The rise of South Indian Cinema: How Southern movies are going national

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“Pushpa ante Flower anukunnava? Fireuuuu” is a dialogue every movie buff in the country knows, irrespective of the language they speak. And even if Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge pose continues to grab eyeballs, Arjun aka Pushpa Raj’s ‘Main jhukega nahi’ gesture is a new favourite. The magic of southern cinema is spreading across India, bringing in a larger share to the overall revenue of the entertainment space than ever before.

- Posted 5 months ago

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Lights, Camera, Free Speech: An Exploration of Freedom of Expression in Indian Cinema

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The concept of ‘Freedom of Speech and Expression’ is a fundamental right enshrined in the Indian Constitution, and is essential to the functioning of a democratic society. This right encompasses the freedom to express one’s thoughts, opinions, and ideas. However, when it comes to cinema in India, the issue of freedom of speech and expression has been a contentious one. Indian cinema has completed over a century of existence and played a crucial role in spreading the rich cultural, social, economic, and political heritage of the country. The film industry has the power to reach millions of people, making it a vital medium for communication and expression.

- Posted 9 months ago

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The Power of Women Filmmakers in the Malayalam Film Industry

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The Malayalam film industry, a highly popular and famous South Indian film industry, is known for its highly acclaimed movies that cater to a large audience from all sorts of backgrounds. From drama to romance, comedy to thrillers, Malayalam movies have it all. As the industry progresses, we can't help but recognize the innovation and impressive talent of the talented female directors and authors that have contributed to the success of this illustrious industry.

- Posted 9 months ago

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The Hero’s Journey and the Stages of Learning.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with this single step. It is often the easiest step to make. At this stage, you are excited about learning and have fresh energy and mindset. You are the student that is raring to go, ready to face challenges and climb up steep learning curves. Your tools are sharp and eager to start creating, and there is a general sense of satisfaction for each little step taken. You see everything as an opportunity.

- Posted 1 year ago

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Jaberology : Delving into the Beauty of Islamic Art

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Jaber Alhaddad is an Emirati artist based in Dubai. He works in the IT field, and although he has a technical background, he is drawn to tradition and art. More specifically, Islamic Art. His works are displayed under the moniker “Jaberology“. Through them, his passion for history, shapes, symmetry, and geometry is evident. His creativity and efforts to spread awareness about this art form are highly commendable. We at Litebox took the chance to discuss with Jaber and learn more about him and his creative mind.

- Posted 1 year ago

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Take your Smart phone and transform it into a movie making machine!

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Modern-day smartphone cameras are so much improved that many people have been replacing fancy camera equipment with them. One good thing is if you are an amateur or under a budget, you do not need to spend a lot when you have a smartphone with a quality camera. Always keep in mind that you are engaging the audience, not with the camera gimmicks but with a great plot, storyline, and performances from your actors. Check out the below tips if you are passionate about mobile filmmaking.

- Posted 1 year ago

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The Gift – A Horror Thriller Mini Web-series by Nitin Nagappan

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“The Gift” is a recently launched and brilliantly shot mini web series by Nitin Nagappan telling the story of a gift box that mysteriously appears at the doorsteps and leaves a person dead in the house on the very next day. It is the first mini-series of Litebox created solely using our own community members and with the help of Litebox’s premium features. The series has been completely shot on mobile with a very small crew in a limited number of locations due to the pandemic restrictions in place.

- Posted 1 year ago

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The myth about Inspiration!

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As an artist, I used to believe that creative inspiration is something that comes to you when you least expect it. It strikes like lightning, that perfect idea, you have to wait in anticipation for it, it is fleeting, like a ghost, a mystery. You just have to wait in ideal meditation for it to finally grace your mind with its presence. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. The problem with such an approach is that it is unreliable. You never know anything for sure when you consider inspiration to be like that, it is undependable. 

- Posted 1 year ago

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The best of 2020 in Digital Art Software!

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In a very short period, the list of software has increased rapidly. It can be a bit tough to choose the best drawing software but we believe the following are the top 5 digital art software to use for creating digital illustrations.Photoshop has been topping the list always when it comes to digital drawing tools. The recent updates have increased the quality of the software which added up a lot of new features. Improvements are made in the existing tools as well.

- Posted 1 year ago

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Expressions through Perceptions | Arjun Raveendran, the Graphic Designer

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While a brief slogan can be catchy, if you want to express a message with any kind of depth or complexity, then an illustration is a great way to go about it. If you consider how the human brain works, a visual image gets perceived much quicker than text and is more likely to stick in the memory for longer. Thus, the advertising & entertainment industry relies heavily on the skills of talented graphic designers who converge their whole concept into a single two-dimensional plane.

- Posted 1 year ago

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The Melodious Voice that transcends Spectrums and Words | Sandhya

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Saravanan Sandhya loves to sing more than anything and that’s what she tells everyone else! Our singer is a BBA graduate with a Diploma in Fashion from IIFT, Bangalore who is currently undergoing training in Indian Carnatic Music after a crash course in Western Classical Music. She always had music in her blood but she had begun to sing and be noticed only after her marriage. Her passion is her music and she has always found ways to be a model to other women thinking of following their passions.

 

- Posted 1 year ago

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Camera rolling with the punches! How the Dynamic Duo brought a Fighter’s Life Onscreen.

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Sadiq is a porter working in the famed Palayam market of Kozhikode who has also represented India in the Pro-Fight Kick Boxing tournament which took place in Thailand in the year 2015. This story of raw grit, sweat, blood, and tears simply fit the bill for a Netflix-style documentary. A real knockout story in Sahis’s words. Basim Arahman, his long-time friend and fellow cinephile was also on board after hearing the story.

- Posted 1 year ago

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