In A Relationship

How to smirk behind the camera thinking that you’re conning the audience, in In A Relationship. The writer and director Sam Boyd’s sort-of teenage love story In A Relationship is a big scandal. And I don’t mean just the way it is promoted, but also the way it unfolds itself. It’s quite a painful journey…

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Quo Vadis

How to create a victorious environment among the crowd, a crowd that is losing, in Quo Vadis. This paradox of contradiction is where the protagonist lies. That is where he is in his stage of life when we meet him. He has a proper hero’s journey arc. The inciting incident, midpoints and “all is lost”…

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Shrek Universe

How to promote as you’re against the stereotypical agenda and fuel your film with that very agenda, in Shrek Universe. The Shrek Universe suffers from a very common disease. It’s cookiness, uniqueness fades away very quickly and what’s left at the end of the day is the very thing they’ve been running away from. Maybe,…

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Only You

How to follow all the conventions of the genres but spread them on an unconventional base, structure of the world, in Only You. So this is why I am drawn towards the simpleton romantic comedies of older times. This is why I hope everyone is in love with those rainy Saturday evening flicks that oozes…

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Groundhog Day

How to squeeze everything you can from a character, every last bit of drop that could be integrated showcasing the phase, the side of that very character resulting into, obviously the only way out, the film advances forward through those very earned spectrum of emotion. What I love about the film is that unlike the…

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The Lovebirds

How to try and then try harder and then push and then push again, until it breaks, screams and annoys, in The Lovebirds. So this is going to sound a little weird. Get this. The film has humor that organically emerges up situationally but the plot points on the other hand casts quite a leap…

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Dev D

How to be a good boy, girl, friend, storyteller, in Dev D. I would put a case forward for the writer and director, Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D being his finest work till date. Prominently as a director than a writer. This musical saga is profoundly sensible and magical in its touch towards the practical approach…

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Happy New Year

How to be confident of your content and not only of your fabulous cast, in Happy New Year. The writer and director Farah Khan is definitely an underrated director. It always surprises me after going through her film, that how much in control of her product she is. There are multiple scenarios in the film…

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Love Aaj Kal

How to get back to your comfort zone and challenge others, in Love Aaj Kal. The writer and director Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal is a candid work of romance choking its own lead couple- or should I say couple of couple lead casts(?). Where does its true loyalty lie? If there is a conflict…

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