13 May, 2012
Power star is back with his stylish hairstyle which is trend-setting as it was. His introduction in the movie is outstanding as he is seen riding a horse in the police uniform. He wears a cargo shirt (buttons taken off) fitted with police logos. This gives a mass but rich look which has a stylish impression like never before. He ties a red towel around head before fighting, which really takes the audience pulse to peak. His watch, his belt with Gabbar Singh logo, his dark goggles and his denim wear, all give a unique look which is only Pawan's pride. For the first time, mostly dark shades are used on power star, which is surprisingly more suitable and fit. The hooded shirts used by him are his identity. All the costumes he wore and his role remembers seeing him in ‘Kushi’ 12 years ago. "Naaku konchem tikkundi, kani daaniko lekkundi". Yes the pulse of audience was well calculated by Harish Shankar and the result is a more stylish power star who steals the show. Pawan Kalyan completes the fashion in the movie with a look that struck the youth, the mass and of course his fans.
Shruti is traditional and glamorous in the movie. She wears half sarees in the first half of movie while she sticks to sarees in second half. The half-sarees are embroidered. The blouses are specially embroidered to enhance the look given by half-saree. She uses bluish shades for the costumes. Her fair complexion combined with embroidered half-sarees and blouses gives a great look to her. She uses crape and chiffon sarees in songs and in second half with pattern blouses which featured her presence beautifully. Shruti appears very pretty in sarees.
Abhimanyu Singh essays the villain’s role in the movie. He plays an ambitious rowdy role who tries to become a politician. I designed for him with linen fabric pattern Kurtis with bordered patti on collar and cuffs which brings in the look of local politician. He appears in both dark and lighter shades. His accessories, lot of gold ornaments, rudrakshas etc shows nativity of a village’s political villain. Given the rustic setup of his surrounding like a Vyayamasala and antique wood house, I made Abhimanyu wear rugged outfits blending with the environment in the right manner.
The hottest aspect of the movie and the awaited heartthrob Arora rocked the show in this movie. She appears in the ‘Kevvu Keka’ item song in three costumes, all of which are designer wear. Basic colours like red, green and blue are used in her dressing which gave a very bright and flashy look as expected by audience. Despite the fact that she doesn’t have much flesh, the stitching draped her body in the right way giving it a voluptuous feel and a raw sexuality which is the important aspect for any item song.
The main highlight of the movie is power star and the taste of the director. The choosing of colours, the kind of costumes and adding accessories to them can really bring a change in the way a movie can be received. Gabbar Singh is one such movie which showed a police costume in a stylish way which lasts for longer time in the minds of audience. However, cargos make him look short wherein narrow jeans make him look tall (as observed in the previous movies). The selection of costumes for villain and heroine are also appreciable. Overall, Gabbar Singh has come with a new style as he is special. Power star once again sets a new trend as he usually does always. The principal characters of the film had a earthy look as the backdrop suggests and the power of Pawan with the beauty of Shruti and the rawness of Abhimanyu tuned for a proper masala potboiler.
PS: I thank director Harish Shankar from this platform, who gave me first break in industry by giving an opportunity to design costumes for Abhimanyu Singh, the main villain of the film
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