Not Today (2013) is a English,Telugu,Hindi movie. Jon Van Dyke has directed this movie. Cody Longo,Leo Solomon,John Schneider,Shari Rigby are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2013. Not Today (2013) is considered one of the best Drama movie in India and around the world.
Caden Welles has the world at his disposal. With the resources of his wealthy father, he's living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream. But what happens when that dream becomes a nightmare halfway around the world? Traveling with his friends to Hyderabad, India on a whim, Caden's expectations of a never-ending party crash hard. But not as hard as his conscience when he refuses to help a starving man and his little girl. Haunted by the images of Kiran and Annika, Caden attempts to right his wrong-only to discover Kiran has been forced to sell his own daughter. Caden's eyes are now opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Add the dehumanization of Kiran and hundreds of millions of other Dalits due to India's caste system, and Caden could easily turn his back. Yet spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers of his mother and girlfriend back home, Caden chooses to help in Kiran's unlikely search to find his ...
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I believe this movie was very well done. The acting was actually good, especially for a Christian made film. The story line was great, sad, but great. It's unbelievable what happens to these little girls around the world. This movie definitely shines a light in the dark places we don't like to look at. Human-Trafficking is everywhere, even in America. Some of the people I have talked to about the movie before it came out told me they didn't want to watch a movie about Human-Trafficking. It's not a topic they like, or want to talk about. Well, I don't know anyone who likes it, or enjoys talking about it, but we can't close our eyes to it. We can help stop human-trafficking. I would recommend this movie to anyone mature enough to watch it. It might be a bit too much to see for the younger crowd, but it's a topic that should be discussed.
I really wanted to like this movie. The trailer made it seem like it was going to be a very powerful film, but unfortunately it fell way short. I commend the film makers for their effort to bring this subject to light, but as a film, it just wasn't very well done. Things in the story weren't quite coherent, there were lots of examples of bad acting (thought the main cast was decent), and above all, all the overdone religious references made it seem somewhat cheesy. I'm actually a religious person, but it seemed that this movie not just promoted going to church and praying, but almost beat you over the head with it by wedging it into the story repeatedly. I've seen plenty of other films with religious themes incorporated into them without detracting from the quality of the film, but this wasn't one of them. In the end it's a shame that the film didn't live up to its potential, but at least they tried.
These movies need to be made, and the message needs to get out that Slavery of any kind is wrong no matter where it is happening. I only wish there was not so much of the Christian babble throughout this movie. It would be an excellent film if not for that. Though a bit on the low budget side for the scenes where the police actually show up, the story is one that will touch even the coldest heart, and just may help bring an end to the worst things that we do to each other. Cody Longo, plays his roll very well, at the start he is as oblivious to the people in need all around him as anyone else, but by the end he is a real man, and is willing to do what ever it takes to help. Like I mentioned this movie does look less real when it gets to the action, but the night time scenes of Caden searching alone, and getting himself into the most dangerous situations are worth your time. I Enjoy movies like this, and this one was no exception, I recommend this to everyone. The people out there in bonded slavery should all be set free no human life belongs to another.
A true eye opener to a major world issue. I was fortunate enough to be able see this movie at a film festival and meet the director who is affiliated with the church in Orange County from which the film was completely funded, hence the Christian overtones and I just want to say how amazing it was for them to put the time and hard work into promoting such an awful in grievance that so many will turn a blind eye to. This isn't the first movie that has opened my eyes to human slavery, especially were children are involve, but it certainly has left a lasting impression and I encourage everyone to see this movie young and old alike. I actually took my 13 year old niece with me and she is now spreading the word and wearing the bracelet to support this cause. I truly believe I children will be the ones to change these awful abuses in the future so educating them now is the way to start. Just like the movie points out, none of us is free if one of us is enslaved.
This has to be one of the worst films I have seen. 'Not Today' has an important message, but sadly it is not the main one..... The religious hard sell is. To a non-believer such as myself, the endless references to God, the church and prayer are appalling. One or two references I can tolerate. But this!? Furthermore, the reasonable quality picture was frequently defaced underneath a layer scrawl. The subtitles, if indeed they can be termed that, since they were not 'sub', appeared randomly all over the screen in random fonts, colours and sizes. They were often made more distracting by being dynamic too. All this, when the viewers' attention should be focused on the images of the appalling conditions and hardships faced by the little girl and her father pictured in the background. On the DVD, I even had the subtitle option turned off, but this distracting 'arty-farty' nonsense remained. Maybe the makers will think to remake, re-cut or re-edit this to play it straight and simple. Cutting the abundant reference to religion should also broaden its appeal and increase awareness of how badly too many people are still treated in today's world. In my case, the DVD now resides in the rubbish bin, one of the few discs I have purchased that are not worth enduring for a second time.