Movies based on true events – harrowing accounts in particular- are most often burdened with onerous responsibilities. Apart from the need to be true to original event, they face the ethical dilemma of the extent of dramatizing a distressing event. Over-dramatizing the event runs the risk of fabricating hollow heroes out of thin air and hence being manipulative. Muting the intensity of the event, on the other hand, would evoke less interest on the original account. Danny Boyle, has walked this tight rope pretty much successfully by his subdued handling of the movie- resisting the urge to over-dramatize- and yet bringing the vivacity and energy into the frame when required.