1. Mobile phones were humongous in size and shape
Giving us a brief glimpse into the political scenario in the late 90s is the ZEE5 Original Series Rangbaaz. It is an exceptionally crafted story that talks about the life of a dreaded gangster called Shri Prakash Shukla (name changed to Shiv Prakash Shukla in the series) and how he eventually met his doom at a mere age of 25. There are aspects of romance in the film too just in case if you wondering whether the web-series is the serious types. Another reason to applaud the director Bhav Dhulia. Since the show is set in the 90s, I couldn’t help but come across a few props that made super-nostalgic.
Just so you can sail on that boat with me, here are some props that Rangbaaz has that will send you into a world of reminiscence!
How many of you remember these cordless looking phones they used to call mobile phones back then? I remember they used to be heavy and way bigger than the phones of today. And the only thing smart about these were the people who used them!
2. Those old rustic landlines
3. Radio was your technological trend for entertainment
4. Old currency
5. Those candy computers will always be my favourite
6. Fashion trends
With bright patterns and contrast, the fashion trends of the 90s were so darn good that many fashion designers have made many attempts in the recent past to retrieve such styles back. Saqib Saleem aka Shiv Prasad Shukla looks like pukka 90s man on the show, right?
7. Old tech for us, latest for them back then
If you have watched the show you will know that inspector Siddharth Pandey aka Ranvir Shorey talks about the latest technological development where they can hack a phone call? This was all the equipment they had back then. Now it’s all digital screens and easy tracking, but the police force at that time must have had a hard time nabbing culprits. Wow! What a journey it has been! These props just took me back in time!
If you too felt nostalgia while seeing these props, let us know what else you remember from decades ago that is outdated now, in the space given below.
To see how well Crazy Star V Ravichandran’s son has carried forward his legacy, watch the film Saheba, streaming on ZEE5 now!