Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Medium : English
Starring : Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director : Christopher Nolan

Days before, when I saw the promotional video of the new hollywood venture, 'Inception'
, it was little bit confusing. There you have got a scene in which the land including many vehicles and huge buildings on it rolled like a carpet. Anyway I have decided to watch it keeping in mind that unbelievable themes are part of the hollywood industry. 'Titanic' and 'The Departed' fame actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined hands with mega banner Warner Bros and Christopher Nolan, the creator of 'Momento' (Indian movie 'Gajini's original version) and 'Dark Knight', for this new science fiction project.

Hollywood directors are always
fond of going behind super hero subjects, whether it the case of 'Spiderman', 'Batman', 'Terminator', 'X Men' etc or 'Jurassic Park', 'King Kong', Godzilla' etc. Sometimes they will include natural calamities and its effects as the main theme like the case of 'Twister', 'Dantes Peak', 'Water World', '2012' etc. In such a case, 'Inception' is different. If 'Matrix' series deals with a certain mind game, you are having an unusual experience of mind theory is available in 'Inception'. Here the hero is a thief, but not the one as you expect, he is a person who is having the skill to steal other's mind and extract their dreams. To do it correctly, you have to follow certain rules also, if it is broken the experiment can be resulted in danger, the person won't be able to distinguish between the real world and the dream world.

Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a sub conscious mind stealing expert, is having the ambition to see
his young children who left them. Cobb is offered a job by Saitto, if he is successful, he can fulfill his wish. The mission is to destroy Saitto's business rival Fischer's empire. Thus Cobb and his friends who are also well versed in the using the dream techniques meets Junior Fischer. They apply the theory on him, through a dream with in a dream with in a dream and how far they are succeeded are shown in the climax portions of 'Inception'.

The director's extreme creativity has been evident here by giving a theme like this. Though it is an unbelievable execution, the unlimited liberty of the creator's mind prompts him to travel through such a path. The visual effects and CG sequences used here is ultimate. The cities where you can see the vehicles and the buildings upside down, the train traveling through the road, the team floating in air in the hotel etc which are attached to the dream world are excellent. Leonardo DiCaprio did well in the lead role, those who came as his companions also did their duties.

It is a fact that the theme discussed here is not simple, it is rather complex and confusing. Sometimes you will be doubtful, whether the scene belongs to the dream world or the real. You won't be able to follow the story, if you failed to understand any dialogues in the middle. This time also I am extremely lucky to watch the movie with subtitles in the theater, other wise it would have become an useless experience.

'Inception' is bearing an unusual and unbelievable theme, but it is presented convincingly in the best way it can. A regular follower of such Hollywood movies should not miss it.

Rating : 7.5 / 10


Jossy Abraham said...

Hi Prasanth .. I am a hardcore follower of your blog ... you are doing a great work but Im not getting y u have given only 7.5 for inception and at the same time for some of third rate Mamooty movies u r giving 8 and 9 ..Im so sad abt ur rating.. How u r rating the movies is it ur liking or are judging the movie in totality.. Anyway I am disagreeing with ur rating .. be little more technical and write it in more credible way.
thanks in advance hope you will do better next time

ARUN said...

where did u saw de movie with subs..????

prasanth said...

I watched it at Athulya, tvpm. There most of the english movies releasing these days had got subtitles...