27112022-LSTL-01.qxd 11/26/2022 10:13 PM Page 1 c m y b BIRTHDAY WISH FROM ANUSHKA Actress Anushka Sharma will portray cricketer Jhulan Goswami in her upcoming film Chakda Xpress. As Jhulan turned 40 on Friday, Anushka wrote on her Instagram Story, “Happy Birthday champ...You are a generation-defining cricketer who has levelled the playing field for women cricketers in India.” TMS TRIBUNE Up next Sanjana Sanghi, who was last seen in Rashtra Kavach - Om, has now shared an interesting post on social media hinting at her next project.TMS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 27 NOVEMBER 2022 Final goodbye AR KE YEH RASTEY HAIN PY As veteran actor Vikram Gokhale breathes his last, he leaves behind a rich legacy TRIBUTES POUR IN ❝❞ “VERY SAD TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEMISE OF VIKRAM GOKHALE JI. WORKED WITH HIM IN FILMS LIKE BHOOL BHULAIYAA AND MISSION MANGAL, HAD SO MUCH TO LEARN FROM HIM. OM SHANTI.” — AKSHAY KUMAR, ACTOR “I GOT THIS INCOMPLETE VIDEO FROM #VIKRAMGOKHALE TWELVE DAYS BACK. I CALLED HIM AND TOLD HIM THAT THE POEM WAS INCOMPLETE. HE LAUGHED AND REPLIED, ‘LIFE INCOMPLETE HAI MERE DOST!’ NEWS OF HIS DEATH HAS DEEPLY SADDENED ME. HE WAS A VERY DEAR FRIEND! BRILLIANT ACTOR AND PERSON! — ANUPAM KHER, ACTOR “ONE OF THE FINEST ACTORS #VIKRAMGOKHALE JI, I LEARNT A LOT FROM YOU...IT’S END OF AN ERA, BAAUJI RIP.” — ANNIRUDH DAVE, ACTOR “SADDENED TO LEARN THAT #VIKRAMGOKHALE JI IS NO MORE. A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND A COMPLETE ACTOR...HIS CRAFT LENT DIGNITY TO ALL HIS ROLES. FORTUNATE TO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM. MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. SHINE ON SIR. #LEGEND.” — RAHUL DEV, ACTOR HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM “GOODBYE TO A GREAT ACTOR. SUCH A PRESENCE ON SCREEN. #VIKRAMGOKHALE.” Sheetal Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, who worked in Hindi and Marathi cinema as well as numerous plays, passed away on Saturday. The web was soon flooded with videos and pictures of his iconic scene with Nana Patekar from Natsamrat, BALWAAN where his onscreen character, Ramabhau, was also on the death-bed. His dialogue from the same Marathi film, ‘An actor is forgotten, but the role he plays lives forever’ serves as a reminder of the life he led on camera. Son of Marathi theatre and film actor Chandrakant Gokhale, he was also running his acting academy because of his experience and family heritage in cinema. His last web show was Avrodh: The Siege Within, whereas his last theatre outing was Nikamma, starring Shilpa Shetty and Abhimanyu Dassani. Godavri was his last Marathi film, which was released on November 11. Gokhale is remembered for his performances in films like Agneepath, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Mission Mangal, Khuda Gawah, Parwana and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. He made his directorial debut with Marathi film Aaghaat in 2010. In television, he has worked in many shows, including Ghar Aaja Pardesi. — HARSHA BHOGLE, SPORTS PRESENTER “LOSS OF A SUPREMELY AMAZING ARTISTE…OM SHANTI...RIP #VIKRAMGOKHALE” — RANVEER BRAR, CELEBRITY CHEF “INDIAN CINEMA LOST A GEM OF AN ACTOR. HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH HIM IN AIYYARIAND SHARED A FEW GREAT MOMENTS WITH HIM ON THE SETS! SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT SHRI VIKRAM GOKHALEJI’SDEMISE. ” — MANOJ BAJPAYEE, ACTOR Nine-time National Award-winning film editor A Sreekar Prasad believes editing is akin to sculpting Nonika Singh A film is made on the editing table…How often have you heard this refrain? Yet when it comes to assessing the work of film editors, most of us would draw a blank or use very basic terms to define it. But as nine-time National Award winner, celebrated film editor A Sreekar Prasad took centrestage at a Master Class at the International Film Festival of India, Goa, many myths, as to what all editing entails, were dispelled. For one, the editor of magnum opus like RRR and PS1 revealed that the editor’s job is not merely to condense the length of the film. Of course, to cut or not to cut is a dilemma every editor faces. But the prerequisites for the same are very different. “One has to be aware that cutting is for what purpose; whether the scene is redundant or that the performance is