Rajasthan is a state that is filled with varied colors in terms of everything- food, dresses, jewellery, festivals etc. The clothes produced here are not just famous within the state but throughout which has been a major reason why various movies have used Rajasthani fabrics like bandhej, block print, batik print, lehariya. They not only define the rich tradition of Rajasthanis but also the vibrant culture of its state.
Some of the movies that involved Rajasthani fabric are-
The movie that ironically got famous because of its much controversial poster with Aamir Khan holding the transistor, also showcased Rajasthani culture in the song, Tharki Chhokro, and even Sanjay Dutt was seen wearing also wears the traditional pagdi, dhoti and kurta for the movie.
2. Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya
Remember the first time you saw the video of ‘Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki’? The song wasn’t original, nor were he lyrics, but it was the beautiful Alia Bhatt running in a colorful leheriya dupatta combined with a white patiala suit that took your heart away 😉 Apart from this one scene, she was seen wearing all kinds of Rajasthani leheriya viz. shirts, kurtis etc throughout the movie.
The lady of her times, Kajol or her character Simran with those specs and curly frizzy hair reminds us of the old days when she carried a lehariya dupatta on white kurti in various scenes.
4. Hum saath saath hain
Mhare hibda me naache mor , tak thaiyya thaiyya .. This song was shot in Rajasthan and in fact proper Rajasthani ghaghra choli with all the accessories were worn by all the three actresses- Tabu, Karishma and Sonali Bendre.
5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
In this movie, Princess Maithili aka Sonam Kapoor wears a lehariya saree when she drives with the actor Salman Khan in a car. And Anupam Kher wore a Rajastani turban in one of the scenes. Also, the actor in side role wears a bhandej shirt.
Both the sisters wear famous Rajasthani block print kurtis that add colors to their lives and fill in the void that persists in their lives with the loss of one of the girls’ father and the other being chained in whims of society.
7. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
The much popular train scene of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai where Anjali in her blunt cut is all set to abandon the childhood love of her life for her another friend Tina and while leaving from the station her red bandhej dupatta leaves her arms to rest in Shahrukh’s abode signifying belonging.
8. Shudhh Desi Romance
Major part of the movie was in fact shot in Rajasthan where proper desi attires couldn’t have been missed as they form a very integral part of our culture.
Amongst all the Pahelis this movie, the one thing that shined was Rani’s bandhej sarees and the dhoti and turban worn by our very own favorite actor, Shah Rukh Khan.
10. Jodha Akbar- Based on historical romances, Jodha Akbar had its scenes shot in Rajasthan when proper costumes belonging to the state were highlighted to reflect the rich historical background that it carries!
Gracy Singh with Aamir Khan, A movie that showed how India was bounded by the chains of colonizers whose rampant behavior had to be tolerated at all times. But in all this chaos, Bandhej wasn’t missed in the village girl look of Gracy Singh !
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Khamma Ghani! 🙂