Sunday, January 20, 2008

Do you wanna fedora?

That the clothes of Partner will end up on this site will come as no surprise, I'm sure. As much as I disliked that all of Salman's shirts had words on them, things really could have been much worse, given that Salman was supposed to be hip and sauve, Govinda a dork, Lara a bit rough and tumble, and Katrina proper.

There's only one chunk of costuming that I found fug-worthy (plus one strange piece, and I'll get to that in a sec). The look that I most disliked, featured in some of the movie's publicity (see below), was mostly confined to the song "You're My Love."

Check it: Salman has a rapper with giant brass knuckles painted on his pants, they stuck Govinda in a scaled-down version (who thinks this photo was photoshopped? He looks the same size as [but less buff than] Salman), and Lara is wearing shiny roman blinds as pants. Everything reeks of a dark corner of Kevin Federline's closet.

(Pictures courtesy of the official site.)

Here's the thing: I assume that these clothes are supposed to be ridiculous. So bravo, costume designers. But I maintain that I can appreciate your aesthetic and its effects - maybe even admire them in a grudging tip of the hat, "touché" sort of way - without actually liking them. So I draw that distinction and throw some more photos into the mix. The guy in the brown, orange, and white ski vest with a white bandanna looped through his jeans particularly caught my attention.


Lara also has a furry white fedora, but I forgot to get a picture.

The other standout was this itty-bitty vest thing. Lara Dutta has never struck me one way or the other in movies, but here I found her quite lovely except when she was stuck in pint-sized bleachy denim.



Update: Ohhhhh! Now I get it - they're trying to be Hard Kaur!

She's even got a vest like Lara's.

7 comments:

Banno said...

No, no wanna fedora

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

A rose by any other name- Sallu in any fugly garment.....:D

Beth said...

Banno and Shweta - ditto on all counts!

bollywoodfoodclub said...

Yes, I believe Lara was in a white kangol, I remember it. I think they were going for these hip stylings to show some street cred. ala LL Cool J back in the day:

http://i.rollingstone.com/assets/rs/170/933/images/00302299_lg.jpg

All the best,
Sita-ji

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Bollywood said...

Dont know what does make this movie a blockbuster, ummm starcaste??

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