India - Late 80s. Picking up from Nirma success, Lalitaji sells Surf in breaks of Arun Paunchy Gowil's intolerable and widely worshipped portrayal of Rama (wouldn't miss an episode then). Buniyaad sets buniyaad for far more horrendous soaps to come and Baba Sehgal never apologises for making a horrible copy of an even horrible song the first pop album of the country (in fact, he even goes on to produce Mrs.420 - loved both at that time - the film and his music). It seems Amar Chitra Katha is the only non-violent thing to have happened to my generation in the wonder years. What if its aesthetically under-evolved? (Well no, actually. There were Malgudi Days, Bharat Ek Khoj and Tamas to save the day).
Am planning to make a series out of this one... so more to come soon. Meanwhile it'll be great if somebody can send me a pic of the 80s handheld water game and a still from the Tobu Cycle TVC?!
Brushes from [link]