Cinema Hall : The old style cinema halls in Calcutta have taken a back seat after the advent of multiplexes in the city at the turn of the millennium. Previously till the nineties,Central Calcutta had more than twenty cinema halls within the close vicinity of the Esplanade area.As of now only a few cinema halls are operational,which includes the Paradise Cinema Hall on Bentinck Street.In this image you can see the Paradise cinema Hall featuring one of the latest Bollywood Movies,Ram Leela.It is hard to believe but many of these old cinema halls have been turned into shopping complexes like City Mart in place of Lighthouse Cinema Hall or another mart in place of what was previously Tiger Cinema Hall.One of my favorites,Jamuna Cinema Hall has been turned into a Banquet Hall.
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holmertz (44304) 2013-12-02 7:28
The afternoon show doesn't seem to attract any large crowds, but the handful of people waiting to buy tickets, or just passing by, still provide enough life and colour to make this an enjoyable view. The huge posters for the current movie and the typical yellow taxi also brighten the photo.
snunney (88882) 2013-12-02 7:57
The vividly coloured hoardings are a real eye-catcher and nicely complement the passing yellow taxi. I like the point of view and the livley atmosphere.
Miguel82 (26462) 2013-12-02 8:00
Cinema is always popular and great attraction in India, good street view and activity I like the board the new generation of actors and the movie Ram Leela
thanks, have a good evening
ikeharel (62013) 2013-12-02 8:10
Nice taken street scenery, with the notable movie sign.
It doe's contrast to the decayed plaster coating of the house near by. Yet, people gave vibrant and vivid tones on the photo.
rychem (27362) 2013-12-02 8:50
Cinemas are popular in all countries, they are an important cultural institution, excellent shot, great street scene in Calcutta, well done
pajaran (54492) 2013-12-02 9:20
Lep pogled na bioskop i reklame na fasadi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa ljudima.
Prijatno vece i lep noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Nice view of cinema and advertising on the facade ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and shown the moment with people.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Zengi001 (2723) 2013-12-02 9:43
Colorful daily life scene with a lot of details to discover.
Very nice image.
cornejo (35025) 2013-12-02 9:46
Hi Farhat, very good view of this interesting scene of daily life to the film, very well captured in this interesting photo. A nice picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
rbassin (19591) 2013-12-02 10:05
Il reigne une belle animation devant ce cinéma;
c'est bien fait, une photo bien colorée.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-02 10:11
Very interesting shot of the Paradise Farhat.
Very lively and colorful - with all the qualities of a street photo.
Wait... do I see myself near the Booking Window?
danos (89845) 2013-12-02 10:52
nice the view of the place with the huge signs over the cinema hall of the town.I like all these colourful dresses of the people that make the scene even more effective.
Gigidusud (17673) 2013-12-02 11:13
Nice street scene well captured. Well done!
Silvio1953 (129186) 2013-12-02 12:19
Ciao Gert, lovely daily life composition with a lot of people, wonderful colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (16436) 2013-12-02 17:16
Great and interesting daily life scene where I can spot at least two muslims, two indian women, the yellow taxi and the cinema
Same happens all over the world, same complex cinemas are killing this kind of traditional ones
mirosu (15156) 2013-12-03 2:25
Nice colourful photo. You have taken the building from excellent viewpoint. The yellow taxi is perfectly placed in the frame. Well done.
Noel_Byrne (26964) 2013-12-03 4:46
I like this idea of covering the whole exterior of the building with the ad for the movie, that's different from what I would normally see. This scene is brimming with life and color, I like it a lot. The taxi in the corner adds a lot to it.
kato (11630) 2013-12-03 5:06
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/ckaruty, so it's impressive by see the cinema hall with a big advertisement and many people in front of there. I know that India is manufacturing many movies. Now, an entertainment industry changes to the Internet, television, a game, etc., and film producing industry seems to decline also in what country.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-03 5:44
Nice shot and description of these yester year gems of Kolkata. Alas there is no crowd for a newly released movie. A few years back a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie would have opened to huge crowds...sadly this is what piracy has done to the movie halls. This one will also down shutters soon...good you have captured it in time.
pierrefonds (59738) 2013-12-03 9:56
The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the facade of the cinema. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
adramad (40138) 2013-12-03 10:08
A stunning image with the atmosphere of everyday life, in this case with a cinema, than with dramatic posters that advertise the movie, gives a great touch of color and shade to the composition.
