Film stars are quite reluctant to adorn a dress on the luxurious manes that they display through the film as the style, and they rarely compromise on it for a headgear in a film, but Ranbir Kapoor has made a very bold statement through ROCKSTAR by appearing in a large part of the film wearing a headgear or a cap. It would surely mark the return of the headgear as a fashion statement in a big way this fall and Dev Anand would be mightily pleased with this change.
As a matter of convention film stars rarely experiment with different sort of headgears in a film, they may wear a particular hat or a cap, but not scores of adornments, but Ranbir Kapoor has turned the argument on its head. It is more of a statement of reviving back the tradition of wearing a headgear, an integral part of our cultural ethos, that has been done away with, under the western influence. The revival of the same though is ironic, as it is in association with a western import, aka the hardcore western music.
ROCKSTAR from the perspective of fusion indeed is a wonderful achievement as a apart from the fusion of music that has been brought about in the film, it is the fusion of fashion as well that has emerged as the underlining motif for the film. It is manifest in the loose trousers that Ranbir Kapoor has displayed in the film, a sort of Salwar that males in Punjab, and further Pakistan and other countries wear with aplomb. Proud would be the grandparents of Ranbir Kapoor that their grandson has brought the sartorial dress that defined their clan in a big way through ROCKSTAR.
The dress has been brought back into vogue, but the difference is there in the fact the material that has been provided to Ranbir Kapoor for his trousers is not cotton but it is velvet, and it has infusion of retro designs. It is the quotient of comfort that he has communicated with his dress, once he becomes a ROCKSTAR, is going to be the motif of passion this fall, instead of sharp cuts; it is going to the comfort factor in adorning a dress which would define its utility and acceptance.
Fortunately enough in the transformation of the character from Janardan Jhakar to Jordan, the dress has gone retro and has attained a sense of Indian bearing, probably owing to the fact that Nargis Fakhri was not there to prop him to wear the western dresses to be accepted in her social circle, as she did by changing his name. Acceptance in a societal setup should be on one's own terms and based on one's own style and preferences, not by imposition of someone else's style. This is the underlining motif of ROCKSTAR as far as its bearing on fashion is concerned, factoring in the premise that cinema in India indeed defines fashion, and ROCKSTAR has done it with aplomb.