Kabhi Kabhie is really not that great of a film: lots of hypocrisy and unceasing moping, and if your DVD, like mine by Yash Raj Forever Classics (wishful thinking, YRF!), has its colors set on extra high saturation and contrast, it's even quite garish to look at (more on that in a later post this week). However, it's got some pretty people, and the Kashmiri romping guarantees at least the joys of winter fashions.
The elder generation embraces sensible cold-weather clothing with taste and grace. With sherbet pastels and pinstripes, even!
Look at lovely Rakhee layering her sheer saris with blinged out cardigans! (Also note the difference in the colors in the film; the picture on the left is from a DVD I rented a few years ago, and the one on the right is from the YRFC mentioned above.)
One lapse in taste: a poncho. And I know this post is about sweaters, not coats, but I cannot stop myself from pointing out how much this get-up reminds me of the collar-chewing disguise in the opening con of Shaan.
Whenever you get Rishi and Kashmiri knitwear, you know something good is going to happen! In this case, a turtleneck with an extra layer on the front mimicking a vest! Neetu has a similar one later in yellow and green, though I think hers is an actual sweater vest over another sweater.
Rishi's sweaters are otherwise mostly restrained in this film....
Aside: check out the name of Rakhee and Amitabh's lovey-dovey boat!
After pulling these images, I thought I'd rifle through my other 70s screencaps to see what other fun I could find. Surprisingly, it turns out most of my insane sweater pictures are either earlier - like fun hillside romps starring Nanda and Shashi - or later - like the older Rishi we all know and love. But I did find a few more. Here's one from Doosra Aadmi that makes me think perhaps Rishi's colorful houndstooth (above) was his personal sweater...or maybe these two movies were being filmed at the same time?
He also gets a great stripey combo.
In Apradh, Feroz and Mumtaz have a slew of matching lace-up knit tunics. This one is the chunkiest.
And who could forget Shashi's dopey tassled hat-scarf in Aa Gale Lag Jaa? If I had to guess, I'd say this is crocheted, not knitted, but it's too goofy a blob of ugly yarn to go by unnoted.