This is a continuation for a previous post, to see the first part, click here.
The movie was endorsed by diamond jewellers, D'damas, and I believe most of Amrita's Jewellery came from them. The locket she is wearing above, is a particular piece they kept focusing on in the story, as it was a gift from Prem (Shahid Kapoor) to Poonam (Amrita Rao). The style of the necklace if very western and contemporary, obviously aimed at introducing the Indian market to thinking about jewellery and diamonds in a different way.
This outfit is my fave from the movie, purely for the colours. I saw a suit in these colours in Pakistan and I didn't
end up getting it cause the shopkeeper wouldn't give us a reasonable price (darn bargaining!), so to this day I
still have it on my brain. In retrospect, I should have bought it.
Good morning everyone. Sorry for the delay in posting this. I am really uncomfortable with two-part posts, and when I do write them, I try to get all the posts out in one day. Unfortunately, I ran into some delays yesterday. Anyways, back to the movie.
This scene really reminded me of an old movie from the eighties or something, with the colour, lighting,
and even Amrita's look. She looks a little bit like a modern Madhuri to me in this picture.
Amrita's style in this movie is very consistent, which I always like, I hate when they go off on too many tangents. For the most part, she wears Shalvar Kameez and accessorizes simply, with big, dangly earrings. As I'm watching this movie, I'm reminded a lot of my own wedding. My husband and I had a "semi-introduced marriage," as I like to call it. It was all very formal and traditional, but we were kind of knew each other from before and were given loads of time to get to know each other before the wedding day.
Watching this movie, I feel like I should have watched before I got married so I would have known exactly how a "good Indian girl" behaves as a bride. It's obviously meant as an education to Indian youth about the rewards of pure love and abstinence and all that stuff. The movie does contain its fair share of stereotypes, but there are some forward-thinking ideas there as well. The aim is obviously to blend tradition with modernity in a way that's accessible to young people.
I feel that it's treatment of the bride and marriage are fairly unrealistic, and I don't knwo anyone who follows all the rules of "propriety" anymore. Nonetheless, there is something to be said for the wisdom of our culture and I suppose it's better not to knock it entirely. There are lots and lots of looks in this movie, and I could honestly have spent another post to feature them all, but I'm just going to limit myself to a few parting screenshots. All screenshots are from my copy of the 2006 release of Vivah, from Rajshri Productions.
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