By Roshni Ganga
Hold on to your sweet tooth, because I am about to spill the cocoa beans on the much anticipated cinematic treat about a young inventor, magician and chocolatier who grows into a true genius. In the film directed by Paul King, Timothée Chalamet dances his way onto the stage to present to you: “Wonka”.
The 2023 film “Wonka” serves as a prequel origin of the character Willy Wonka, created by Roald Dahl, and portrays a tale told through songs. The film’s joyful and hopeful ambiance, coupled with its Christmas setting blanketed in snow, adds a warm touch to the story. It is the perfect mix of holiday cheer and a closer look into a beloved character’s beginning.
Our top-hatted chocolatier, embarks on a journey with a dream to open his very own chocolate shop at the Galeries Gourmet. Throughout his journey, he faces a series of difficulties with the support of a few compassionate friends he befriends along the way.
While the film may not soar to the heights of Johnny Depp’s “Charlie and the Chocolate factory”, it has its own charm and a layer of humour that makes it worthwhile the experience.
Therefore, grab your golden ticket and watch it in the cinema or just at home on your favourite streaming platform with a bowl full of Wonka chocolate.