Monday, November 29, 2010


Neo: "This --- This isn't real?"

Morpheus: "What is real? How do you define real? If you are talking about what you feel, taste, smell or see then real is simply the electrical signals interpreted by your brain."

(Morpheus shows a picture of John Lennon's world in Imagine)
Morpheus: "This is the world that you know. The world which never was there. It exists only in your mind, a projection on your mind created by media."

Morpheus: "This is the world as it exists today."
(Morpheus shows slides of war, oil field politics, financial scams, nuclear arsenal smuggling, biological weapons, mafias of religion)

Morpheus: "As you watch the pics of fashion shows in Paris, the nations are fighting for every single drop of the oil. As you see the hero kissing the heroin, most frightening bio-weapons have already been created. While you are kept busy reading about sex, the land is being given to worthless kith and kin at throwaway prices. They give you Pamela Anderson on Big Boss and keep mum about the most gigantic 2G scam in the history."

Morpheus: "Control of the thoughts, Neo, thats the ultimate power. Orwell saw it. Now you in India believe that Arunachal Pradesh has always been yours. Chinese children from their childhood are taught that it is theirs. Once you infiltrate the thoughts in childhood, not even God can change them. You see, they groom you since your childhood, in the most intangible way. Neo, there is an obvious way to hide the truth - to teach lies as truth.... And Neo, this is the world as it exists today. The desert of the real. For a long time, I did not believe it. Then I saw the telegrams, listened to the tapes and came to realize the obviousness of the truth. The media is the matrix."

Morpheus: "What is matrix Neo? Control. The matrix of media is a digitally generated dreamworld built to keep us in control in order to change a human being into this -"
(Morpheus shows a puppet controlled by strings)

Neo: "No!!! I don't believe it. It's not possible."

Morpheus: "I didn't say that it would be easy, Neo. I just said that it would be the truth."

Neo: "Stop! Let me out! I want out!"
(Falls on the floor and wakes up in front of TV. TV is showing the latest wardrobe malfunction of Yana Gupta. Sometimes it is so difficult to differentiate between the dream and the real, he says to himself. The show goes on.)
Note: I did not plan it at all, just wrote it. So, technically
it might be as unsound as it gets.


vinay said...

Class! very well written :)
I read the whole dialogue mimicing Morpheus and Neo :P
I must confess that I ve actually done this a lot of times, trying to string together thoughts and speaking them out in the way the characters in MATRIX converse. This trilogy is a cult!
WHile reading your script I felt a similar excitement and intensity...I feel, what you write here is very fearfully true...we are all slaves of causality and media is causing alarmingly many effects, most of them undesirable and detrimental..
would like to read more in this series from you

Anish Sane said...

Too good!
Sadly this is real.
But nice use of the characters.

Prajakta said...

Is this a real dialogue from Matrix movie? Or Is it in your mind?

Kapil Bodkhe said...

मस्तंच जमलंय!

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