The film opens in modern times and shows an expedition team diving where the Titanic sunk, taking along with it the famous 56-Carat blue diamond. When the diving mission is telecast on television, a 101-year-old woman, Rose Calvert, claims to be the woman who wore the famous diamond. She then tells the story of the Titanic and her love story too. The viewers are taken back in time, to the year 1912, where a 17-year-old ravishingly beautiful Rose (Kate Winslet) is set to sail on the Titanic along with her arrogant fiancé Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane). She comes across this low-class artist Jack Dawson (Leonardo Di Caprio) and they both grow fond of each other.
They eventually fall in love and share some intimate moments with one another. Rose decides to leave the ship with Jack and dump her fiancé forever. That is when fate decides to intervene and the Titanic hits the iceberg. As it sinks slowly, one can see the desperation the two lovers experience.
They are ready to sacrifice their lives for one another. However, while Rose survives to tell this tale, Jack is met with a tragic fate as he tries to save Kate from jaws of death. In the penultimate scene of the film, after narrating the complete story, the elderly Rose gets up and walks till the stern of Lovett’s ship and drops the engagement pendent from her fiancé, into the water.
As she sleeps, there are pictures around her depicting everything she said she would do with Jack all through her life. The final scene of the film shows a young Rose at the Grand Staircase of the Titanic, reunited with Jack. She is surrounded by those who died in the disaster, who are applauding their reunion.
Whether this is a conscious dream or Rose has died in her sleep, is deliberately left unclear by the director to create an impact. Watch this high intensity drama that shows some really passionate feelings of love and makes us wonder about the games destiny plays. An ideal movie to watch with your beloved on a romantic evening!