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Acting in Cinema vs Acting in Theatre
A million dollar thought once again put up for discussion.
I would like to express my views as I believe acting is all about conviction with the right kind/amount of energy ……..rest which ever medium you choose.
The stage gives complete liberty to an actor to incorporates his 100%, though there is a limitation in cinema, but I feel its just the technical aspect ,as soon as you cross that barrier you enjoy the same kind of excitement and completion in it .
‘The right look’ is very important for cinema but for the theatre a good actor can transcend himself to all possible boundaries …..and the instant reaction of audience gives a good kick to an actor and that energy or faith of the audience work instantly on their subconscious and make their further journey easier ……esi liye bade kahte hai ki pahle theatre seekho phir aana………the basic body posture training can be learnt from theater ,voice projection etc. Still the soul performance comes from within ,which either you have it or you keep on learning…. what you learn from life is what you reflect in your work…… phir log kahte hai oh oh actor badhiya hai…
My mother did some great work in theatre but as nothing is preserved no one knew about it……in films you are registered for centuries. Theatre groups should keep the visual recording of their good plays and great actors, it will help the next generation.
I saw a great play in my childhood Mahabhoj with excellent performance by Mahonar bhai, Uttara Bavkar and Surekhaji. I wish it was recorded, the kind of electrifying energy they crated on stage , was worth watching even today, some how they missed out a little in films……..I don’t know why.
End of the day what counts is how well is the script written, how is your role in it and how much capacity you and your director have to cultivate it.
I think, in cinema with little carefulness for your body, facial expression and awareness you can do all at ease, and in theatre too…it is all about what you are. Both the mediums are great as long as you are enjoying doing it ….and people enjoying watching you…
SBI Film Appreciation Course Guest Participant 2008
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