Director : Akira Kurosawa
Cast : Takashi Shimura,Toshirō Mifune
Seven Samurai is an adventures Japanese film set in a mountain village, which tells the story of the villagers attempt to destroy some gangsters with the help of Samurai’s.Film opens with a group of gangs approaching the village, notices from a distance and plans for an attack.They decided to wait till the harvest, and leaves the place.A villager overhears their discussion and reveals to all.
The entire village is worried as they are going to get defeated which happens most of the time.Villagers informs the village head, an elderly person who then suggests, to hire samurai’s to defeat the Gangsters.As Samurai’s are expensive, the only possible way the villagers could pay back is through offering food.So the Village head recommends to search for some cheap samurai’s. Then a group of village men were on their way in search of samurai’s.They finds a samurai named Kambei ,who saves a boy from a thief who kept the boy as an hostage.Village mens then approaches Kambei who accepts their request.One more samurai joins with Kambei.These two samurai’s on their way search and tests several unprofessional samurai’s and finally selects one by one according to their skills and good nature.The total then leads to Seven Samurai.A clownish and very interesting character named Kikuchiyo will be one among the seven samurai’s.
Samurai’s will train and teach the villagers and inform their plans for the attack. Meanwhile one of a young samurai ,fells in love with a village girl. The Samurai’s coordination and attacking techniques they apply against the gangsters were interesting to watch. Samurai’s struggles hard to defeat the gangs and finally won with some losses.From beginning till end,the screenplay has been well handled. If you like adventure, then sure you can enjoy.This film is one of the great works by Akira Kurosawa.