Pradeep Sarkar's "Parineeta" Left Behind a Rich Cult of Saree Fashion which Rocks Even Today
Pradeep Sarkar, the phenomenal director who have made the all-time glorious Parineeta passed away on 24th March. With a heavy heart we saw a number of Bollywood actors vid him the last goodbye.
The 53rd National Award Winning Director for his movie "Parineeta" - he is remembered to bring back the era of 1950 and 1960 Kolkata very beautifully in his Debut Movie. The first thought which comes in out mind is the right caopture of the era, when Satyajit Ray was in great fame for Pather Panchali and the elite classes where enjoying the post-independence legacy, rise of the middle-class intellectuals - also we witnessed in the movie, the nightlife culture of Calcutta in the 1960s as an integral part of the sophisticated lifestyle of the elite and the rich - "Kaisi ye paheli" where Rekha enacts as a the cabaret diva.
Calcutta in the 1960s was a city of political upheavals, mass agitation, labor strikes and student unions’ protests. Along with that the middle-class intellectuals greatly contributed to it through their socio-political representation in their own fields. And in the context of that Pradeep Sarkar has not missed a bit to capture the true and unholy picture of 1960 rebellious Kolkata. But also it has captured the era's modern women who were giving a tough compete to men thorugh the rising feminism, and the modelled as the epitome of beauty with brains. The world of Parineeta is cloistered and yet liberating.
The characters are dressed for the occasion but not bound to the period that they represent in a suffocating way. If you have noticed the way Vidya Balan to Raima Sen has draped themselves where so relevant. From saree to salwar kameez all the zari, brocade work and the era of sequin invention all were beautifully depicted throughout the movie.
18 years has been passed, and with the demise of Pradeep Sarkar, we thought to pay a tribute to him by visiting his greatest creation. We have also curated some sarees in our inventory which are an inspiration straight from the wardrobe of Parineeta.
Choker Bali of Mysterious Banarasis
With the undertone storyline of Parineeta, shows how magnimous lifestyle of 1960 and the conflict of women as a lover or become a wife be the mistress, - all had been answered beautifully with the use of brocade to jaal work banarasi sarees in their enitire movie.
You can find such beautiful banarasi with the similar kind of brocade ot jaal work in our inventory in a similar or different shade. Will you like to explore our inventory then take this route ---> Banarasi Saree Collections.
The Homely Wife
Oh this is an extremely cosy and calm which has been maintained highly with a note of comfort. We can see here Vidya Balan trying out a handloom vairety, we have something similar in our jamdani wardrobe to experiment with the Parineeta look.
Here are a few scenes where we see the rise of the intellectual Bengali women too in the era and how they carried and maintained both house and office at the same time. You can find such similar inspiration in our handloom cotton to jamdani and in a variety of pure woven cotton to silk collections.
Pihu Bole Fame
The romance was in the air for almost every part of the film - Pradeep Sarkar has always been known for his amazing art and visual depiction and the way he has pciturised every romantic mood, we are still syncing and humming to those notes. We saw some fancy and designer silk saree collection during these scenes.
We have similar shades or different shades but with the same inspirational undertone, such sarees in our designer range.
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We tried our best to remember Pradeep Sarkar and his glorious creation Parineeta. We have tried to put in our small effort and curate the similar varieties of sarees to salute the lost director and his amazing work.
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.
All Image Courtesy: IndyVogue LLC and Parineeta by Vidhu Vinod Chopra & UTV Motion Pictures