Sunday, August 1, 2010


Went to movie in AMC today, “Inception”, the much awaited movie for this summer. The movie was unique for many reasons; like the uniqueness of concept, idea of nested dreams, multidimensional platform of subconscious minds, complex plot directed in unique way. If Avatar was a visual sensation then Inception is a unique creation.

Inception is written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan and this film is inspired by the experience of lucid dreaming. Wikipedia defines “A lucid dream is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that he or she is dreaming. A lucid dreamer can actively participate in and manipulate imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can seem extremely real and vivid, depending on a person's level of self-awareness during the lucid dream”.

It is another way of challenging the concept “Are we real?” Matrix had the same idea – are we real or just an illusion. Some explain our world as a game of the Almighty, some interpret as Maya, it can even be described as complex chemical combination. But our existence can also be interpreted as multi-dimensional dream.

I came to know about this movie while discussing about the movie with one of my friends a week back. I didn’t know about the movie at that time. He told me the story was about the injection of a concept into another mind and nested dreams. Instantly I said -“Basically our state is the nth instance of someone’s dream”. He was flabbergasted and after watching the movie, I was found this was the conclusion of the movie.

Following are some of my observations.

It defined the concept of hypnotism, how one can inject one concept to others brain.
“Jato mat, tato path”- meaning - More the number of ideas, more the number of means to interpret our virtual reality thereby are emphasizing the integrity of the concept that nothing is absolute.
A small idea can lead to a big change, can change the human civilization, it can redefine history, change the path and make a permanent impact to society.
Finally, for a Global Hit – Keep one Indian and one Asian (Chinese / Japanese etc) actor or actress in the movie and thought-provoking movies like Inception will always be a Global Hit. This is going to be one of the successful movies of 2010.
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