Bohemian Rhapsody- Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, courtesy Screenrant

Freddie Mercury is before my time, not quite. Queen’s songs live on and will continue to do so maybe even like a Chopin.

Bohemian Rhapsody naturally is the biographical account of Farrokh Bulsara, known as Freddie Mercury and the birth and survival of the band, Queen.

Director Bryan Singer finds a real hero in Freddie for Bohemian Rhapsody and he delivers an excellent portrayal of a genius and his maestro band.

There is also no doubt that Rami Malek was born to play this epic role. His honest eyes mesmerize you even when he admits he is an AIDS carrier.

The first winner of the film is the story, the story of a young Parsi boy who had a grand vision of being himself and challenging the status quo. There was an interesting parallel to his and famous Bollywood Actor Sanjay Dutt’s story when the two at their peak are influenced by negative friends who end up causing their downfall. While Sanjay Dutt survived to tell a story and is contributing to changing lives of the Indian youth trapped in the viscious drugs addiction, Freddie was bitten by the deceptive HIV.

In another parallel, Freddie is talking to Mary and they are switching on and off the light lamps, it was just like Jay Gatsby and his green light for his lovely Daisy.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a must watch for any aspiring singer or band. It is a lesson for what is possible and what to be aware of. Luckily for some artists who are in control of their lives because of family roots, they age gracefully.

This is not to dismiss Freddie Mercury’s brilliance, but he is a star whose bright light can polish up a downtrodden soul.

The second winner of the film remains the music. The number of hits are countless. Whether it is “Love of My Life”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We are the Champions”, the songs are going to resound forever.