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After Each Successful Film, Question Arises: What next?

This includes all - big as well as medium-range producers

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Each filmmaker trying to come out with something different. Pixabay

With the kind of films that unspool every week, one can conclude that there is a dearth of not only ideas but also direction! A varied kind of films are being made. Each filmmaker trying to come out with something different. This includes all – big as well as medium-range producers. The idea seems to be taking a shot in the dark. It is all about taking chances.

Some producers are falling back on period costume dramas, which work out very costly and not every director’s cup of tea. This genre was avoided for a long time mainly because of these two reasons, capability and cost. Yet, we have had period films like “Bajirao Mastani” and “Padmaavat”, “Manikarnika” and “Kesari”. There have been a few flops in this genre like “Mohenjo Daro”, “Rangoon” and “Thugs Of Hindostan”. The backers of such films would do it only on the basis of saleable stars, coupled with a capable director. Still it often proves risky.

Each week, a new kind of film is dropped in the market. For instance, last week we had “Khandaani Shafakhana”, a film discussing sexual problems for those who can make sense of the title! For one, sex and problems related to it are not generally discussed in India. Delhi and surrounding areas do have such clinics but that does not make the subject acceptable all over.

One may have thought if Vicky Donor could work, why not take it a step further? An odd subject like “Vicky Donor” or “Piku”, very personal to people, does work. But they need to be woven into a plausible story and dealt with a fair amount of humour. Recent such films are “Piku”, “Padman”, “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”. This is called reaching out to personal matters of people. Humour is a must since it delivers the message without making the proceedings seem mundane.

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With the kind of films that unspool every week, one can conclude that there is a dearth of not only ideas but also direction! Pixabay

It seems filmmaking is all about inspirational and awareness films. A small film about a person few had heard about, “Paan Singh Tomar”, followed by “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, opened up a new genre – the biopic. “Neerja”, “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” and “Dangal” followed in quick succession. The film industry calls this a �daur’ (trend). It does not last long, though.

Most writers who script stories like “Piku” or “Vicky Donor”, or directors who make films like “Dangal”, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” and “Neerja”, have always had this problem: What next? They usually have nothing that matches the earlier success. No maker seemed to have a worthy successor. So, they go back to usual claptrap and come a cropper.

There were also some biopics like “Manjhi: The Mountain Man” or “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” where the makers just chose to go with the trend but turned the film into a documentary. A film like “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” costs crores as royalty to the character on whose life it is based, as well as to acquire real life footage. The film on Sachin was a victim of failing to dramatise. The idea is to pick a life story and add a fair amount of fiction along with music as was done with the Dhoni film.

Akshay Kumar has become a torchbearer of the films that convert real-life stories into reel life sagas. He has been greatly successful in his endeavours. His image of being a thoroughbred nationalist probably adds to the acceptability of his films. His instincts and beliefs seem to be paying up so far.

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Then, there is John Abraham. He loves to play the incredible hulk tackling major cases like the Rajiv Gandhi assassination or Pokhran nuclear tests. He has been partly successful.

It is believed that there are only seven basic storylines in this world. Films were made accordingly. There was a time when some makers stuck to making religion-based or mythological films while a few others only made horror movies. The mainstay for most makers, however, was romance and family socials. Action movies were not in vogue in the mainstream cinema till mid-1970 and action, in a measured amount, was a part of regular movies. Otherwise, the action movies as such were rated as B-Grade, released only at designated cinema halls and were left to actors like Kamran Khan and Sheikh Mukhtar. Dara Singh later introduced action movies where wrestling was the theme.

There were a few costume dramas and comedies. While most producers stuck to their formula of catering to the family audience, some even stuck to certain alphabets to name their films with. Producer J. Om Prakash (who passed away last week) named all his films starting with alphabet A as did producer Mohan Kumar. Another filmmaker, Arjun Hingorani, preferred alphabet K to name his films. Filmmakers, like many others, are quite superstitious and this trend of faith in a certain alphabet still prevails in filmmakers like Rakesh Roshan, whose films have titles beginning with K.

Now, the genres of family socials, horror and mythology have been taken away by television serials. Action films are accepted only coming from a couple of stars. There is little choice left for filmmakers.

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A varied kind of films are being made. Pixabay

The limited choice is between romance, action and comedy, with few writers and makers to justify the last named. While ideas are borrowed from foreign films (which includes this year’s National Award winner, “Andhadhun”), and films from South languages are being sought once again for remakes by a few.

So, after each successful film, the question arises: What next? From the records, the makers of “Piku”, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, “Dhoni: The Untold Story”, “Dangal”, “Neerja” and many such films have either delivered flops or are at a loss for idea for their next!

@The Box Office

* The week sees two major films release with “Batla House” and “Mission Mangal”, both on Thursday, August 15, to cash in on the national holiday. Both have reaped the benefit with good collection figures for the opening day.

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While “Mission Mangal” has managed a hefty Rs 29 crore on the opening day, “Batla House” has collected about Rs 14.75 crore.

* “Jabariya Jodi” remains poor. The film collects about Rs 16.5 crore for its first week.

* “Judgementall Hai Kya” fails to deliver. (IANS)

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Smart Takeaway Ideas For 10 Truly Tiny Kitchens

A smart kitchen should be connected with all the hi-tech gadgets and appliances in your kitchen

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It is essential to carefully plan Kitchens and include all the vital elements to it. A well planned kitchen should be a perfect amalgamation of style and comfort. Pixabay

A kitchen is one of the most important places in a house. It is a reflection of one’s personality and likings. A kitchen is one of the frequently visiting places in the house. You spend most of the time in the kitchen. You bond in the kitchen. It is rightly said the kitchen is the heart of a house. kitchens can add more value to your house. 

