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How to Write a Fiction Story For A Film

Fiction films have gained immense popularity over the last couple of years and now it seems that every new writer on the block wants to sell a fiction story to film makers. There’s a huge demand for fiction scripts in the market but, not many writers can churn out a good fiction story. Here are some tips to help you put together a fiction story:

· Carry a notepad to settle all those ideas that come at odd hours. Review old fiction movies frequently to get fresh ideas. This might sound a bit odd, but the old movies had much more “story” in them because they were low on technology and special effects.

· Adapt ‘Darwinian’ ideas on natural selection. Give your protagonist the worst possible fate, but give him strength so he emerges the fittest and survives hell or high water.

· Do not run your computer as soon as you have a fantastic first scene, or a grand last scene. These are the easiest. What about the middle? It’s a good idea to stat from the end of the story and work your way to the beginning. That way all pieces of the puzzle would fall in place.

· Make a melodica (outline) and then detail the whole story. If the story is well detailed, you won’t get lost in the middle. It’s tough, but if you develop the habit of taking a detailed approach, your mind would learn to think better gradually.

· Create high contrast characters. High contrast would give you more creative space and you can also change the entire story by making subtle changes here and there.

· Once you start writing, do not stop. Maintaining pace is very important because you don’t want your mind to get clouded with fresh ideas every now and then after freezing on a basic storyline. You should go ahead without fear or hesitation because you don’t have to show it to anyone and have all the time in the world o plug loopholes.

· Don’t go for fancy words. Stick to simple and easy to understand language. You don’t want a literary masterpiece – you want a fiction movie story!

· Always have in mind what the spectators know and do not know at the time of the story, what they expect and what they don’t. Play around with their expectations. Find out different ways of furnishing information.

· Put in tons of “conflict and surprise” elements. But, make sure you don’t go overboard. Remember that every fiction film needs to have a solid (not cloudy) ending and you don’t have a whole day to tell your story. Make it short, to the point, full of surprises and imaginative.

The Life of Pi – Movie Review

I think “The Life of Pi” is an extraordinary film.

With that said, I can also see how many people wouldn’t like it very much.

The story is very philosophical and metaphorical. People looking for a little escape and brainless entertainment won’t find that here.

Director Ang Lee does a quite remarkable job at developing the characters quickly. They are archetypes mostly and remain true to form throughout their respective journeys. In fact the movie wouldn’t really work if this weren’t the case. We not only get to know these people in minutes, but we connect to and care about the sympathetic ones and develop a dislike of the nasty ones immediately. To illustrate this point, one character has about 30 seconds of screen time yet plays a major role in the plot.

The CGI is amazing. Probably the best I’ve ever seen. I saw it in 3D and whereas in many movies the 3d effect is a distraction, in this move it’s an enhancement. With very few exceptions the animals all look real and their movements are very natural. I couldn’t really tell when an actual animal was on-screen versus the computer generated version. This made the experience even more enjoyable for me.

Religion plays a central role in the film, but it never gets preachy. To say this movie has spiritual overtones is quite an understatement and is a key element of the story. Self-discovery, loss, doubt and redemption all blend into a seamless story which is at the same time implausible and utterly believable. “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to it that matters” applies to the plot as well as the characters themselves.

I haven’t read the book so I can’t say how true to the source the movie is. What I can tell you is that after seeing this movie, I want to read the book. While this film was in production I read an article that stated the author never thought this book would be made into a movie because it would be too difficult to produce. It took quite a visionary crew to bring this story to the big screen.

See this movie with someone whom you believe to be a bit on the cerebral side. You’ll have plenty to contemplate and to talk about. If you enjoy talking about ethics, religion, spirituality or just good movie making you’ll have plenty of material.

I give “The Life of Pi” a strong recommendation

2010 Maro Charitra Telugu Movie Review

Maro Charitra (1978), a movie by K.Balachander starring Kamal Hassan and Saritha is a story that revolves around a simple “Telugu – Tamil” neighboring girl and boy falling in love and later separate with the interference of their family which makes the story end in tragedy. This movie was the biggest hit of the decade with heart-touching songs composed by M.S.Viswanathan.

Now, the same story was remade using the same old title “Maro Charitra” starring Varun Sandesh and Anita in lead roles under the direction of Ravi Yadav with good production values by “Dil” Raju in 2010. The story of this new maro charitra was same but only thing is that it takes place in U.S where the old movie story takes place completely in Vizag. The Songs were all remixed from the old ones by Mickey.J.Mayor.

Story of Maro Charitra (2010)

Well the story is a romantic tale with the backdrop of U.S where Balu (Varun Sandesh) is a free-going guy who discontinue his studies as he didn’t like the course. It is here he sees the heroine Swapna (Anita) and in no time, both fall in love. At no matter of time, the parents will come to know about their love and disapproves their love due to a constant fight between Balu’s Father and Swapna’s mother (Urvashi). Then, an agreement is signed in the presence of Paul Sastry (Naresh) who is a cop cum Priest. As per the agreement, Balu and Swapna will not talk, see or meet each other for 1 year and if they still maintains the same love, their love is true.

Do they really meet after an year? Will their love stand still after the long gap? All this forms the rest of the story.

Secret: Well, the Old movie Maro Charitra have a tragedy ending, this new story had been changed to a happy ending love story.

Actors Performance

Varun Sandesh gave an OK Performance but not as expected from him. He could have worked more on creating an impact. Anita as a debut actor has done a good job. Shraddha Das was the best as she justified her role and made her existence felt. Music was average and not good as expected.

Conclusion

The technical values are good in the film but the depth and content of the film are very weak. The story was received well by the people of 70′s as it was a fresh concept at that time but it was boring to the people now as they have seen a lot of similar stories in the meanwhile from 70′s to now.

Overall, the movie was an average go with A Class people and it’s a fail in the sections of B and C. Not a must watch film.