Portrayal of Technology and Hacking in recent Telugu movies:
Even the multi-national companies don’t use the Holographic screens, but the Telugu movies show it casually. For example, we see a holographic screen in Dhruva just to enhance the feel of the scene or for better visuals. But if we see it from the perspective of storytelling, it is just ridiculous.
The professional hackers and gamers don’t use laser projection virtual keyboard as seen in PSV Garudavega. They are just a style statement in Telugu movies to elevate the scenes. The portrayal of using it when the hacker is in a hurry is an impossible step to start with. Nevertheless, it worked well for the scene in the movie.
The face recognition technology as shown in PSV Garudavega is non-existent, at least in India. There are rumours that US Army has this technology, but we’ll never hear about it from official sources. The technology shown in the movie appears more like a modified version of windows media player.
The hacking is always portrayed wrong in Indian cinema. After several decades of experimenting over hacking themes, we don’t have at least one film that gets it right. Forget about correct portrayal of hacking, none of the Telugu movies get close to it. In recent Telugu film ‘Intelligent’, hero orders his friends to hack into bank accounts of some selected people and transfer all the money. His friends, being normal graduates without any knowledge of hacking, do it with ease as if they are withdrawing money from ATM machine.
The Graphical user interface that comes with on screen buttons and panels for hacking is comical and the Telugu audience are yet to see a film that shows hacking through coding. In Indian cinema, it’s common to hack satellites and get the work done. In plain words, it’s like convincing the teachers to give more marks instead of making parents sign the progress report. The hackers generally get into servers to steal information. If it’s that simple to hack satellites, then we wouldn’t be getting uninterrupted telecommunication services.