Thursday, August 09, 2007

Rajasthan & Bollywood

Something extremely alluring about the sand dunes of Rajasthan and the burst of colours in the form of turbans, lehangas, odhanis(veils) & gorgeous jewellery...I find the women with colourful odhanis very mysterious & enigmatic...
Bollywood has captured these aspects in some of their recent movies like Paheli, Dor & Ekalavya


( images from Eklavya The Royal Guard.com, nowrunning.com, movietalkies.com)

13 comments:

zobars said...

I absolutely love all the colors that our culture has. I miss all that here and wish I could be there right now. What a beautiful collection of snaps you have made.

vineeta said...

what a post! brilliant. I love it. I only hope u had included more images from Paheli. YOu can never have enough of a good thing i guess ;) I just loved the detailing & art direction in both Paheli & Eklavya. Ranis clothes in Paheli & the way they have shot Jai Mahal in Eklavya. Complete Eye candy.

shula said...

Rani,

To look upon her and not sigh, is to have no heart at all...

adi said...

i too was enamoured by paheli, it is the only movie i fell in love cos of its sights and colors... i can see it without any sound at all...ah...

Latha said...

Love the vibrancy of colors! The pictures are beautiful!

Life Unscripted! said...

Rango ki varsha :-)

Very Vibrant & colourful Post

N'joyed!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

So beautiful as usual Arch! I LOVE Bollywood films...love India!!!

Keep posting these wonderful colours, images, and ideas. I need to go veil shopping now...
xox
Blue

Sugarlips said...

Rangon ki bahar :)
Rani looked truly gorgeous in Paheli, I adore her. Vidya Balun is nice too.
All these movies you mentioned above were superb in direction and cinematography, they paid so much attention to each minuscule detail. Thanks for collecting all the lovely images and putting up here :)
Hugs.

Stay Beautiful..!!

Shubhangi said...

thLoved this post....most gorgeous photos....I loved the visual design of Paheli and Eklavya...lovely thought !

Arch said...

zobars, vineeta- Thanks :-) I loved the art direction in Paheli and the cinematography in Dor...I just loved it !!

shula- Yes, Rani was fantastic as Lacchi in Paheli:-)

adi- Amazing movie.

latha, Kanchan- Thanks :-))

blue, colors- Thanks a lot:-))
Paheli might not have done well at Box office but it scored in all the other aspects like art direction, storyline etc

shubhangi- Thanks for dropping by :-)

Maddie said...

I adored Paheli - the scope of direction
reminded me of a David Lean film -
just a feast for the eye and the pace of
the film was poetic:)

lovely post Arch:)

have a beautiful weekend:)

Pacchai Milagai said...

very interesting post.

Iusci0usIipz said...

PAHELI was an awesome movie! The costuming and jewelry in the movie was fantastic. RANI is a beautiful and talented actress.