Journalist Borat Sagdiyev is imprisoned in a gulag. However, 14 years later, he is released to deliver a gift ( monkey ) to the President Of the USA, but the advantage is exchanged with his daughter, becoming the gift.
SACHA BARON COHEN AKA BORAT
Sacha Baron Cohen is a natural and seems as if Borat is his second home – he is vicious, brilliant, and on point, not missing the beat for a second. He pushes the right buttons of people through his sexist, racist, and intolerable caricature that stands for everything wrong in society. His comic prowess is visible as if saying that there is quite obviously only one of him, and he is truly irreplaceable.
So, even though everyone has been saying this, let me repeat it because it needs to be heard again and again. Maria Bakalova deserves an Oscar for this performance. She is exquisite, so to say, it is a one-of-a-kind performance that even art films haven’t seen. She is innocent, strong, revolutionary, and naive, all at the same time making you believe in this 15-year old who comes off as a power-packed performer made for the role of Tutor.
Let’s face it, the cute factor of this Borat was pretty high. From the father-daughter duo that stole our hearts to being uniquely optimistic despite being brutal in bearing the hard reality of the world, from sexism to racism. It strangely touches your heart in ways that you haven’t been before because even while being harsh on exposing an ignorant and hypocritical America, it still shows nonetheless a very inspiring country.
LIVES UP TO THE FIRST MOVIE
Genuinely speaking, we all thought that the sequel to the first Borat could never match the iconic original Borat. However, we are gladly proved wrong as the second is as brilliant and doesn’t disappoint. It’s a sequel that won’t spoil the original and will revoke your belief that sequels are never good enough because this one hundred percent is.
The way this movie addresses sexism is altogether another post, but in a few words, it’s banging on. So on point that you can’t help but gawk at the cruelty, it depicts women to the extent that it seems outrageously unreal, despite being starkly real. The film powerfully awakens you even if you refuse to do so because that is how hard-hitting it becomes.