Month: July 2020

How a Director plays with the Character and the Audience ?

In most of the suspense thrillers and mystery films, the script revolves around information. As an audience, sometimes we are nothing more than just a mesmerized group watching each and every step of a magic show, called films. Obviously, there is nothing more magical than watching these characters unwind their magic on-screen, something we get …

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How the song ‘Ye Dil.. Deewana’ from ‘Pardes’ was shot in less than 2 days?

The song ‘Ye Dil Deewana’ is one of the iconic songs to be shot in Bollywood (composed by Anand Bakshi and music by Nadeem-Shravan). It not only became a huge hit but also underlined the versatility of Sonu Nigam as a singer. But according to Subhash Ghai (Director-Pardes), shooting this song was a painful journey. …

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How ‘The Lunchbox’ uses different sounds in the narrative?

Earlier, the use of sound in films was underestimated by a lot of people. For them, visuals were always had an upper hand. But with the sudden surge of interesting stories and out-of-the-box concepts, we started to understand the use of sound and suddenly sound started to get its due credit. Innovations in sound technology …

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How ‘Kai Po Che’ establishes different characters in the first few minutes?

Based on a Chetan Bhagat novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’, Kai Po Che tells the story about three friends Ishaan, Govind and Omi and their trials and tribulations with the backdrop of cricket. It is always tricky to convert a novel into a screen time of 2 hours but Kai Po Che doesn’t …

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How can you create anticipation with the help of framing?

In visual arts and particularly cinematography, framing is the representation of visual elements in an image, especially the placement of the subject with respect to other objects. Framing can make an image more aesthetically pleasing and keep the viewer’s focus on the framed object. Anticipation– A feeling that something is about to happen. In cinema, …

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How Vijay Anand’s ‘Teesri Manzil’ lost one of its most important sequence?

It was a bright sunny day at a private University and I was all excited, not because of the weather but for the reason that I was screening Vijay Anand’s musical thriller ‘Teesri Manzil’, that day, to the BJMC students. The atmosphere inside the class was electric as I had already pre-discussed about the film …

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