The Shawshank Redemption: Best Movie to Watch This Weekend

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

15th Oct, 2020. 07:41 pm
The Shawshank Redemption: Best Movie to Watch This Weekend

Are you fond of watching movies? If so, then watch ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ this weekend and decide how good it is.

Interestingly, the film did not gain much popularity or success at the time of its release, but over time, its story, acting and direction, etc. captivated people.

If you haven’t seen this movie, then you must watch this weekend ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, which released 26 years ago but its magic is still working.

Interestingly, Its story was taken from a short story by Stephen King, a well-known author for writing horror stories, the screenplay of which was written by Frank Darabont.

This is an interesting film by Tim Robinson and Morgan Freeman that tells the story of the prison world.

Although the film was declared a flop after its release, it was nominated for seven Oscars but did not receive a single award. Instead, the film Forrest Gump, which was released earlier that year, won the Academy Awards.

Despite being a flop, it got a new lease of life by releasing it on TV and was previously considered one of the best films of the 1990s and is now considered one of the best films of all time.

The tree at the end of the film, in which the protagonist hid a letter from a friend, later became a symbol of hope, where thousands of people visit each year.


The film, directed by Frank Darabont, is set in 1947 and revolves around two prisoners, one of whom is Andy Dufresne (Tim Robinson), a banker convicted of murdering his wife and acquaintance though he claims not guilty.

During his stay in prison, he befriends another inmate, Ellis Boyd Redding (Morgan Freeman), while he protects himself from the guards when the prison warden begins to use him for money laundering operations.

For 19 years Andy tries to get out of prison and finally escapes and then breaks into a money laundering case. Forty years later his friend is released on payroll and travels to Mexico and discovers Andy, and the two friends reunite.

There is a lot of suspense in this story and it is a film that whenever it is seen, it seems to be seen for the first time and that is why it has been declared as one of the best films in history.

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