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One Shot, One Location, One Actor: Bimba Redefines Fast Track Film-Making

Shot in just 90 minutes, new Kannada film Bimba redefines fast track film-making

One Shot, One Location, One Actor: <em>Bimba</em> Redefines Fast Track Film-Making
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One Shot, One Location, One Actor: Bimba Redefines Fast Track Film-Making
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2018-10-16T17:59:28+05:30

There are stories aplenty of movies taking years to complete, like the 1972 sup­er hit Pakeezah which took all of 16 years and the 2009 multi-million-dollar-grossing Ava­tar that was made in a decade. On the other end of the spectrum was the 2016 Oscar winner Moonlight that took only 25 days of  shooting and some recent Hindi films such as Bareilly Ki Barfi, shot in 60 days.

But hold your breath. A yet-to-be-released Kannada film titled Bimba (Reflections) has been shot in just 90 minutes.   Yes, 90 minutes from start to finish. And that’s not all.  The film was captured in one single, continuous shot in one location with the cast comprising just one actor.  And, the background music is played using only one instrument­­—the flute.

The protagonist, Srinivasa Prabhu, says the film is a record of sorts.  As far as he knows, a film with these unique attributes has never been made anywhere in the world.  “We are getting in touch with Guinness to record our achievement,” he says.

According to him, there have been some atte­mpts at movies that featured one shot but with several actors or one actor but with many shots.  “A full-length commercial movie with one actor and one shot is for the first time, as far as our knowledge goes,” says Prabhu, who is also co-producer and co-director of the film.

Bimba portrays the last 90 minutes of the life of a legendary Mysore–based Kannada writer and poet Samsa (the pen name for Sami Venkatadri Iyer) who lived in the first four decades of the 20th century.

A brilliant writer with an extensively eccentric bent of mind, Samsa suffered...

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