Jul 29, 2010


I couldn't miss this one... The moment I read that this week's theme for IF was 'Double', the first thing that came to my mind was this scene from the Bollywood blockbuster Amar Akbar Anthony, with Amitabh Bachchan looking into the mirror..

He's just come back after a drunken brawl with a Police Inspector and looks into the mirror and severely rebukes himself - actually his image - for having drunk so much and then picked up a fight with the inspector... My brother and I had loved this scene so so so much, we would have watched it a couple of ten times!! My favorite dialog in the whole set of dialogs was 'Dekh apna thopda aina mein jaakar dekh, kitna maara tere ko, kitna maara..' (Go look at your face in the mirror - look how much he's beaten you, just how much!!!) I loved that he tells his own image to go see itself in the mirror LOL..
And it only gets funnier, when he decides that he's going to medicate his (the image's) wounds, and gets irritated that he (it) moves so much... LOL I can still laugh at the scene!!

This is just watercolors.. on some watercolor paper (some cheap sketchbook that I had bought sometime, that just says 'Watercolor Artist Pad').. The paper measures 5"x7", but my drawing, as usual, is just a proportion of it :( I know there is scope for improvement - but I don't know what needs to be done... What do you say...?

I thought I would share the reference 'image' too here (it was actually a screenshot of a paused scene!!)

(For the scene you can go to Youtube)


Alex said...

Nice one! I believe I've seen some of his movies ^^ My mom's a big fan of Bollywood movies

raena said...

This is very good, Linisha! Very well done!

Alissa said...

great painting and thanks for the background info - it does look funny. The first thing I thought of for IF Double was the image of twins, and then I knew I did not want to try and have two identical images - good on you !

Paloma Chaffinch said...

Wow - this is really good. Well done you!

Krista Meister said...

This is spot on, Linisha! Great likeness. Very creative take on the double theme too.

Prema said...

Awesome..I think the best so far

Shalini said...

Thank you all!!!
@Alex - Bollywood movies?? That's surprising (and yeah feels good too :) :)).. Do they really run anywhere outside the Indian subcontinent!?
@Prema - Thanks Frame.. glad you took time to stop by here..How are things?

Naarya said...

BRILLIANT!!! I love this one more than any other painting on your page. OOOhhhhhh how i wish i could draw like u :(
Cheers girl !! u steal my heart.