Category Archives: Tamil Cinema

The 1960s Post

  Sleeveless blouses and kameez, the just got up and squeezed into my sari/kameez look, mile high hair and dramatic eyes.  A bit of a 50s hangover until the decade is it’s own self. Documenting the 60s on tumblr! Don’t … Continue reading

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Bang, bang, bang, Its the 1950s!

WordPress has been frustrating – I can’t seem to access it more often than not. Apologies for being away so long. On tumblr as always you can follow sari history and the decade which kind of defined Indian style for … Continue reading

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Midweek Post-1

First up, Jayalalitha looking quite magnificent as Cleopatra [X] Not as magnificent but Ranveer Singh nicely fills out Arjun Saluja’s designs in a photofeature for Platoform Magazine.

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The Tamil Historical Post

The illustrations for Tamil periodicals have a long history and some illustrators are nearly as well known as the writers. A number of serialised stories are historical romances (think Chola empire, Pallavas) and the drawings are fairly vivid in recreating an era, albeit … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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