India was undergoing an immense churning in the 1990s. Early years of the decade were when Coke and Pepsi appeared on market shelves and computer centres mushroomed.
In 1993 came Jurassic Park. The movie redefined cinema, bringing to life the prehistoric animals in a spectacular manner. People were mesmerised. It was a surreal achievement of computer graphics; a kind never seen before in action.
The movie showed a fictional, advanced DNA technology that looked very possibly true.
Since then, many movies have come with far more advanced computer graphics and and even overdose of them.
But what makes Jurassic Park special is the philosophy behind it.
Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was an extraordinary story teller. It would be surprising for the readers to know that his novel Terminal Man (1972) was translated and serialised in the 1970’s popular Tamil magazine Kumutham and was a smashing hit with readers.
It was about how a medical effort to…