Directed by Ryan Coogley
Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa
Michael P Jordan as N'Jadaka
Lupita Nyong'o as Nakita
Danai Gurira as Okoye
Martin Freeman as Edward K Ross
Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi
Letitia Wright as Shuri
Winston Duke as M'Buku
Angela Bassett as Ramonda
Forest Whitaker as Zuri
Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue
Mohan's Measure ✳️ ✳️ ✳️ ✳️ ✳️
The Western reader will now have to think twice in saying Indian names are complicated. But, just as hard as the names are to the Westerner to say, is it going to be for an average Indian movie-goer to grasp the full potential of this precedent setting film.
For inasmuch as we bought in to the British notions that we were inferior and that our history is nothing more than children's tales, we also were quick to accept the idea that our neighbors to the West were savages, a mere one step from the level of apes.
But, it wasn't them who found satisfaction in aping the West, nor was it them who quickly tossed away their heritage and their history for the spoils of the almighty dollar.
Nor was it them who began our story with the arrival of Mughal conquerors. And, let's face it, the rampant corruption plaguing us was our own doing.
For they have their own culture, one that is far older than anything we can possibly begin to compete with. And it is, as this masterpiece of film-making shows, a culture of noble men and powerful women, of equality, social justice, and respect for the world. And, it is filled with its own great stories, of heroes, flying ships, beautiful princesses, and even one ape-man. His name in the native language of Xhosa - Hanuman.