I have been hearing a lot about the 2013 Korean film ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’, but had never really got around to watching it. Which is why when Netlfix announced that they had the 2019 Turkish remake of the same, I jumped at it without a second thought, and yes, the efforts I should say have been nothing short of rewarding.
‘7 Kogustaki Mucize’, as the Turkish film has been titled, talks of Memo (Aras Bulut Iynemli), a differently abled young man and his six year old daughter Ova (Nisa Sofiya Aksongur) who find their lives shattered when a death sentence comes Memo’s way after being falsely implicated for a young girl’s death.
This is the kind of film that demands a few tissues be kept handy, and it serves the purpose of being an emotional tearjerker completely. There are staunch performances from the leading cast, which also includes a moving feat by Celile Toyon Uysal, who plays Fatima, Memo’s grand mother. So if you haven’t watched this yet, grab a bowl of munchies and settle down before your Netflix screen right now.
Verdict: Decent Watch