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Considering the fact that it is a no-budget film, it's simply extraordinary.
Considering the fact that it is a no-budget film, it's simply extraordinary.
azeemahmedasim
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Directed by Sada Rajiah and Desire Prevost, "Three Wise Men - Parallel Lives" is a recently released no-budget production presenting a true series of events. The narrator of the film, Deane Thomas conveys the story about the three wise men and how their creations have helped people to live better in a genius way by linking it with his own life story. Deane Thomas also the original creator and one of the writers of this film, he also played his character in the film. Just like Deane Thomas, all of the characters who were alive played their own roles. The majority of the rest of the cast were direct descendants of the Major and Tomislav Tesla himself. For instance, Vivikenanda The great Indian guru was played the major's grandson. This factor adds an emotional value to the film. The film covers the evolution of electricity and the selfless contributions of these men for it. The first man is Nikola Tesla. The film takes us through the life journey of Tesla, from where he started to how he accomplished his dreams, including the vision of harnessing the Niagara Fall with a hydropower station. His inventions were the base of telephony and wireless systems that we can not live without today. The second man is Major Ibrahim Atchia. Major's father that arrived in Mauritius immigrated to Mauritius with his uncle in 1861 from Gujrat, India; the Major was born in Mauritius in 1868. He invented the prefabricated concrete which was a revolutionary contribution. One of Major's biggest accomplishments was The Reduit Hydro Power Station. At that time as the narrator says, it was a mammoth task as there was no machinery available. Along with his brothers and hard work, they made this nearly impossible task into a reality, which became operational in 1901. The third man is Deane Thomas, the narrator himself. Deane shares his journey from Bristol, his hometown to Mauritius where he is working today. Throughout the film, he tells us all the important personal and professional events that led him to work on his dreams. One of the most admirable qualities of Deane is that he is not afraid to take risks whether it's moving to look for the next opportunity even after getting the captain's ticket or moving to Moscow without his family. He follows his intuition, and according to him, that is what took him where he is today. On the proposal of Tomislav Tesla, the great-grandnephew of Nikola Tesla, Deane is now in Mauritius working on the plans to generate electricity that are environmentally friendly. The storytelling and the timeline created in this film is exceptional. The film discusses the lives of Nikola Tesla and Major Ibrahim Atchia at the parts of life that are greatly influenced by both personalities accordingly. The life and achievements of Tesla are discussed when Tomislav Tesla comes to Deane with the proposal, and the part about Major Ibrahim Atchia comes when he moves to Mauritius where he also interviews Major's family. The key message that I got from the film is that the small things you do can be a base of something impactful in the future. With this thing in mind, Tesla and Major selflessly worked which has affected the lives of billions of people, and now Deane Thomas is the one with the passion and dreams of doing the same. We can say that his goal is the same as the goal of Tesla and Major in their era. Both worked on the evolution of electrical energy back then, and Deane is working with the same vision today. As far as the technical aspects of the film are concerned, you cannot deny the amazing direction and storytelling of this film. It will not be fair to critic the acting, as professional actors did not play the characters. Considering the fact that it is a no-budget film, it's simply extraordinary.
WILL CONRAD
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Part history lesson and part biography, "Three Wise Men - Parallel Lives" is just what it says on the box - a look at the lives of three people. Deane Thomas, Nikola Tesla, and Amode Ibrahim Atchia. I'm pretty sure most people are familiar with Tesla, but the two other people this film covers are no less impressive - and meeting some of the relatives are just as informative. If you're into documentary and biographical flicks, you will feel right at home watching this film - and if not? There may still be enough to happily eat up your hour. The film opens with Deane Thomas, who he is, and his history. In a nutshell, we hear how Deane learned to become his own person and follow his dreams. Deane works as the wraparound character for the film, bringing it all together. We then meet a distant relative, and the film goes into the history of Nikola Tesla, which is also pretty in depth and insightful. Finally, we learn of Amode Ibrahim Atchia, and the film wraps around and concludes. These stories are all conveyed through reenactments and animations - as well as Deane Thomas as himself guiding us. If you've ever watched any documentary from History, National Geographic, or even the old-school Bio Network, you'll know just what to expect. I personally love the documentary format, as you can see from my rating, and can honestly write that I really enjoyed my time here. No question. Typically, this section is reserved for a more detailed technical look at a production. In this case, however, there's not a whole lot to write. "Three Wise Men - Parallel Lives" looks and sounds great but more importantly, it's familiar enough to step right into and enjoy. That's not to say there's no original spin on the film, just that you'll understand the presentation as soon as you see it. The reenactments are all handled well, the animation looks great, and it's just a well-paced film all in all. I also want to make special note of the background score. It's really, really great - adding some feeling and drama to a film that is exposition-heavy. With that said, I did find that the music may have been slightly overused. I'm pretty sure that the entire movie, or a vast majority at least, is scored. Eventually, the scoring became nothing more than background noise that occasionally swelled, bringing me back to the present. This isn't so much a complaint as it is a simple observation. I also feel that a good deal of time was spent on the Nikola Tesla subject. Again, it was not really a problem, but I already knew pretty much everything this film presented. Nikola Tesla is the subject of countless documentaries - perhaps a little less Nikola would have worked just as well. The odds are that anybody who will find and watch this film is a fan of the genre - and as such, has probably seen a lot of Tesla documentaries prior. When it's all said and done, "Three Wise Men - Parallel Lives" ends up being exactly what you hope it will be. A great documentary. The film probably won't convert anyone who doesn't enjoy the genre, but those who love a good documentary will undoubtedly eat it up. I find that the people who enjoy this type of film the most, are those who gobble up any and all information they can get their hands on. This film is crammed full. Four stars - well done.
