Pre-production

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 ‘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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4 interesting ways to write good opening scenes

‘Well begun is half done’. Film-making doesn’t give you much scope these days. With the rapid exposure to all kinds of cinema, the audience is getting much more than expected. Every other week, some new film is churning out. Different genre, different language, different countries. As a result, the audience is turning astute. A little …

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