THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006) - Review by Kumaran Shanmugam
THIS MOVIE IS BASED ON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY GILES FOLDEN ABOUT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UGANDAN DICTATOR IDI AMIN AND A SCOTTISH DOCTOR.
Nicholas Garrigan a Scottish doctor fresh graduate from a Medical School in Edinburgh is bitten by adventure bug that takes him to Uganda to work in a rural missionary clinic run by a doctor couple. During a tour to the rural areas, Idi Amin injuries his hand.
The Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan summoned to treat the Dictator, impresses him and he is hired as his personal physician. Idi Amin encourages Nicholas to modernize the health system in Uganda. Gradually the relationship of the doctor to the Dictator grows closer and he becomes his trusted confidant.
The doctor is the witness to the brutal Regime of Idi Amin. He develops an illicit relationship with one of the wives of Idi Amin and she becomes pregnant. Idi Amin comes to know about his wife's betrayal and he kills her and disembers her body cutting off her legs and hands. Nicholas Gagarin discovers the Disembered body of Idi Amin wife in the morgue and gets fed up with his Association with the Dictator and decides to kill him by poisoning.
At that time an Israeli plane with hostages Hijacked BY PLO terrorists is flown from Athens to entebbe airport in Uganda. During the airport visit of Idi amin along with Nicolas he comes to know about the plot hatched by Nicholas to kill him by poisoning. Nicholas Garrigan is arrested and tortured by the Ugandan soldiers. One of Nicholas's colleague helps him to escape from the prison.
He secretly merges with the crowd of passengers boarding a plane meant to transfer non-Jewish people back to their Homeland. On board of the plane, Nicholas Garrigan is emotionally relieved as the plane takes off and flies out of Ugandan airspace. Forest Whitaker Transforms himself into the skin of the character of Idi Amin and portrays him in an authentic manner.
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