K-Movie Review: BTS’ Break the Silence

Madhavi Sutar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra

BTS, a well-known boy-band from South Korea, internationally recognized around the globe for their remarkable performances; whose music echoes throughout the world always replenishing audiences with a sense of optimism, courage and enthusiasm that accentuates the significance of self-love within lives through the medium of their captivating music. The seven-membered much-loved boy-band perpetuates liveliness through their music. The meaning & lyrics of their songs are always energetic and encouraging to listen to. BTS, enthralled the fans globally when they announced the release of their docu-series based movie, Break the Silence, last year in September, 2020. During these reeling times of pandemic and lockdown being imposed in several countries, fans finally got a chance to get a glimpse of BTS and to know more about every member. This movie brings their raw and vulnerable self more closer for fans to connect to.

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So far, there are a total of 3 series of the documentary, Burn the Stage, Bring the Soul & the most recent Break the Silence. Break the Silence is a movie that captures behind the stage moments and performance footage of the members during the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour as a part of Love Yourself World Tour embarked in 2018-2019. The film not only focuses on the aspects of life on stage, rather it dwells on the ideas of loneliness, hardships, freedom, and satisfaction that came along the way of each member and how they dealt with the same in their own way. The interview footage features each member of the band discussing their lives on and off stage.

The movie takes the viewers on a virtual world tour with the much-adored members to New York, Chicago, Brazil, London, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Japan. The movie shows several moments of reflection and thoughts of each member when they were performing on stage and when they were not. The movie also shows the chairman of Big Hit Entertainment, now HYBE; Bang PD attending the concert & watching their performances live from backstage at celebrated Wembley stadium, and the members watching ARMYs and fireworks after every concert that leaves them overwhelmed with emotions; as it reminds them of a time when they used to watch the fireworks standing outside the stadium several years back and wishing for getting a chance to be able to perform at such a place once in their lifetime. Many more of such endearing and emotional moments have been presented in the movie along with some never discussed before topics and fears.

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Experience

This wholesome experience for me was much delightful, I booked a morning show to watch the film to avoid any disruption or rush. After months of lockdown and cinemas being shut for nearly four months, I was more than joyous to be a part of the first day, first show after the reopening of the theatres in my city. We were welcomed with red roses and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the entry gate to celebrate the occasion of the reopening of theatres. The movie started with the course of the National Anthem at the beginning followed by the band’s English single Dynamite‘.

Finally, the much-awaited moment arrived and the movie began. Its opening scene is shot at a dining table, where all members were having a meal with a sense of contentment on their faces. Their expression at that very moment breaks the barrier of language. Expressions were enough to feel that moment for their ARMY, right? This movie reflects the hard work and the amount of determination put in by the idols and it is not at all easy as it seems to be. As the leader of the group, RM said that they have a bond of brotherhood among all the members, as they share similar will and are connected to each other by destiny. According to Jin if you don’t love yourself, you can’t devote yourself to anything else. J-Hope described himself as a free bird on the stage and that the real-life of Jung Hoseok is far different from the persona of J-Hope.

Jimin said that they are full of ambitions and it would be early to conclude that their journey is anywhere close to be complete. Kim Taehyung, also known by his stage name V told about how he wrote Winter bear for the worldwide ARMYs, despite not being well-versed in English. Suga said making music is a part of our life & when fans feel happy to listen to our music, that moment imparts us with satisfaction. Jungkook expressed that it feels tremendous when fans get positive vibes by looking at them.

After watching the movie, I realised the reason behind its title the Untold Stories of BTS. I feel fortunate to get a chance to watch this movie in my country. I’ll never forget this precious moment of my life. I also hope to get a chance to attend a BTS concert here in India soon.

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What do you think of this movie? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. smitiyer says:

    I have seen the movieπŸ’œ It’s one of the best documentary and reminisces the concert days and the incredible interaction between BTS and ARMY during the concert and also the message it delivers inspires meπŸ₯Ί Loved this article so muchπŸ™Œ

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  2. saumya7897 says:

    This movie was such a blast….i got lucky enough to watch it on the movie theatre…m sooo happy ..would love to watch other movies as well…well written article πŸ’œπŸ™†β­β­β­β­β­

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  3. β€œBreak the Silence” only reconfirms that behind the stage personas of RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, these seven boys go through hardships just like anyone else. By showing their vulnerability and openness on such difficult subjects, the movie turns into a comforting message instead: hardships are a part of our lives, and it’s okay to sometimes feel not okay; the important thing is to find happiness in the small things. Reading this article I got the glimpse of all those moments.

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  4. I cried a lot watching this movie πŸ₯ΊπŸ’œ this article is bringing back memories. Well written πŸ‘

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  5. shwets007 says:

    I went to see Break the Silence with my friend and my brother, both of them are ARMYs too, and it was such a wonderful experience. I was lucky enough to meet people who were just as enthusiastic as I was about the movie. We did a fanchant and talked about our favourite thing about BTS. I was so emotional while watching the movie. It was wonderful and made me feel closer to BTS. Reading this article made me feel all those emotions once again

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  6. Omg this movie was such an emotional rideπŸ₯ΊπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  7. Smriti. L says:

    This movie holds a precious place in every ARMY’s heart πŸ’œ
    Thank you for writing πŸ’œ

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  8. Anushka Gupta says:

    πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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  9. rupalikujur says:

    I remember watching this in the cinema hall along with other ARMYs from the city! We were so hYPeD up 🀩 We laughed, cried, danced and sang together. What a beautiful memory it was! (β•₯﹏β•₯)

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  10. ojashreya27 says:

    I’ve seen the last two movies and it has been an amazingly crazy journey. Though we see their energetically applauding performances but we don’t know how much each artist works and sweats for that. The fact that they are not afraid to show behind the scenes and share their thoughts is so beautiful. Loved how you wrote the articleπŸ’œ

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    1. I will watch this sooon!!πŸ’œπŸ₯Ί

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  11. What am i supposed to comment. Their stories always got me strucked with speechlessness, with contentedness, with more enlightened persona . What on earth we deserve them to be our idols, indeed it is said true that they are one in a century.

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  12. mehaksharma2803 says:

    πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸŒΌ

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  13. anishanath says:

    A very worthy article,I loved reading it.

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  14. sumona sinha says:

    I’m proud to stan BTS because they not only motivates us but they also inspires us to contribute for good social deeds πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  15. Preeti says:

    I
    didn’t get to watch the movie I wish I could go…… this article makes me watch it now…

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  16. kylemyoxin78 says:

    The movie in itself portrays the hidden reality of success and hardship that BTS goes through.

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  17. ekta1927 says:

    Sometimes I wonder what will happen when BTS decides to do concert in Inda because even for movie Tickets sold out with in few minutes. Always amazing experience enjoying time with armies and BTS there’s so much stories to tell but words are not enough because it was just so amazing πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  18. Madhavi says:

    thank you..

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  19. The movie in itself portrays the success and hardship that BTS gone through.. proudest moment for armys

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  20. Sanchita says:

    Well writtenπŸ“

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