10 must-watch Biographies

A Biopic is a film that sensationalizes the life of a non-fictional based individual or individuals. Biopics showcase journey of historical individuals, actors, artists, singers even ‘Normal’ people who all dealt with phenomenal events to the people around the world. If you’re looking for worth watching Biopics, here is a list of Biopics. Pick one or watch all of them.

The legend: Guru Dutt

The great Indian filmmaker, actor and producer Vasant Kumar Shivshankar Padukone popularly known as Guru Dutt Ji in the Indian commercial film industry is one of the iconic gems from the golden era of Bollywood. People always praised him for his vision towards the direction of films. Guru Dutt considered as being a man ahead of his times.

Lessons to learn from Disney Princesses

Each and every young girl’s fantasy is to be a Disney princess, to live in a castle and marry their prince charming. Most likely every single one longed for it at least once during their childhood. Disney princesses have developed over numerous years and have pulled in even the more seasoned women. For over 80 years of Disney princess history, a genuine evolution of female characters has occurred and it is straightforwardly related with what was going on in the society. Disney have always shown the princess’s life in way that one wants and desires, to be a princess every single day, even though we admit that this can’t happen in real life, still dreaming doesn’t cost a fortune, right?

Netflix movies to watch in 2020

Netflix and chill is all we needed and did in this pandemic. Despite the fact that we have an extensive list of subscription bills, still we binge watch each and every day and night. Netflix has been our saviour. Following a long tiring day of working you need some amusement and binge watching, correct? All things considered, once more Netflix has thought of another approach to energize us, THE NETFLIX STREAM FEST!! Isn't that something we have wanted for like forever? For two days one can stream for free on Netflix. So, you have two days to watch as many movies as you can, no work pressure as it’s a weekend. Trust me this is the most ideal thing. There are endless films one can go over and the struggle to choose is real. It takes so much time finding a movie than watching one. So here I'll make that task simple for all of you!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

8 impacts of Tollywood on Bollywood

As one of the biggest film centre points on the planet, the Indian entertainment world is famous for its allure, dynamic quality, and show. These days, viewing Tollywood films on Hindi film channels is a typical sight.

From books to silver screen: Adaptation of a book to movie

Sometimes when a new movie releases, you wonder where have you heard the name or the story of the film. It’s either you must have read the book or heard the name as a best seller or a book recommended by a friend. Many of novels have made a good impact as films. Now let us look at the major films adaptations.

Siddharth Randeria: Gujarat’s King of Comedy

Siddharth Randeria - the well-known and famous theatre artist of Gujarati theatre. We all remember him as Gujjubhai, don't we? He was born to the writer and actor Madhukar Randeria on 17th December, 1955. Born in Mumbai, this versatile actor is popularly known as Gujjubhai but his talents are not limited to acting. He is also a writer and a director.

Dadasaheb Phalke: The Father of Indian Cinema

Do you know why India's highest cinema award is given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke? So we all know about the most prestigious and coveted award of Indian cinema “Dadasaheb Phalke Award” but most of us do not know much about Dadasaheb, his life and his contribution to Indian cinema. Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the 'Father of Indian Cinema'.

Augusto Boal

Brazilian author and theatre practitioner Augusto Boal, born on 16th march 1931, grew up in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He earned a degree in chemical engineering in 1952. However, Boal was interested in theatre since he was a child so when he studied at Columbia university in New York City, he studied theatre in addition to chemical engineering. Boal began his career in theatre with The Arena Theatre in Sao Paulo in 1956, where he worked as an artistic director.