Anna and the King:
A movie that touches your soul and leaves a lasting impression, Anna and the king is the story of Anna Leonowens‘s six years at the court of Siam. It is based on the novel Anna and the king of Siam. The novel in turn is a collection of reminiscences of Anna herself, of the period she spend at Thailand serving as governess and tutor to the sixty four children of the king.
Its Story strike many cords during its course. Siamese king is an arrogant dictator with kind heart revealed much later after the death of his favourite child..He lives in a land where rights of women is a term unheard of and Anna is an British tutor who is there to mould children into young scholars. The clash between King and Anna is polite yet sarcastic, humorous yet light. Cultural contrasts between old and new, east and west; patriarchy with women’s rights, freedom and slavery, poetry and dance with a tinge of springing romance is the essence of this movie.
its an absolute visual treat and a refreshing romantic tale.