Hachi movie is all about a dog called Hachi and its relation with its owner(Richard Gere). It is based on a true story. To know more details about Hachi(original dog – Hachiko), do check the wikipedia article given below.
I watched it as a normal movie knowing nothing about it and it has left me moved by the end. Movie is so touching, some parts of the movie left me in tears. At the end of the movie I realized it is based on a true story, thanks to the captions/annotations/subtitles. Hachi waited for its owner at the train station for years, till it’s last breath. The movie is wonderfully presented, thanks to the director.
It reminds me of my dog “Tinku” who is no more. When I left for studies to a another town, my father dropped me in car and Tinku saw this. He realized that I did not come back that day and for the next few weeks Tinku kept looking for me in the car every time the car went out and came back. My mom told me about this. The car was full of scratches on sides because Tinku used to rest his feet on the side to look for me inside through the car windows. It eventually realized and stopped looking for me. I used to come home once every two months or so and Tinku got used to that. After completing studies, I was back and Tinku was with me for another 7 years before he died. I’m not comparing Tinku to Hachi, but the movie reminded me of this. One of the many memories I have with Tinku.
Coming back to “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”, It’s a must watch movie whether you love dogs or not, it will move you. It is a feel good movie, when you have free time do watch it. It is one of the movie in my must watch list of movies. Some posters online have the title as “Hachiko: A Dog’s Story”, I don’t know why, may be released with a different titles for different countries, but the movie is same. Another movie that dog lovers should not miss is “Marley & Me”.
Wikipedia article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachik%C5%8D
IMDB Link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1028532/
IMDB Link(I think this is the original movie – in Japanese) : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093132/