Abbey Colege
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 189 Out Now View Issue 189 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
YOUR FREE ASIAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER!
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
WANT TO ADVERTISE? 
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:    
sales@theasiantoday.com
Call:  0121 314 2892


Interviews - The Asian Today

Updated: 21:36, Wednesday May 16, 2012
        Interviews Feed
Ram Gopal Varma talks new film ‘Department’
Bollywood Director talks to Supriya Davda
 
RAM Gopal Varma’s Department a hard hitting thriller is all set to release this Friday. Bollywood Correspondent Supriya Davda spoke to the talented director about his new film Department a sharp thriller about the police department in Mumbai.
It stars, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubatti in pivotal roles. Department focuses on a group working with the Mumbai Police who are trying to abolish the underworld.
“I wanted to give a completely new language to cinema, I was bored of seeing all our films being shot in the same way, an art director and several camera men, it was getting boring. I tried to implement a new style of camera work. Whilst shooting for the film I did not use any extra lightening on the sets either. The film was shot in eighty days with a few twenty year old students using still photography and visual effects.
“The size of the cameras were slightly larger than a match box, and the smaller the camera the better I could reach places.”
Amitabh Bachchan who plays a gangster turned politician Sarjerao Gaikwad agreed on the new way of shooting, “I went to Amitji’s home and explained I won’t be shooting the film in the most conventional way.
“On the set we had these cameras placed in different places and Amitji would ask which camera should I react too? And I said that’s the whole point you should not be aware of the camera. Even I wasn’t aware of what the camera was capturing. Amitji quickly reacted to the new process and I think he felt free.” A tweet a few days back from Big B said: “At times on Department you became your own cameraman, carrying the 5D in your hand, and enacting as you walked around in the scene. Working with the 5D camera on 'Department' revolutionary.”
Ram is very well aware the film will be judged on the script and the content of the film and perhaps not so much on the camera work. However he proclaims “Such smaller and cheaper cameras or perhaps any new technique will empower talented hopefuls to turn their dreams into a reality.”
Item numbers seem to becoming a rage in Bollywood year after year, “See Supriya the film seems to be forgotten and it’s the songs and item numbers that are remembered. Even till today Company is remembered by the item number Khaalas. After Company I decided to make darker films rather than films in the commercial format. Department has an item number Dan Dan picturised on Natalia Kaur “I met her at a friends place, I thought she was really pretty. Obviously looks aren’t everything but she had the enthusiasm and talent.”
 
Department releases worldwide on Friday 18th May 2012

Comments

Latest Stories

Sonakshi Sinha
Actress Takes Time to Talk to The Asian Today About Bollywood Showstoppers
Neeru Bajwa
Star of Aa Gaye Munde U.K De Talks to The Asian Today
Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez
Stars of Kick Talk to The Asian Today
Kavita Oberoi
The Not So Secret OBE
Saqib Bhatti
President of the Institute of Asian Businesses
Vidya Balan
The Bollywood Actress Talks Bobby Jasoos
Jas Sansi
A Day in the Life
Dal Dhaliwal
A Day in the Life
Foji Gill
Releases Mentah
EXCLUSIVE: Interview With the Cast of Khandan
Rez Kempton and Preeya Kalidas Talk to The Asian Today

More Interviews From The Asian Today


Entertainment

Asian Entertainment - Film ‘Identity Card- Ek Lifeline’ Releases in UK Cinemas 29th August 2014
15/08/2014
Tia Bajpai: "Guilty Unless Proven Innocent!" in "Identity Card"
  `Identity Card - Ek Lifeline’, a hard-hitting storyline on Kashmir in Indi...
Asian Entertainment - UK singer-songwriter San2 is back with the dance-floor filler "Gal Sunja"
14/08/2014
San2 Is Back With Gal Sunja!
UK singer-songwriter San2 exploded onto the music scene with his smash-hit debut singl...
Asian Entertainment - Movie 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' is releasing nationwide on September 5th
12/08/2014
Culinary Drama Tantalises Tastebuds
Audiences will be getting ready to satiate their tastebuds with the big screen ada...
Asian Entertainment - 'Entertainment' Star Answers Questions About His Latest Movie
12/08/2014
Akshay Kumar Wants To Entertain You!
Q: Your previous movies are much more serious than ‘Entertainment’. Do...

Interviews

Asian Interviews - MANRINA REKHI
13/01/2014
DAY IN THE LIFE OF…..
Every month we will be bringing you an exclusive insight of a day in the life of an in...
Asian Interviews - BRITAINS FAVOURITE ASIAN FAMILY RETURN WITH A NEW SERIES
09/01/2014
THE KUMARS AT NO 42 ARE BACK!!
With the announcement of The Kumars at Number 42 returning to television, The Asian To...
Asian Interviews - Sunny Malik from The Asian Today interviews the Bollywood actress
19/12/2013
Dhoom 3: Interview with Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is once again the female in a Yash Raj Films production. The British Indi...
Asian Interviews - Promoting their upcoming film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
05/12/2013
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Imran Khan talk to The Asian Today about
Bollywood royalty Kareena Kapoor Khan and Imran Khan flew down to London to promote th...

News

Asian News - Jeevan Dhanda died following a tragic fall onto tracks at New Street Station
20/08/2014
Talented Teenager Suffers Deadly Plunge
  A teenager from Walsall was one of two men who died following a tragic fall onto...
Asian News - Kareena Kapoor gave her lifelike wax figure’s new look her seal of approval
19/08/2014
Madame Tussauds Redresses Kareena Kapoor's Wax Figure
Award-winning Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor, yesterday afternoon visited ...
Asian News - Nominees have been unveiled for the 14th Asian Achievers Awards
19/08/2014
Asian Achievers Awards Nominees Unveiled
  The nominations for the 14th annual Asian Achievers Awards have been revealed. Amo...
Asian News - Europe’s first indoor boutique Asian shopping centre to launch in October 2014
19/08/2014
Major Asian Shopping Mall To Open In London
    East Shopping Centre (ESC), Europe’s first major indoor Asian shoppi...

Sport

Asian Sport - Dhoni Fights Lone Battle as India Look to Avoid Follow- on
30/07/2014
England vs India, 3rd Test - Day 3
India were trailing by 246 runs with two wickets in hand at the end of Day 3 of the thir...
Asian Sport - Ballance and Bell Slam Tons as England Pile Up
29/07/2014
England vs India, 3rd Test - Day 2
England were firmly in control of the third Test at the end of Day 2 at the Ageas Bowl in ...
Asian Sport - Jos Buttler Will Replace Matt Prior
25/07/2014
England Announce Squad for Third Test
England have announced their 13-member squad for the third Test against India at Rose Bowl...
Asian Sport - England v India - Second Test (Day 4)
21/07/2014
Jadeja and Ishant help India Nose Ahead Against England
Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar exhibited some great counter-attacking batting to he...