Friday, 4 May 2012

The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep brilliantly portrays the bold and dramatic life of the only lady British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Born and brought up in a middle class grocer’s family. Driven by the idea to make difference in the world, she began the lowest rung at a very young age of the conservative part and never stopped to climb. She falls in love with a man who doesn’t mind to marry exceptionally bold and ambitious lady. For her love he sustains himself as a recessives husband till he dies.  Her political vision and her leadership qualities made her even more independent, who would care a very little less for man’s love by getting bounded to it.

Being very used to popularity, criticism and appreciation and suddenly getting isolated from all these elements of her life, leaves her hallucinated and nostalgic. Her habits and her senile old age constantly get into a tussle. She is lonesome and tiresome. She is being visited frequently by her daughter. Inspite of her mercurial and dictatorial nature, her daughter still looks out for her.  There are scenes suggesting emotional distance from her son who lives in South Africa.

She is one of the most sharpest and smartest among her party workers. She has the charm and thoughts that could turn into actions. Her approach is distinguishingly pragmatic. Knowing about the weakening party from all the corners, she gets tempted to run for party leadership. She puts forward this agenda. She gets support from her friends in the party.

Her life was an objective and every day was an obstacle. She battled everyday from her crisis in personal life to men who underestimated her.
The movie The Iron Lady allows the heroine to revisit key chapters in her life so that we can feel, Yes! That was a life indeed.

Lady Thatcher was a commanding lady. When she spoke, all men felt silent. No one disagreed. Respect could be out of her fear, her Feminist Triumph. What everybody exactly thought about her is huge mystery question that no biography of her could answer. She was indeed an iron hand among all the commons sitting there in the parliament.

The movie doesn’t clearly answer of what character she was. Was she pulled by destiny or was this the life she always wanted.  Was she really as great as Churchill?

Meryl Streep is one on whom we constantly roll our eye balls, displaying brilliantly a character of remarkable authority.