An Idea

“What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere.”
— Dom Cobb

Inception is easily one of the best films of the new millennium. It is a rare occasion when a film manages to entertain and expand the vision of possibilities. While this was a Hollywood marvel of engineering and storytelling, it was not the usual brainless swill catering to the lowest common denominator. Inception requires multiple viewings to fully grasp its many layers and intricacies.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the lead, a man who specializes in stealing secrets through dreams who has now been tasked with doing the exact opposite: planting an idea in the mind of a corporate competitor. One of the best actors of all time was rightly joined by other legends of the profession in creating this masterpiece as we witness the plot play out as the many different elements come together.

Inception is blindingly brilliant. It has so many incredible scenes which bring forward so many incredible concepts. It delves deep into the human psyche and shows us, through the vehicle of dream-sharing, our core values and beliefs and their origins. We spend one-third of our life engaged in subconscious dreaming. It is only natural that our dreams play a part in our waking life.