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Going for Take: The Making of Omkara and Other Encounters in Bollywood

Going for Take: The Making of Omkara and Other Encounters in Bollywood

Stephen Alter

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The story behind the making of a film can be as exciting as the movie itself. Hindi cinema offers a wide array of styles and approaches to film-making, packed with excitement, personalities and drama. While the popular expression bollywood suggests homogenous formulae, some film-makers break the mould. Vishal bhardwaj has reinvented genres and brought his dynamic vision of storytelling to the silver screen. Setting shakespeares tragic tale of othello in the gangster-infested badlands of western up, bhardwaj created a cult classic, with unforgettable dialogue, stunning imagery and unique music.this book takes readers behind the camera and follows the making of omkara from the initial brainstorming sessions to scriptwriting, music composition, pre-production, casting, shooting, editing and release. At the same time, it offers encounters with other celebrated directors such as dev ana...