Vick Khaladkar was in fourth grade when he looked at the charismatic eighth grader called Farrokh Bulsara, better known throughout the campus as Freddie.
They were the only one at the Pyotr Boys' School in West Indies.
More than 50 years later Khaladkar – Supreme Court Justice St John – sat in the cinema and watched Bohemian Rhapsody, a cinematic portrayal of his old friend, queen singer Fredy Mercury.
"I think it was very good," said Khaladkar. "I think the actor [Rami Malek], He got the right in it. I think it was a fairly decent representation of Freddy Mercury. "
Certain properties were correct
While the film received freedom with several parts of Mercury's life-stage, there was one aspect that allowed Khaladkar to think of a boy he knew from school.
"You can not miss your teeth, right?" he laughed "He had these buck teeth that made him very unique, and he never did anything to them. When he grew up, I thought he grew up a bit, but they were bigger when he was smaller. But this was a distinctive feature definitely."
You imagine it and tell yourself how many roads we have all done.– Vick Khaladkar
Khaladkar remembers the Queen singer for his musicality and his desire to share it. He lived on the second floor of the dormitory overlooking the street. Khaladkar said Mercury would have serenade girls as they go through.
"He sang to them and they loved it," he said. "Freddy uses it a lot."
The film focuses heavily on mercury relations with his wife, Mary, at the beginning of his rise and eventually emerges as a private gay.
Various roads from Sv. Peter
It also affects his legacy – he was born in Zanzibar, which later merged with Khaladkar Tanganyika's homeland, now known as Tanzania. They had two boys from one region, thousands of miles from home.
Most of his memory of mercury comes from those who have a music teacher every year.
"She got a fresh switch every day, and if you're on a keyboard, he's five times tied to you," he said. "Maybe Freddie had more options than I do."
During his time at the school, together with the Trinity King Victory Rana, who later became commander responsible for United Nations peacekeeping in Cyprus, lived in the group in 1999.
Watching Bohemian Rhapsody, Khaladkaru was struck by the various paths that their life had after they left the Holy Spirit. Peter
"You have kind of looked at it and told yourself how many paths we have all taken and decried, whether it is responsible for the forces in Cyprus or for the end here in Newfoundland. It's amazing that we come to where we get to. "
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