Michael's Cinema Paradiso’s review published on Letterboxd:
Afterthoughts: Inception much?
I think it's slightly misinformed to think Nolan totally ripped this film off for Inception, considering he began writing the screenplay roughly 5 years before Parika was released.
However, I do feel he got a lot of ideas from it along the way. Especially many of the special and visual effects sequences, including the hotel corridor and the elevator with various memories on each floor, amongst others.
Regardless of whether Nolan ripped it off or not, it's extremely unlikely that after all this time, Inception will drop out of my top 5 favourite films of all time in the unforeseeable future.
I loved this film. It's totally off its head, with amazing visuals and music. I wasn't even bothered about what the hell was going on because it was all so pleasing on an aesthetic level.