Weekendhad a chance to watch the movie ‘Gravity’. The story was simple. Ryan (SandraBullock) and Matt (George Clooney) were the sole survivors of a space mission. Theyshuttle was hopelessly damaged, the crew was dead, all the telecommunications werelost. Will they survive? How? The first and foremost thing that needs special mention is that,this movie has just two characters. And in most of the scenes it is just onecharacter versus the audience. One may wonder how a movie can keep the audiencehooked till the end with such limited characters. Yet, this movie does thatexactly. How ? Through the clever handling of characters Even at the brink ofadversity, Ryan and Matt constantly talks, giving us the hints of what kind ofpersons they are. When Ryan talks about her daughter and later when Matt asksher that she should learn to let go of things, we can empathize with thecharacters. We sincerely want Ryan and Matt somehow to find a way back toearth. Since the story is just about two characters and their survival,set in backdrop of space, we watch the entire movie as is we are set loose inthe never ending dark pit of stars and planets. In fact, even after watchingthe movie, for couple of hours, I felt like I was floating somewhere. So thatproves, the movie was captured indeed splendidly. Through the eyes of thismovie, we get to see the beautiful outer space and its astounding mystery whichthe fragile human mind constantly trying to grasp. It was beautiful. It wasmenacing. It was baffling. Ofcourse, all the epic has its place where it goes down. Whenthe movie thrillingly takes us to its ending with series of unimaginablehurdles, I had a strange feeling, Is that all possible? The ending was too goodto relish and too absurd to believe. I guess that’s where the movie becomescinematic and transports us back from the space to the reality.