I hadn’t seen Ramachandraiah for far too long. He’s the movie poster artist. Some locals curse him as a ruin on this garden city. I hail him as an urban beautifying legend.
“You want some samples?” he asked. His workshop was piled high in rolls of movie posters for local cinemas. Outsider masterpieces, they’re drawn in hours, printed on cheap sheets of 30″ by 20″ paper, and slapped up on highway overpasses, building sites, and concrete walls across the city.
His horror posters render horror in full 3-color gore and madness. Sam Raimi’s The Possession has never looked scarier:
Shark Night — so universally reviled — explodes in 3D. Tits, blood, shark! I almost want to vomit with glee!
And Indian horror, too. Hisssssssss…..
For superheroes, take your pick of the Tamil superhero Moogamundi, or Iron Man or Spiderman — they’re all here.
“But these are only samples,” said his son, handing me a thick roll. “Now you need to order some new posters.”
So the question is: what movies should I commission next? Let me know, below!