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Improvisations and expressions: Tidbits

A stage is a place where a lot of people express themselves and improvise for a better performance. Theatre is the medium for self-expression and will always be. Improvisation, in theatre, means the enacting of scenes without a written dialogue. Improvisation or Improv is also a form of theatre where nothing is planned, there are impromptu or spontaneous performances. Improvised shows can vary between various groups, depending upon their preparation, their objectives, and their style. Most of the times its comedy-based, otherwise it can be a mixture of drama and comedy or just drama.

What is Method Acting?

There are Various types of acting techniques such as Classical acting, Motion-capture acting, Character comedy, Method acting etc. Method acting is one of the best acting techniques, which produces astonishing performances though also requires more pre-preparation. Method acting is a technique or a kind of acting where an actor tries to encourage true and genuine performance by completely possessing the role of the character.

Trend of Urban Gujarati films

The Gujarati community made a profound contribution in establishing the foundation of Indian cinema. The influence of Gujarati people in the setting up of film industry from the silent era to the Talkies, and through the golden year to the present state of film industry has been immense. But when we talk about regional Gujarati film industry, it has gone through many peaks and valleys. Early Gujarati films in the 1940s to 1950s were mostly dominated in historical, social and religious subjects also, several films were based on the Gujarati novels.

The tug of war between OTT platforms and Cinema halls

The COVID-19 19 pandemic has impacted all industries all over the world and the film and television industry is one of them and producers and directors are turning to OTT stage while many have kept down their movies and are trusting that the auditoriums will open soon. Theatres give experiential experience to moviegoers. Envision a Bollywood Blockbuster film like Bahubali, which cleared the country in viewership getting delivered on OTT stages, would have murdered the super creation esteems, screenplay, and so on. The dramatic experience is indispensable.

Bollywood movies that did not perform well at the box office but were gems

Hindi Cinema has evolved through the years, movies like Bahubali 2: The conclusion, Chhichhore have been blockbusters as soon as it released in theatres without a doubt. Movies like these have gained a lot and were praised by critics and the audience as well. But what about the movies which are also blockbusters, in fact, were pure gems that unfortunately didn’t get many appraisals? These movies trust me are must-watch. You won’t regret watching them. Here’s a list of movies that were pure gems but didn’t perform well at the box office.

Twentieth century theatre

Theatre has evolved through many years, twentieth-century theatre depicts a time of extraordinary change in the theatre culture, especially in Europe and North America. There were long-term challenges in theatrical representation, which resulted in advancement of numerous new types of theatre such as Modernism, Expressionism, Impressionism, political theatre and other forms of Experimental theatre. Theatre showed tons of improvement after 19th century. Theatre forms like naturalism and realism which already existed developed continuously. Improvements in areas like Gender theory and postmodern philosophy distinguished and created subjects for the theatre to explore.

Adaptations of Shakespeare’s work into Films

Had William Shakespeare got the faintest piece of information on the prominence of his works among Indian movie producers, he would maybe have been the most astonished on the grounds that it has been a long time since he passed on however, he has passed on something beyond his works. The conspicuous likenesses between a play and a film—in generally length, utilization of sets, the evident authenticity of character and exchange—have darkened the genuine contrasts.

What you need to know about Clapboard

We all must have seen clapboard in the films or at the film set. The iconic part of Cinema industry or we call it cinematic symbol. There are many words such as clapper board, movie slate, film clapper but they all mean identical.

Actors that made from small screen to silver screen

Every person who goes to Mumbai dreams of becoming the next Bollywood superstar. Success does not come easy and surely, it is not necessary that it begins with the silver screen. There have been many who have debuted through television before entering Bollywood. Let's talk about some of them.

Hellaro- Movie review

Just like a rising tide, this movie rose till it achieved the National award. Gujarati film Hellaro, is one of a kind. Director Abhishek Shah’s film debut did wonders in the film, especially how he beautifully highlighted the culture of Kutch. The movie released in cinemas in November 2019, starring Jayesh More, Shraddha Dangar, Kaushambi Bhatt, Brinda Trivedi Nayak, Shachi Joshi, Niilam Paanchal, Tejal Panchasara, Kausambi Bhatt and Kishan Gadhavi. The film depicts a simple story yet in a powerful way. Since a very longtime women in the rural regions are being neglected and looked down.

