Ella (Lily James) is the daughter of a trader (Ben Chaplin) and his wife (Hayley Atwell) who believe in magic and love.
Ella’s mother passes away, telling her daughter never to lose courage and to be kind to all.
Her father, meanwhile, marries again. Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett) arrives as the evil stepmother with two ugly daughters, Anastasia Tremaine (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella Tremaine (Sophie McShera).
Ella’s father dies on a business trip abroad and the evil stepmother reduces Ella to a maid who has to live in the attic and is christened Cinderella.
Poor Cinderella has to do all that the trio tells her to do and one day as she is walking deep inside the forest, she meets the Prince (Richard Madden), who along with his men is on a hunt of a stag.
Cinderella convinces him to let the stag go and the prince, who introduces himself as an apprentice working at the palace, loses his heart to her.
Back in the palace, the prince cannot forget the lady he just met. The King (Derek Jacobi), his father and a scheming grand duke (Stellan Skarsgard) want him to marry a princess to strengthen the kingdom but the prince’s heart is with Cinderella.
A ball follows to which all maidens in the kingdom are invited, where the prince will choose his bride and in walks Cinderella to the ball thanks to her Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter).
What follows makes up for the rest of the film.
The film looks like a poetry in motion. Everything, from the sets to the costumes, music to the performances are beautiful.
However, Cinderella belongs to Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden. One must also five full marks to Kenneth Branagh for executing so simply and beautifully.
We all know this story. Infact every child has grown up either listening or seeing this one, yet the film is very engaging and that’s what commendable about Cinderella.
This one is a must watch!!
Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is a fairy tale that is beautifully put together. It's a classic tale that needs no introduction. Ella (Li...3.5