Saturday, November 29, 2008

sartorial horror in the Ramsay Brothers' Purana Mandir

Yes, picking on the fashion in a 1984 horror film is like shooting fish in a barrel. Consider it tit for tat for filmmakers once again punishing the most sexually forward female character with a gruesome death. They wanna play cheap and easy? Fine, can do. We're all lucky I couldn't be bothered to put 1990's Bandh Darwaza back in the DVD player to get screen captures.

This is about the best thing we see our heroines wear, other than a few nice but unnoteworthy salwar suits.

Some general fugitude. I have to say this for the costume department (Sayyed and Mukesh D. Upadhyaya, according to imdb): they are certainly not afraid of trying out hats. This one is less fugly and more curious - she looks like a cigarette girl in a 1920s movie palace.

Why, god, why?

Pink Greek goddess? Leopard print swim skirt ensemble?

Is the extra flap in the front of the skirt a carrying pouch for the hat?

My favorite single outfit was this apron-front romper - yes, it has legs - that Arti Gupta wears for a beachside tryst.

You'd think the Raja's daughter could muster up something better than a fast-food staff uniform.
Mohnish Bahl thoughtfully complements it with his calculator watch (not actually fugly - just funny, 24 years later).


Even the evil corpse-eating, child-killing, rapist monster gets a snazzy embroidered jacket, almost like a prize fighter.

To close, a montage of the costumer's favorite accessory: braids on our heroines' heads, whether thin cords, woven with ribbons into their hair, or looped across their foreheads à la Olivia Newton-John on the cover of Physical.

But who cares, when there's such cute young love!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Kapda Nahin Hai...

Q:If one isn't wearing clothes, how is it possible, Oh Bloggers of BFug, that you can still declare something fugly?

A: When the lack of clothing perpetuates Uncle Chest. (at 1:20 in the video)

Put some clothes on, Uncle!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

superhero duds

Rediff has posted a short photo essay on a few of Bollywood's superhero costumes over the years. Poor Amitabh seems to have gotten the short end of the wardrobe department stick.

Speaking of which, what do readers think about the looks in Drona?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hot or Not?

Mallika Sherawat's "dreadlocks" in Ugly Aur Pagly:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Forthcoming Fug

Fug we can all look forward to...

From God Tussi Great Ho (August, 2008):

From Bachna ae Haseeno (August, 2008):

From C Kkompany* (August, 2008):

*Ekta Kapoor really needs to learn how to spell.

From Money Hain to Honey Hain (July, 2008):

Thursday, July 03, 2008

¡Mas Mimoh!

From Aspi, a little taste of the various Mimohs on display in Jimmy.

More here, if you can bear it.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

the gospel of Mimoh

Beth, the gospel of Mimoh must be spread far and wide.

So spake Aspi, and so it shall be. Mimoh Chakraborty was previously fugged here, and now it's time to check out Jimmy. Based on this video alone, someone pirated the best-left-were-they-were Fanaa scarves and some Salaam-Namaste flap-arms-while-standing-in-the-water dance moves. When various contributors to this blog first discovered this clip, Filmi Holic wondered if Mimoh reminded anyone else of Princess Stephanie of Monaco (yes, a little bit) (from Grace Kelly to Disco Dancer in three easy steps!). Based on Aspi's post on the whole movie, Jimmy looks horrible in countless more ways, so of course I think we should all watch it immediately. Or at least stay tuned for Aspi to send some more screen caps our way for more fugging.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Christmas is coming early this year

Babita has some seriously fab fashions in 1968's Haseena Maan Jayegi. However the turquoise...I'm sorry, I can't come up with any better term for it, ELF outfit in which she frolics around the trees with Shashi Kapoor is not one of them. Check out the boots!
And the hat! It's coordinated head to toe fug!

I love how she's looking straight at the camera, all but giving the audience a wink of conspiratorial confidence, just like a perfume ad: "He knows he can't resist you...but only we girls know it's really your Santa suit that drives the boys wild."

On a side note, I find the following outfit totally fun rather than fugly, but I just had to put it in because it eerily presaged something one of our readers called Karisma on last year. Like mother
like daughter!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


He's ditched the baseball cap, but it's not an improvement. Here are stills from Himesh Reshammiya's forthcoming film, Karzzzz:

(This final still is apparently from an item number titled, ‘Tandoori Nights’. )

Bollywood's best and worst fellas

Here's the partner to Joules's earlier post on the apparel of the ladies. So funny. And I'm glad to know some people agree with me about how much Ranbir Kapoor looks like his mom.

Monday, June 09, 2008

WITWHT Mahima Chaudhry?

I'm starting a new feature around here - "What In The World Happened To." Today's Bollywood star - Mahima Chaudhry.

For Fug, fast forward to 2:05 and 3:51:

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dhoom Dadakka: pants optional?

To be be fair, the first one isn't so bad, and the tall Disco Dancer-esque boots do offer a fair amount of material. But in motion...

Images from the movie's official blog.

This may say more about me than it does about the movie, but I only recognize about half the names in the cast, namely Anupam Kher, Chunky Pandey, Gulshan Grover, Rakhi Sawant, Razzak Khan, and Satish Shah. Those first three are fine, but the last three do not exactly inspire confidence. Ugh.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bollywood's best and worst divas

...according to guest author Joules over at Aspi's Drift. Personally, I didn't agree with all the choices, as is the way with subjective things like fashion, but it was still a really fun read with some great zings and even better photographic proof. Good, good times.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Future of Fug

Reader Elizabeth M. send us these stills from Love Story 2050.

We really don't know where to begin...