Over the years, fashions and styles have developed, changed and evolved,
and this is visibly evident when we look back at the entire line of
movies that Bollywood has produced over time. This month, BollyCurry is
celebrating mothers, both reel and real, and so we decided to take stock
of how reel mothers' fashion sense has evolved over time.
era of black and white, and somewhat sepia-toned films, we had the
likes of Achla Sachdev
, Nirupa Roy
and Rakhee playing mothers to young
children. Mothers in these films were identified by the white sarees
draped around their bodies, the pallus
their heads and of course, the little children in their arms or by
their sides. This was the traditional and conservative mother that
Bollywood portrayed. But as the world around them changed, so did they.
First they dropped the dupatta
from their heads, then sarees
switched to salwaar kameezes
, and then kurti
tops with jeans! The fashion of the reel mothers changed with time as did that of the real mothers.Jaya Bachchan in Kal Ho Naa Ho
was modernly dressed in jeans and blouses, a far cry from the sarees
of some of her earlier films, while Dimple Kapadia
alternated between salwaar kameezes
tops and blouses in Pyaar Mein Twist.
And if you think about the young mothers in Ra.One
or Pyaar Impossible
? You've got them in short skirts and mini-dresses as well!
for one, though from a different generation than their children, know
how to keep pace with the next generation. They more frequently can be
seen wearing what is comfortable for them, not what is expected of them.
They can still be traditional, still be conservative, but their
thoughts can be modern. Meshing the traditional and modern in a
beautiful amalgam, they adapt. Mothers, after all, are one of the
strongest characters in our lives - and if our mothers can change their
styles as they wish, so can the mothers on screen!What are
some of the most memorable looks of the mothers on the silver screen
that have stuck with you, or you favour? Do share with us!
Author: Aradhna K.
Editor: Tia V. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Maha K.