See “Orange: The Land of Visual Spices” on page 175.
2002. Naseeruddin Shah, Vasundhara Das, Vijay Raaz. Directed by Mira Nair. Cinematography: Declan Quinn;Production Design: Stephanie Carroll.
A loud, joyous, and boisterous celebration explodes on the screen in a flurry of hot color. It is visual cacophony. But on the periphery, in the soft shadows, there is a gentle love story unfolding. And it is exquisitely told in golden orange marigolds.
On a mango-colored screen, the title appears in blue (orange’s opposite energy), setting up a dynamic of clashes. Dubey (Vijay Raaz), the sly wheeler-dealer wedding planner, responds ...