Whiplash (2015)

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This drama follows a young music student who wins a seat behind the drums in a jazz band led by a teacher who uses fear and intimidation to push his students to perfection.

Cast: JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller

Crew: Damien Chazelle (Director), Sharone Meir (Director of Photography), Justin Hurwitz (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 20 Feb 2015 (India)

Tagline: The road to greatness can take you to the edge

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Did you know? The chart "Whiplash" performed in the film is of the type referred to by jazz players as a "time chart" - a piece with an unconventional time signature (in this case, 7/8). The chart's arranger - Hank Levy - is famous within jazz circles for his numerous "time chart" classics. Read More
*SPOILER*  இரக்கமற்ற மியூசிக் கண்டக்டர் பிளிட்சர்.. தன் குழுவில் இருக்கும் டிரம்மர் மாணவன் நீயூமேனை ஈகோவோடு படுத்தி எடுக்க...? எவ்விதம் நீயுமேன் தன் திறமையை நிரூபித்தான் என்பதுதான் படத்தின் ஒன்லைன்.

இசை ரசிகர்கள்...
இசை கலைஞர்கள்...
இசையே வாழ்க்கையாக கொண்டவர்கள்...
இசையை சுவாசமாக கொண்டவர்கள்...
அத்தனை பேரும் பார்க்க வேண்டிய திரைப்படம் Whiplash /2014 கடந்த ஆண்டு வெளியான இந்த திரைப்படம் உலக திரைப்பட விழாக்களில் செக்கை போடு போட்டுக்கொண்டு இருக்கின்றது...
படத்தின் கடைசி பத்து நிமிடம் இசைபிரவாகம்...
எடிட்டிங், இசை, ஒளிப்பதிவு மூன்றும் கைகோர்த்த திரைப்படம்..
முக்கியமாக எடிட்டிங் பற்றி நுனுக்கமாக தெரிந்துக்கொள்ள இந்த படத்தை அவசியம் பார்க்க வேண்டுகின்றேன்..
படம் பற்றி வீடியோ விமர்சனத்தில் விரிவாய்.... இந்த திரைப்படம் பார்த்தே தீரவேண்டிய திரைப்படம்...
வீடியோ பிடித்து இருந்தால் ஷேர் செய்யுங்கள்.

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as Fletcher
as Nicole
as Andrew
as Trumpeter
as Rachel Bornholdt
as Ryan
as Saxophonist
as Dustin
as Uncle Frank
as Mr Kramer
as Saxophone Player
as Red Henderson
as Fletcher
as Passerby
as Travis
as Passerby
as Technician
as Sophie
as Truck Driver
as Bassist
as Bassist
as Dorm Neighbor
as Nicole
as Stage Hand
as Carl Tanner
as Jim Neimann
as Trumpeter
as Andrew
as JVC Guitarist
as Aunt Emma
as Pianist
as Stage Hand
as Saxophonist


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Key Grip


Music Director
Music Label
Music Editor


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
Foley Editor
Boom Operator


Art Director
Production Designer
Prop Master
Set Decorator
Set Dresser
Assistant Props Master


Casting Director
Casting Associate

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer



Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator


Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer

Visual Effects

Digital Compositor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
The road to greatness can take you to the edge
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Scenes involving Fletcher himself were shot but ended up being cut.

Though she received top billing for her performance and is the fourth cast member to be listed in the end credits, 'Melissa Benoist' has fewer than ten minutes of total screen time.

Damien Chazelle got into a car accident halfway through filming.

Dane DeHaan turned down the role of Andrew.

There are two theories on how Charlie "Yardbird" Parker actually got his name. 1) He lived "free as a bird". Or the more commonly accepted one, 2) When touring with Jay McShann, they accidentally hit a chicken (a yardbird) with their car and Parker made them stop to pick it up so he could have his landlady cook it for him.

To receive funding, writer/director Damien Chazelle filmed a large chunk of the screenplay and submitted it into festivals as a short. J.K. Simmons was cast plays the same character whereas Andrew is played by Johnny Simmons. (No relation).

The name of the dean of students on Andrew's dismissal form is Nicolas D. Harvard, the films assistant director.

Although Miles Teller has been drumming since he was 15 years old, he took additional lessons 4 hours a day, 3 days a week to prepare for the movie.

The film was shot, edited, and submitted into Sundance in ten weeks.

Nate Lang (Carl) is an accomplished drummer and trained Miles Teller on jazz style drumming.

Part of the film is based on director/writer Damien Chazelle's experience as a band student in high school. In a Q&A after a screening, Chazelle stated he was intimidated by his band instructor's presence.

The chart "Whiplash" performed in the film is of the type referred to by jazz players as a "time chart" - a piece with an unconventional time signature (in this case, 7/8). The chart's arranger - Hank Levy - is famous within jazz circles for his numerous "time chart" classics.

Andrew appears in every scene.

During the more intense practice scenes, the director wouldn't yell, "cut!" so that Miles Teller would keep drumming until he exhausted himself.

The film was shot in 19 days.

J.K. Simmons suffered two cracked ribs when Miles Teller tackled him during a scene.

The director and writer of the film, Damien Chazelle, could not get funding for the movie, so he instead turned it into a short film and submitted it into the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. The short film ended up winning the Short Film Jury Award, and he got funding soon after.

For the slapping scene, J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller filmed several takes with Simmons only miming the slap. For the final take, Simmons and Teller decided to film the scene with a real, genuine slap. This is the take that is in the film.

Miles Teller, who has played the drums since he was 15, received blisters on his hands due to the vigorous, unconventional style of jazz drumming. Some of his blood was on the drumsticks and the drum set as a result.

Although a visual double was used, all of Andrew's drumming were performed by Miles Teller himself.

J.K. Simmons has played piano in the past and had to retake lessons for his role.

The film is one of the lowest grossing movies ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.