Memento, The Prestige
The Dark Knight
– filmmaker Christopher Nolan has quite a resumé. A resumé that can only get better with his latest offering, Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer
, which “explores the idea of people sharing a dream space”. Judging by the childlike excitement with which he speaks of the film, it seems unlikely that critical or commercial brownie points is something he’s even gunning for.
“My most enjoyable movie-going experiences have been going to a movie theater, the lights go down and a film comes on the screen that you don’t know much about. I want to be surprised and entertained by a movie, so that’s what we’re trying to do for the audience,” he says of Inception. “I’ve been fascinated by dreams since I was a kid, and I liked the idea of trying to portray dreams on film.”
The director, who has started work on the latest
film and is in talks to make the next
flick, is clearly smitten by the superhero genre. “What makes superhero characters so beloved is the essence of who those characters were when they were created. You can’t ever move too far from that,” he says.
While the press in India worked overtime to prove how Aamir Khan’s
was ‘inspired’ by Nolan’s
, the Hollywood filmmaker, interestingly, has never heard of
. “No, I haven’t heard about this Indian film,” is all he says when asked about the comparisons.
Nolan, who says that he’d “love to visit India soon,” has literally had a taste of the country during his college days. “During my University College in London, I had an Indian batch mate who got us this Indian bread stuff with potatoes accompanied by a hot and sour mango pickle, which I really loved, and a mouth-watering dessert made out of grated carrots,” he reveals.