Friday, May 25, 2007


Okay, not really; the movie had little to fug - its problems were elsewhere - but you can't have a cast of three zillion without some missteps.

On the up side, Akshaye wears a jaunty shirt with butterflies on it.

On the down side, he also wears this ugly denim marching band jacket:

See the embellishments on the sleeve?

They're so evil that they're taking over his arm in a self-destructive rage and making him choke himself!

But that is nothing compared to Anil Kapoor, who of course is supposed to look ridiculous here - and well done!

I think here he might be trying to communicate that even though he looks like an idiot, at least he isn't pulling a Himesh Reshammiya like every other man in this shot.

So Much FUG!

As I've said before, we aim to please. Maya, this post is for you.

From Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (click to enlarge):

Even more on the Yash Raj Films website.

Friday, May 18, 2007

(Pretty) Girls Gone Fugly

We admit, it's difficult to fug Mrs. Bachchan 2.0.

However, Ash wasn't always Ms. Pretty-Perfect.

A look back at her debut film, Jeans...

India to Europe: "Anything you can do, we can do better."

Alternate title: "So you think you can fug?"
Alternate title 2, inspired by having spent the last few days with an Australian friend: "That's not a fug. This is a fug."

Okay. Probaby most of you who read this site have at least occasionally visited our mission-statement mothership, Go Fug Yourself. But even if you're not a daily visitor like I am, it is absolutely imperative that you do not miss GFY's post on the madness that is the Eurovision Song Contest. The post is as funny as usual, and the finer points of sartorial ridiculousness are indeed ridiculous, such as the Ukranian entry.

But I can't help but think "if you think that's bad, just you get a load of this here!" If European designers of costumes for staged musical numbers propose those as eye-catching, and the people who fug them find them fuggable, then they've got another thing coming.

I've been flipping through the Eurovision website for awhile, and everything I see, even when taken all together, is just a drop in the bucket that we here at Bollywood Fugly - and all fans of popular Indian cinema everywhere - swim in every day. We'll see your feathered headdress and raise you feathers lining all the major seams of an outfit. We'll see your black knee socks coupled with a gold glitter jackets and riase you some pastel pink capes and baby blue leotards all the while singing about a major deity.

GFY, if you do ever wander over this way, may I recommend this as a starting point, with the introductory guidance that all of those pictures are from just one movie with just one person listed under "costume design"?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Aap Kaa Surroor: The Moviee: The Real Luv Story (or Numerologists Gone Mad)

No, the title of this post isn't full of typos. That is the actual English-language title of Himesh Reshammiya's debut Bollywood film.

Apparently, Himesh wears a baseball cap throughout the entire film.

What's he hiding under there?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The 2007 Zee Cine Awards fugshion

I haven't had time to watch the entire show yet (it's like, 150 hours long), but there's plenty of fug material even in the first hour or so. I've been googling like crazy to find some larger pictures than the ones I have, but I haven't had much luck, so my tiny screencaps will have to do for now.

Where do I even start? With the backing dancers' ridiculous monster-sleeves? Or how about Kashmira Shah's leather trousers with that strategically placed white patch? (And this isn't the first appearance of these Pants Of Horror, either - she wore them during the end credits of My Bollywood Bride as well. Oh, how we cringed.)

The backing dancers didn't fare any better during Priyanka's number:

More midriff-baring yeti jackets - check.
Wasp-patterned stockings - check.
Woolly hat - check.
Short yellow tie to bring the whole outfit together - check. But also, we need bright yellow binman-type trousers for the male dancers. With a few ribbons hanging off, if possible.

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... I don't even understand what Priyanka is wearing here.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Everything's comin' up daisies!

1992's Jigar is godawful, but given the year and that it stars Karisma Kapoor, you know there's going to be at least one gem for this site. Mucho credit to Aparna for pointing out the gem, a very special sari.

I don't want to ruin things for anyone who wants to see this movie - which you absolutely shouldn't do, by the way - but we do need a smidge of background. Ajay needs to train really, really hard at a special martial arts country house training camp thingy so he can take revenge on the guy with a Billy Ray Cyrus-worthy mullet.

Here's Ajay, meditating near a statue of Buddha.

Karisma has been sent by the sensei to unleash her lust for him to test his concentration. She shows up - as you do - in an orange sari bedecked with plastic daisies, wearing it so high that it looks like a flouncy miniskirt.

How could you not look?

Aside: for once the costume and wardrobe department is named in imdb, and it includes Digamber Rajapurkar, who was involved with Baadshah and Main Khiladi Tu Anari, both of which have made their appearance on this site. Hat trick!