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Yesteryear's Saree styling in Bengali Cinema contemporaries

Soumitra Chatterjee, the stalworth of Bengali Cinema aka Indian Cinema has passed away last week on 15th November. The enigma of actor's guild lost one more star. Regarded as the "The men who changed the face of the Indian Cinema" was also the first Indian to receive the France's highest award for artists, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1999. 

Two times National Film Award winner, with Sahitya Natak Academy Award and Dada Saheb Phalke Award bagged in his kitty, this was the man who received most of his fame for being the popular lead for all Satyajit Ray films. Total 14 films he has acted and all were a major success at box-office and outside India. 

The yesteryear actor with all his glam used to charm his fans (majorly woman). And whenever we hear the song "Ke tumi nandini aage too dekhi ni"  the dance in the bellbottom and the mild twist surely makes us have a gleaming smile on our lip line. I'm sure most of you started to have the picture etched in your mind. (Age is not a factor to remember the scene.) So a man of such charisma had actresses in her movies who also shared the frame with him with equal  authority. However, what I wanted to share is the kind of saree chosen by the ladies of the then actresses to be noteworthy and counted.

This is our small tribute to Soumitra Chatterjee as well as looking into the kaleidoscope of the yesteryear saree draping style in cinemas.

Bonus Read : Bollywood Divas and Their Love For Sarees

Charulata: The Eminent Jamdanis

Charulata was one of the famous Indian drama directed by Satyajit Ray portrays the eloquent Rabindranath Tagore family's sense of styling and draping. Jamdani being in the spotlight has seen the lead actress Madhabi Chatterji to wear some jaw-dropping resham and dhakai jamdani sarees. 

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We often have high-regards for this cinema just for Soumitra Chatterjee but also for some breathtaking songs. The lead actress Tanuja Mukherjee (mother of actress Kajol ) has clearly donned some beautiful bengal handloom and even Kantha stitch varieties in various songs and even pure silks that formed the fashion statement in those days.

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Apur Sansar

The milestone era of Soumitra began with Satyajit Ray and the first sequel of Apu's trilogy mark the awesome use of neo classical model in Indian Cinema as well lovely use of projectile motion. Well, with that we also have the lead actress, Sharmila Tagore, trying out conventional Banarasi and classic Bengal handloom sarees, majorly Taant, Dhakai and Dhanekhali. 

Bid Adieu to the Glowing Star of Indian Cinema

We tried to showcase our respect to this stalworth through the periphery and cinemascope of our understanding. yes, saree is my forte and this is a different outlook to take a bow down at this recurring aspects involved with cinema and Soumitra Chatterjee.

Author Bio:

Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.

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