Author : Aditya Parankusam


Creating the magic with Lenses and practical effects

Creating the magic with Lenses and practical effects

May 21,2017 , 02:05 AM IST | Hans
This was a stunning scene from Bapu’s ‘Sita Kalyanam’ (1976) and many still recall till date with awe and reverence. Much of its brilliance was down to the number of visual effects in the scene and all those were shot with a combination of practical effects and lenses. Ace cinematographer Ravikanth Nagaiach made all those effects possible by exposing the film multiple times, a feat not many has do
The Formidable Ones

The Formidable Ones

May 07,2017 , 02:39 AM IST | Hans
As the camera pans, we see a freaky set up, a sinister lair with chants reverberating in the air. As camera takes us closer, we see a head chanting fervently with rest of the body standing next to it. When the chants come to a close, the head barks for his assistant, “Sadajapa...”, who attaches the head and body with a magic twig.
Spectacular action: A box-office success mantra

Spectacular action: A box-office success mantra

May 03,2017 , 01:52 AM IST | Cinema
In one of the most lauded action pieces in ‘Baahubali 2’, palm trees are used as catapults and soldiers are launched from them to penetrate a sealed fortress.
Dynamics of indo-pak conflict

Dynamics of indo-pak conflict

Mar 19,2017 , 01:09 AM IST | Hans
The USA and USSR (erstwhile Russia) fought bitter cold war for nearly four decades. When it finally ended, it was said that the US did not won but the USSR lost. 
Evergreen love for musicals

Evergreen love for musicals

Mar 19,2017 , 12:17 AM IST | Hans
All those who have watched Emma Watson starrer ‘Beauty and the Beast’ can’t get over the ballroom dance scene with Watson’s Belle and Dan Stevens’ Beast, and much of the magic has to do with fantastic vocals of John Legend and Ariana Grande. The duo sang the revitalised song originally sung by actress Angela Lansbury and also recorded by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for the 1991 animated film with
The journey kicks off

The journey kicks off

Oct 16,2016 , 01:38 AM IST | Hans
You are a young footballer, who failed to make it pro with the academy. At 17, your dreams of making football as a career are quashed, sans a faint ray of hope – exit trials. 
Decoding the enigma

Decoding the enigma

Apr 09,2016 , 11:50 PM IST | Hans
Is Jon Snow really dead? Why did they even kill him? Isn’t Kit Harrington spotted on the sets? Does that mean he is alive? Oh, my god! Will he be a white walker? Did Sansa and Theon survive? What will happen to Arya...?