My Expressions

Date : 26 September 2020

  • Young Voice
  • Nandini Bhalla

Enola Holmes (2020) directed by Harry Bradbeer is a superlative family-entertainer mystery movie you can watch this weekend. It is based on a novel by Nancy Springer. The female protagonist Enola played by Millie Bobby Brown is what stimulated me to watch this new streaming sensational film on Netflix. It premiered on 23rd September 2020.

Enola notes that her name when spelled backwards means ‘‘alone’’ the movie begins with Enola’s mother purposeful disappearance on the morning of her 16th birthday. The only thing that her mother has left behind for Enola are some cryptic clues through which she must find her way back to her mother. Being new to all this she finds it best to take help from her elder brothers Henry Carvill (Superman) and Sam Cleffin playing as Sherlock Holmes and Mycroft Holmes respectively. Yes, folks you got this right Sherlock the world-famous detective is her brother.

Her brothers being her guardian persuades her to go a girl’s school where she could be taught how to be a trophy wife and a responsible mother, also learn how to embroider and the art of dressing gracefully which ultimately makes her eligible for finding a suitable match. That’s where their world conflicts as Enola is not the one who is going to forget the feminist ideas taught by her mom (played by Helena Bonham Carter).

Her mother during the course of home-schooling Enola taught her to find her own path, own uniqueness even by living in a man’s world and making her realize that she does not have to have a suitable match to lead a happy life and thereby making her self-reliant.

The amazing storyline which follows give a message of gender equality and empowers one to find their own voice, finding oneself, their likes and dislikes and how to plot one’s life more meaningfully and living compassionately.

Another thing which stole my heart apart from astonishing role played by all the actors and the spectacular symphonies which follows throughout the film was the breathtaking cinematography capturing bird’s eye view of London and its countryside, serene green pastures, castles, vintage villas and almost every thing you can imagine from 19th century.

All in all, I would give this movie a five-star rating as I can ensure you that it would be definitely worth your time.

 

Nandini Bhalla

11, DL DAV MODEL SCHOOL,Shalimar Bagh

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