Whether it is Amitabh’s boot-cut pants or Sridevi’s chiffon sarees, Bollywood has always been a major trendsetter in India. Nothing goes unnoticed in a Bolly brigade.
Through the decades we have seen an advent of Punjabi suits in Bollywood films. They created some serious fashion trends and once you go through the list even you would agree. Here are some major Bollywood films that you should watch if you are a Punjabi suit lover.
Best 16 Movies for all Punjabi Salwar Suit Lovers
1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
The biggest film in India also had an amazing collection of Punjabi suits. Delete the part in Switzerland and get yourself to concentrate on the Punjab part and you will notice some really good Punjabi suits worn by Kajol and Mandira Bedi. And of course, Kajol’s iconic scene in that white Punjabi suit. Ah-mazing!
2. Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham (2002)
This Karan Johar directed film may have become famous fashion-wise for Kareena’s fusion sharara, but don’t miss Kajol’s Punjabi suits in the first half of the film. Yes, Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and stunning Punjabi suits go hand in hand. So was the case in this film.
3. Veer-Zara (2004)
It is hard to distract yourself from the endearing love story that you will come across, but you must, for you will have to see the Punjabi suits. Taking inspiration from Punjab, on either side of the border, Veer-Zara showcased some gorgeous pieces of Punjabi salwar suits.
4. Jab We Met (2007)
Geet became one of the most adorable characters in Bollywood with this film and her attires became the hottest trend of the season. The colorful Punjabi style salwars and the Patiala pants are still ruling the fashion market.
5. Namastey London (2007)
The effortless transition of Katrina from a party hopping Londoner to the wife of a hardcore Punjabi munda was delightful to watch onscreen. Especially her fuchsia pink and green ensemble in the song Rafta Rafta radiated her porcelain skin texture and wheatish tone.
6. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Anushka moulded into the role of a dotting housewife Taani with a penchant for dance in her debut film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. This vivacious beauty looked effortlessly chic in the white Punjabi suit which she matched up with a phulkari work dupatta.
7. Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)
The resham work suit in royal blue with embroidery work border, jacquard fabric Patiala and yellow chiffon dupatta did manage to steal our hearts Ainvayi Ainvayi! Yes the salwars were tailored to perfection and it didn’t take time for the style to catch on.
8. Action Replay (2010)
This Vipul Shah comedy of errors depicted a retro look of the blue eyed beauty Aishwaria. However her attire in the holi themed song where she can be seen in a white suit with floral embroidery and green Patiala pants remains to be our favorite.
9. Teri Meri Kahaani (2012)
Piggychops flaunted three different looks in this Shahid Kapoor starrer melodramatic love story. But our favorite remains her portrayal of Aradhana where her traditional Patiala salwars with phulkari embroidery border brings back pre independence fashion style to silver screen.
10. 2 States (2014)
Well, Alia Bhatt brought that urban chic youthfulness to Punjabi suits in 2 States. Everything was made to look great, the cuts, the colors and the fitted structure of the suits. When you are a fan of Punjabi suits, it will be hard to get this film out of your mind.
11. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
The bubbly Alia came back to lighten up our hearts with her kohl lined eyes and pretty pastel patialas with sublime designs.
12. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Our adorable Bhaijaan’s onscreen lady love sported both regular wears and blingy party ones in this tearjerker film which soon paved its way in the cupboard of all Punjabi suit lovers across the globe.
13. Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)
The mirror work tangerine suit accentuates the demure frame of Kangana as she went full on badass in this paisa vasool entertainer.
14. Udta Punjab (2016)
Okay, this may not be the film you were expecting to turn up on this list. But as the rule of fashion goes, you will have to dig fashion out of a pile of unnecessary things. Udta Punjab wasn’t a film that specifically promoted fashion, well, except for Gabru’s iconoclastic trend. However, it was Kareena’s simple yet effective salwar suits that should be your concern.
15. Sultan (2016)
Anushka looked every bit of a demure Punjabi kudi in the green embroidered kurta which she sported in the song Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai and completed the look with loose hair and golden jhumkas.
16. Phillauri (2017)
Now, a film completely based on Punjab is sure to produce some unforgettable Punjabi suits and so it did. Sashi played by Anushka wore one gorgeous Punjabi suit after another and we could do nothing but drool on its sheer beauty.
Whether it’s a lame day at office or your cousin’s mehendi, the Punjabi suit can manage to look equally regal and fitting in all the occasions. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try and let the world bask in your afterglow.
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