Film Language Tag: 180-degree rule
A method of staging and filming action in order to ensure visual continuity from one shot to another. On set, as a scene is rehearsed and blocked for shooting a continuity line—often referred to as the line, imaginary line, director's line, stage line —is decided upon and the camera will then remain on one side of that line; that is, within a 180-degree arc. The effect of this rule is that a character standing on the left and looking towards a character on the right will always be standing left and looking right no matter where the camera frames them from within the 180 degrees of the semi-circular arc. If, however, the line is crossed then the character will appear to reverse their position in the frame. For some framings they will be standing on the left and looking right and for others they will be standing on the right and looking left, and this will be potentially disorientating for the viewer. The 180-degree rule ensures spatial consistency and coherence for characters in a scene. Compliance with this rule (and the 30-degree rule) ensures that shots can be edited together easily using the continuity editing system.
Lajjo (Farida Jalal) notices her daughter, Simran (Kajol), looking distraught. She then proceeds to have a conversation with her about the sacrifices women need to make in their lives for men. This convinces Simran in the moment to marry Kuljeet (Parmeet Sethi), and forget about Raj (Shah Rukh Khan).
The Pope had a nervous breakdown and has gone missing after the Papal conclave. The cardinals do not know that he is missing because the manager of the Vatican has placed a Swiss guard in the Pope's quarters to make his room seem occupied. While the Cardinals are waiting for the "pope" to emerge from his room, the psychiatrist who was hired to treat the Pope organized a volleyball game for the Cardinals. This scene captures the Cardinal's joy and commitment to the game.
Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) are holding out in a small store, trying to outlast the military that has come after them. The drawn-out shootout ends with both characters running out of the store, guns blazing, to ultimately be killed.
After a brief phone call, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) searches on bike and foot to find where Jo (Tracey Heggins) is staying, knocking on doors repeatedly. Eventually, when he finds her and returns her wallet, he asks to come up to the apartment; she allows him to.
Pyare (Rehman Khan) comes to Aslam’s (Guru Dutt) house to find him and happens upon a moment between Aslam and Jameela (Waheeda Rehman), making him realize that Jameela is in fact the woman that he saw at the beginning of the film, who he thought he was marrying.
Pyare (Rehman Khan) spys on Jameela (Waheeda Rehman) and the other unveiled women attending a birthday party held by his sister, while they sing a knowing song about men who take peeks at unveiled women, sung by playback singers Asha Bhosle and Shamshad Begum.