The main three characters of the movie ‘Blood Diamond’ are Danny Archer (Leonardo), Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) and Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly). 1990’s Sierra Leone is presented as the plot of the movie, where it is showed that the brutal torture of 1990’s during civil war. In this situation, Danny Archer continues the delinquency of trafficking diamond. His main work was trafficking the diamonds from the civil war countries to the western countries. These diamonds were brought by the terrorists who continued the war. The terrorists collected their weapons, foods and amusements by the money of selling diamonds. Suddenly, Danny Archer meets fisherman Solomon Vandy, who lost his family during civil war. Solomon was known about a pink diamond and Danny proposed Solomon to find out his family. Danny had a plan to grab the diamond. American journalist, Maddy Bowen helps them to find out the family of Solomon. Maddy and Danny were covenanted that Maddy will help to find out Solomon’s family and Danny will provide all necessary information about trafficking diamonds.
Leonardo and Hounsou both were nominated for Oskar Award from this movie as they performed really well. Leonardo is seen to play the role of a villain here which is not usual. He is also seen to talk in South African accent to make the character more real. It seems unusual at first but you would realize the need after a couple of minutes. On the other hand, Djimon Hounsou played his role so nicely that how miserable the life of the general people of a civil war affected country. Jennifer Connelly has successfully played the role of Maddy Bowen. Besides these vital characters, one minor character should be mentioned which takes its place in the heart of the viewers, Kagiso Kuypers who played the role of the son of Solomon Vandy, where you cannot find that it was his first acting.
The IMDB rating of Bolld Diamond is 8.0/10, which indicates the quality of the movie. Viewers will like the movie from every angle of its performance of the stars, story, environment and reality.