‘Kahaani’ to ‘Made In Heaven’: Editor Namrata Rao’s B’wood Journey
On ‘OffScreen’ this week we speak to film editor Namrata Rao.
On ‘OffScreen’ this week we speak to film editor Namrata Rao.(Photo: The Quint)

‘Kahaani’ to ‘Made In Heaven’: Editor Namrata Rao’s B’wood Journey

What’s the role of editors in films? That's what I read on Google when I was searching for material on film editors. Even I find myself saying things like, “It was nice, but was a little slow,” or “the movie could have been ten minutes shorter.”

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If you're being engaged and entertained through a movie, an editor has huge role to play in that. But what's the life of an editor like? How do they deal with filmmakers and actors and cinematographers and their egos!

Which is why in the fifth episode of ‘OffScreen’ we are in conversation with Namrata Rao who has worked on films like Kahaani, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Band Baaja Baaraat, and more recently Made in Heaven, as she takes us through her journey as an editor.

She spoke about times when actors have come with strange requests, how she got fired from her first project and why it’s important for an editor to be able to give the film a ‘rhythm’.

On OffScreen we will be talking movies, web shows and to the people who work behind the scenes to make the magic happen ‘on screen’.

Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan

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