Normally, one associates the ballet with a bunch of people prancing around in tights to music that no one has heard in years. But Moulin Rouge – The Ballet is different. From the moment the curtain goes up on the screen, you are thrown into a world filled with lust, love, passion, hate and loss. All of this is evoked through the medium of ballet and music. Through the course of the film, you will leap for joy, sit on tenterhooks, be amazed at the passion and be completely lost in the story.
The story of the film is an age-old one. A struggling artist meets the girl of his dreams. She is offered a chance to be a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, where they have to hide their passions from the prying eyes of the jealous owner. This is followed by the inevitable. But here is the best part of this plot, it is revealed through dance. The emotions evoked through the movement of the human form are seminal. As the ballet progress, the young artist finds a kindred spirit in a fellow artist. And in the young girl, he finds love. But the young girl has to decide whether she should leave him for a chance to dance in the cabaret at the Moulin Rouge. Throw in an evil and jealous owner, and we have a story that keeps you captivated throughout. As the ballet comes to a close, you will be amazed by the gamut of emotions that you have run through.
Why should you watch this film?
This is a ballet screening. Moulin Rouge – The Ballet is engaging and poetic in its execution. You will hum along with the Western Classical music and pretend to conduct an imaginary orchestra. In fact, you will remember a few tunes from Tom & Jerry. The romance and the passion of the dancers really shine through in their performances. So do not miss it, catch this film at your nearest cinema. You can finally get to say, “Lets go to the ballet!”