stop.
You really can't go wrong with a Zombie movie. It's rare that I've haveseen one that I did not like. Train to Busan is definitely a good onetoo. Its filled with interesting characters. Other than the fatherdaughter team, the train is also occupied by a pregnant women and herMacho and humorous husband, a school girl and her baseball playingboyfriend and some homeless wonderer who saw the outbreak first hand,just to name a few.
The social commentary speaks on what you are made of as an individualand as a society with the best and the worse coming out of everyoneduring this crisis.
I loved how relentless and aggressive the Zombies were. More like 28days later than Romero. The special effects do get a little cartoonywith zombies that seem to come form nowhere piling over one anotherlike poring cereal into a bowl or something, but it does give you thatman, these guys are screwed feel. Train to Busan focus on the idea thatthe walking dead sense you through sight and sound. If they can not seeyou or hear you they have no way of knowing your living flesh is a footaway from their hunger. It made for some cleaver obstacles when a groupof passengers have to maneuver through train cars filled with zombiepassengers (Sounds like the next game in the Resident Evil franchise).
Also found it interesting that no zombies were shot in this picture. Idon't know how Korean gun control laws work, but I can assume it'sstrict enough that the story would make no sense if someone on thetrain just happen to have one for zombie killing (unlike an Americanmovie in which the unborn child having a gun would be fine so long asit moved along the story). Definitely a rarity in a Zombie picture andit worked.
It's Action packed, it's humorless, with incredible looking zombies anda cast of characters so lively you give a crap what happens to them inthe end.