Fashion. Hmm. So I’m still thinking just what am I supposed to write. I mean, to rave about a film that deals with exploitation and coming from a director who is known to do the same, one isn’t sure what emotions to express. At one level it’s a laudable effort, especially Priyanka Chopra’s acting but then again since the mood of the film is so somber, I’m not sure if I’d like to watch this particular film again. Except perhaps for the songs. And for Kangana Ranaut’s portrayal of a model turned drug addict.
The inherent message as conveyed in the film is what ought to be applauded. Especially in the second half. The very opening scene in the film has Raj Babbar chiding his daughter, Priyanka Chopra for harbouring dreams of being a part of the glamour industry. Yet towards the end, when Priyanka returns home with shattered dreams, it is actually her father who asks her to forget her past and pursue her hopes with new fervor.
All through the film there is this subtle undertone of just how different the shallow modeling world is from the middle class reality most of us, have grown up with. And that perhaps is the strongest message that this film conveys. Mugdha Ghosh is exceptional in her role as the anglo model ‘Janet’ and infact it’s difficult to believe that this is Mugdha’a first film. And to her credit it’s a hit! So three cheers to that!