Bend It Like Beackham

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“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” Napoleon Hill. Napoleon hill is a non-fiction writer. When is was our age, he wanted to become a writer but it seemed impossible but now he is one of the worlds most known actors. Similarly in the film bend it like beckham released in 2002 and directed by Gurinder Cadha tells us about the importance of the archiving our dreams. Good morning, I will be talking to you about the importance of achieving your dreams even if it means breaking some rules. To show this Gurinder Cadha uses themes, characters and cinematography. Gurinder shows themes in the film to encourage the audience to preserve and follow their dreams, even if it means breaking the rules. The protagonist Jessminder is an Indian girl whose dreams are to be able to play in a professional soccer match. Throughout the film, Jessminder is always confronting conditions that stopped her from playing soccer. She shows determination when doing extra laps around the soccer field when she was punished from, Joe, her coach. She disobeys her coach when told to stop running or she will cause herself an injury but she does not stop until she finishes the laps. This scene shows the risks one must take in order to achieve your ambitions. Jessminder disobeys her parents several times through out the film to do what she enjoys which is playing soccer. The director has created characters to compete with Jessminder’s strong desire to do things she loves. Jess’s mum Mrs Bhamra has the biggest impact on her life. Mrs Bhamra is a traditional Indian parent who pushes her conventional expectations onto her daughters who were born into different cultural worlds, so she hopes to grow her children in the same Indian cultures that she was raised in. her mother says “who’d want a girl who plays football all day and cant make round chapattis?” Jessminder replies, “any

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