Friday, April 27, 2007


While surfing the web for fugly photographs of Tanisha, I came across clips from Manmohan Desai's Dharam Veer. (Read a full plot summary [with spoilers] here.)

I am not sure if I like Jeetu's ruffles or Zeenat's purple cape better.

Enjoy... and remember there are EVEN MORE on YouTube!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I'd Love to Eighty-Six the leg warmers....

Word on the street is that Bollywood Fugly is being beckoned. Last week I watched the early Govinda masterpiece Love 86. The clothes are actually not that bad, given that the year is...well, 1986, but I think there a few things worth sharing, and even if they aren't fugly, they're a good time, and who couldn't use a little of that right now? Plus Pooja asked me to, and who am I to say no to her?

some 80s goodness

Govinda in a Footloose shirt

a criminal making the awesome career move of wearing a jacket with his name on it

the heroines in their Holi finest

But the best part of the whole movie is the song in Govinda's first scene, sort of a Michael Jackson/West Side Story hybrid...

...unless it's the title song, with its leg warmers and Govinda in a white vest with black studded arm bands. And love-making robots.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Hands off!

Which is better: the Miss Kitty-style dresses on Japanese nightclub dancers in a 1966 Indian movie...

or that the dresses are emblazoned with skin-color-ish handprints?

(Love in Tokyo, 1966)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Holy Flying Tubes of Fairness Cream!

No matter how ridiculous a song's lyrics, Madhuri Dixit brings such grace and poise to every choreographed move. She is one hell of a dancer.

As for Salman's pseudo-bharatanatyam moves... Oy!

But where was I? Ah yes, fugging.

Salman is too easy to fug. His fashion disasters are ALL over this song. Madhuri looks just fine in a traditional lengha and angrakha but her high-waisted pants, gold body suit, and checkered jacket (fast-forward to 4:10), well... it's all very unfortunate.

And of course, where would Bollywood Fugly be without the backup dancers? Lamé seems to be a fabric of choice.