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’Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond’ series, featuring the remarkable cinematography of Tanveer Mir, is now available for streaming on Jio Cinema since April 25th!

’Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond’ series, featuring the remarkable cinematography of Tanveer Mir, is now available for streaming on Jio Cinema since April 25th!

“Ranneeti,” originally known as “Grey Wars,” was a project that deeply resonated with me. When the opportunity came during a busy period, I was intrigued by the concept presented by the production house and the director, Mr. Santosh Singh. They shared a vision for a war room drama that delved into the complexities of decision-making during wartime, which immediately captivated my interest. We aimed to explore the intricate processes, strategic planning, and conflicting ideologies within a nation’s war room. This concept not only challenged me creatively but also offered a profound narrative depth that I was eager to bring to life visually. Location scouting was an immersive experience. Alongside Mr. Santosh Singh and our talented production designer, Mr. Rajat Poddar, we delved into the script to understand the essence of each scene. Together, we scouted various locations in Delhi and Punjab, searching for settings that not only fit the narrative but also added an authentic and visceral layer to the storytelling.

Being a cinematographer is akin to being the director’s visual interpreter, translating the written word into a visual tapestry that captivates the audience. When I embarked on the journey of filming “Ranneeti,” I immersed myself in the script, absorbing its nuances and thematic undercurrents. Each scene was a canvas waiting to be painted with light and color.

Color theory became my palette for storytelling. I meticulously selected color schemes that resonated with the mood and emotion of each moment. Red symbolized passion or danger, while blues evoked calmness or melancholy. These choices were not arbitrary but deliberate, aimed at enhancing the narrative impact.

The action sequences were adrenaline-pumping challenges. Collaborating with our action director, Mr. Ravi Varma, and foreign action director Steven moth, we meticulously storyboarded each sequence. This ensured that every action-packed moment seamlessly integrated into the storyline, maintaining the narrative’s intensity and flow.