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Inception – [2010] – English

July 20, 2010

Have you ever thought about your dreams? Well we all would have for sure. But stealing it? or somebody entering into our dream? Or else a dream within a dream? or planting an idea of our own into another man’s dream and making him to believe that? Surely not. Because we are not Christopher Nolan. And this is what he exactly shows on the screen to us.

How was he able to do that? Because dreams are complex. We can do anything in it. Its a world with no impossibles. You can fly without wings. You can have a cup of coffee with Gandhiji in the Earth. Or else you can win the freedom for India on your own. But he weaved an intricate story around the dreams with the concept of theft and he pulled it off brilliantly.

The plot is _______. Fill it up with yourself. Because I can’t judge its complexity. Cobb is an extractor of dreams or in other words a dream thief. He goes into the dream of a person and steals the idea in it. Saito, a powerful businessman wants to become the superpower in his field but Fischer’s company comes in his way. So he wants Cobb to implant the idea of their own(Inception) into Robert Fischer’s mind so that his company can be in the top. Even though Cobb didn’t approves it initially, Saito makes an offer he can’t refuse. With everybody were not convinced about doing this, Cobb is sure about this and accepts this. Now he forms a team which consists of a architect to develop a maze world in the dream, a forger who can take any kind of form when in dream, the point man responsible for researching about the target’s past, a chemist who prepares sedates which makes one really hard to come out of their dream state and Saito who wants to see the work by himself.

But Cobb has a problem when he ventures into the dreams. He sees his wife Mal but actually she is dead. He is living with the guilt of being the reason for his wife’s death. So how this affects the plan?

There is only one thing I can say about the dreams in this movie. As we all know our thought process will be very fast, every second in real world will be few number of minutes in the dream just like how they show it in Narnia. And if we move into 2nd and 3rd level of dreams this ratio gets compunded.

Now the film moves towards how they implant the idea into Robert Fischer’s mind,

Are they able to find the secret left behind by Fischer’s father to him, did everybody comes out of the dream successfully and whether Cobb was able to with his kids again.

The casting is top notch with everybody has done their role to perfection. And more surprisingly everybody was important in this film as each one is responsible for one or other dream. Leandro Di Caprio as a skilled thief and as a man with the guilt of being the reason for the death of his beloved wife eases into the role easily. His presence elevates the movie to a level. If action sequences are less of Caprio, they are taken care of by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy. Tom Hardy has provides some comical moments too. Marion Gotillard as a woman longing for his husband in the dreams does it so well that she makes us to take pity on her.

When we talk about the technical aspects of this movie, it absolutely complements the story. There is no unwanted projection of the technology marvelous. The cinematography, art, editing, stunt all blended together wonderfully to give a visual treat for us. There is a car chasing scene in the first level of dream, a gravity defying stunt in the second level and an intense gun fight in the third level. Each has the power to makes us to stand up and applaud individually. But the way they all three were synchronized makes us to wonder whether it’s possible at all. Thereby we forget ourselves leave aside applauding.

Hans Zimmer was an important member in Nolan’s crew. His background score elevates the movie to a different level and keeps us arrested to the seat. He has done that in ‘The Dark Knight’ and now he has done it here too. You can get a glimpse of it, if you watch the trailer below.

Now to the man who was responsible for creating this marvel. Christopher Nolan. It’s a forgotten thing in Hollywood for a director to write the story and screenplay. But Nolan has done this till now and with absolute perfection. I couldn’t stop wondering how he transformed this deadly idea into visuals and a screenplay so engaging and so clear. Surely he is the director to look out for in this generation. Everything about this movie goes beyond perfection. One thing I like about Nolan is he always places his audiences in high esteem, doesn’t want to simplify the movie and gives enough fodder for them to think and discuss to come to their own conclusion about the movie and the characters.

So is this the Nolan’s best movie? I can’t say. Until now except following and Insomnia I have watched all the movies of him and each one is captivating in its own way.

Inception – Enter the theatres, Nolan’s idea will steal your heart and mind.