Therefore, it is essential to carefully plan your kitchen and include all the vital elements to it. A well-planned kitchen should be a perfect amalgamation of style and comfort. It should be contemporary-looking, sleek and organized too.  The tiny kitchens are most preferred for their impeccable combination of shelves, designs, kitchen layout, style, accessories, drawers, closets, appliances and much more.

Some of the smart takeaways from top ten truly tiny kitchens are discussed below: 

Well connected smart Kitchen: 

A smart kitchen should be connected with all the hi-tech gadgets and appliances in your kitchen. This will help to have the desired control on your cooking devices and get your cooking done efficiently. Many kitchen appliances come with sensors and notify you if the stove has been left open. Connecting your kitchen with your iPhone or Android apps can help you to avoid any mishap in future. 

Minimal Accessories:

Opt for fewer accessories and decorative pieces in Kitchen. A kitchen should be simple and elegant. It should accommodate all the necessary kitchen accessories without over crowing it. Look out for minimal styling elements. Avoid loud decorative materials. A Smart Kitchen gets its look from the perfect tiling, wallpapers and décor.

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The tiny kitchens are most preferred for their impeccable combination of shelves, designs, kitchen layout, style, accessories, drawers, closets, appliances and much more. Pixabay

Optimum Substitutes: 

Embrace various substitutes and alternatives that are available in the market. Look out for mesh studio if there is limited space for cabin, counter or drawer. You can even opt for small blender instead of a large food processor to minimize the shelf space. A French press attached to your stove can be a substitute for coffee makes and can treat you with tasty coffee every morning. A rotimatic can be of great help to get the rotis done in a jiffy with ultimate perfection. This device is in vogue these days and highly preferred by smart kitchens. However, it is imperative to do research and analyze the best rotimatic reviews before making a purchase decision.  Opting for smart appliances that are user-friendly and space savers can help you to get your work done proficiently. 

Island Cabinets: 

The island cabinets are in vogue. They give a distinct character to your kitchen., They can be either fixed or movable. These cabinets are a true s[, ace savers. They can work as an extra counter space to0o. You can customize your island cabinet with drawer, shelf, cabinets. They are ideal for keeping small boxes and other storage containers. Island Cabinets are stylish and classy too.

Pull out shelves and Baskets:

Most of the modular kitchen today boasts Pull out shelves and baskets. They are ideal for keeping pots, pans, baking essentials, small appliances etc. You can stack your essentials optimally in these pullouts. Pullouts add more beauty and comfort to your kitchen. Pullouts are also preferred for garbage and recycling too. 

Smart Dish cleaner and smart Refrigerator:

Smart appliances can not only save your kitchen space but can enhance the look of your kitchen too. Give your kitchen a modern look with smart refrigerators. Opting for a touch screen display fridge, compact shelves can help you save kitchen space. Smart and compact dish cleaners with wi-fi connectivity enable you to operate your gadgets even while you are away from home. Smart appliances are the crust of a modern and contemporary kitchen. 

Bespoke elements:

Modern kitchens are tailor-made to meet your varied requirements. Opting for folding kitchen counters, removable cabinets and multiuse shelves can give your kitchen a contemporary feel. Use sleek elements and compatible storage units. A deep stainless steel counter can make your cooking space cleaner and neater too.

Go creative, Go Sleek: 

Give your kitchen a creative appearance with flip-top storage solutions. When opened it’s a cooking space and a different surface when it’s closed. It can help you to organize your kitchen and plan all your kitchen essentials. Flip-top modular kitchen is popular for its style and comfort. They are great space savers.

Small-sized accessories and storage units: 

What makes a tiny kitchen distinct and adorable is the systematic planning and wisely choosing elements. A smart kitchen consists of kitchenwares that are picked carefully. Instead of stuffing your kitchen with large size containers, research and find kitchen containers that are medium-sized or small-sized. Some of the small scale kitchen products that you can consider are small drying racks, mini-fridge, single drawer dishwashers, small oven, a medium-sized sink etc. These appliances are truly impressive and are vital for an optimum modular kitchen. 

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Kitchens should be simple and elegant. They should accommodate all the necessary kitchen accessories without over crowing. Pixabay

Keep it open: 

The more open your kitchen is, the more spacious it seems. Try not to have full kitchen walls, instead of living the space open. Delineate your space with opulent sections and counters. Opting for petit kitchen decorative pieces such as a smart alarm, watch etc can be of great help. It can give your kitchen a contemporary feel and modern appearance. 

Now you can experience streamlined cooking in a well planned highly functional kitchen. Truly tiny kitchens inspire you to make our kitchen stand out of the clutter and add more value to it. These kitchens inspire us to make the best use of resources and carefully plan a flawless kitchen. They are a perfect mélange of style, comfort and utility. For more kitchen updates you can check Rotimatic on Facebook.

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The tiny kitchens not only improve the efficiency of your kitchen but also meet all your bespoke cooking needs. These kitchens allow you to considerably save your time, energy and efforts too. These kitchens are highly creative and desirable. Tiny smart Kitchens have successfully revolutionized the essence of kitchen planning and have made a benchmark in the sector.