Monday, March 14, 2011

MADURAI WAS THIS WHEN I WAS BORN .............

 மதுரை 1944-ல் எப்படி இருந்திச்சின்னு பார்க்கணுமா ... கீழே பாருங்க. nice editing... nice collection of shots which tells you the life on that day .......




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV21eP0uu_0&feature=player_embedded#at=2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV21eP0uu_0&feature=player_embedded#at=275

7 Comments:

மதுரை சரவணன் said...

thanks for sharing.

கீதா சாம்பசிவம் said...

நன்றி தருமிசார், பார்த்துப் பெருமூச்சுத் தான் வருது! :((((

பாச மலர் / Paasa Malar said...

என்ன அழகு...கோபுரத்தின் அந்தக்கால அழகு...எப்படி மாறிப்போய்விட்டது...பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி..

Thomas Ruban said...

பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி...மாற்றம் ஒன்றை தவிர எல்லாம் மாறும்.

Anonymous said...

Very Good info Team..

It will be nice if the blog is updated regularly.

simmakkal said...

The shots seem to hav been snapped in a mid summber at noon. Hence less number of people on the road.

Then as now, Madurai is a highly rustic in appearance - of people and places. Embarrassing lack of sophistication - even the Tamil is rustic dialect and the attire.

The streets in the film are sannathi streets circling the Temple, today encroached by merchants creating big bazaars. That was coz the people associated such streets as market places and converged on them as the outer city was still developing from village to town. Now the market palces have been scatterred and yet the important of sannathi street markets have not lost their popularity.

Modern life has made us as creatures of comfort: hence greed and more greed. That has brough pressure and depression.

Look at the children in the film: they r going to school - leisurely and happily. No pressure. A stark contrast with today children who r pressurised to perform.

Next

simmakkal said...

More shots on working classes - boringly on fishermen.

The river was flowing well, maybe due to recent rains and the opening of the dam to allow excess water. The river otherwise would remain dry. 1975 or 2011, the River wont change its hopeless nature.

Why no shots to show the affluent or middle classes - I dont know. There should b.

The inside of the Temple is the same as we c today. The gopurams too. May have been renovzated often; yet no big change.

Outside one Gate I c a water pipe where people r washing their feet. That pipe remains still. Hav drunk water during my visit in Jan this year; and going again at the fag end of this current month.

Madurai will develop differently: one day hope to see girls with thigh hugging jeans and shorts with inviting whacky slogans. Today Madurai remains conservative, which sometimes is used against the city itself as it leads to perpetuation of the ancient decaying values like casteism.

I am a stranger with no strings attached to the city. Yet some obligations make me visit the city often. Only after a few years I can say whether I love ur city or not.

Meantime, lets not b too sentimental with the past and hate the present.