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Sacred Games (2018)Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag KashyapI finished watching the 8 episodes of "Sacred Games" on Netflix a couple of days back. It was really really good! Based on Vikram Chandra's novel, this show is set in Mumbai, and begins with gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) resurfacing after 16 years, getting in touch with cop Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), and hinting at a terror plot, something that is going to happen in 25 days. We see flashbacks to Gaitonde's life in Bombay of the 1980s and 1990s (these scenes were directed by Anurag Kashyap), while the present day story unfolds (these scenes directed by Vikramaditya Motwane). The production value is superb. The show is very cinematic and gritty (leagues ahead I felt, compared to Amazon's "Breathe"). The Bombay scenes felt like they could be from a "Gangs of Wasseypur". The performances, cinematography and music are all great and the show is gripping. The only downside is that this set of 8 episodes adapts only the early part of the book – so it's like the first act in a movie, and makes you eager for Season 2 and 3!The show has more adult content (some nudity, sex, violence and language) than you'd see in any movie released in theatres in India. A good thing that it's on this platform so the creators are not under any kind of censorship.Nawaz is incredible in anything that he is in, and it's no different here. I drew him as Ganesh Gaitonde. This was a quick sketch with Bic ballpoint pen on paper, and this is a scan.Note: The opening title sequence is great! I follow @simplyputtu on Twitter, he was involved in the making of the opening sequence of "Angry Indian Goddesses" as well, and in this one too.#358 / 19-Jul-18#sacredgames #dailymoviesketch #saifalikhan #radhikaapte #nawazuddinsiddiqui #ballpointpen #pen
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Ash vs Evil Dead (2015-18)Developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Tom Spezialy, Craig DiGregorio, Robert Tapert, Mark VerheidenFans of the "Evil Dead" series of movies have long awaited a fourth movie in the series, after 1992's "Army of Darkness". We got a remake directed by Fede Alvarez in 2013, and a follow up to the original series not in the form of a movie, but a TV show. "Ash vs Evil Dead" told the story of Ash 30 years after he fought evil in the original movies, with evil rising again. The show ran for 3 seasons (each comprising 10 half hour episodes), and had great production value – with stellar effects for the deadites and lots of creative blood, gore and splatter. Never mind that the story was rather convoluted, with the show changing showrunners during its run.This is a drawing of the Ashy Slashy puppet that makes its appearance in Season 2. It was drawn with 0.5 mm 2B pencil and @prismacolor pencils on my Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#357 / 9-Jul-18
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#ThrowbackThursday Posting the scan of an old sketch I did. This is a sketch of 'Chiyaan' Vikram from the Gautham Menon movie "Dhruva Natchathiram". I did this drawing back in January 2017 based on the teaser, and this drawing was on display at the #ArtConf art exhibition in May 2017 as well. At that time I scanned this drawing but didn't post it here. Today, @prudhvichowdary shared the latest trailer of this movie on Facebook and so I thought I'd post this. The movie was supposed to be released in 2017 but I guess there was a change of crew and cast as well during production, and it's now being released in 2018. I hope I'll get to see the movie soon! It's a stylish spy thriller, something that Gautham Menon is awesome at. And with an amazing actor like Vikram in the lead, it's bound to be good. #dailymoviesketch #dhruvanatchathiram #chiyaanvikram #gauthammenon #pencilart
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Incredibles 2 (2018)Directed by Brad BirdPixar's "The Incredibles" is one of my favourite animated movies. I think it's a very well written and entertaining movie. When this sequel was announced (coming 14 years after the first), I was excited for it and I got to watch it on Sunday.The movie picks up immediately where the first film ended. In the fictional 1960s world of the movie, superheroes (called "Supers" here) are outlawed. Businessman Winston Deavor (voiced by Bob Odenkirk who plays Saul Goodman in "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul") has a plan though, to influence world leaders to vote to make Supers legal again. This involves getting Helen / Elastigirl back into action, meaning that Bob Parr / Mr Incredible has to look after his kids. While this is going on, there's a new villain who surfaces – the mysterious Screenslaver, who hypnotises people though broadcast signals.I absolutely loved this movie. It's so entertaining and brilliantly animated. The visuals are splendid, and like the first movie, it's not just for kids, it's well written and takes the characters and the world building very seriously. Like the first, this is what a family oriented world of "Watchmen" would be like. There is a lot of fun to be had here, and emotional moments are always capped off with a bit of humour, which I thought was balanced very well. Michael Giacchino's James Bond-esque music score is superb too. The only criticism I have is that the villain's plotline is rather predictable, and you will have it figured out and wonder why Elastigirl did not. But that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the film.My favourite character was the baby Jack Jack, and he has a lot more screen time here compared to Part 1, and he absolutely steals the show whenever he is on screen. He is probably the most powerful Super, with many abilities (we saw some in Part 1). I drew him – the sketch was done with my 0.5mm 2B pencil on Brustro sketchbook and scanned.The official title of this movie is "Incredibles 2" (no "The"). #356 / 4-Jul-18#dailymoviesketch #incredibles2 #theincredibles #incredibles #jackjack #pixar #disney #pencil #pencilart
