Bollywood directors really know how to deliver a punch to the gut in the form of a single frame. Many films that have been raved about by audiences and critics may still have a unique, outstanding framework to boast about. For example, you could be one of those viewers who find Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha completely forgettable, but there’s no beating this frame of Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) and Tara (Deepika Padukone) resting their heads on a table, shot from above.
Or, consider the frame in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy where Murad (Ranveer Singh) waits in his employer’s car outside a fancy party, shouting “apna time aayega” to himself as lights flash on the outside of the car. When it comes to emotionally devastating frames, one would obviously be remiss not to mention Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Pick any films – even ones that weren’t necessarily blockbusters like Saawariya or Guzarish – the cinematography in them is impeccable.
It’s not just the giants that offer these glimpses of brilliance, but countless other hidden gems that many of us may have missed. Twitter lists some of the most memorable frames from Bollywood movies.
Even multi-faceted films worthy of criticism – like Aman’s (SRK) pursuit of Moina (Manisha Koirala) in Dil Se or Devdas (SRK) hitting Paro (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) with a pearl necklace – filming in they really make someone touch something without VFX or something more, and that has become rare in Bollywood lately.
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first published: 26 Apr 2023, 10:19 IST
last update: 26 Apr 2023, 10:19 IST
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