Cooper, an educated farmer who is also a spaceship pilot, gets a call to hunt for near-earths to save the human race from extinction with a fast depleting earth which has now been reduced to almost a dust bowl. Cooper, a father of two leaves after bidding adieu to his son and daughter. The movie centers on whether this mammoth quest will bear fruit & if the family will meet again.
Running Time:
169 min
Release date:
7 November 2014
Directed by:
Christopher Nolan
Produced by:
Emma Thomas
Christopher Nolan
Lynda Obst
Written by:
Jonathan Nolan
Christopher Nolan
Matthew McConaughey
Anne Hathaway
Jessica Chastain
Michael Caine
Bill Irwin
Ellen Burstyn
Music by:
Hans Zimmer
Shot by:
Hoyte van Hoytema
Editing by:
Lee Smith
Distributed by:
Paramount Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

What’s Hot

  • The onus of the film lies not just with exoplanet search, but with the love for family and the human race too. This is a welcome treat from Nolan, the storyteller as the movie stresses on loving the homeliness, food for people, saving the earth before searching elsewhere. The conceptualization of the 5D space-time continuum is mind blowing to say the least and the use of it to feed information back to the present is something that is unreal but astounding!
  • The exuberant star cast of Mathew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain give memorable performances with noteworthy chip-ins from Matt Damon, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine and TARS voiced by Bill Irwin. McConaughey and Chastain prove their mettles with powerful portrayals of a father-daughter intimacy.
  • The viewers are in for a visual spectacle and grandeur. This is Christopher Nolan taking on the likes of ‘Gravity’ and building on it to create habitable exoplanets, wormhole and a plethora of other space junk that are stunning to watch on screen. When it dawns on the viewers that the wormhole was put there by the same humans in future does a ‘Terminator’ on them.
  • The dialogues add weight to the movie with some important human qualities being discussed. Due importance has been given to the hospitability of the family and a bunch have been saved for the comic ones too.
  • Hans Zimmer has always been a significant pillar for Nolan’s films. Here too, he has scored some wonderful tracks which most importantly compliments well with the heavy emotions and movie situations in play.

What’s Not

  • Though the movie explores multiple genres to explain the unconditional love that a father and daughter share, it gets a tad unrealistic at a point where we feel that Nolan has pushed this a bit too much.



Verdict Stamp

Interstellar is a movie that starts with the commons - depleting natural resources and food. Thereon, when it proceeds to go in search of exoplanets for saving the human race, a father tries to save the life of his family and travels the 5th dimension in the space time continuum, escaping the pull of even a black hole. A Daring cinematic experiment that is successful!