The original Spanish-dubbed English version is a delight to your keen senses.Set up in a town in Mexico, this 81 minutes American-action movie from a debutant director Robert Rodriguez is serious yet well-received movie.A Mariachi means a guitarist leaves his town in search of an opportuinity to display his talent in clubs and foster his yearning.Carlos Gallardo who plays the protagonist as El Mariachi is embrioled in the crimes of Azul who is also carrying a guitar but loaded with guns.Plot takes and interesting turn and depicts human emotions and how love can transform a person from being a sensitive guitarist to an underwent hitman.It has been remade into movie series with Antonio Banderas in the lead,however the original is more enjoyable with its simplicity in story-telling.
Loved the line when monologuises in the end.” All I wanted was to be a mariachi, like my ancestors. But the city I thought would bring me luck brought only a curse. I lost my guitar, my hand, and her. With this injury, I may never play the guitar again. Without her, I have no love. But with the dog and the weapons, I’m prepared for the future. “