The Tamil Cinema Poster Post


I love that so many old Tamil film posters have just the actresses on them and you get to see different kinds of attire.

The first film is Madanamala, where the heroine is a dancer. The second,Devamanohari, features a princess. The other two women are a little more down to earth with the third picture being a poster for Velaikaari (translation: Servant Girl) and the fourth for Rohini, a Tamil adaptation of Bankim’s Bengali novel Krishnakanter Will (you can see that the actress is trying to create the Bengali look).

The movies are from the 1940s/1950s.

About Anu M

A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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5 Responses to The Tamil Cinema Poster Post

  1. In all the pictures you publish, the accessories (hair ornaments, jewellery, shoes) are equally fascinating…

    • Anu says:

      I first post on tumblr which is not very text friendly. But yes my intention is to put together stuff so you can see the look of the decade including accessories.

      Personally I prefer a proper detailed explanation in a post – I like that all your posts have it.

  2. That sounds great, I am looking forward to it, everything you post is so beautiful and original.

  3. Saba-Thambi says:

    Interesting to note that our alphabets have also changed over the time.

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