Friday, December 24, 2010

Guzaarish - Poetry in motion...

I would reserve my opinion on Guzaarish as a film. I don’t think I am qualified to pass judgment on a movie made with such love and passion. But if one thing that the movie’s worst critic cannot refute is that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film is visual poetry at its dreamiest best. Every frame is surreal and memorable, leaving you in awe of the overall styling and art direction. Sabyasachi Mukherjee created the entire wardrobe ensemble for Guzaarish, giving Hrithik Roshan rose-coloured glasses, and created decadent, floor-sweeping garments for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s character.
A solitary rose in Aishwarya’s long locks and a scarf around her head, create an ethereal old world glamour. Aishwarya Rai's character Sophia D'Souza over-dresses to overcome her bad marriage. Aishwarya’s look consisted of thirty-seven long frocks, four dumpy shoes, maxis, aprons with motifs of cutlery, quirky glasses and jewellery, surreal hairdos and red lips. She even makes her water bottle wear a jacket that she has made herself. Sophia uses her red lips as a weapon and not as an accessory, but as an expression of her grief. She's a woman who has dedicated her entire life to a suffering man. And she wears that red lipstick so that when he faces her, he sees life in all its colour."
Sabyasachi also designed jewellery for Guzaarish, keeping in mind a multicultural element with a nomadic vibe. For the collection, Sabyasachi used precious and semi-precious stones, minakari and filigree and had to work with about 60 skilled workers from West Bengal to complete the line. The attention to detail was extended to other characters as well. Omar Siddique played by Aditya Roy Kapoor was styled like a struggling French musician, with layered clothes, a crumpled tuxedo with flappy trousers and flip-flops. Suhel Seth, who plays Ethan's doctor, is presented in stiff suits and Shernaz Patel, Ethan's lawyer is given cotton saris and three-quarter blouses. The maids are in dumpy dresses. In line with the theatrical mood of the film, the clothes have an inherent spirit of drama, and are an extension of the characters. According to Sabyasachi, “If you remove the characters and hang the clothes, they will tell a story. It’s like Neverland or the reality version of The Magic Faraway Tree!”

I know I would watch Guzaarish again and again... for the performances and for the styling. Try and watch it. It's worth every luscious, sensuous frame.








21 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

She is lovely!

Gorgeous post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Design Elements said...

wonderful post! hugs

yiqin; said...

Prettty :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So sorry to hear about your father, sweetheart. I'm sending good thoughts your way xoxo

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Definately intrigued and would love to see.

Thank you for your sweet note my friend. ALWAYS good to hear from you! I hope you have a wonderful holidays!

Venus In Virgo said...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday too :) She is so amazingly beautiful! I saw all the films she made that they show here in the states but not the foreign ones. This movie sounds interesting and I never heard of it so thanks for the info. is it available on DVD? XOXO

Audrey Allure said...

Looks interesting, beautiful movie stills!

My Republic of Fashion said...

AR is so beautiful! I really hope your dad gets better soon. :)SArahD x

shari @ little blue deer said...

Stunning stills, and I am praying for your family. My thoughts are with you, dear.

Berlin said...

She looked wonderful in that advertisement for the fight against hair damage product. A movie that I keep watching is Titanic, I've watched it about 4 times this year!

My Christmas was alright, got sick for 5 days though xD

Donuting,
Berlin

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I will have to check into this!

I'm sorry to hear about your Christmas. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

xoxo
Rachel

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

She looks so...beautiful...Thank you for another discovery!:-)
Darling, please, know that my thought are with you an your Father. I am wishing him full recovery and hoping that this Holiay Season will bring miracle to you an your family. I am wishing for every little wish you have in your beautiful heart to come true. I will be thinking of you an praying.

Haute World said...

I'm intrigued by the movie and the use of styling to symbolize the character's need to be strong. I'll have to check this out!

And thank you for your last comment on my blog. Your words really meant a lot to me, as I often wonder whether the time and effort I spent on blogging is worth it or not. It helps a lot to know that people out there do appreciate the endless hours it takes to create the posts.

Wishing you a very happy new year!

style'n said...

thanks for the comment! I have not seen this movie yet but my mom said it was pretty good. I heard that Ash is a bit overdressed for the role though. Happy New year!!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

great images from this film. did you have a great new year?

http://ohtobeamuse.com

design traveller said...

great post, what a beauty!

thesydneygirl said...

she looks gorgeous!

great post lovely!

Happy new year...

x
thesydneygirl.com

Venus In Virgo said...

Thanks for your support on my blog for my decision to test cruelty free products! XOXO

style odyssey said...

"visual poetry at its dreamiest best"- sounds like a film i need to see! you describe it so eloquently.

Linhy said...

interesting I should find this movie and watch. Love your blog!!! I am now one of your follower! come and follower me!!

Linhy said...

how is this movie?