dropping.” Often, Prasad, who now gets involved at the screenplay stage, the process could even involve changing the narrative pattern of the film. For instance, in Prasanna Vithanag’s film With You, Without You, the director wanted a non-linear pattern. But later, in deference to the suspense element, which involved death of the heroine, it was dovetailed to make it linear. Indeed, editing is dependent upon the genre of the film. Thrillers are often seen to be better edited. But the truth according to Prasad is, “Editing is akin to sculpting. Thus while editing certain scenes, director’s vision, whether he has used particular shots to symbolise something or create a metaphor, have to be kept in mind.” SNIP shot DIL CHAHTA HAI DUNIYA Worthy tribute Yes, editing is often meant to enhance the footage available to the editor. And here Prasad has a formula. He creates a timeline of sorts and keeps several takes of each action, and then zeroes down on the best take. Editing is often understood as a mere snip here and cut there, but Prasad shares, “It can be used to cover up a bad shot or bad performance too.” At times, as with Raavan, the rules of grammar have to be overlooked to capture the energy of a scene. The film festival ‘Dilip Kumar Hero Of Heroes’, which will showcase the milestone films of the ‘Tragedy King’ such as Aan, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam and Shakti, will be held on December 10 and 11. With a career spanning five decades, Mohammed Yusuf Khan, popularly known as Dilip Kumar, ruled the silver screen. He is also known for the films Andaz, Daag, Devdas, Azaad, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Paigham, Mughal-EAzam, among others. The festival will cover over 30 cinema halls in 20 cities across India. The festival is being organised by the Film Heritage Foundation. Says Saira Banu, “I am so happy that Film Heritage Foundation is celebrating Dilip Sahab’s 100th birth- The Indian way While different genres call for different set of rules Prasad admits that in star-driven projects, “To drive home the star quotient and to please their fan-following, certain scenes have to be exaggerated.” Indeed, there is an Indian way of editing, especially since our movies are largely verbose and songs are part of our film history.” But since cinema is essentially storytelling, luckily, now A SREEKAR PRASAD songs are used as a storytelling tool. On the editing tool that he employs, he insists, “Software does not define your editing.” Nor does the platform, except for the fact that web series would require several intervals and hence many climatic highs. “Climax plays a great part in creating Eye for talent Actors have been cast for different roles since the birth of cinema. But, the role of casting directors in Indian film industry is a new one. For this, the credit goes to Mukesh Chhabra, noted casting director. At IFFI, in a session, he spoke about how it was during the making of Gangs of Wasseypur, looking for actors for the Anurag Kashyap’s directorial, he realised the need for giving the job of casting a professional touch. On giving the right break, he says, “Whether it was Kai Po Che! or Laila Majnu, all the lead actors were newcomers.” The fact that all of them have found recognition is proof that Mukesh has some eye for talent. PS1 an impression and in Indian movies, with an interval, doubly so.” Nephew of the Telugu film doyen LV Prasad, Sreekar, who has edited movies in many languages, has a word of advice for film directors. “Know your target audience.” On SS Rajamouli, with whom he has worked for the first time in RRR, he says, “He certainly ups his game with each new film and is likely to do even better next time.” The same, of course, can be said about Sreekar Prasad, whose contribution in making films what they are can never be undermined. c m y b HINDI MEDIUM SHERSHAAH ‘Dilip Kumar: Hero Of Heroes’ film festival to showcase his iconic works in 20 cities day on December 11th this year by screening some of his most popular films in cinemas across India. They could not have chosen a more apt title to commemorate India’s greatest actor Dilip Kumar: Hero Of Heroes. He was my favourite hero from the time I was 12 when I first saw him in Aan in Technicolor. It will be a joy to watch him back on the big screen.”— IANS
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