The Raj Mandir Cinema of Jaipur is undoubtedly an edifice that catches the eye when passed on Bhagwan Das Road. This enormous structure has been compared to a meringue both from without and within, and it is wonderfully representative of what modern Indian architecture can achieve. The architect responsible for this unique structure is W. M. Namjoshi. The man employed the later branch of Art Deco called Streamline Moderne for this piece, and this is certainly reflected in the almost aerodynamic presentation of lines in this edifice’s shape. It is an unmistakeable building inside and out and one that you are unlikely to forget if you ever see it.
The Raj Mandir Cinema opened fairly recently, around the late 1970’s, as a matter of fact. The first film ever shown on the big screen [Read more…]