Over the past few decades, Bollywood films have allocated a significant portion of the production budget to actors’ wardrobes. While that’s a good thing, in some cases they were the focus of the film rather than the plot. Let’s take a look at some of these movies.
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Starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Ira Dubey and Amrita Puri in the lead roles, the film revolved around Delhi’s elite women trying to juggle their personal and professional lives. The story simply meandered through the characters’ story arc and instead paid a lot more attention to their wardrobes. If you’re a fashion-conscious person, you’ll love watching the movie for the clothes, but not so much for the script and the performances.
Karan Johar’s ambitious period film flopped at the box office because it lacked a good script and credible performances despite featuring some of the biggest names in the industry. However, fashion designer Manish Malhotra has done an amazing job of dressing the main characters in clothes reminiscent of that era. It’s a visually and aesthetically pleasing film that lacks a strong, sensible plot.
3. ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’
When ADHM released, it provoked polarizing reactions. While some people loved the film for its portrayal of unrequited love, others criticized it for glorifying man-child behavior. However, everyone agreed that lead actors Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had the best wardrobes in Hindi cinema. If they had paid a little more attention to the plot and the characters, it would have been a perfect movie.
4. ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’
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If you like glamorous Bollywood movies with lots of bling-bling clothes thrown in, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is the perfect movie for you. Although the story and performances never made sense, the glam quotient is high. For those of you who can enjoy a movie just for her wardrobe, you won’t be disappointed with this one…especially Preity Zinta’s outfits and makeup.
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