It was like anyother day and for a surprise we were offered Project Outing – 2, it was a reward for spending very minimum on Project Outing – 1. Sometimes it pays of being a "Kanjooos".
 
The Game was set and we all decided to watch "Avatar"- The much hyped movie of the year by James Cameroon.
 
For maybe the third time in his career, the immodest Canadian has made "the most expensive movie ever," confident that showmanship never goes out of style.
He was right about "Terminator 2," and he was right about "Titanic," and at this stage it looks more than likely he’ll be proved right about "Avatar," too.
Like those (very different) movies, "Avatar" stretches the bounds of the cinematic imagination. It shows us something we’ve never seen before: an entire alien world, a new and complex ecosystem rendered in three dimensions with dazzling fluidity and detail.
 
Enuff of copied praises, let me start real on how it was watching it in Prasadz 3D IMAX.
 
Welcome to Pandora, a distant planet and one of the most beautiful outposts in the solar system. Earth’s corporate emissaries in 22nd century discover a rare mineral worth of trillions of dollars and they don’t want to come in and take what they want by force. Pandoran’s or The Navi’s are 10 feet tall, blue-skinned people living in a sacred land. The plot is to try to win the natives’ trust by setting up schools, teaching them English and infiltrating their number with organic avatars, modeled on Na’vi DNA but controlled with a human consciousness — which is where Jake Sully (Australian actor Sam Worthington) comes in. He’s a Marine and just naïve or innocent enough to score a free pass into the most suspicious of the local tribes.
 
If Jake — or rather, his avatar — can talk the Na’vi into leaving their jungle home of their own free will, then everyone will be happy. If not, the military will put his intelligence to more pragmatic use.
There are mountains that float, flying reptiles, six-legged horses and strange, ethereal objects that look like jellyfish.
Pandora’s rainforest resembles a spectacular coral reef. At night, the plants have a phosphorescent glow. When the Na’vi tread through it, the ground lights up beneath their feet. It’s this vivid blurring of the real and the imaginary, the material world and the spiritual, that’s at the heart of Cameron’s movie.
In his peculiar vision of utopia, technology and ecology fuse. On Pandora, electrical currents flow through the root systems of the trees.
 
When the Na’vi ride a winged dragon, the first thing they do is plug into its circuitry. Jake Sully’s out of body experience is simply another extension of this interconnectivity, as if role-playing games might one day lead to a higher human consciousness.
It’s basically "Dances with Wolves" in outer space; the tale of a U.S. soldier "going native" (Cameron even casts Native American actor Wes Studi as a Na’vi chief).
Cameron has a point. Well now i wanted to tell the most admired secret which any Indian would love to hear.
 
I have a habit of inquiring about how things in spiritual books. I can bet that the Pandora world was real as a para in "Ramayana"  quotes about flying mountains in the story of Mountain Mynaka. Much to the belief that Nature and Living race was interrelated(See my earlier blog on Nature).
 
And there are several stances in mytholigical epics talking about mountains that float, flying reptiles, six-legged horses and strange, ethereal objects that look like jellyfish. It was a treat watching a Dream come true in the form of Avatar.
"Avatar" delivers on the hype.  it’s a must-see.
 
 
 
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