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Inside ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ and its painstakingly crafted action: ‘Every fighter auditioned’

All the fights in Vasan Bala’s March 21 release, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota are the handiwork of a 3-member team: Eric Jacobus, Dennis Ruel and Prateek Parmar. Of these, 28-year-antique Parmar introduced in his capabilities both behind and in front of the digital camera. He turned into the movie’s martial arts clothier and choreographer and appears in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota as Mr. Samurai, the maximum deadly henchman of the movie’s “cliched psychotic villain” Jimmy (Gulshan Devaiah).
“My individual become first of all imagined to be known as Babyface, who is a lovely, good-looking henchman who always hangs round with Jimmy’s gang however never joins in fights,” Parmar informed Scroll.In. “But Gulshan Devaiah kept saying I wanted a samurai-like name for the duration of the capturing and that caught with me.”
Parmar describes himself now not as an movement director however an “actor who knows martial arts”. “I trained the actors for the martial arts sequences, constant their posture and approach while needed,” he said.
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota follows the adventures of Surya (Abhimanyu Dassani), who turns his congenital incapacity to sense pain right into a superpower. He groups up along with his youth sweetheart Supri (Radhika Madan) and karate grandmaster Mani (additionally Gulshan Devaiah) to tackle Mani’s evil dual, Jimmy.

Gwalior-born Parmar educated in combined martial arts from the age of seven. He has been dwelling in Mumbai for the past decade, and has been a part of numerous films as a assisting actor and fighter further to being a martial arts clothier. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is Parmar’s first most important project.
The film functions four foremost combat sequences, the most ambitious of them being the 15-minute climax. The fighters, barring the leads, are mainly real martial artists. The motion is hand-to-hand fight and looks as real as it can get. Parmar skilled the actors in martial arts, Jacobus was the motion director and Ruel became the combat co-ordinator. In a communique, Parmar took Scroll.In behind the fights of Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.

How did your affiliation with ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ start?
I even have recognised sir [Vasan Bala] seeing that 2014. I previously designed action for an unreleased short movie referred to as Ad-Vengers for him wherein mascots of yesteryear commercials like Onida TV’s satan, Lijjat Papad’s rabbit, MDH Masale’s chacha and the Nirma ladies come to life and fight.
Initially, producers had been sceptical of a movie like this. Sir might make quick films and display to them, promote my martial arts films, announcing, that is what we will do. We’d discuss what form of action the movie ought to have, what our team will be.
All of Jimmy’s henchmen are some of the greatest martial artists inside the Indian movie industry. They are primarily based in Mumbai, but are by and large from outside, like Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and the South states. We thought that only if those men are there within the film can the movement be genuine.

What had been the floor regulations of action that had been decided upon before the movie were given on flooring?
Sir had only rule: make the action as near truth as feasible. The movie is inspired through Bruce Lee and the martial arts films of the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s, while there has been no CGI or cable paintings, and used actual martial artists. In Indian movies, fighters aren’t forged. They come, do their factor, move domestic. Here, each fighter auditioned.

Our goal became to make an authentic martial arts film wherein the movement isn’t created by means of cables, wires and digicam hints. No faux furnishings is getting damaged. We had been focused on now not the general Indian target market but an global one who’re tuned into the records of martial arts movies and may without difficulty select apart errors in an wrong combat.
All the action is shot cleanly with huge-attitude Steadicam. So you notice who is hitting where and how and who’s getting hit well. In Indian action films, when nobody’s educated, you get shaky camera or intense close-ups, and the fights aren’t seen nicely.
The leads aren’t martial artists. How did you are making their preventing patterns genuine, starting with Surya’s?
Surya isn’t skilled and he learns martial arts from watching movies. So, he has a mixed fashion. As a Bruce Lee fan, he learned wing chun and jeet kune Do. He loves the Drunken Master movies, so he had to examine drunken Kung fu. He loves the Korean films too, and so he educated in some taekwondo.


Abhimanyu had already trained in taekwondo, karate, kickboxing, flips and blended martial arts [with fitness coach Bikash Barua] earlier than I met him. My job then changed into to mold his capability to suit his character. The desirable factor about him turned into that he movements fast, is light-footed, can soar excessive, and has right posture. The handiest difficulty became that he landed wrong. That wanted fixing.
Also, I needed to give a few wow actions, which look cool on him. For instance, he does two varieties of leaping-up-spinning-kicks. The ordinary one is part of taekwondo. The other, wherein he places his hand on one guy’s shoulder, spins, and kicks every other is a jujitsu method.
Shooting motion constantly results in a drop in energy levels. It gained’t work if your strength degree during the first and the twelfth take isn’t the identical. Abhimanyu needed to get his form and approach so proper that he moved like a gadget.

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