Inspiration: Bollywood

Watercolor Fashion Illustration Print - Indian Wedding 1
Watercolor paintings by Cate Parr remind me of my appreciation of Indian culture and love for Bollywood

I love Bollywood movies, mostly the old school ones I grew up watching.  Growing up in Cameroon, Bollywood movies were actually more popular than Hollywood flicks. When you love something as a kid, it always holds a special place in your heart. I won’t daredelve into the criticisms for being 3hr plus long, being overly melodramatic, breaking into song (best part for me) or that you never see a dark skinned Indian in leading role or even supporting roles. That’s all discussion for some other time and forum.

If you ever feel like checking out any, consider adding these to your Netflix or other queue:

Also check out Cate Parr’s work. She offers a diverse selection of original illustrations and prints. You can she is inspired not only by Indian, French & Italian cinema, but fashion, theatre, music etc. 

All illustrations by Cate Parr of silverridgestudio


  1. simplycyn

    February 1, 2011 at 5:56 am Reply

    Yuva is definitely a darker Bollywood movie- and in some ways maybe not a true Bollywood film. The story, acting and music are very good tho'. Let me know what you think if you get to check it out

  2. Dee

    January 31, 2011 at 11:43 pm Reply

    I LOVE bollywood films, and though I wasn't raised watching them, in recent years they've kind of become the only thing my mom and I watch together. Lagaan and K3G (I own a copy)are pretty classic, but I've never had Yuva recommended so I will def be checking that out 😉

  3. Elene H.

    January 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm Reply

    very very good! :O

  4. Rosie

    January 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm Reply

    WOW all of these are stunning. I am definitely going to buy!

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