By : Juhi Bansal
Let me get this very straight. I don’t find Ranbir Kapoor cute or handsome (hairy chest ala Anil Kapoor and butt crack notwithstanding). Having said that, I did believe in his acting prowess (case in point Rajneeti, Barfi) and hence Besharam happened. Disclaimer: I am not here to review the movie. I wouldn’t even know where to begin! So, I ll leave that to your imagination or in case you do decide to watch it, to your nightmarish recall!
So coming to the fashion quotient of the movie. Now, we’ve all seen the previews and snippets of Besharam and frankly how much worse can it get, right? Well, RK Jr’s non-brawny physique and tapori-esque styling have a different story to tell. Each attire is worse than the last one.
Tapori styling by virtue is not tasteful yet it can be fun..remember Salman in Judwaa and Aamir in Ghulam? RK on the other hand dresses up mindlessly to say the least. He does however deserve commendation on the crazy number of sunglasses he has sported in the movie, some of them really cool!
The less I talk about Pallavi’s dressing in the movie the better it is. Get this-she belongs to a lower middle class family and works as a manager in some company. She’s struggling to make ends meet but buys a Mercedes B Class because she wants to show off to her friends. Well, who am I to judge!! What I fail to understand is is how a well-educated, Private Company employed, aptly dressed for work woman dresses up like that otherwise!! 100 marks for realistic portrayal! Patchy makeup and Punjabi suits that went out of fashion in 1998, you can all but feel pity for her. The only time she looked dressed appropriately was when she was at work. Dressed in a blue sheath, white shrug, tan pumps and a side pony tail-this is my only sartorial happy memory from the movie. (couldn’t find a pic).
PS: would it be too terrible if I said RK Sr. and Neetu Kapoor were the better dressed couple in the movie and they were in khakhis most of the time!