After first hitting the screens in 2019, Blue Story has found its way to Netflix in the UK in November 2021.
As such, the film is again garnering the attention of the fans, currently it is at the fourth position in the top 10 list of trending movies and shows at the time of writing.
However, there are many questions about this difficult film in the minds of the audience, especially many people asked whether Blue Story is a true story and based on real events.
Blue Story release date and plot
First released in November 2019 to rave reviews and outbreaks of violence in certain theaters, Blue Story was added to Netflix in the UK on November 20, 2021.
Directed by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolo), Blue Story tells the story of best friends Marco and Timmy who hail from different areas of London.
Two friends find themselves turning enemies after being drawn into a violent and insidious postcode war between two gangs based in Peckham and Deptford.
Is Blue Story based on a true story?
Yes, Blue Story is based on the real-life experiences of the film’s director Rapman, who himself grew up in Deptford, in the London borough of Lewisham.
However, while the events of Blue Story are based on the director’s own experiences, the events and characters in the film are fictionalized for dramatic purposes.
Having said that, the gangs in the film – the Ghetto Boys and the Peckham Boys – are based on real-life groups that have been active since the 1980s and 1990s respectively.
Their long-standing rivalry was at its worst in the mid-2000s, with several violent clashes at the time, such as a shootout outside the Urban Music Awards in October 2004, where 18 gunshots were reportedly exchanged. had gone.
Director Rapman signs up with Netflix
In December 2020, it was confirmed that Rapman had signed a deal with Netflix to create more difficult projects and increase diversity on the platform.
Speaking in an Instagram post at the time, Rapman said: “Big up @netflixuk Anne Mensa and Sophie Klein especially. I can’t say much right now, but trust me when I say that’s about to change the game.
According to GRM Daily, the rapper, writer and director is about to make a science fiction film for the streaming service, but details aren’t on the ground.
However, before the project went ahead, Rappman is currently working on another film for Paramount Pictures, titled american son, which is a remake of the French film prophet And Russell Crowe is lined up to star.
Blue Story is now available to stream on Netflix UK after being made available on November 20, 2021.
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