G Venket Ram – Calendar 2020 for Naam – Recreating Raja Ravi Varma
Samantha, Ramya Krishnan, Shruti Haasan, Nadiya, Khushboo, Lakshmi Manchu, and others breathe life into Raja Ravi Varma’s Paintings For the 2020 Calendar shot by ace photographer G. Venkat Ram.
Venkat Ram roped in 12 renowned names from the world of cinema and dance for his recreation of the famous paintings for his annual calendar.
Classical dancers Shobana and Priyadarshini Govind; Aishwarya Rajesh and Lissy also feature in a recreated version of Raja Ravi Varma’s celebrated paintings as part of the calendar shoot for charitable trust Naam, founded by actor Suhasini Mani Ratnam.
An expectant mother holding a fruit symbolic of a new life, portrayed by Samantha.
Radha in moonlight, portrayed by Shruti Haasan.
Portrait of a high minded woman, the Rani of Pudukottai, portrayed by Aishwarya Rajessh.
‘There comes papa’ portrait of Ravi Varma’s daughter Mahaprabha, portrayed by Shobana.
Damayanti listens in rapt attention to the tales of Nala from the swan, portrayed by Ramya Krishnan.
Portrait of Rani of Kurupam, portrayed by Shruti Haasan.
Kadambari, a portrait of a modern, intellectual Bengali lady, portrayed by Priyadarshini Govind.
This painting reflects the private lives of women from different social backgrounds, portrayed by Nadia.
Portrait of a maharashtrian lady after a temple visit, portrayed by Khushboo Sundar.
Portrait of a royal woman from Kerala inspired by Ravi Varma’s style, portrayed by Lissy Lakshmi.
Portrait of Rani Chimnabai 1 after whom Lakshmi Vilas palace in Tanjore is named, portrayed by Laxmi Manchu.
Portrait of Maharani Lakshmi Bayi who became the senior rani of Travancore portrayed by Chamundeshwari.