Meena Kadri | Backview Bollywood

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Il termine Bollywood (unione delle parole Bombay e Hollywood), nel linguaggio comune indica l’industria cinematografica indiana. In realtà i film di Bollywood, girati in lingua Hindi, sono solo una parte dei film prodotti in India: accanto ai film in Hindi ogni anno vengono proiettati moltissimi film in altre lingue indiane (le lingue regionali ufficiali riconosciute dalla Costituzione Indiana sono 22). La crescita dell’industria cinematografica indiana è parte dell’impetuosa crescita economica dell’India.

Gli scatti di Meena Kadri, pubblicati qui sotto, ritraggono parafanghi di risciò e carretti per le strade della città indiana di Ahmedabad e restituiscono la passione e il fanatismo che circonda lo star system Bollywoodiano. Iperreali e pop queste opere sono ornamento al brulicare cittadino, allucinazioni che scivolano a un centimetro dall’asfalto. Sono autentica Street Art.

Tutte le immagini della serie Backview Bollywood sono distribuite con Licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione – Non commerciale – Non opere derivate 2.0 Generico (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

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Backview Bollywood #52
Hand-painted rickshaw mudflap featuring Rekha – in Jamalpur, Ahmedabad

 


Backview Bollywood #51
Hand-painted Bollywood Mudflap in Ahmedabad

 


Backview Bollywood #50
[Hand-painted Bollywood Rickshaw Mudflap] Amitabh Bachchan with Rekha, spotted in Raipur

 


Backview Bollywood #49
[Bollywood Rickshaw Mudflap] Danni strutting his stuff in Raikhad.
Sad to report that these Bollywood rickshaw mudflaps are not as common as a few years back. There’s more sticker work than there was but generally the new rickshaws don’t have mudflaps at all. Am glad I documented them when I did and will still look around on future trips in hope of finding choice specimens to added to the collection

 


Backview Bollywood: interior
Amitabh Bachchan. Any tips on which films these are most welcome (please indicate left or right). Unlike the rest of this set, these are not rickshaw mudflaps but rather customised rickshaw interior panels. They were being refitted to a new rickshaw at the hub of rickshaw customisation at Kankaria Lake

 


Backview Bollywood #36
Instead of the usual Bollywood mudflaps this is a painting on the back window of a rickshaw. Its amazing how inventive local artists get at ways to decorate vehicles! Artwork by Bobby Solanki. Right: Amitabh Bachchan in Sholay

 


Backview Bollywood #19
Salman Khan from the film Tere Naam (Dedicated to You). In slum at Kochrab. Better than in jail in Jodhpur!

 


Backview Bollywood #18
L to R: Anil Kapoor in full force. On CG Rd., Ahmedabad

 


Backview Bollywood #13
[Painted Rickshaw Mudflap] Suniel Shetty. At mud-guard sellers near Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

 


Backview Bollywood #8
Sanjay Dutt. In Paldi, Ahmedabad

 


Backview Bollywood #4
Salman Khan in film Tere Naam (Dedicated to You). Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

 


Backview Bollywood #3
Salman Khan in film Tere Naam (Dedicated to You). At slum in Kochrab on the way to work

 


Backview Bollywood #2
Feroz Khan. Outside my work at National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad

 

 

cover image: Meena Kadri – Backview Bollywood #35 [Painted rickshaw mudflap. Feroz Khan near Ashram Rd. Hand-painted rickshaw mudflap featuring Rekha – in Jamalpur, Ahmedabad]

 

 

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