The movie tells a story of a dedicated teacher that faces a lot of obstacles at her new school as she battles to push the pupils to realise their true potential.
It came as no surprise that the movie trended on twitter and social media was abuzz with comments about the incredible talent, the importance of a film that appealed to the South African context and the movie's stellar production.
Below is what you had to say:
Belove Manongololo Enjoyable movie indeed
Nandie Ntsadu I'm inspired and I fall in love with da whole cast .ur story line is relevant 2 ever1 whether u a child or adult .Well Done
Seipati Pati Mabina First class production well done to the production team
Arthur Mngomezulu What an encouraging and inspiring story. Hopefully every learner who watched this will 'RISE' and stand up for their future and rights... thanks to ms.Xolile along with her pupils and the crew
Princess MakaCsah Goba Best in 2015 thanks to the production team of Rise
Ndumiso Gumede We Want Part 2!!
Thereza Bonita Kekana yoh.. what a nice story...one of the best!
Katse Gabi Sekoaila I love Xolile
Mahlatsi Mokoena Good choice...yoh I was very impressed
Vukani L Mthombeni Wow! What a nice movie.Rise. Plzzz guys ngicela kube no Part 2 if its possible, wow!
The Andile kid was the best actor in that movie. Xolile is standard brilliance ke yena #Rise— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) January 11, 2015
So much to digest from this movie guys...SO DAMN MUCH! Whats failing our education is deep structurally. I applaud #rise for showing that— Miss Dini (@Simply_Dineo) January 11, 2015
We'll let the lil things slide, lovely film, enjoyed it! #Rise— Lelo Amaka B (@MsLeloB) January 11, 2015
Great movie #Rise— Nkanyezi Kubheka (@NkanyeziKubheka) January 11, 2015
When you stand for the truth consistently, your support structure grows when you least expect it. #Rise— Romeo Mabasa (@Maromza) January 11, 2015
People give up because the help gave up. #Rise.— Romeo Mabasa (@Maromza) January 11, 2015
This is what I call Dedication #Rise— Ab-soul. (@Khaya_X) January 11, 2015
Great SA acting talent on display #Rise— Nhlanhla Nhlapo (@NhlanhlaNhlapo) January 11, 2015