Palam Silks is proud to be the official saree sponsor for the movie NTR Kathanayakudu. Vidya Balan played the role of Ms. Basavatarakam, NTR’s wife and donned beautiful weaves of @palam-silks# throughout the movie in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil versions. They have created a range of silk sarees called Tarakam Collection starting from INR 3,000 to INR 10,000, inspired from the sarees created for Vidya Balan.
NTR Kathanayakudu is based on events that took place in the 50’s. From our end, a lot of background work had to be done to analyse the styles of kanjeevarams that were in trend nearly 70 years ago.
Keeping in mind that Mr. NTR started his career from a modest background, we had to design very elegant cotton and printed silk for Vidya Balan in sober shades carrying the same whiff of sarees purchased from a nearby under-the-shade cozy saree shop, over well- established retail stores.
We created a lot of mauve, moss greens, maroons and purples, yellow and black combos with small borders. We used a lot of temple borders, bhuttas, gold zari checks and annambhuttas with piping borders in gold zari. For few of the sarees, we had attached small and medium stripes of gold border to make Vidya Balan look as traditional as possible in south Indian flavours. We have also styled the small borders in the shape of temple patterns, rudraksh pets and ikat borders. Since Vidya Balan plays a very rich-in-character role, she looks absolutely regal in traditional kanchipurams.
Out of 100 sarees that were specially made for the movie, Vidya Balan handpicked 30 to 40 sarees to suit her role in the movie. Since Palam had always promoted unusual kanjeevarams since its inception, we ventured into a genre which was never experimented in the past 15 years. It was a great experience to create a design pallet that has a touch of Palam and tradition in the collection.
We have taken extreme care to re-create some of the stalwart moments in NTR sir’s life. In a scene which shows a framed picture of his parents with his mother wearing a gorgeous red and black cotton saree we ensured the very same red and black shades were used with zero enhancements to the design to ensure the emotion is as real as possible on screen.
Palam Silks has just launched a contest called “Vidya’s Choice”. All you have to do is, visit any of the stores in Chennai and check out Tarakam Collection. Pick your favourite saree from the collection and gift it on our behalf to the very beautiful Vidya Balan. If your saree matches Vidya’s choice, you will get a chance to meet Vidya Balan and gift the saree in person!
Visit any of Palam Silks retail outlets in Chennai for Tarakam Collection www.palamsilk.com / 7338872222.