It is a very lively, with the presence of all these people on the street image.
Very good sharpness and adequate brightness.
Enjoy a good evening.
ourania (35766) 2013-12-03 14:00
it's sad to lose cinemas that have made part of your daily life and memories, I know the feeling from Athens which faces the same reality of multiplexes swallowing up small cinemas. Fortunately there still are some that resist. I like your picture very much, how it juxtaposes the alluring film poster with daily life reality. There's a nice sense of movement, great depth and sharpness. The yellow taxi is a fine addition, it brings in a delightful bright colour and enriches the scene. It is placed in the frame very conveniently. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
jcpix (13804) 2013-12-03 18:01
A pity isn't it, when these old style cinemas are overtaken by the multiplexes? Glad you still have this one to show, and it certainly stands out here with the bold red movie advertisement. Even with just the single taxi in view, this street scene feels lively, and the theater adds a touch of nostalgia.
I really like this idea of showing us something a bit different and even unexpected, especially since it turned out this well. Good angle too, i think it suits the visual much better than a straight on composition. Nicely done indeed!
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-12-03 18:10
you have nicely thought about this frame and executed it with good effect.love the colors and the candid street frame.really like the note.
Kugart (1778) 2013-12-04 3:38
Nice interesting scene of the street in Calcutta. Nice POV showing the front of the cinema and the people milling about. The real eye catcher in the shot is the vivid yellow taxi. An old Morris Oxford maybe.
jacquest (18869) 2013-12-05 4:11
Can't miss it with those large and eye catching boards. I like the steet animation also and all the colors around which gives the image a joyous mood.
mkamionka (32291) 2013-12-05 5:12
it feels like a photo taken ages ago. The movie ads are so colorful and they contrast well with the rather grayish surrounding of damaged houses. The yellow car is also old stylish contributing to this atmosphere. There seem to be plenty of people around and all in pretty colorful clothes. Very attractive street scene, well seen and captured,
Nicou (128736) 2013-12-05 6:23
avec la voiture jaune qui passe quelle vue de cette rue quelle scène de rue sueprbe captage et compo avec ces affiche au dessus le perrsonnes l'animaiton splendide ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Oceania (5174) 2013-12-05 6:26
With large and eye-catching advertisements, it attracts people to watch movie. I know India movies have a lot of beautiful dancing and singing. Yes, they are from Bollywood.
UlfE (14641) 2013-12-05 10:48
A really fine street scene. Very colorful and your yellow inclusion of the yellow taxi is an extra bonus. All the people make the scene vivid. TFS and have nice day!
ChrisJ (103453) 2013-12-05 17:04
A good daily life catch of the Bollywood cinema with the dramatic romance scene on the front reminding me of Gone with the Wind. Good color, sharpness and saturation and the diagonal road adds good lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!
Cricri (110517) 2013-12-05 23:29
Beaucoup d'animation autour du cinéma, grande affiches qui attire le regard, bien cadrer et composer avec la voiture jaune, belle présentation
claudeD (35029) 2013-12-08 12:16
Wonderful daily life scenery from Calcutta with an excellent composition, fine colors and sharpness. I like the view very much especially the yellow cab.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mcmtanyel (15963) 2013-12-09 22:06
I love the colors of this photo. The daily life scene is precious and the Hindustan taxi is an added bonus. Well done & TFS!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16815)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix L1
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/124 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-02 6:53