watch out for the brown b-boys!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
watch out for the brown b-boys!
there are still some options for some DIY guises, by taking inspiration from Khoobsurat.
Like the funny swiss cook:
Or the walking pink lace curtain:
And if everything fails you can still raid grandmas closet and wear her sunday church dress:
Happy Halloween everybody!
Monday, October 30, 2006
It's not *that* kind of Indian! (idiot!)
I mean it, Columbus got LOST, it's a fact...
Half a century later, can we please stop confusing Indians with Indians??
What? You say the rest of the song clip has Hula dancing and an acid-trippy "Into The Woods" set? Well, it is Monday... consider this your early Halloween present.
Your real present arrives tomorrow, little BollyFugglers.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
First off, I would like to compliment Ms. Tandon on her willingness to pad her butt for comedic effect;
and to get tarted up as a mother-in-law to-be. With a gray streak in her hair.
Oh no. No no no no no no, boys. We do not wear Speedos. Ever.
Because if you do, everyone will stand around and point and mock you; and follow it up with a musical number.
Friday, October 27, 2006
It's so easy.
It's sooo easy.
It's sooooo easy. And these are all from the same song.
A 1980s Bollywood movie about a 70s dance phenomenon. So very rich.
Not so bad, really; a lot of the girlsies on my college campus are wearing belts not unlike this these days. The crease down the front of his pants is intriguing, though. And do not overlook the backup gals in pink, who have on those
ice-skater-type tops that are sheer to look like bikini tops.
I haven't actually seen Barbarella but I sense these boots might have been raided from its costume shop.
On to the Krishna song.
Black outfit with feather seams lacking a little something?
Spice it up with some streamers!
Or with some ninja-y looking folks, also with streamers of course.
Or try some matching capes and skirts
and oh my stars the black calf-high socks. I think these are what puzzle me most of all.
And they're equally bad on either gender.
Given our project here, this might be jumping the gun, but I'm going to go ahead and award these pastel, be-cape-ed, black-socked monstrosities the Worst Backup Dancer Outfits in Bollywood (Coordinated for Both Genders) (so individual entries for female and male are still up for grabs). What I like about these is how peculiar they are. How did anyone ever think these were a good idea? They don't show up on film particularly well. They're certainly not flattering. They're not à la mode from any era.
I know he's wounded and all, but the poncho is silly. And I actually liked Rita's outfit here until I noticed that the pants were split down the side with some kind of gold thingy holding the bits together. I really hate lace-up-effect clothing. Hate.
And the greatest firangi in Bollywood, Bob Christo! It you must wear tight white pants, Bob, do it like Amitabh and my FPMFIL in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.
I fast forwarded through this whole movie looking for gems, but you know what? Apart from the songs, the clothes here are pretty darn normal, especially given that it's 1) Bollywood, 2) 1983, and 3) about disco.
I don't like vests. With straw hats, even worse. Poor Preity. Govinda is maybe wearing snow pants at Niagara Falls in the summer (and despite popular opinion, Canada is not in fact freezing all the time, especially in summer).
Patterns can be mixed, but not like this. And again, poor Preity, they put her in a short-sleeved hoodie, which is mainly just stupid rather than interestingly bad.
Sometimes recoiling in confusion is really the only possible response.
There are plenty more where this came from, but Mithun beckons (and these are too pixely to do the thing justice).
From Jodi No. 1 - note the lovely red & purple, and the ever-so stylin' sideways baseball cap!
Here he is with the lovely Rani in Chalo Ishq Ladaaye. But I honestly think her boots make him look... well, subdued!
So far, here's our team:
t-HYPE (me) of Beliefs, Blackness & Bollywood
Beth of Beth Loves Bollywood
Susania, The Grand Duchy of Susania
DesiDancer of Bollywood West
babasko of Baba Aur Bollywood
SECOND STRING (the wildcards who have yet to post)
Recovering Baptist of Martini Ministry
Filmiholic of well, Filmiholic.com
Maja of Nothing to Declare
Steve of Army of Monkeys
Tanya Palta of Our Bollywood
[ADDENDUM] How in the world could I forget, Ms. Pooja! So, last but not least:
Pooja as in PoojaMakhijani.com
You should hear from our second string friends soon! As always, if you have any images to pass along, SUBMIT! them using the link on the upper left.
I now leave you with a blast from the past. [Courtesy of Manish Vij.]
More images of this fiasco to come. Believe it.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
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.