Jason Knight
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A wonderful journey that explores the lives and achievements of three extraordinary individuals. These three people are: Deane Thomas, an Englishman and the founder of True Tesla Technologies in Mauritius, Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor, who explored high frequencies and lighting and created the world's first X-ray images, along with wireless technology, radio waves and telephony. And finally Amode Ibrahim Atchia, an entrepreneur and technologist from Mauritius, who introduced the use of scientific ideas and invented mechanical and structural progress in technology. The film begins with Thomas's story, then moves on to Tesla and then Atchia. Their lives are revealed in detail, beginning from their birth and upbringing and looking into how they managed to complete their remarkable achievements. After spending a life-time traveling the world, living in different countries, Thomas decided to explore the lives of Tesla and Atchia and how their accomplishments affected history. Tesla and Atchia began their work in late nineteenth century and their stories are nothing less than fascinating. Thomas also provides narration and he does a great job. He narrates his own story and Tesla's one, while the narration for Atchia's part is done by another person. The film consists of many photos which show Thomas's past life, locations around the world and himself, Tesla and Atchia. Some pictures appear in front of a blurred background. There is also frequent animation, which depicts the journey route one of the three has taken on a map, resembling the ones seen in the Indiana Jones films. The first scene is also animated, which shows planet Earth from space and deserves a lot of praise. There are also re-enactment scenes of the lives of Tesla and Atchia. These scenes were filmed in black-and-white and the footage has been altered to look damaged and scratched, thus bringing the audience back to that era. And the actors do a good job. All the scenes and photos are put together by great editing, with the filmmakers making effective use of the wipe and dissolve techniques. The score accompanies the images well. At times it is strong and adventurous, indicating significant accomplishments, which works well considering that this documentary is about achievements, and in other parts the music is tender and peaceful. This hour long feature is about three people who made very significant contributions to the world and anyone who wishes to learn about them, will most likely find this piece of work very interesting. The film opens with Deane Thomas, who he is, and his history. In a nutshell, we hear how Deane learned to become his own person and follow his dreams. Deane works as the wraparound character for the film, bringing it all together. We then meet a distant relative, and the film goes into the history of Nikola Tesla, which is also pretty in depth and insightful. Finally, we learn of Amode Ibrahim Atchia, and the film wraps around and concludes. These stories are all conveyed through reenactments and animations - as well as Deane Thomas as himself guiding us. If you've ever watched any documentary from History, National Geographic, or even the old-school Bio Network, you'll know just what to expect. I personally love the documentary format, as you can see from my rating, and can honestly write that I really enjoyed my time here. No question. Typically, this section is reserved for a more detailed technical look at a production. In this case, however, there's not a whole lot to write. "Three Wise Men - Parallel Lives" looks and sounds great but more importantly, it's familiar enough to step right into and enjoy. That's not to say there's no original spin on the film, just that you'll understand the presentation as soon as you see it. The reenactments are all handled well, the animation looks great, and it's just a well-paced film all in all. I also want to make special note of the background score. It's really, really great - adding some feeling and drama to a film that is exposition-heavy. With that said, I did find that the music may have been slightly overused. I'm pretty sure that the entire movie, or a vast majority at least, is scored. Eventually, the scoring became nothing more than background noise that occasionally swelled, bringing me back to the present. This isn't so much a complaint as it is a simple observation. I also feel that a good deal of time was spent on the Nikola Tesla subject. Again, it was not really a problem, but I already knew pretty much everything this film presented. Nikola Tesla is the subject of countless documentaries - perhaps a little less Nikola would have worked just as well. The odds are that anybody who will find and watch this film is a fan of the genre - and as such, has probably seen a lot of Tesla documentaries prior. When it's all said and done, "Three Wise Men - Parallel Lives" ends up being exactly what you hope it will be. A great documentary. The film probably won't convert anyone who doesn't enjoy the genre, but those who love a good documentary will undoubtedly eat it up. I find that the people who enjoy this type of film the most, are those who gobble up any and all information they can get their hands on. This film is crammed full. Four stars - well done.
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