Watch the trailers and you will surely get an urge to watch this idea, an movie.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2010 4:16 am

    Super duper review, Kanagu!!! Looks like everybody has seen Inception the last weekend. I wish I could have gone too!! Btw, till date, I have not been able to understand ‘Matrix’. So if this is anything on those lines, then … boo hoo.. I won’t understand a thing!! still, cant wait to see this movie!

    kanagu: Thanks Pals 🙂 🙂 Just watch the screen Pals without any distraction.. you will understand this for sure… the presentation of this movie is better than Matrix, I guess… 🙂 Concept wise both are a little complex…

  2. July 20, 2010 8:48 am

    Very good review… Speaks about all the elements of the movie.. Keep it up.. .Write in Tamil too if possible…


    kanagu: Thanks Jay.. 🙂 🙂 I will try to write in my tamil blog 🙂 🙂

  3. July 20, 2010 10:15 am

    WOW !!! Inspiring to make me go to Inception !!! 🙂

    kanagu: Watch it.. you will love it for sure 🙂 🙂

    Good review, Kanagu…so how many times are u planning to watch it ??? To beat ur own record times of watching Avatar ???? 😉

    kanagu: Already I planned to watch it 4 times 😀 😀 Lets see 🙂

    Loved reading about the dreams and the levels and the complexity…intriguing…a must watch I guess.. 🙂

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂

  4. aryan's mom permalink
    July 20, 2010 12:02 pm

    ahh complex dream movie…Good review..I think I should watch it…

    kanagu: Watch it for sure 🙂 🙂

  5. July 20, 2010 12:08 pm

    Very well written review Kanagu 🙂 Leonardo looks smart no 😛 As usual 😉

    kanagu: thank you 🙂 🙂 Yes.. he is 🙂

    I actually want to understand dreams 😉 The husband gives giving one or the other training in his sleep. So, I better learn to do that 😛 😛

    kanagu: My best wishes 😛 😛

    Thereby we forget ourselves leave aside applauding – ha ha gud one 🙂

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂

  6. July 20, 2010 12:18 pm

    Your review makes me want to see the movie now! Thanks Kanagu-nice one!

    kanagu: Thanks Indy.. watch it.. you will love it 🙂 🙂

  7. July 20, 2010 12:34 pm

    Cant wait to watch…….U can even star in the next Chris Nolan movie but cant get a ticket to a decent movie on weekends in chennai these days!!!! 😦 😦

    kanagu: When you have checked for tickets??? Ipo check pannunga.. this weekend tickets Sathyam la irukkum.. PVR and INOX Wednesday evenings open pannuvanga.. don;t miss this movie 🙂

  8. July 20, 2010 12:40 pm

    hey Kanagu
    thanks for this review…planning to watch it sometime…though i’m not so sure to undrstand it all!

    kanagu: You are welcome Vins 🙂 🙂 Don;t worry.. you will understand.. take somebody with you.. so that you can find lot answers by discussing 🙂 🙂

  9. July 20, 2010 1:39 pm

    Not reading your review now ! Lemme watch the movie and then I shall get back ! 😀

    kanagu: Okies 🙂 🙂

  10. July 20, 2010 1:45 pm

    Superb review, looks like I am going to be the last to see this much awaited blockbuster 😦

    Can’t wait to see the movie 😛


    kanagu: Thanks CB and watch it soon 🙂 🙂 Good luck 🙂

  11. July 20, 2010 3:46 pm

    Hmmm.. nice review Kanagu! 🙂
    Thanks! Will watch the movie for sure!

    kanagu: Thanks Pixie 🙂 Watch it.. you will love it 🙂

  12. smallstar permalink
    July 20, 2010 6:02 pm

    great review! 🙂
    this movie seems very interesting and nice, but complicated, too!!! 😛
    maybe I’ll watch it…

    kanagu: Its worth a watch friend.. do watch it 🙂 🙂 thank you 🙂

    • smallstar permalink
      July 23, 2010 6:14 pm

      yeah… yeah…
      I think I’ll do it

      kanagu: Cool 🙂 🙂

  13. July 20, 2010 7:53 pm

    great review…hoping to catch the movie soon! btw why is the font different in between?

    kanagu: Thanks Reema 🙂 Watch it soon 🙂 is it??
    I will check that…

  14. July 21, 2010 12:05 pm

    I really cant wait to and watch this movie hopefully this weekend. I love Leonardo and have to watch this movie!

    kanagu: Watch it 🙂 Its awesome 🙂

  15. July 23, 2010 12:12 pm

    Nice review Kanagu.. I looooved the movie too.. simply too good 🙂 And yeah I dont read reviews till I watch a movie 🙂

    kanagu: Thanks AK 🙂 🙂
    I know 🙂

  16. Bragadeesh permalink
    August 6, 2010 5:39 pm

    Did anyone stayed till the end of the credits roll 🙂 :). Watched in AGS Cinemas villivakkam. Great experience. 🙂

    kanagu: I didn’t Bragadeesh… yet to go to AGS but will go soon 🙂 🙂

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