18 07 2010

Inception is an instant classic!Just see the movie and you will figure out why.The movie easily works it way to become listed among the greatest Sci Fi movies including 2001:A Space Odyssey,Blade Runner,Matrix etc.Christopher Nolan is well-known for his ability to analyse human minds and its emotions through the characters of his movies like Memento and Insomnia.But in this movie he took one step further.He manipulates the audience mind such that our minds are totally gripped into what Nolan wants us to see in his film.This film is such a revolutionary one that a new genre should be defined,A Surrealistic Thriller.


Corporate spy-for-hire Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) steals ideas in dreams, but then he’s hired by a Mr Filthy Rich AkA Saito to achieve the impossible: “Inception” – planting an idea in the mind of a target.Saito makes him an offer Dom can’t refuse. If he succeeds, he can see his estranged children. If he fails, he’ll be trapped forever.

This is the simplest plot i can ever offer you.Because the domineering screenplay written by Nolan is so complex in his narrative that it will be impossible to narrate perfectly by an average viewer.


Even though Inception boasts of hulky screenplay it seldom confuses its audience.It is said that Nolan took 10 years to write and polish his dream script.In the span of 10 years he made films which had not only garnered rave reviews but also the strong studio support to make a film of mammoth proportions.Nolan’s scripts works its way forward through many layers[much like the dreams in Inception] which are weaved in such a way that it is stable when it is cast into a film.The main component of the story is Inception-that is to plant an idea into a subject such a way that it should see self invented by the subject’s sub conscious.As Cobb explains such an idea is highly Resilient and it infects the mind in its conscious level.This is some serious psychology which is well explained to the audience without a hitch and there lies its success.We have seen many films which have failed to captivate movie goers by lack of proper visualisation of complex screenplay.While watching most thriller films audience’s mind wander sub consciously to find some plot holes but Nolan’s writing doesn’t allow us to do so,this make it very gripping in the conventional movie sense.

In Inception Nolan doesn’t make the mistake of making his movie into a packaged”SciFi Action Movie”.He uses the emotional background of his lead as the driving force of the film.Wikipedia says DiCaprio was Nolan’s first cast in his dream project and DiCaprio justifies his decision through his meticulous acting.DiCaprio is known for his ability to carry the whole movie on his shoulders and he does the same in Inception.Seems like Leonardo Dicaprio likes to play films which takes place mostly in his mind.[Two back 2 back films shutter island and inception!].Casting of the characters was apt ans all the actors prove they are worth to act in such a great film!

This is a time of the year when 3-D fever is infecting directors.As the movie takes place mostly in character’s sub conscious as dreams,the creative side of the director has the right to run wild which may prompt him to make yet another CGI 3-D.Thankfuly Nolan doesn’t fall for the 3-d gimmicks and cast a wonder spell through his visual imagery.Cinematography was best in parts as some scenes including the ones in his workshop-like place was twitchy.But the scenes in Climax was thankfully great which catered into the needs of slick visualisation.This film may have one of the longest climatic sequences in the movie history!

This Movie is such a masterpiece that it may require repeated viewings to get the complete grasp of the story and its settings.After watching the movie I felt that same feeling that occurred to me after watching Kubrick’s Shining,it gets better after each viewing.Inception works effectively as its brainy,emotionally heart wrenching and helluva entertaining!


Do I have to say anything more?!Watch it!


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