Thursday, April 26, 2012

Michelle Yeoh in The Lady

Michelle Yeoh

Aung San Suu Kyi

I have just finished watching the film, The Lady, with our Michelle Yeoh in the starring role of Aung San Suu Kyi, the resistance leader of Myammar and leader of the National League For Democracy Party.  Besides the depiction of human sufferings, the movie too has its poignant moments where in one instance, it shows her walking towards the barrels of the soldiers' M16 rifles who could in all probability shot her without even blinking an eye lid.  After some tense moments, the soldiers lowered their rifles and allowed her to pass through.  She knew she was dealing a military junta who are brutal in nature but if her country was to come out from the dark ages, she had to do what is necessary to bring about democratic changes.  I must admit Michelle did herself credit by portraying the lady, and I am sure Aung San Suu Kyi couldn't be anymore happier knowing that her struggles to free the Burmese people from tyranny, is now at last, on the big silver screen for the whole world to see.

Now, wouldn't her role be more befitting if she was to come home and be a part of the movement for change.  A good start would be the BERSIH 3.0 rally where she could even take to the rostrum and urges the people to right the wrongs of this nation, just as she did on the film to the Burmese people.  Putting aside her sentiments for MCA, this could be a defining moment for her too.

What say you, Michelle?

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