I was in a tuk-tuk smoking through Madurai enroute to Madurai International Airport when we careened on two wheels around a corner and puttered past this statue. ”MGR” I said. Well, the tuk-tuk driver stopped, turned in his seat and with a huge grin and the emotion plain in his eye shook me warmly by […]Read More MGR Superstar !
In Ye olde days (the 1980s) India had fabulous graphic art everywhere. Hand painted and drawn signs, advertisements and giant movie posters abounded. They were glorious, and always just a tiny bit strange, out of proportion, really quite large stars making eyes at each other or gazing dreamily into the middle distance, looking as if […]Read More Graphic Art of India
At a time when many romantic leads in Indian movies looked like this… A young man appeared who looked like this… A doe-eyed, slim hipped, rebel with a taste for Trouble. Over many decades he became The main man, the top-of-the-pops, the Big Banana of Bollywood, as omnipresent as any God. You see him on […]Read More The Bollywood Bombshell