The Shawshank Redemption is about grace and hope, as well as the redemption that can occur even in the darkest and degrading corners of our world. It is one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking dramas of the last century. Clubbed with some great dialogues, screenplay, and mature acting, this movie is a must watch for everyone who loves freedom or has compassion for others. The best part of this movie is its theme based on hope. A movie, which at the end leaves one wishing for it to continue for a few more moments.
Based on the Stephen King novel "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption", this is a simple story of hope made remarkable by the interaction between the two lead characters. Both Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman do a fine job in terms of making their roles genuine and appealing, and also in the way they work so well together. The main theme is hope, not despair, and the violence serves only as a backdrop to that message. The story revolves around a successful young banker Andy Dufresne, wrongly accused of killing his wife and her lover, and receives the life term. Andy is sent to Shawshank prison, a dour and depressing place where brutality from both guards and other prisoners is commonplace. It is a story about dedication and devotion through which Andy tries to liberate himself from the Shawshank. Andy makes friends with Ellis Boyd Redding (Morgan Freeman) alias Red, a lifer who has already spent many years inside. Red specializes in smuggling items into the prison for the other prisoners. Andy quickly makes the Red friend.
The narrator of the movie, Red, always reminds his friends that "Hope is a dangerous thing." term and gets work in a local shop, he finds himself unable to adjust there, and wanting to return to Shawshank, commits suicide. One morning, guards find Andy's cell empty. An irate warden throws one of Andy's rocks at the poster of the Actress hanging on the wall. The rock tears through the poster, revealing a tunnel that Andy had dug with his rock hammer over the previous two decades. The previous night, Andy escaped through the tunnel and the prison's sewage pipe by crawling in the mud and sewage for about two miles. After serving 40 years, Red receives parole. At the end of the movie, On a beach in Zihuatanejo, the two friends are happily reunited.
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