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

Vishal Anand in Chalte Chalte (1976)

Marking his territory in bollywood movie fashion hall of fame is Vishal Anand in his only movie role to date, while his acting skills might be frowned upon, his style especially his rather jazzy shirts brought a smile upon my face and made me cherish him forever

Just like Nazneen (whose outfits we discussed previously) Vishal's opening scene was of him running along the beach in a pair of red swimming trunks, which he pulled off just right and way before Baywatch too if I might add

Way too much going on with that scarf against that shirt, wish he had tossed off that scarf and worn the shirt on its own
I love that check patterned safari style suit and Jacket set he's wearing paired with a bright orange shirt
He seemed to a have a penchant for doggy ear style shirt collars, this grey shirt was my least favourite of all his funky shirts, not because of the collar but because of the rather dull collar and bad fit
Now if only i could get my hands on that silk dressing gown, I love the red paisley design running all over it
Is That a shirt or Blouse, I really don't care because I LOVE it, and I'd love to have it in my wardrobe, dog eared collar and all
Look how that shirt is making him a woman magnet, no surprises at all. See more of this  hip shirt in the video below

Loved this canary yellow military style shirt
In yet another Jazzy shirt, couldn't work out the print on this one, looks like horses or reindeers

Fab Shirt, i love that print and the way he's knotted it, seriously I want that shirt like NOW

I WANT THIS ONE TOO, WHY CAN'T MEN'S STORES CARRY MORE SHIRTS LIKE THIS

Not entirely crazy about this one but its still a rather jazzy (or should I say)kitsch shirt none the less
In double denim with a velvet baker boy style hat and bug eye shades, I think he's working it though
In a rather demure shirt in comparison to all the others seen here 
 While his acting left a lot to be desired, Vishal undoubtedly left a huge impression on me as I was crazy about his jazzy shirt collection, I wish he had done more films where he'd have displayed more of his stylish shirts but perhaps that would have been too much for me to bear, but alas I'll forever remember him for his shirts more so than his acting, not a bad thing I think.

 Read the Chalte Chalte Movie review here