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Yesterday I attended this event called "Lighter Inside", which was an Art and Music Carnival in support of Mental Health. I exhibited some of my @dailymoviesketch artworks there and had a great time meeting other artists and the people who attended the event. Thank you @abhinayaiyer_ for inviting me. That morning I watched "Incredibles 2" and it was a fantastic movie. So, I drew Jack Jack from the movie at the event. This is actually part of a larger illustration that @i.am.not.an.artist_ did, based on one of the poems recited at the event. I drew the birds on the right and left of the picture as well. Jack Jack is probably out of place in this piece but then again since my theme was movies, I think it works as my contribution to the event as a whole. The last picture was taken by @_gareeb.architect_. #vsco #google #pixel2xl #teampixel #hellohyderabad #incredibles2 #jackjack
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Logan's Run (1976)Directed by Michael AndersonIt has been a while since I posted a sketch here as I had been travelling. A little while ago, @ampposters posted an artwork based on this movie, and I watched it a few days back.The movie is loosely based on the book of the same name, and depicts the future society of the year 2274. Humans live a carefree lifestyle in a huge domed city, completely cut off from the outside world and are permitted to live only up to the age of 30. Once they reach their Last Day, they participate in a ritual called "Carrousel", where they give up their lives voluntarily, hoping that some of them are selected for renewal. Those who do not accept this limit are called Runners, and Sandmen are the police force who keep them in check. Michael York plays a Sandman, Logan 5, who is tasked with finding the Runners' "Sanctuary", and becomes a Runner himself.The setup is intriguing and the movie sounds more interesting than it actually is. A lot of the movie involves people going from one place to another, and it seems quite dated to me. Some of the visuals though were splendid, the production and set design are great and I liked the cinematography too. Overall it was a good movie though obviously not for everyone. It's a mix of science fiction and 1960s/70s disco aesthetic! If that sounds good to you, do watch. This is a sketch of one of the attendees of the "Carrousel", showing off the crazy costume design. Done with 0.5mm 2B and @Prismacolor pencils and scanned. The colour has bled a little into the paper due to the fixative I sprayed on it I guess.#355 / 1-Jul-18#logansrun #dailymoviesketch #pencil #pencilart
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)Directed by Jordan Vogt-RobertsI missed this movie when it came out in theatres, saw it a few days ago on Amazon Prime. This is the second entry in Legendary Pictures' "MonsterVerse", after 2014's "Godzilla" (I remember that movie was pretty good, though I don't remember the movie itself and just watched this one as a standalone film). The story concerns Randa (John Goodman) from the Monarch Corporation, who travels to an uncharted and hidden island along with a team of scientists and soldiers, and discovers monsters. The seismic charges they drop to map the island wake up Kong – who is king on the island, but also a bigger threat.The movie I thought was very entertaining. It was a lot better than I expected. The actors all did a good job, the production design (Futura typeface used in the movie and in the credits) was aesthetic, the cinematography (by Larry Fong, who shot "300", "Watchmen", "Batman v Superman") was great. I enjoyed the look of the movie, with its saturated yellows and greens. There were some showoffy camera moves and shots which were also nicely pulled off. I liked the music choices too. The visual effects were also terrific. The only criticism I have is that the story is rather straightforward (there's a setup and the movie follows through, nothing really unexpected or out of the ordinary). But that doesn't take away from the overall experience. Well worth watching.I drew Brie Larson as Mason Weaver, the photojournalist who joins the expedition. The camera she uses in the film is apparently a rare Leica KE-7A military version. From what I could see online it either has a 50mm f2 or a 35mm f2.8 lens. The drawing was done with my 0.5mm 2B pencil on Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#354 / 19-Jun-18#dailymoviesketch #kong #kingkong #kongskullisland #skullisland #brielarson #captainmarvel #leica #pencilart #pencil
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A couple of weekends ago, I did a Live Video on Instagram of me drawing a picture, and during that time, one of the viewers suggested doing a flip through of my sketchbook. So I thought I would do that, and here it is. These are all the recent sketches I have done for my @dailymoviesketch account. It includes one sketch that I never completed because I wasn't happy with the way it was turning out. This is split into two videos due to Instagram's one minute time limit. The video was filmed with my @madebygoogle Pixel 2 XL and edited with VSCO. I am posting this on both my accounts, @karthikabhiram and @dailymoviesketch. #vsco #madebygoogle #pixel2xl #teampixel #dailymoviesketch
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The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)Directed by Fede AlvarezThe trailer for the follow up to David Fincher's 2011 adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" was released recently. I was a fan of the original, and liked the Swedish adaptations of the "Millennium Trilogy" as well. The heroine, Lisbeth Salander played by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish films and Rooney Mara in Fincher's adaptation is a very interesting character.For quite some time, there was no word on a sequel to Fincher's movie. Now we have this adaptation of the novel by David Lagercrantz, directed by Fede Alvarez (director of 2013's "Evil Dead" and "Don't Breathe"). It stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth.The trailer was good, and I thought they did a very good job of emulating the look established by Fincher. Of course, I am sure Alvarez will bring his style to it. I'm looking forward to watching the movie when it's released in November.I hope it will be released theatrically here – unlike the first movie which didn't get a theatre release because the studio was unwilling to censor some of the more disturbing scenes in the movie. My opinion is always that movies should be released uncut if they have an "A" certificate, because that certification itself means that only adults are supposed to watch it.I drew Claire Foy as Lisbeth from a scene in the trailer. The drawing was done with 0.5mm 2B pencil and @prismacolor pencils on Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#353 / 12-Jun-18
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