Recently, James Cameron’s Avatar returned with a sequel and left the whole world awestruck. The movie is one of the finest science fiction movies of all time. With exceptional VFX, this movie turns out to be an unparallel visual experience. In the midst of the movie’s outstanding success, there has been an online debate if Avatar was inspired by Hindu mythology!
Is Avatar inspired by Hindu mythology?
Recently, a YouTuber claimed that the James Cameron movie has been inspired by Hindu mythology. And, now this video has sparked a massive debate on Twitter. In case you have Here’s what’s happening.
YouTuber says the James Cameron movie took inspiration from Lord Ram, Krishna, and Shiva.
Recently, a YouTuber named Sham Sharma shared a video titled ‘Avatar | How India Is Inspiring Hollywood And The World’. In the video, Sham is heard saying how he believes that the Hollywood filmmaker, James Cameron, may have been inspired by Lord Ram, Krishna, and Shiva for the blue bodies of the characters. Here’s the video:
The video has left the internet divided. Some netizens took to social media to share how Cameron had himself admitted the same while others believe that the concept of immortality is not just part of Hindu mythology.
A drink which gives immortality is not exclusively a Indian/Hindu concept though. The first mention of it was in the epic of Gilgamesh in 2000 BC. It’s an often appearing theme in history. Can’t claim it as a win for “Indic texts”
Though the video has left the internet divided, as per media report, in 2010, James Cameron spoke about his love for Hindu mythology and said he might have been subconsciously inspired by it. While talking about Avatar, James Cameron said, “It’s an incarnation of one of the Hindu gods taking a flesh form. In this film what that means is that the human technology in the future is capable of injecting a human’s intelligence into a remotely located body, a biological body.”
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