New Delhi: '12 Years A Slave' is nominated in several categories for this year's Oscar Awards, and is all set to give a tough competition to films like 'Gravity' and 'American Hustle'. The film opened to positive criticism in the West and now it has hit the Indian screens.
Directed by Steve McQueen, the film features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead roles.
The film revolves around Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who was a free black man before being kidnapped in New York.
The story showcases the time period around the year 1841, and the makers have put their heart and soul in giving the film the right look.
Will it impress the India audience as well?
1:01 PM: Stay tuned for the tweet review of #12YearsASlave. The film has been nominated in several categories in Oscars 2014.
1:03 PM: Directed by Steve McQueen, #12YearsASlave is based on a book by the same name. It's co-produced by Brad Pitt.
1:07 PM: #12YearsASlave features Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead role of Solomon Northup, a man who was kidnapped in New York.
1:10 PM: #12YearsASlave also features Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Lupita Nyong'o in important roles.
1:11 PM: What are your expectations from the film? Do you think Indian audience will also like it? #12YearsASlave
1:14 PM: One thing is very clear in the beginning. #12YearsASlave is not your usual dose of masala Hollywood films. It looks different.
1:16 PM: Your generosity is extraordinary extraordinary and your talent is undeniable. It's a big bad world in #12YearsASlave.
1:18 PM: This is America of 1841 in #12YearsASlave. Hugely different from what we see today. Solomon Northup is telling a great story.
1:19 PM: I don't want to survive, I want to live. Quotable quote from #12YearsASlave.
1:21 PM: Benedict Cumberbatch is here. Though not a bit like his Sherlock character. #12YearsASlave is a tough film for many reasons.
1:22 PM: #12YearsASlave will make sense to the Indian audience as well. Even our society has seen unacceptable discrimination in the past.
1:24 PM: Michael Fassbender plays Edwin Epps. The versatile actor has again taken charge of the situation. #12YearsASlave
1:25 PM: #12YearsASlave is brutal and devastating. Probably such a world still exists in some parts of the world.
1:26 PM: The director has been aptly supported by the star cast. All of them are believable. #12YearsASlave
1:33 PM: It's very hard to match Michael Fassbender's calibre as an actor. He flaunts a multi-layered character in #12YearsASlave.
1:51 PM: The art of screenplay writing has been displayed in #12YearsASlave. That too with minimum number of sets.
1:56 PM: The use of folk songs has given a different touch to the background music of #12YearsASlave. It adds dimensions to the film.
2:02 PM: Finally the co-producer of the film, Brad Pitt, is here as Samuel Bass. #12YearsASlave
2:11 PM: The deatiling is the real strength of #12YearsASlave. The film heads towards its climax.
2:27 PM: #12YearsASlave ends at a positive note. Steve McQueen has come up with a brilliant film.
2:29 PM: Acting wise #12YearsASlave belongs to Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejifor. Lupita Nyong'o is equally good.
2:30 PM: The film is a fantastic drama with good insights into America's past. #12YearsASlave
2:32 PM: Leave everything you are doing and catch the next show of #12YearsASlave. It's a must watch.
2:32 PM: Thanks a lot for being with us throughout the tweet review of #12YearsASlave. Have a good day.