Monday, July 26, 2010


Is it just me or does the Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Aisha' look an awful lot like the 1995 teen parody 'Clueless'.Ok so i haven't seen the movie yet, and both the movies are adaptations of Jane Austen's Emma, but c'mon people Rajshri Ojha could have been more creative in adapting the story to an Indian setting, and not try and pose South Delhi as the upper east side.That said, I would like to commend their efforts because even to copy, you need good taste(ask Gauri and Nainika, they would agree).Many a Indian designers have gone terribly wrong when they've tried to imitate their western counterparts and hence 'Aisha' comes as a breath of fresh air, because the clothes in this movie are not overtly sexy(read:Kareena Kapoor in 'Tashan', 'Kambakht Ishq' or just about every other movie of hers) and neither are they so aspirational that you cannot imagine real people wearing them(think all Karan Johar movies where the heroine is dressed immaculately even in the most trying of times).Therefore,'Aisha' might just end up becoming India's answer to 'The Devil Wears Prada', where the clothes were as much a draw as Meryl Streep's acting chops.The movie has everything going for it, from the publicity stills(an homage to everything retro it seems) to the soulful background score by Amit Trivedi,and i really hope it does'nt end up becoming a giant turkey(in terms of content i mean) much like Ms. Kapoor's other movie(i hate bad storys).And at this point i am tempted to give a shoutout to my friend Ranjunee Chakhma who was a part of Pernia Qureshi's fab team of stylists and is responsible for this sartorially ingenious film.


  1. nice take. It is such a (bad)copy of clueless. Forget Jane Austen. Could make a list of 100 scenes that were second by second copied in aisha. Clueless is much better than aisha even if it was made 10 years ago. Completely agree with you about trying to make it the DWPrada on Bollywood too. Wow, we should meet up and bitch out more. lol
    Hey! r you the one who I met at FNO?

  2. Firstly,yes that was me who u met at FNO.
    It's awesome u finally stumbled upon my humble blog and that you're following it(someone pinch me please).
    Yes yes we should totally meet up and have a bithfest(my friends will be so jealous).
    So for starters i'm Vikram(also known as 'all grown up')and as much as i love the name lovestruckcow(ingenious i tell u), i'm assuming u have a normal person name as well?