The Film Post (1980s)

Everything 1980s can be found in one Rekha movie or the other. From indie style to gharelu chic to plain old Bollywood glamour, she showcased it all in her 1980s films. Each movie often had a signature look with the actress sticking to a distinctive, restrictive style.

In Vijeta (1982), the actress played a Maharashtrian character.  Showcased are a number of sarees one may loosely term Puneri/Ilkal/Narayanpet, all with matching blouses (almost all have the same fabric as the saree, a few are matched, heavier fabrics known as “khun”). The blouses hark back to the 70s with their cap sleeves and round neck, Rekha herself favoured a closed neck style of blouse which was a bit of a 1980s trendsetter.  The large bindi and the mangalsutra complete the look, fairly common among middle class women of the time. Not seen in the pic are the coordinated glass bangles, a bit of a 70s/early 80s style.

The costume designer for the film was Jennifer Kapoor/Kendal.

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