'Black Panther' has obtained a lot of positive reviews, from critics and audience alike. The film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan has already broken several box-office records, surpassing even the highest grossing movies in India and sets the stage for 'Marvel's Infinity War' to receive a grand reception.

The movie dwells into the life of T'Challa, a newly crowned king of an African country named Wakanda. Wakanda appears a third world country to the masses, but secretly hides a reservoir of Vibranium, the strongest metal on earth having the ability to absorb all vibrations and bond with human cells.

The movie is packed full of several instances of symbolism, which Director Ryan Coogler delivers subtle hints of. Here are some that are not as apparent as others.

Spoilers ahead, so you have been warned.

Tribal warfare

All across the African continent, instances of violent clashes have been reported on a biblical scale. The Republic of Congo, a country where the fictional nation of Wakanda is set in the film, has seen the most brutal of all genocides in human history. More than six million lives have perished as a result of what most experts term as the 'African World War.' The warfare is among the several rival clans belonging to a different background historically. Instances of such violence can also be seen in Somalia, Zambia, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. The gruesome reality is well reflected in the film, with the leader of Mountain Clan turning up to claim the throne of Wakanda from T'Challa, even when all the other clans were unanimously for him to become the next king. Later in the film, even the most trusted friends of him, W'Kabi, the leader of the Border Clan, betrays his king just because he could not get the revenge he wanted.

Vibranium or diamonds

The fictional country of Wakanda hides its true self from the rest of the world. The reason as explained in the film was that it has a huge deposit of Vibranium. It is the strongest metal known to mankind and has a unique property of bonding with living cells. It is the reason for Black Panther's powers and the reason why Wakanda is more technologically advanced than any other nation.

T'Challa and his ancestors believed that the Vibranium and all its gifts had to remain a secret to the outside world since there would be no telling what the other nations would do to obtain such a precious resource. The same thing is what we have observed with African diamonds. In the 1980's, blood diamonds was the number one cause of slavery, forced labor, and conflicts within the African continent. The money from diamonds, which were abundant and mined a lot across the subcontinent, was used to fuel weapons and drugs trade. This had many of the governments associated with the United Nations worried and eventually led to strict diamond trading laws that would only allow the trade for diamonds with verifiable sources.

The Clean Diamond Trading Act of the U.S. Senate under Bush Administration is one such example. Also, diamond is the hardest substance known to mankind, so kind of like Vibranium? Hmmm......

Afro-American rights to equality

During the whole movie, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) has stated some harsh but true facts about the treatment of people from African descent. Throughout history, ever since the discovery of the African continent, the locals have had a really tough time. Dark skinned people have been colonized, abused, traded as slaves and devoid of basic human rights. It has taken a long and harsh road to improve their lifestyle and grant them equal rights finally, but the discrimination still lingers around beneath the surface.

The main difference between Killmonger and T'Challa is that Killmonger wants to raise the voice of his race through pain and violence, which is all he has ever known since his father's death at the hands of his uncle, while T'Challa wants to finally close the barrier by extending the nation's resources and creating a system where everyone would benefit and come to respect each other. The message here is that you can always show compassion to everyone and reflects on the immortal lines of Robert Kennedy, "Don't get mad, get even."

More filmmakers should strive for such movies that let us realize this imperfect world of ours clearly so that more people should be inspired to make it a better place for everyone to live in. The immense success of Marvel's "Black Panther" has proved people do appreciate it. Even the 71st BAFTA awards this year has proven the same.