Aditi in Nayak is someone I consider my inspiration. A woman who wears her large square-rimmed glasses ,fountain pen and dimples in style, uses her brains over her beauty, is upright and strong and yet, has a soft feminine side which reflects in her last conversation with the Matinee Idol – “??? ???? ???”. A woman who chose to protect the secret of a stranger over the roaring business his one interview could fetch for her magazine, “Adhunika”.
Aditi played by Sharmila Thakur in Nayak wore a Machh (fish) block printed saree throughout the movie. A humble short sleeved blouse and that beautiful saree. We recreated that pattern on hand blocks and printed them on a Begumpuri Saree. Since Nayak was a black and white film, we used our imagination for colours. We have named it Adhunika after the magazine that Sharmila co-edited in that film.
To our modern women. Adhunika.
Fabric: Handwoven Begumpuri cotton
Saree Length: 5.5 meters
Wash Care: Dry Clean
Color: Chandan with pink paar
Blouse Piece: No
Disclaimer: We have tried to put photos clicked in natural light to avoid discrepancies. However a little variation may occur to due to individual screen settings.
I recently ordered two saris from Parama before travelling for the first time to Kolkata. The one I wore for the Mullick Ghat / Howrah Gate tour was the Ahunika pink saree. Watching the Sharmila Tagore and Uttam Kumar 1966 classic Nayak recently - I just had to wear this in Kolkata. Needless to say I received so many compliments for the sari on that day! We are now back in the UK but just wanted to say huge thanks to Parama for these saris. Their sales and customer service was top notch. I would definitely buy more from you guys and possibly get it shipped to UK from now on but again wanted to say thanks. Xx