Growth potential in the film industry

I know like me, even you had a dream since childhood to get into the film industry

Am I right?

But, sadly no one guided you

But I take the responsibility of providing you with the best possible knowledge

So, stay till the end

I know this sounds really interesting to you

Before getting into the details, I’ll give a brief insight into the article for today’s discussion. Firstly let’s view what are the two departments associated in film, their scope, lifestyle, skills required, and the opportunity and growth rate.

 Two main departments of filmmaking

  • Direction department
  • Actors
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Let’s analyze the scope:

  • Direction department, this mainly consists of a director and their assistant directors and co-director. Did smartphones make filmmaking an easy job?? My answer to this completely no, because one can’t make a film due to advancement in technology, all it takes is the sensitivity of visualizing things in your own perspective and making it possible through a camera medium.
  • Directors need any past experience to direct a film …… absolutely not in many cases, earlier directors used to work under production houses for experience and chances, but after advances and availability of the internet made it much easier and convenient for the upcoming directors……….. One can direct a short film and release it in the social media platforms, youtube, and other sites, with higher viewership and reach many directors grabbed the opportunity to direct the mainstream films within no time.
  • There are many cases where it happened in recent times and many were successful. Never ever compromise on the quality of the output, wait for the right people/team to understand your sensibilities and believe in your script.
  • Do you need an appraisal from all and convince everyone?

It is natural that everyone has a different understanding, don’t ever look for appraisal, look for your own productivity, people may understand or may not, but improving yourself both technically and personally drives you to heights.

  • Do I need to remain only in the film industry my entire life ??

Well, there are many industries that require skilful directors,  let’s say, you can find a career in the advertising industry as an advertisement director, gaming industry, you can make an independent documentary, addressing a social/national issue in your own style and so on…….. It totally depends on you how effectively you use your skills for grabbing opportunities.

  • Funding problem not a serious problem in recent days there are many forms of getting funds for your films ….. The best way is to get crowdfunding… crowdfunding is mainly done for creative and independent films.  Eg: LUCY [a Kannada film made possible through crowdfunding] 
  • Career opportunities, with Indians having an immense love to watch new films and enjoy their favourite stars on the big screen, filmmaking has always been an option for young stars with a vision to create magic on screens. It is a long process as one needs to be ultimately passionate and determined to be a filmmaker, he is not the just one who makes the movies, he makes everyone in the team to help him make the movie. Learning dramatics helps you understand fundamental filming.
  • In India you have the option of assisting film directors, short filmmakers, working for ad agencies, working independently. Many big names like Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM, 20th-century fox, etc look for talented and potential filmmakers, in India, many private production houses like Annapoorna studios, S.P productions, AVM studios, LYCA productions offer financial help and equipment to the filmmakers.

NOTE : * In this profession you have a scope of working with different celebrities and international professionals and craftsmen.

  • If you are planning to work for the government  [ because it gives you a stable job], you will get to work with darshan and Vivid Bharti services, you can direct movies, drama, documentaries.
  • Otherwise, you can also get to work with the communication ministry and design some great logos and advertise public service advertisements. The scope rests in the commercial world where your work is nice and you will be able to demand more money for your pockets.
  • Let’s drive into the actors part now…
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  • Everyone knows what an actor does, their deepest struggles, sacrifices for the desired look and body shape, being versatile, apart from all these there are many actors with a lot of inspiring actors …….. I’ll list a few actors who were successful with a lot of struggle, determination and hard work.
  • Akshay Kumar is known as Bollywood Khiladi due to his immense performance and number of awards but it wasn’t an easy job as described, Akshay Kumar worked as a dishwasher and waiter in Bangkok, even after being a professional chef it was very tough situation for him manage things financially [ he used to sleep in the kitchen], later he learned martial arts and entered Bollywood to earn money and fame….. Now Akshay Kumar stands in the position of giving continuous hits to Bollywood, he follows a strict discipline and forgets his struggling days. His famous works include Padman, Mission mangal, Tees maar khan and so on……
  • Amitabh Bachchan, well the name as a history in Indian cinema and required to describe his acting skills and achievements as everyone knows he made a benchmark …ran out of his home at a very early age struggling in Mumbai, being rejected by all India radio, there were many nights where Amitabh has spent sleeping on marine drive benches. Requesting an opportunity to fill his hunger for passion towards cinema in every possible way, he performed as a character artist which changed his film life to a full-fledged actor with having the highest acceptance from the audience. Amitabh is always remembered as the Badshah of Bollywood.
  • Shah Rukh Khan, born in a middle-class family in Delhi, entered Mumbai with just 1500 rupees. There were days where he has spent sleeping in railway stations and bus stations… started his career with television shows and serials and gradually entered mainstream films and made himself a star for Indian cinema. He is so successful that he is considered one of the richest actor’s in the world. Shah rukh still goes to college for learning new degrees, he owns Kolkata knight riders [ an IPL cricket team], he also named as mastermind, he opened a cancer hospital, gives free treatment for the poor…his life always been an inspiration for the younger generation of India, his commitment and determination describes what he is…..a living legend.
  • Superstar Rajinikanth, before entering into acting career and films his life was so miserable, he lost his mother at a very young age of 5, he couldn’t afford his schooling and so ended with 9th grade after that he worked as a coolie in railway station where he used to earn 10paisa for a bag later on lot of difficulties he joined as bus conductor from their his style has taken place, the way he has given tickets, whistling, lighting cigarettes, etc, after stepping into films his hard work gained him a lot of die heart fans. Rajinikanth not only has fans from India, but his films are also dubbed and released in China and Japan. Rajinikanth the south superstar in India, has another name, that is Sivaji Rao Gaikwad.
  • Kangna, born in a royal film her family was always against films and her dreams she ran out of her house and worked as a makeup artist in Mumbai, earned her own bread and butter, now she is considered one of the competent actors in Bollywood.
  • Boman Irani started his career as a service boy in hotel Taj, used to run a bakery simultaneously with his mother, passion towards photography made him foot into Bollywood. His famous works include Munna Bhai MBBS, since then he has been considered as a popular character artist.

