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By Preminda Jacob

Towering billboards that includes photorealistic snap shots of well known cinema stars and political leaders ruled the cityscape of Chennai, within the south Indian kingdom of Tamil Nadu, through the moment half the 20th century. learning the manufacture and reception of those billboards―known in the community as banners and cutouts―within the context of the entwined histories of the cinema and political events in Tamil Nadu, Preminda Jacob unearths the wider importance of those fragments of visible tradition past their instant functionality as lovely items of advertising.

Jacob analyzes the juxtaposition of cinematic and political imagery within the extra-cinematic terrain of Chennai's urban streets and the way this placement was once pivotal to the elevation of nearby celebrities to cult prestige. while analyzing those pictures and discussing their political and cultural resonance in the Tamil Nadu group, Jacob attracts upon a number of views to provide acceptable context to this interesting type of visible media.

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