The movie adaptation of Maitreyi starred Hugh Grant and Supriya Pathak and is a listless Jean-Claude Carriere adaptation in which the costuming is the least of its troubles. But it is as uncertain as Hugh Grant’s French accented English in the film, partly because it is never made clear which year the movie is set in. However, the film largely borrows from the novel and leaves intact references to Tagore. For the most part Supriya Pathak wears handloom sarees and blouses common in the 80s. And Alain/Mircea never appears in Indian dress.
Shabana Azmi plays Maitreyi’s mother in the film. While her saris are worn in the Bengali style, the blouses are fairly unremarkable.
Apologies for the pics-my copy has a pretty crap transfer.
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