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Flowers and Indian Cinema

Flowers and Indian Cinema

As we rejoice the centennial 12 months of Indian Cinema, let us seem back again and see the contributions manufactured by the two things – human and mother nature. We all know that contributions designed by the iconic artists like Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar etcetera. have been phenomenal but character has also performed a incredibly significant role in framing what Indian Cinema is nowadays! When we communicate about mother nature the initial point that comes to our brain is flowers! Let us have a glance at how flowers have contributed in various eras of the Indian Cinema.

1898 – 1950s: It all began in 1898 with the first short movie ‘Flower of Persia’ directed by Hiralal Sen. Back again then there was an considerable use of ‘Gajras’ (flower garland) by the heroine to adorn her hair. In those times the phrase ‘phool’ (flower) was also utilised extremely prominently be it motion picture titles like kamal ke phool (1950), kagaz ke phool (1959), dhool ka phool( 1959) or names of figures like ‘phoolchand’, ‘gulabsingh’ or even names of actresses like Nargis (meaning Narcissus, a daffodil flower), Vyajantimala (this means garland).

1960s: This was the era when for the first time flowers arrived in use as symbols to depict adore between the guide actor and actress. With censorship coming into Indian Cinema, directors moved on to applying symbols and metaphors in their flicks. How can a person forget when the digital camera out of the blue utilized to change to two nodding flowers portraying romance among couples! Symbolism took about in comprehensive swing and built existence in the evergreen tunes like ‘phool tumhe bheja hai khat mein’ from the motion picture Saraswati Chandra (1968) exactly where flower symbolizes the heart and ‘gulabi aankhein’ (which means rosy eyes) from the film The Train (1970).

1970s-1980s: This decade brought the scenic elegance of Switzerland on the silver screen! The flower-carpeted gardens wherever the pair would sing and dance to the passionate tunes, the primary lady draped in a magnificent sari dancing amidst the discipline of bouquets in a stunning European locale had been simply a deal with to the eyes. The masses fell in really like with the ‘sarson ke khet’ of Punjab where by the villagers would sing and dance in harmony! It was also the era of flower electric power in conditions of manner. Floral prints splashed all over the place, not to forget about 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 & type. Splendid flower decorations arrived to display complemented by breathtaking lighting. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) was a wedding epic covering all the occasions 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 bouquets including grace and appeal to the functions.