Life! Camera Action... is a moving story of an aspiring filmmaker in a quest to follow her dreams. Reina belongs to a family who prefer she rather become a doctor, engineer or an architect. Under the harsh label that the film industry takes advantage of young girls and destroys family value, Reina is faced with a hard decision: She must give up her dreams in order to keep her parents happy or go against their wishes and follow her own path. Written by
Path Breaking! Everyone deserves to watch this film
I am not a big foreign film aficionado, not by a long shot, but I enjoyed the movie, and being a teacher, Professor's opening scene the most. I always love to watch cinema that challenges the viewer on some level and makes us think. The main point of the story is very interesting. I'm not a heartless person, but it takes a lot to make me cry when I watch a movie. But seriously - I bawled on several occasions in this film. Ending is a real tear-jerker. . The theme is definitely universal (across any cultures) and songs are quite catchy despite being in Hindi language (I appreciated the subtitles). Based on how it's made, guaranteed it would leave you wondering how the film achieved its goal.
At first, neither the trailer nor any reviews drove me in to watching this movie. I saw it by accident on Amazon and the editorial review caught my attention. After few clicks I was flabbergasted to find out the real synopsis. 1) Started as a film school assignment to make a 10-minute short film 2) Converted to a feature length with no experience, resources, crew 3) No complete script for the film 4) Shot with a basic camera by only two member crew 5) Listed as One of the 10 Outstanding Movies made my Indian American Filmmakers along with Iconic films like Sixth Sense, Unbreakable 6) First movie shot with a 2 member crew by an Indian Filmmaker who was learning to put a film together on his own? 7) Won numerous awards and world wide acclaim. Did I miss anything? It's unbelievable. Panaromal Activity, Blair Witch Project and few other movies are known for being made under such circumstances, but never heard of anything like this!! Have you?? At this point this was it for me to get the DVD.
For a first time filmmaker, this is a phenomenal achievement. This movie should be a case study in film schools. I have added this film to my student's library ☺. Any aspiring filmmaker or a film student who has not watched this movie has not witnessed magic/brilliance/greatness of making a film with minimal resources or as they say: made in a shoe string budget and to instantly connect with the whole world. It's no surprise that the theme has connected with many nations bringing the film well deserving stupendous success. Very Inspiring. Love it! Congratulations.
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