Sunday, October 22, 2006
Bollywood Fugly lesson #2: Skin-tone leather clothing? Avoid, yaar!
(Our friend the Big "Overall" B in Saate Pe Satta [a remake of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers], 1982 - yes, I know, 1982 seems awfully late for this kind of thing.)
The pictures don't quite do it justice, so you'll have to trust me: at times in this outfit, when the lighting or shadows are just right, it appears that Amitabh is naked except for his sleeves. In a clear shot, you can see that his leather overalls are not in fact the color of his skin - v g. But in motion or shadows, you can't tell. And when you've got legs as long as his, and tend to do a lot of legs-bent poses, that's v bad.
And the onesie is funny for a related reason. Please note that in the background, Shakti Kapoor is wearing a burlap bag...
...until he isn't.
Hema Malini shows us why ponchos only made a temporary revival recently while Amitabh demonstrates that a guitar and a strut are always the perfect accessories.
Also, I noticed some swimsuits to point out. This is nothing Christie Brinkley wasn't wearing in this era, and I'm sure there are far worse Bollywood leopard-print swimsuits, but I still don't like it.
These, however, are cute, if not exactly à la mode for 1982.
For the record, the rest of the clothes in this movie aren't too bad, given that it's Bollywood in 1982.