‘Fashion’ Review

Posted In Cinema, Reviews - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Sunday, November 30th, 2008 With 0 Comments






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A typical Madhur Bhandarkar style movie. Good to watch indeed, as always.

The movie as the name suggests, reveals the secret of the fashion industry. We as common spectators know only the front-end of the industry but what happens backstage, how the models become supermodels from nothing and then instantly become nothing from supermodels.

Priyanka Chopra is playing a small town girl who aspires to become a super model and reaches Mumbai after winning a city level beauty competition.

Things are not very easy for her as she might have thought as she does not have any God father in the industry. After struggling a lot she learns ways to stay in the industry. She starts compromising. Casting couch exists in this history. For those who don’t know what is casting couch; it is actually an exploitation of strugglers (especially females) to compromise with their self esteem physically or emotionally.

So, Priyanka learns to compromise herself to withstand in the industry. This is a reality in TV, Fashion and Bollywood industries today.

She becomes a supermodel over night replacing an existing supermodel who is deeply hurt such that she gets addicted to drugs and is later captured from the city road, begging.

Being enjoying the thrill of being a supermodel she discontinues all her relations. But as her producer starts making distance from her, she falls down like anything. The graph with which she succeeded, she falls down with even steeper graph.

Now, the movie takes a turn and after realizing her mistake she gets back to the business but this time concentrating on her abilities.

Screenplay of the movie is superb with an unmatched direction.

Madhur always does a good homework before he kicks off any project and his movies really display his courage of depicting the real society and real people. This movie is another example and taking the tradition of Chandni Bar, Corporate, Page 3 forward.

Hats off to him.

My rating to the movie – 8/10

-NKJ