Movie Painting Tradition Dying In India

In India there is a tradition of artists painting large murals advertising the latest movies. “Their work is stacked against each other, huge displays in bright epic colours, the faces of heroes and heroines, dwarfing the men on ladders touching up their lips and eyelashes.” But technology and the movie poster are killing this tradion. “No one wants our hand-painted work anymore. Everything is becoming computerised and the cinemas are being made into these multi-plexes.”