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Parallel Editing (Cross Cutting) in ‘Shaitan’

Parallel editing (cross cutting): It is the technique of alternating two or more scenes that often happen simultaneously but in different locations. If the scenes are simultaneous, they occasionally culminate in a single place, where the relevant parties confront each other. Bejoy Nambiar’s ‘Shaitaan’ boasts off some smart storytelling with a unique sense of shot-taking. …

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How Rajkumar Hirani used ‘Show-Don’t tell’ technique in the opening sequence of Munnabhai MBBS ?

Show-Don’t tell simply means to show through action rather than words. In the opening scene of ‘Munnabhai MBBS’, we see Munna abducting a man by laying a trap and brings him to his place. At this stage, we all believe him to be a ‘gunda’ or ‘bhai’ with a few henchmen. But in the same …

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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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