A Bollywood song is all about amazing cinematography and attractive actors lip-syncing to tantalizing lyrics.
The outfits which define the actors in the Bollywood songs have always influenced the fashion industry.
Bollywood gave birth to some unique styles from the Anarkali dress from the movie Mughal-e-Azam, actress Sadhana’s tight fitting churidar suit and the unconventionally draped saree of actress Mumtaz. The fashion show called Bollywood heavily dictates an Indian’s idea of fashion and style.
Here are ten Bollywood song videos which have mesmerised us with great costumes and visuals.
This Bollywood song video portrays Urmila Matondkar in some sizzling Manish Malhotra creations. The song gave Manish Malhotra instant fame as a fashion designer. The designer transformed the way Bollywood dressed, and the flashy, over the top dressing style from the 80s and early 90s gave way to class and sophistication.
Urmila’s red as well as white crop-tops and skirts rippling on the screen across the beach, make an interesting visual in this Bollywood song video.
This is a title song from the movie Dil To Pagal Hai, a typical Yash Raj musical blockbuster. In this Bollywood song video, Madhuri wears a trendy rust brown salwar suit with an exclusive silhouette. Madhuri’s look with loose pants paired with a blush brown knotted shirt is also very chic. The song also shows Karisma Kapoor in monochromatic pale blue pants paired with sheer shirt over a sleeveless top.
Madhuri’s pastel and soft look designed by Manish Malhotra in the movie was a Bollywood fashion statement. The designer drove home a point that Indian attires can be outstanding even when they are minimalistic and subtle.
A list of Bollywood songs with fabulous attires cannot be complete without a song glorifying the chiffon saree. Kajol’s brightly coloured sarees and Shahrukh’s sheer shirts made the song a work of art against the backdrop of pyramids and arid rocky mountains.
An actress like Kajol who is known more for her acting prowess than style, looked sensational in the video. The man behind her look was none other than the well known designer Manish Malhotra, who is responsible for transforming the image of many Bollywood actresses.
The song is set against picturesque locales in true Bollywood style, with Aishwarya Rai and Vivek Oberoi crooning in Aki Narula attires. The designer has used chiffons, knits and georgettes in the movie without embellishments. Aki revamped the casual style of Bollywood through the movie, ‘Dil Chahta Hain’ and continued his styling saga in this 2004 movie. Aishwarya looks resplendent in the cascading outfits that she has worn in this Bollywood song video.
The title song of the movie was a display of fine sarees, lehengas, gowns and cocktail dresses sashayed by the gorgeous actresses. Even the male actors like Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan have made their presence felt in this Bollywood song with their jacketed looks. This song brought together most of the well known faces in Bollywood, who can be seen dancing with the lead actor, Shah Rukh Khan in the video.
This Bollywood song video unravels the costume drama of the period film Jodhaa Akbar, based on the historical couple’s controversial love story. Aishwarya Rai who plays the character of the Rajput Queen, Jodhabai, is seen in scintillating Rajasthani ghaghra-cholis, and is decked in regal jewellery.
The costumes for the lead characters, Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, as well as the entire cast of the movie, have been designed by the celebrated fashion designer Neeta Lulla. Aishwarya is seen in bright Rajput colour tones of red, yellow, saffron and emerald green in this Bollywood song while Hrithik, who plays the character of Akbar has displayed Mughal inspired costumes in gold, browns and beiges. The attires show zardosi and kundan embroidery and also gota work.
The song is set on the ramp of a fashion show and therefore contains some great outfits. The movie itself is based on the fashion industry and the song which is an integral part of the movie brings out its essence. Kangana Ranaut plays the showstopper in the song followed by a bevy of some real life models like Sucheta Sharma and Noyonika Chatterjee. Rita Dhody and Narendra Kumar have styled the lead actress Priyanka Chopra and other characters in this Bollywood song video, to make it look like a realistic fashion show.
The actors in the song Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor are styled by the designer Aki Narula. Deepika’s look with stylish asymmetrically cut printed dresses in light fabrics against Ranbir’s all-white look, is captivating. Deepika has also displayed a Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2008 dress, which goes well with her springy looks in the Bollywood song video.
In the movie Alia Bhatt plays the character of Shanaya, who is a fashion crazy popular student. Her introductory Bollywood song video ‘Gulaabi Aankhein’ shows her dressing up like a diva with a team helping her, choose the look. In the song Alia is shown sporting well known fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Versace. With such high end fashion brands the video is visually stunning and full of stylish dresses.
The fashionista of Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor presents some fresh street wear looks in the music video. Her embroidered top paired with a printed midi skirt in the song video is by designer Payal Pratap, while the powder blue and yellow striped crop top paired with floral printed skirt is by Kashmiraa. You can shop for the enviable Kashmiraa look here.
Sonam also looks delightful in a red cropped top worn with pastel blue palazzos. Hrithik Roshan is an epitome of style among the male Bollywood actors and he plays the perfect partner to Sonam in the music video.
Other than pleasing the auditory sense, the Bollywood song videos are a feast to the eyes. The stylists and the designers of the actors are the unsung heroes that play a part in making these videos a visual fashion delight. With their lilting lyrics, magic of costumes, panoramic views and romance, the Bollywood song videos are true odes of entertainment. You can check out these Bollywood songs and videos on YouTube.
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