Nuances of Scripting for Theatre

There many stereotypes about writing a script. For instance when we consider a Scriptwriter we envision them sitting in the countryside, tasting a hot mug of espresso with a pen and a diary, gazing at the excellence of the dusk, and composing a stunning story. This might be true at times but not every story is written like that, instead, it takes a lot of brainstorming even when you already know the main idea which you want to showcase through your play.

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story – review

Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story is genuinely not a typical story. It is a SonyLIV Originals Indian crime drama web-series directed by Hansal Mehta, starring Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher and Nikhil Dwivedi. This is the tale of the one who shook India's Dalal Street. The account of Harshad Shantilal Mehta is with the end goal that at whatever point the historical backdrop of Indian financial exchange will be written, the name of Harshad Mehta will be written. This web series made under the heading of Hansal Mehta is stunning. Harshad Mehta was the man whose achievement stirred average person's premium in the stock market.

Set Design: Important aspect of film

Set design is the most important part of concept. The set design and concept give overall look to the audience by describing director’s concept and also a home for a model to interact with.

Is Theatre Dying?

Theatre was once what film is today. In actuality, it was likely much more. It was, other than being a vehicle of amusement, a device for feeling building, social changes and for uniting individuals. For very long, theatre, however a male-overwhelmed stage by then of time, was a more presumed medium than film. Strangely, when Dadasaheb Phalke needed to film his fantasy venture he was unable to locate any female entertainers to act in it.

Roman Theatre

Rome was established in 753 B.C.E as a government under Etruscan rule, and stayed as such all through the initial over two centuries of its reality. Earliest roman stage was influenced by Phylakes also known as hilarotragedy, Atellan Farces also known as Oscan Games and Fescennine verses- Italian poetry. From 240 B.C.E to 100 B.C.E, Roman venue had been acquainted with a time of literary drama, inside which old style and post-traditional Greek plays had been adapted to Roman theatre.

The role of Short films in Education

Every filmmaker has incredible opportunity to showcase creative art and ideas, they also have chance to present meaningful message through the short films. Short films can represent significant stories, relevant gist of long storylines and give refreshing content to viewers, because it has specific purpose and highlighted topics under the short storytelling

Let it Out: Your Emotions and thoughts through Visual Arts

A theatre is a unique form of performing art, it shows the authenticity of a situation and enlightens the message which an individual wants to convey to the people out there. Theatre is the most prominent medium between the performers and the audience since its establishment. It’s, of course, the tool for self-expression. Your ideas, feelings, thoughts, emotions are expressed in a way that makes the people wonder how beautiful it would feel to let it all out.

6 most expensive films in India

Indian films are enjoyed by the huge fan base throughout the country and even in countries world wide. Films not only consists of mind-blowing plot and super-skilled actors but also latest technologies, VFX techniques and Autonomous drones which of course costs a fortune. The budget of the films have increased due to the use of latest techniques. Viewers are attracted through these technologies and demand more of these, you must have seen Prabhas’s fearless acting and surreal visuals with the use of VFX in Bahubali: The Conclusion. More the visual experience, more money is spent on it.

History of Street Plays in India

“Street play” - the word itself gives us feeling of enthusiasm, engagement of audience, creativity, drama and the reflection of local culture in performance. So how did the concept of street came into existence? How has it evolved? How is it performed now?

Impact of Theatre on youth

Even today we see the legacy of theatre still going. Why does it still exist in a world of web series? There are many reasons why theatre still exists and will remain so and hold a special place in every individual’s heart. Today’s youth uses the term ‘self-expression’ quite often, and are determined to change the world according to their perception. Theatre not only works as a medium for expressing their feelings to the world but also helps in their social and personal development.