Six-yard drapes have graced the Indian beauty for decades now. Irrespective of the era, sarees have evolved to enhance the Indian beauty. With Sharmila popularising the Bengali-style of draping a saree and Mumtaz making the Mermaid-style of saree draping a rage, the Indian woman’s love affair with sarees is quiet evident. Recently, Vidya Balan made a public appearance in a classic Kanjivaram saree and brought it back in fashion and now its Sonakshi’s turn to be the Bollywood’s latest trendsetter in the Indian traditional wear.
For alluring critic reviews and poetic feel of the film one would surely watch Lootera but what shall truly attract a woman’s eye while watching the film is the exquisite ensemble of Sonakshi Sinha. Donning the character of a zamindar’s over-pampered daughter, Pakhi, has a beautiful collection of sarees, a treat for the audience.The character has been very subtlely brought out as a bubbly, loving yet pampered daughter of zamindar through the way Pakhi carries herself. From Chiffon to Paper Silk to Chanderi, Chikankari, Benarasi and Bengal handloom, you have a varied collection greeting you. Nothing short of an eye candy straight out of a wardrobe. Believe it ladies!
With the beautiful Rekha and the elegant Vidya Balan making their three-quarter sleeve blouses a raging fashion statement, you would also find that these make a pretty picture on Sonakshi too. But the attire also reflects the era that the film echoes. Very well-crafted in terms of cinematography and fashion, the film wonderfully brings the changing phases in Pakhi’s life through the ensembles she chooses to wear. While in the first half, the bubbly character is given bright, perky colored sarees to adorn, the second half shows a rather pale character after she faces her dear father’s loss and at the same time having been wronged by her lover.
Furthermore, what is remarkable is that the sarees are simple with silver/gold designer borders and/or intricate brocade prints all over and are very well-matched with delicate jewelry.While watching the film, a woman’s mind would copulate and formulate plans for acquiring every saree and show them off at family fuctions, parties et al. My favorite off the lot was the baby pink saree with a silver zari work on the pallu and borders. There was perhaps no match for this lovely pink drape. It was that moment when you could do anything to make this a part of your already abundant wardrobe. The masterfully-designed gold jewelry was lovely.
Some might find the film extremely slow, some might call it poetic and enthralling but the ladies will see beyond the love story onto the actress’s attire.