80s arthouse aesthetic in Bazaar (1982).
The movie deals with the poorer Muslim communities of Hyderabad and the financial compulsions that lay behind many an unequal and unwanted marriage contract. Some parts of the costuming reflect the milieu. With Shabnam (Supriya Pathak) the film often draws on the “ethnic chic” of the decade, as was the practice with many an arthouse film.
Screencaps from Phir Chiddi Raat.
The styling for Smita Patil is a little old world in the churidar-sets, the kiss curls etc. On the whole though the female characters share the ethnic churidar-kurta set, nose ring, jasmine gajra, glass bangles and the flat shampooed hair of the 80s aesthetic.