Titanic 3D – Film Review

“Every night in my dreams

I see you, I feel you

That is how I know you , go on

Far across the distance

And spaces between us

You have come to show you , go on”

“Where to, Miss?”

“To the stars.”

And I went on singing along my buddies in full-on entho to PVR Saket Citywalk Mall in New Delhi, where we had booked our tickets for the 2 pm show for Titanic in 3D at Rs.250 each. I wondered if the ticket money was worth experiencing the largest ship at the time of its maiden voyage.

OMG – It took three years to carve her (1909-1911) and the price tag was £1,500,000, at that time. Then, Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet’s front ship scene having been voted as the most romantic movie moments of all time was also fuelling us up with excitement.

How would I see the spirited level? What would be 3D throw like, with Jack and Rose at the bow?

The movie began with the submarine remote controlled research being carried over the remains of Titanic. It was when the old Rose, one of the few survivors of Titanic, started narrating her story that we lost the interest in making fun of each other’s oversized 3D glasses, which deemed extremely odd over our faces, and got completely dissolved into the Ship of Dreams.

As she said, we too began to smell the fresh paint and feel the collision with destiny. ‘She’ was 175 feet high, 92.5 feet wide and 882.75 feet long. Titanic’s forward mast height was 101.5 feet. And I could feel them all.

The first thrill was when Rose, or better say we all, glanced into the dark deep ocean, almost falling. Though it was just the beginning, we tightened our fists ahead of the looming threats.

The further scenes and happenings drove us insane and we forgot the theatre. We made numerous expressions, we furthered tightened, screamed, laughed, cried and smiled.

At once I was flying. The other moment we were sinking. There was pain. Immense pain. Pain of separation. Pain of what destiny had decided. Pain of helplessness. Silence surrounded us all over. There were no more screams. No fears. And no one.

Everything turned cold and Jack was lost forever.

Then, a new life began. But the charm was lost. Theatre lights dimly turned on but everyone was still.

Almost everyone in the theatre would have seen Titanic many times earlier too, but in 3D, they actually felt it, experienced it. Titanic in 3D is actually a message.

It’s a voice of inspiration to live life. No one knows what comes next. Each second is a gift and each one of us has the power to make it a moment.

Jack, at the First Class Dinner, had exclaimed “It’s a big world, and I want to see it all before I go…..You can’t wait around, because you never know what hand you’re going to get dealt next. See, my folks died in a fire when I was 15, and I’ve been on the road since. Something like that teaches you to take life as it comes at you. To make each day count.”

I wonder why the concept of 3D is limited over a short range of movies. I wonder if Nikitasha’s concept of 3D television, about 25 years ago, or films like Chota Chetan (the first 3D movie in India) and Shiva Ka Insaaf (another Indian 3D movie) got the treatment they deserved!

“Every night in my dreams

I saw you, but never felt you

That was how I knew you, go on

Far across the distance

And spaces between us

You had come to show you. Go on!!!”

PhD Research Scholar & Bilingual Literary Artist