The opening scene shows the Brazilian streets where kids are eagerly playing football with just clothes rolled up into a ball. The carefree moves and the childish enthusiasm are a joy to watch.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento (shortly called Dico) who later embraces his moniker 'Pelé' is reprimanded by his mom for playing football. The woes of an impoverished family comes to the forefront as the mother wishes her son to do well in studies than sport.
Later Dico becomes heartbroken when Brazil loses the 1950 World Cup and promises his father that he will win the World Cup for Brazil. How this dream becomes a reality is the rest of the story.
The casting is good and the expressions in certain scenes are worth a mention. Also cheers for making the special someone give a special appearance.
The fluidic football moves are so good to watch and makes you realize the love for 'Ginga' aka the flamboyant football style of the Brazilians.
Matthew Libatique's cinematography has added strength to the movie. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist have given a movie that will ring a bell with the football fans. A.R. Rahman's music just balances the feel pretty well.
For the love of the game, give this a shot!