Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fashion (2008) Each time

Fashion (2008)
Each time a wealth of what went wrong in the middle of the richness and decadence: Scott Fitzgerald novels and short stories, Evelyn Waugh scathing portrait of the aristocrats of London in 1930 Vile Bodies (see Stephen Fry's 2006 film version Sly , Bright Young Things), Jacqueline Susann's lurid 1960s potboiler of fame, pills, and fornication - The Valley of the Dolls, and Bret Easton Ellis novels Patrick Bateman, brutally exposing the evil under the glitter of 1980s Manhattan. Madhur Bhandarkar fashion, is looking to India emerging formidable fashion industry, which, like the world of designers and models around the world, is that operating as a mercenary and is appealing.

The film focuses on Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra), a determined, ambitious girl from Punjab who defies her parents and scrapes and saves to travel to Mumbai to become a model. Aided by his mind, scream-queen friend, Rohit (a memorable performance camp Ashwin Mushran), she spends hours online for bodies, boasts its plans to the fascination of scouts, and hustles network among designers, show Coordinators and businessmen sordid industry. Like Meghna climbs the greasy pole, it notes the success of supermodels backstage, the first of them diva Sonali (Kangan Raut), a skin Dresden porcelain doll with a cold arrogance behind the eyes.

Meghna learn from seasoned, cynical and agents of C-list models, that the only way to get its foot in the door is a rich patron. Meghna make with the CEO of a large modeling agency, Mr. Sarin, and becomes his mistress. A luxury high-rise apartment in Mumbai's exclusive Bandra soon as a succession of shows and advertising contracts. As expected, climbing to the success away from his friends and family (there are places where Meghna provincial, religious aunt thrown out of the house for modeling lingerie in a magazine).

Echoes of Robert Altman Ready to Wear Susann and the Valley of the Dolls are redolent in this Horatio Alger story of a young woman from the province and its tireless mission to succeed, that fall into drug addiction and doubt Naturally. Meghna moral compromise serves as a means of exploring how vulnerable young women, desperate for fame, expensive clothes, and independence (a luxury for many women in India), fall into all sorts of abusive relationships Promotion to be Fuck when they spend their 20 years. The emptiness of fame, the meaning behind the flash and charm is what Bhandarkar is here: fashion as a disposable elegant, easily digested and easily forgotten.

Some players high gloss: Priyanka Chopra proves she has talent to tap into a character, as it evolves from a small town Callow daughter wince when she drinks wine in the world tired of the bitch supermodels public plans to be . Samir Soni as a closeted gay designer drift gives a delicate compromise, adept performance, the actress under tragically, Kitu Gidwani (who shone in the Earth 1947) dazzles the screen whenever she appears briefly as an arc, Agent sophisticated Mugdha Gods seriously expressed model veteran, and Kangan Raut that beauty damaged, brings the depth of the cliché role of a self-destructive pattern.

Seeing fashion, it is sometimes easy to forget that India as a developing country, with nearly half the population living below the poverty line of less than one dollar a day, and around 150,000 illiterate people . Many women have no access to birth control or earn an income potential, and subject to arcane customs of arranged marriages and dowries. So to see women in this film, independent, financially and sexually, is a picture of another India. India middle and upper classes are consumer goods at an unprecedented rate. The authors of the film include Sunsilk shampoo and Jimmy Choo, a reminder that even a film about the exploitation and abuse in the fashion industry can be used as two hours of advertising for high-end products. Fashion is an amusing to watch one of the paradoxes of India - an inability to reconcile wealth to poverty, such as flexible, designer-clad socialites who shop at the Dolce and Gabbana shop, whose oversized sunglasses block the beggar disabled and children in rags huddling outside the store.

-Khalid Farisa
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