NOTE: we all have a pseudo assumption, that actors lead a very good life with no struggles, well partially it is wrong …everything in life comes with success and determination to achieve your goals. The stories of the above actors are an example to learn to face any struggle in life, every actor and artist not only portraits the character they teach you life situations in every possible manner. Being an actor has many opportunities in terms of career, they can be a brand ambassador, make a concert, reality shows, mall opening, advertisements, etc.

I believe the above example gave me a fire to utilize my resources, time and manage my struggles within me and achieve my dreams end of the day.

  • In the recent day’s usage of social media has skyed, many memes page admins wanted to create fake memes, abusive memes, fake news, etc this obviously gives a negative impact on the specific actor’s career and growth, people of that meme page followers believe that it is real.
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Interesting facts about films…

  •  ‘The Wrestlers’, shot in 1899, was the first motion picture shot in India. However, the first wholly Indian-produced film was ‘Raja Harishchandra’, which was released in 1913. In the 1970s, India cinema overtook America as the world’s largest film producer and the term ‘Bollywood’ was coined.
  • Around 14 million Indians go to the cinema every day, which equates to 1.4% of the entire population. Cinemagoers pay around a day’s wage to watch a Bollywood film.
  •  ‘Indra Sabha’, an opera about a prince’s romance with a fairy, has an incredible 71 songs in it – the most in any Indian film.
  •  ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (The Brave Hearted Will Take Away The Bride) has run at a Mumbai cinema for around 1000 undeterred weeks. It is one of Bollywood’s biggest films of all time.
  • Superstar Salman Khan is reportedly the highest-paid Bollywood star receiving 55 Crore (just under £6 million) for every film.
  • In India, Only Andhra Pradesh State has maximum cinema halls, In Cinemas also sometimes, This state can do more movies, when we compare with other cinema Industries.
  • Dada Saheb Phalke was the director, producer, and writer we also call him the father of the Indian cinema.
  • Ramoji Film Studio is the biggest film studio in India, which is located on the outskirts of Hyderabad City and is also considered as one of the best film studios in Asia.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every one of the 700 words he said in, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the movie
  • Do you think our films aren’t good enough? This Bollywood film is a part of Spain’s college syllabus. Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was a soothing cinematic experience for most of us. The movie, which revolves around friendships and what you actually want from life, was mostly shot in Spain. And weren’t you all fascinated to spend your vacations there too? Yeah, that is the impact the film had on all of us. And not surprisingly, the movie contributed to the tourism of the country so much (causing an increase of 65 per cent) that now the movie has been included in the syllabus of the colleges there. Yes, the students of marketing management have it in their syllabus as a case study.
  • In the year 2013 Indian film industry made as many as 1724 movies, that’s still a whopping number. When we say that we eat and breathe films, we aren’t kidding. Almost every Friday, most of us check which all movies have released and pick one up to head the theatres for, right? That is one of the reasons that inspire our Indian film industry to make more films. So much so, that it now holds a record for churning out the most number of films in 2013. Yes, the industry saw the release of 1,724 feature films in the year.
  • Ghajini was the first film to cross 100 crores at the Indian box office.
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LOC: Kargil at 4 hrs 25 min is the Longest Indian movie made so far. The story is of Indian soldiers fighting in Kargil and being remembered by their family and features a big star cast. In an effort to give each cast member a back story, LOC: Kargil became a tedious, song-filled production with no real highlight except the dubious distinction of being the longest Hindi film ever.

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