Thursday, October 26, 2006

Vengeance is Mine, Sayeth the Designer...

...aaaaaaand here we go! "Naach Baliye" from Bunty aur Babli, starring Bachchan the Younger, Rani Mukherji, and Bachchan the Elder.


Here we have Rani modelling the slutastic Black Leather Bustier with Hotpants, Suitable Only for Extremely Tall Models, not Adorable Petites.


Here, Rani displays the manifold attractions of an ill-fitting bustier top, or, what I like to call, Ooze.


In this kicky little blue number, the designer has chosen to adorn Rani's bosom with a Bespangled Tube Top with utter disregard to proper support during what is surely one of the most bouncy dance numbers in Bollywood history.


In what is surely an homage to the sarong, our designer has modernized the look by using white & metallic fabrics and adding long strings of beads to the skirt; as most dancers know, this is a particularly charming addition, as the flailing of beads during a dance number is akin to self-flagellation.


Finally, before we lose all hope for Rani's morale, let us remember the lovely fitted salwar suits she was allowed to wear at other times in the film.

12 comments:

payal said...

Hey, I am so LOVING this blog! I definitely have to agree with the leather hotpants thing. Completely HIDEOUS! Anyway, just wanted to show some love to you all and for fugly bollywood! :)

P.S. Shout-out to Beth who I just learned (through your blog) is from Champaign! Go Orange and Blue!!!

Beth said...

Payal - do you live in CU? If so we must watch movies together (the art theater has Don in a few weeks)!!! Or perhaps by your "orange and blue" I can infer you are an alum? I work on campus. It's totally fun.

payal said...

Hi Beth-Sorry,I'm an alum so I'm no longer in Champaign :(...I recently moved to Indianapolis and am totally missing out on the Bollywood scene! But hey,..I'm only an hour and half away so I could defintely come there. We should defintely watch some movies together! It would be so much fun!

Ah, Boardmans! Yeah...spent some good time and money there! :)
Last time I was there I saw Salaam Namaste. So it's about time I made another trip out there!

--Sunrise-- said...

hey!

cool blog!!

tis funny.... i was watching Bunty aur Babli this morning, and wondering about Rani's costumes too...

:D

t-HYPE said...

An equally appropriate title for this post: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

The outfits Rani wore in the first 15 minutes of the film had me rife with jealousy but then there's this other stuff...

DesiDancer said...

Agreed, T. Her kurtis and suits were to die for. But then... this mess.

as the flailing of beads during a dance number is akin to self-flagellation.

furr real.

Jeet said...

hey hey hey ..back off Rani. I like her pudge ;)

BidiSmoker said...

Seriously. Rani is beautiful. I would prefer her to the superskinny girls featured in Hollywood. Aren't women always bitching about unrealistic standards of beauty?

Susania said...

Lordy! We would NEVAH say anything disparaging about our beloved Rani! What we're complaining about here is how poorly they dressed her. The most beautiful woman in the world can be made to look bad by a vindictive designer... which is my pet theory about this number.

hedonistic hobo said...

the most bouncy song in bollywood history is actually by pratibha sinha, daughter of mala sinha in a song called 'jab mil jaye tu raste main'. i think it's from the movie military raj. shall send you the clip the moment i find it.

Aparna said...

Ah yeah...agree agree...and to think ms. mukherjee also had a slight paunch at that time, shouldn't they have designed something to cover that up, rather than nudge it to come out in super tight costumes????
And yeah, keep the blog going...i simply love it!!!

DesiDancer said...

I *did* notice that during certain cuts Rani is wearing one of the clear-strap tube bras... so she did find support after all. For the close-ups, it disappears.