The 3D-Degree Torture

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The 3D-Degree Torture

Illustration: Cleon Dsouza


he year 2009 was a great one. Isis was still just the name of an Egyptian goddess, Pahlaj Nihalani was nowhere near the post of censor board chairman, and you could eat a steak anywhere in this country. It was also the year that made us think we were on the brink of an exciting new era of 3D entertainment, led by the visionary James Cameron and his opus, Avatar.

For the first time ever, giving up on a week’s groceries for multiplex tickets seemed worth it. I was among the droves of devotees who would make the pilgrimage to the nearest 3D movie hall to take in what we thought was mankind’s greatest technological achievement. Yes, the moon landing was cool, but was it broadcast in 3D?