Balkrishna Arts, 'Cinema India – The Art of Bollywood'

Balkrishna Arts, 'Cinema India – The Art of Bollywood'

Balkrishna Arts
'Cinema India – The Art of Bollywood'
India
2002
Oil on canvas
Museum no. IS.115-2000

This hoarding depicts themes and emotions that are typical of Indian popular cinema. The man on the right is the actor Amitabh Bachchan in his now famous 'angry young man' pose. The couple at the top - Raj Kapoor and Nargis - represent romance, while the woman on the left-hand side reflects the dance and music component of film. The crowd scene in the centre depicts the spectacle of Bollywood.