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cinema

Putting On A Show: Dressed For The Part

Assembling the cast…
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Picture taken in Fort Cochin


Shooting Stars

The film crew are still busy at our local faux café.
Yesterday, I passed by to see how the shoot was going.

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To my surprise, this outsider with his camera was warmly welcomed.
Film crew moved aside to give me better views;
Krishna, a young starlet, broke off conversations with his team of technicians, so that I could take a picture:


I am told the movie’s working title is “Film Company”.
It comes from a team involved in one of last year’s critically acclaimed, but financially unsuccessful, local productions:
Kerala Café
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Pictures taken in Fort Cochin.


Watching The Rushes

The definitions of rushes include:

• moves or acts swiftly, as in a hurry

• the first, unedited print of a movie scene…

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From its quiet beginnings, right up until it ends,

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The Fort Cochin rush is:

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Something less than frenzied.

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“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?”  William Henry Davies

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Tinsel Town

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Inadvertently finding yourself in the midst of a film-shoot is not unusual here.

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Though barely known outside of India, “Mollywood” is big business and attracts devoted fans. The industry is based in Cochin where there are plentiful scenic locations to act as movie backdrops.

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“It’s a wrap”

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