Monday 27 February 2012

Simi Garewal in Chalte Chalte (1976)

Simi Garewal in Chalte Chalte (1976)
Rounding off my post on 'Chalte Chalte' is Simi Garewal. I found Simi incredibly chic and beautiful in this (albeit beautiful in a rather unconventional way for a bollywood heroine). As much as I loved her fashion choices in this, i felt they lacked variety for a leading heroine but she still looked fab

She starts the movie in this knitted short sleeve top paired with a lovely waist cinching belt and an eye popping statement necklace with white flared pants, I truly loved this look on her
A truly fab look, I love it!!!

 Next up was Simi in a lovely embellished chiffon Pink sari with complimenting pink accessories and a neat bobbed hair do in the now Iconic 'Chalte chalte' song

 Next up was Simi in a floral Sari, one very similar to what Zeenat wore in Ajnabee, the only difference here is in the colour and Simi's blouse is sleeveless
Forget the Herm├Ęs Kelly handbag disguising as Bagwati in the 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, that white handbag in the right hand corner of the picture above is hindi cinema's bagwati, I've spotted it so many times in numerous hindi films from the 60's and 70's
Love the art direction going on in all the pictures above, that sofa as well as the wall designs and lamp shades 

 and below is a comparison of both ladies in the sari's, Who wore it best in your opinion

The rest of her fashion choices in the rest of the movie after the scene with the blue sari was rather uninspiring, first up was this lacy night gown which she wore in the 'door door tum rahe' song
See more of the outfit in the video below
 next up was a white bell sleeved seventies style dress
See more of this dress in the video below

 Next up was a sari with a rather interesting aztec patterns on the border

And that rounds up the styling of Chalte Chalte, while I was impressed with some of Simi's style here, the rest left me uninspired,  but i guess a lot of that has to do with the manic transition her character 'Gita' goes through in the movie, which you can read over on my other blog here

 The movie credits Bhanu Athaiya, Mani Rabadi and Stylo with the Costumes, Vasant for the make up Jeet Khurana with Ashalata for Hair Styles  and G.S. Bhosle for the wardrobe
Read the Chalte Chalte Movie review here


harvey said...

nice series, you have here, BD!
but since I know next to nothing of fashion, I can't add much to it except that I liked zeenat in her sari much better than simi.
The Aztec pattern, which you mention is a typical pattern for sari from a certain part of India, but I am not sure which. I would say it is from eastern part of India. East, that is starting with Orissa.

Bollywood Movie Fashion Blog said...

Thanks Harvey, I'm not much of an expert as such myself, but interest coupled with enthusiasm and attention to detail has brought me a long way. And yes I agree with you I liked Zeenat's way much more, the colour plus the short sleeve blouse won me over.

Anonymous said...

The design is called *Ikat*. It is a traditional design for borders of handloom cotton sarees.
The one in the film is a very simple basic one.
Here's a link to know/see more.


Anonymous said...

PS: Sorry, forgot to mention that the design is not printed, but woven.

Anonymous said...

so nice movie
Bollywood movies

Bollywood Movie Fashion Blog said...

@ Pacifist Thank you so much for your comment AND FOR THAT LINK and apologies about my late response, it feels good to be back

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