Fashion and cinema go hand in hand. With every second release in Bollywood, fashion styles of the country change. Each star struck fan makes every effort to appear as close to his matinee idol. People take inspiration for their wedding costumes from the movies, some dress up like celebs for college, while others imitate the exact styles of stars to replicate their physical appearance. Everything that looks good on the cellulite is picked up by fans and imitated. But, this does not happen with the release of every movie. Some movies definitely take the lead when it comes to influencing styles and fashion. Here are 7 Bollywood movies known for setting fashion trends.
7. Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Bell-bottom Pants:
Bell-bottoms were a rage in the youth of 1970s and took the whole country by storm. The credit for the fashion style goes to the movie ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ starring Zeenat Aman, Mumtaz and Dev Anand. These bell-bottoms were complimented by pairing them up with oversized glasses. This completed a retro look for you. The trend was followed for a long time, captivating youngsters tirelessly. If you’re in your 40s right now, chances are you too got yourself into that.
6. Ghajini and Ghajini hairdo:
The hairstyle that Aamir Khan sported in the movie Ghajni gripped the entire nation. It was like a fashion wave. In fact, the hairdo took fancy of his young fans even before the movie hit the theatre screens. This trendy haircut with a sharp long cut mark on the left side became fairly infectious during the days. Ghajini fever spread like an uncontrolled viral disease. Had it not been Amir Khan, youngsters in India wouldn’t have possibly taken the risk to get such a weird hair-cut, really!
5. Brahmchari and Mumtaz Sari:
The 1968 release Brahmchari starring gorgeous damsel Mumtaz was a blockbuster in its year. But, it is remembered for one other reason than raking huge moolah at the box office. The movie introduced actress Mumtaz in an entirely new sari wrapping style. Try recollecting sari worn by Mumtaz in the song “Aaj Kal tere mere naam ke charche har zubaan par”. She draped the sari below her belly button in a new sexy avatar that flaunted her thin frame. The sari is known till date after her name ‘Mumtaz Sari’. Girls in many parts of the country, where saris are common, still adore Mumtaz’s sari wrapping style.
4. Jab We Met and Patiala Shalwar with Long T-Shirt:
Not only did Kareena Kapoor mesmerize the audience with her chirpy and lively ways in the movie, but also made sure she directs a new fashion trend with Patiala shalwar with long T-shirt. The dress code was instantly adapted by the young and fashionable college going female crowd. The high comfort level associated with the dress was the other reason why it was taken hands on by the young gals.
3. Mughal-E-Azam and Anarkali Suits:
A fashion trend that left the deepest and long lasting impact on the psyche of the Indian gentry, Anarkali suit is second to none when it comes at choosing the most stylish costumes. These suits were first adorned by the irresistible beauty Madhubala in the cult classic ‘Mughal-e-Azam’. Since then every leading heroine – Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra and so on donned these stylish suits.
2. Tere Naam and Middle Partition of Hair:
The stylish hunk Salman Khan sported distinctive hairdo with a middle partition in the romantic emotional drama ‘Tere Naam’. The effect was such that almost every other guy on the street took to it with an outstanding ease. Young guys lined up outside salons to get a hairstyle just like that.
1. Dil Chahta Hai and Hair Spikes with Soul Patch:
No one had heard much about spiked hairdo leave aside rearing a soul patch under your lower lip until ‘Dil Chahta hai’ hit the cinema screens. Aamir Khan regained his magic with the movie, and jelled-straightened hair complimenting a soul patch (makhi-dadi) became the next national trend. In fact, soul patch still finds many takers among college goers.