Friday, December 01, 2006

Kasme Vaade - Promise you won't wear this again...

A bit before Thanksgiving, Daddy's Girl sent me a few fine specimines from Kasme Vaade, a film from 1978. (The auspicious year of my birth!) Here are the highlights:

1. Neetu Singh's stripey-socks-and-knee length dungarees ensemble - there were like 5 different ensembles of this type, but I only captured two. In one of the shots, you'd be forgiven for thinking her fellow workers at the mechanic's workshop are trying to kill her for wearing that...
2. Amitabh's white overalls (worn with a white jacket) with a picture of a key and a bus emblazoned on them (oh, and the key doubles as a pocket - very clever).
3. Amjad Khan's hunchback - if you're gonna do a hunchback on the bad guy (which you shouldnt, as it's neither funny, nor scary nor politically correct), at least try to make sure the hump doesn't move around like a hyperactive lump of jelly with every move the actor makes.... I think Amjad was supposed to be frightening. (He even did the same nasty laugh he does in 'Sholay'), but I just kept wondering when the hump was gonna fall out of his shirt.

As for Ms. Neetu's stripes, I'm sure she was just trying to rock the styles of the times. These dolls were very popular those days. I had two but they were black of course. And then, there's always the possibility that it was an oblique reference to these famous legs...

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