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7 Indian Movies For Costume Designers That Gen-Z Finds Mesmerising

7 Indian Movies For Costume Designers That Gen-Z Finds Mesmerising

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Here’s Gen-Z back with 7 mesmerising Indian movies for costume designers as production sets can never be complete without a Costume Designer.

Remember that Indian cinema is a trendsetter for every household in the country. Every movie gives rise to one or the other pop culture craze. Be it Shahrukh’s iconic sweet look from Mohabbatein or Amir’s funky outfit from Secret Superstar. Indian films have had a direct impact on the types of clothes we are following nowadays. The Gods behind these vogues are Costume Designers of these movies!

So, our dear striving fabric-lovers, be sure to groove on these 7 Indian movies for costume designers that are must-must-must-watch!

  1. Mughal-e-Azam (1960):

A Magnum Opus flick that still is relevant in the eye of every Indian. The characters portrayed had shades in their clothing. The costume designer was hailed for creating the designs for Anarkali.

  • Duration – 3 hours 18 Minutes
  • Costume Designer – Jaggi 
  • Directed by K Asif   
  • IMDb Rating – 8.2/10
  • Available On Amazon Prime
Mughal-e-Azam (1960)
  1. Umrao Jaan (1981):

If there’s a film featuring timeless beauty, Rekha, carrying beautiful silk sarees along with embroideries in designs–what will be your reaction? Of course, a big YES! The film depicted an epic love story about the devotion of a dancer. 

  • Duration – 2 hours 25 Minutes
  • Costume Designer – Shubhashini Ali
  • Directed by Muzaffar Ali 
  • IMDb Rating – 7.8/10
  • Available On Amazon Prime
Umrao Jaan (1981)

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  1. Bombay Velvet (2015):

A big failure but an exceptional costume display: that’s what this film is. Traditional costumes in the era of flashiness and glamour refreshed with Jazz music throughout the movie–that’s just something to watch. Every piece of clothing is a feast for our eyes. One of Anushka’s Gown itself weighed 35-kgs notifying us what apparels must have been utilized.

  • Duration – 2 hours 29 Minutes
  • Costume Designer – Niharika Bhasin 
  • Directed by Anurag Kashyap   
  • IMDb Rating – 5.6/10
  • Available On Hotstar India
Bombay Velvet (2015)
  1. Jodha Akbar (2008):

Not just a love story but a tale of war as well. Every single attire was well explained with small detailing to it. Amongst all the costumes, Aishwarya’s bold and beautiful gown was the standout. A historical epic you cannot miss watching!

  • Duration – 3 hours 33 Minutes
  • Costume Designer – Neeta Lulla 
  • Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar 
  • IMDb Rating – 7.6/10
  • Available On Netflix India
Jodha Akbar (2008)
  1. Haider (2014):

Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider is an adaptation of Hamlet (Shakespeare). Characters wearing shawls, kurtas and drapes, delivers a perspective of what Kashmir looks like. A visionary film with authentic costumes. Haider will make you know the magnificence of Kashmir. 

  • Duration – 2 hours 42 Minutes
  • Costume Designer – Dolly Ahluwalia 
  • Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj   
  • IMDb Rating – 8.1/10
  • Available On Netflix India 
Haider (2014)
  1. Devdas (2002):

A traditional Bengali saree wasn’t anything new that Bhansali was offering to the audience. The difference was made in the way it was designed and how Aishwarya and Madhuri wore it. Also, Devdas was a National Award recipient for the Best Costume. Well, that’s all the Gen-Z would wish to know when he first set out to find Best Indian movies for costume designers.

  • Duration – 3 hours 05 Minutes
  • Costume Designer – Neeta Lulla
  • Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • IMDb Rating – 7.6/10
  • Available On Amazon Prime
Devdas (2002)
  1. Bajirao Mastani (2015):

Clothing and Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a better love story than “Jab Harry met Sejal.” The portrayal of the Maratha empire and culture was spot on. As big as the costume designers were roped in for making a film of this stratum possible, they have done great justice in the outfit department. 

  • Duration – 2 hours 38 Minutes
  • Costume Designer – Anju Modi, Maxima Basu, Salvi and Chandrakant
  • Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • IMDb Rating – 7.2/10
  • Available On Voot
Bajirao Mastani (2015)

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So this was it for all the enthusiasts about fashion, fabrics and clothes.

“Wahi Kahani Phir Ek baar, Majnu Ne Diye Kapde Faad, Dekh Ye ‘recommendations’ Beech Bazar.”

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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