Fashion movie review
Fashion has been directed by Madhur Bhandarkar who is known for his realistic movies like Page 3, Chandni Bar and Corporate. Madhur Bhandarkar made the movie Fashion to expose the dark side of the fashion industry too. The movie went through a lot of controversies and the movie even received an “A” rating from the censor board. It was expected that the film would touch the sex, sleaze, drugs, compromise and all other negative aspects of the fashion industry. Many people in the fashion industry also felt that this pessimistic view of the industry might give a wrong impression to the masses about the industry.
But Madhur Bhandarkar has again showed brilliance in directing realistic cinema with absolute flawlessness. The story is about Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) who wants to become a supermodel and she walks the ramp for various designers and makes it to the top in the fashion industry. But she has to pay the price soon and her decline from the position starts very soon. She also meets a lot of people during this period especially Shonali Gujral (Kangana Ranaut) and Janet (Mugdha Godse). But she does is not ready to give up so easily. The storytelling, screenplay and cinematography are excellent in the movie. There is skin show in the movie to some extent but the script demads it and it is not unnecessary glamour and skin show as used by Bollywood filmmakers. There are some great situations in the movie like Shonali’s wardrobe malfunction and Janet marrying a famous gay designer (Samir Soni) even after knowing about the situation.
All the actresses in the movie have done absolute justice to their roles. Mugdha Godse is natural although she is a newcomer while Kangana Ranaut has performed brilliantly and might be in nominations for supporting actress award next year. But Priyanka Chopra stole the show with a career best performance. She is excellent throughout the movie more towards the second hour. She is not only gorgeous but has acted exceptionally well in the movie. The best scene according to me is the one when she falls in her own eyes and breaks down infront of the mirror.
This movie is excellent and Madhur Bhandarkar has again proved that he can touch the masses with realistic cinema.
I would give this movie a rating of 4/5.