A symbol of hope

A symbol of hope

A symbol of hope

Cinderella Man’ is the real story of boxing champ James J Braddock and his struggles in the 1930s, when the North American Great Depression occurred. The depression is on and Braddock suffers a series of defeats. Fighting injured — including with a broken hand — his career appears to be finished. Poverty strikes him and his wife and three children are even forced to depend on public relief. Only their bond of love keeps them going. And when his trainer, Joe Gould, gets him one more fight against the current number-two contender, he wins against all odds. 

 A series of winnings and rocketing through the ranks later on leads him to the match against the arrogant champ, Max Baer, who has already killed two men in the ring. Baer advises him not to fight, but James — who has now become the symbol of hope to people in a ruined nation — goes ahead for the devastating and brutal fight ahead. Catch the film on Zee Studio at 3.20 pm on February 5. 

(tv show timings are subject to change)

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