Victory Colour Lab and Studio - Best of its Kind in Twin Cities, Pioneer in Quality Photographs
Click click. The camera click button is pressed; another priceless moment is well and truly captured for posterity sake. This happens many a times; the photo roll gets updated and soon exhausts its run. What you do next. What else? Walk across to the nearest photo studio and get the same processed. The work gets over, the priceless and fleeting moment captured on the roll gets converted into a stunning photograph. That’s it, the pleasure of seeing those moments is heightened and a smile of joy gets creased on one’s face.
Hop across to Victory Colour Lab and Studio, a household name in dishing out quality photographs. This wonderful photo lab and studio has become a benchmark in its trade and a shining ray of light to its rivals and numerous budding aspirants in the city. It is a photo lab and studio, which can be said to have seen it all and done it all. It has seen the happening of the age of camera from rustic level to sophisticated level as it is now.
In short, it has made a transition from field camera to digital camera.
It sure makes for fascinating reading, a story of turbulent and boom times, a story of effortless rollover from the turmoil of 1930’s to the rather curious mixture of optimism and pessimism of early 21stcentury. Lets have a go and make a study of the same:
This photo lab and studio has passed the baton to through three generations of an enterprising Jain family settled in an area called Trimulgherry. Very soon it will pass on to the hands of the fourth generation. The year of its start up was 1936, the camera age was in its infancy in what was then British India, and a gentleman called Parasmal Jain took up the cudgels and opened a photo studio. The name “Victory” was given by a British army officer friend of Mr Parasmal Jain. Back then it was the era of black and white, colour was still a distant dream.
Through the 1930’s, the war times of the 1940’s to 2002 can be termed as a real saga of travails and trials. From the rather ungainly clicking and adjustment posture of field cameras to the sophisticated digital camera, where one can get instant photograph with a mere click; it has been a real switchover of wonders.
The photo studio started off in a small ramshackle rack with field cameras pitch forked on three long legged holders. Today the same studio has diversified into a behemoth having seven branches in various parts of city. All of them being swanky and plush photo lab and studios well equipped with the best of infrastructure and a working environment of the professional order. Not to forget staff members of the top bracket. It’s time to have a look over into its products and services:
It encompasses the entire gamut of a customer requirement. The photo showroom has a truly sophisticated equipment base with the stuff imported from Japan, the world famous Konica. The equipment called Konica Nice Print System is highly sophisticated and encompasses the fastest photo processing technology in the world. It gives dry-to-dry print form (8 * 12”) of one roll in just 200 seconds. The entire job work of one roll from booking to finished photo delivery gets done in approximately 20 minutes The Laboratory room is a fully computerised one where the photographs are developed and printed.
The output comes as a cake of sorts to the customer with the choice of different sizes and brands being dangled. And they come in matt and glossy kinds making one’s eyes rollover many a time. The instant output further puts the icing on the cake and could be enlarged up to 40” * 60” size.
The photographs takes every form, be it passport, portrait, group, fashion, industrial, functions and Conferences. Its photo lab and studio caters to the need of every kind of customer from ordinary householder to corporate houses to film land folks to professional photographers and newspaper houses and so on. The who’s who make a beeline include city’s well known newspapers such as Times of India, The Hindu,
The New Indian Express, Eenadu, India Today, Deccan Chronicle, and so on, corporate world stalwarts such as GVK Industries, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Coca Cola and so on.
In addition to the task of photographs development and printing, the studio also deals in sales of roll films, cameras of every kind and make, albums in differing shapes, frames of various sizes, batteries and such products related to photo world.
With a work order of high professional one aided by equipment infrastructure of high calibre, Victory Colour Lab and Studio has done a creditable and marvellous job.
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Timings: Weekdays: 10 AM to 9 PM and Sundays: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
This photo lab and studio is real class, gives its customers real value for money and has an environment, which can be termed as real cool and simply superb. To have maintained the standards for 70 odd years is no mean feat and all credit to this fantastic photo lab and studio for living up to its founder’s ideal of providing customers full value for their money. The adage, Victory thy name and victory thy deed, suits this class photo studio and lab perfectly.
It has in all 7 branches (3 in Basheerbagh, 2 in Secunderabad, 1 in Marredpally inside AOC military campus and 1 in Ameerpet) and another one to be opened shortly at Dilsukhnagar. The headquarters is located at Basheerbagh.
Contact Person: Mr Surya Prakash Jain
Address: Opposite Gandhi Medical College, 43/11 & 12, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad– 500063 Telephone No: 3225829, 6615829, 3236619
The Ameerpet branch was opened in November 2001.
Contact Person: Mr Rajendra Jain
Address: 7-1-59/1, Dharam Karam Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Telephone: 6595829, 6825829