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Modhura, a cinematographer, was awarded the 2nd Angénieux “special encouragement” award at the Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography Ceremony last month and it was such a delight to see her accept her award in a green silk kanjeevaram sari.

We sure loved!

Modhura Palit

Photo Credit: IBPresse.com

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  1. Love it! I haven’t seen a kanjeevaram in green on HHC pages in eons and makes me realize how good the green and red in a sari look together. Congratulations Modhura!

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  2. How beautiful does she look! So real and earthy and my mom has an almost identical Kanjeevaram! The fact that she wore a beautiful saree to accept a prestigious award than be dolled up by someone else in itself is praise-worthy!

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  3. How lovely would it be if Deepika, Priyanka, Sonam or Aish did something like this for one of the red carpets (not the heavy sabya or anamika types..just a beautiful silk saree and natural flowing hair)

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  4. Congratulations to Modhura. If I am correct a difficult field for women to break into.

    The happy glow of achievement coupled with a timeless saree. And an example of how sarees of this sort shine when worn with minimal jewellery.

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  5. She looks elegant. Saree, makeup, and that lovely smile are on point. I bet most of our Moms had a similar Kanjeevaram back in the 80s. My Mom had one too in the same green, without the zari dots. It is still her favorite color and I have wonderful memories of watching Amma dressing up for many, many weddings in the green silk (back when people were sane and a small wardrobe went a long way), a string of Jasmine in braided hair, a little spritz of perfume from a tiny bottle that lasted her through my high school years, and a pair of ordinary Rs. 40 chappals. No Deepika or Sonam can match that. Different times, different experiences.

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    • Oh, you bring back such lovely memories. Our ‘Ammas’ sure knew how to do it. And anyone who brings back such beautiful memories has definitely stuck the right style chords. Congrats Modhura!

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    • No to demean anyone but An Amma getting dressed and wishing for Bollywood stars to do the same is not really sane.
      Their job is to ooze glamour and wearing next door sarees and footwear won’t help them

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  6. I feel we are biased when there is traditional saree sighting, otherwise the fit of blouse over the shoulder is off, the front drapes are messy and saree is pooling on floor. Hairs would have looked better tied.

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    • I guess it is because when you are drowning in a pool of gowns and manish Malhotra’s anarkalis, such a next door sight is fresh breeze of air.

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  7. She looks very stunning. And thank you HHC for featuring her as I was unaware of the lady’s achievement. A big congrats to her ! To win in a award in a field such as this is indeed praiseworthy.

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  8. I have to disagree. Simple and next door does not have to mean unglamorous. Silk sarees and flowers have the power (partly induced by nostalgia, i’ll admit) to make anyone shine. If we have cheered for Jhanvi, Sara, and Kangana in cotton suits and sarees, and Nandita Das for elevating our elegant silks in Cannes, why would that not extend to Deepikas and Sonams? Look up Jayanti Kumaresh (Cup O’ Carnatic series particularly). She’s every bit as beautiful as any Bolly star.

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  9. I wish she’d done something with her hair: a braid or a bun or even just a blow out — and I wish she had a bracelet or a ring. But overall this is a simple, beautiful, breath of air.

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  10. Classic and elegant. Never goes out of style. Great job at showcasing our traditional fabrics.
    She looks beautiful. Congrats on her award.

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