Christopher Nolan is back after The Dark Knight and this time he is playing mind games.
Cobb (DiCaprio) is a professional “Extractor” who, along with his team and the help of advanced technology, can go inside peoples dreams and steal their ideas. During one such mission with his partner Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Cobb fails to steal an idea from Saito, a business tycoon and is about to abandon the mission. Saito impressed by Cobb’s talent none the less offers him a job which is the complete opposite of stealing an idea. He wants him to “implant” an idea in a business rival’s mind which will help him gain the upper hand through a near impossible process known as “Inception”.
Going any more in detail would be spoiling the fun and mystery of how Cobb and his team go about their new mission. A great piece of ensemble acting, the entire cast puts in super performances. And everyone’s role is neatly balanced without any one actor’s part overshadowing the others’.
After Memento, Nolan again comes up with a movie that elevates the medium and at the same time delivers the goods. Inception is one of those movies that provides super entertainment but still keeps the audience mind on their toes without a moment`s reprieve. Indeed, you can’t tear your eyes away from the screen lest you miss a crucial part and end up thinking what the hell is happening. But don’t let that deter you from seeing a movie that punches all the right buttons even while playing mind games with the audience itself.
Inception may not answer all the questions that it raises but it leaves you to interpret the movie the way you want to. And along the way it takes on superb mind-bending journey which you dare not miss.
Contributed by Runil Motwani