Journey of Indian Cinema


The trend started with tightly draped chiffon saris and changed its facet to sexy and revealing bikinis. It is the journey of Indian Cinemas, which is world’s largest film industry. Since the time India produced its first sound film- Alam Ara in 1931 till the recent times, Indian Film Industry has offered a thriving history of films, may it be romance, action, comedy or thrill. Indian Cinemas has set a benchmark in portraying different orbs of Indian lifestyle. Let’s take a ride back to the times when Indian Cinema opened its wings to soar high.

The beginning of the Indian Cinemas was The Golden Era where critically accredited movies like Awaara, Shree 420 and Mother India, to name a few were produced. These movies revolved around the idea of common man and his struggles in life. Movies like Mughal-E-Azam and Taj Mahal displayed heavy jewellery, opulent dresses. After dawn made its way to Indian Cinemas, there was no looking back. The trend thereafter was of tightly draped saris and short blouses, swimsuits were also in the list of trends in those times. The makeup seen was simple with beautifully winged eyeliner.

Evolution in the fashion industry was at its full fledge as the experiments were resulting positive and then started the bright and bold pieces like big polka dots, crop tops, mini dresses and saris of course. This fashion statement was seen in the movies Bobby and Johny Mera Naam. Main focus in makeup was still eyeliner. Men were usually seen with flared pants and denim shirts. A cap that covers their head was the hairstyle of those times.

Then again it was time to take a leap and to look forward to the 80s where fashion became smooth and stylish with chic-off shoulder tops and salwar suits in Maine Pyar Kiya, whereas saris again in Mr. India. At the same time, it is impossible to forget Disco Dancer and its golden-silver glittery costumes. The rugged denims and jackets swung their charisma after Salman Khan’s appearance in Maine Pyar Kiya.

Then came Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Dil Toh Pagal Hai in 90s and came along the love for sportswear and it became a part of casual wear. 2000 brought along a fire in the fashion industry where saris still prevailed, tees with palazzos, shorts and micro-mini surmounted too. 2010 trend took a new turn with its vivacious fashion theme. Boho-dresses, career oriented wardrobe and much more to it.

Fashion statement keeps changing with time, evolution keeps creating history, and Indian Cinema keeps upbringing the revolution. One thing that never changes is enthusiasm of innovating new and creative fashion statement to embark the history of Indian Cinema. Chiffon saris are all time favourites for the actresses and we witness all the old fashion repeating itself round the clock.


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