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Flowers and Indian Cinema

Flowers and Indian Cinema

As we rejoice the centennial yr of Indian Cinema, let us appear back again and see the contributions manufactured by the two factors – human and nature. We all know that contributions designed by the legendary artists like Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar etc. have been phenomenal but mother nature has also performed a incredibly crucial part in framing what Indian Cinema is right now! When we converse about character the initial thing that arrives to our head is flowers! Let us have a glance at how flowers have contributed in various eras of the Indian Cinema.

1898 – 1950s: It all started out in 1898 with the to start with brief movie ‘Flower of Persia’ directed by Hiralal Sen. Back again then there was an substantial use of ‘Gajras’ (flower garland) by the heroine to adorn her hair. In those people instances the phrase ‘phool’ (flower) was also utilised pretty prominently be it movie titles like kamal ke phool (1950), kagaz ke phool (1959), dhool ka phool( 1959) or names of characters like ‘phoolchand’, ‘gulabsingh’ or even names of actresses like Nargis (indicating Narcissus, a daffodil flower), Vyajantimala (this means garland).

1960s: This was the period when for the initial time flowers came in use as symbols to depict enjoy amongst the lead actor and actress. With censorship entering Indian Cinema, directors moved on to applying symbols and metaphors in their videos. How can one particular fail to remember when the digital camera all of a sudden made use of to change to two nodding flowers portraying romance among couples! Symbolism took around in total swing and created existence in the evergreen tunes like ‘phool tumhe bheja hai khat mein’ from the motion picture Saraswati Chandra (1968) where flower symbolizes the coronary heart and ‘gulabi aankhein’ (meaning rosy eyes) from the motion picture The Practice (1970).

1970s-1980s: This ten years brought the scenic splendor of Switzerland on the silver display screen! The flower-carpeted gardens where by the few would sing and dance to the romantic tunes, the major woman draped in a magnificent sari dancing amidst the discipline of bouquets in a stunning European locale had been merely a take care of to the eyes. The masses fell in really like with the ‘sarson ke khet’ of Punjab where the villagers would sing and dance in harmony! It was also the period of flower electric power in terms of manner. Floral prints splashed everywhere, not to fail to remember Zeenat Aman’s floral printed kurtis in Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971) or actresses flaunting their floral printed blouses!

1990s – 2013: This period confirmed the Indian Weddings Celebrations in grandeur & fashion. Splendid flower decorations arrived to exhibit complemented by spectacular lighting. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) was a wedding day epic covering all the situations of a marriage in glamour and glitz. Evergreen hits like Dilwale dulhaniya le jaayenge (1995), Chandni (1989), Jodha Akbar (2008), Band baaja baaraat (2010) showcased North Indian weddings with pomp and extravagance with flowers adding grace and charm to the situations.