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The Indian Saree : That other hero of Mission Mangal that won our hearts

Mission Mangal has been a remarkable offering from Indian Cinema. It has found takers from all walk of life for its timely portrayal of the role of modern Indian women not just as home makers and mothers but also as the brains and hands behind one of India's most successful space missions that was conducted in 2014.

No wonder the star cast of Mission Mangal including the glamazons Vidya Balan, Sonakhi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menon dazzled us with their performances. These characters were loosely based on the team of scientists who had played a critical role in making the actual mission possible in 2014.

And if you are wondering why we are gaga over the movie and the cast - well, there was one more star in the film which you must have loved as much as we did - The Indian Saree.


Bollywood is never lacking in Indian Ethnic Wear costume for most of its film heroines but with Mission Mangal's five stellar acts by women portraying real life scientists, most of the looks  featured the saree making it the subtle star of the film for fashionistas who are always looking at Bollywood movies for some trendy style inspiration.

So whether it was Vidya Balan's savvy  project director dressed in casual cotton sarees or Sonakshi Sinha's glam coordinator flaunting an off shoulder blouse with a printed monochrome saree every avatar of this beautiful six yard wonder got plenty of screen time as well as the leading ladies.

The best part is there was something for every woman to crush on with each of the leading women dressing in beautiful sarees in different styles.

Think you missed checking out some trendy style inspiration from there ?

Nothing to worry - here we are with a round up some of the notable looks from the movie Mission Mangal which will set your hearts aflutter and make you rush to add some more awesome picks from Pure Elegance to your saree collection - oh and no spoilers we promise !

Vidya Balan: Vidya Balan played the devoted scientist who is the brainchild behind simplifying the missions main obstacle. Her look was nerdy, lovable and the quintessential working woman with casual linen sarees and simple minimal jewelry. She shone in her character like so many Indian women shine in their daily lives improving, refining and making our lives worth living amidst the obstacles, the challenges and the heartache of the daily grind.


Sonakshi Sinha: Sonakshi Sinha essayed the role of a young and accomplished woman with ambition and drive. Her smart fusion collared Kurtas for the character were age appropriate and the winning look was her off shoulder blouse with the monochrome saree.

Tapsee Pannu: Taapsee's role as a dedicated wife and worker evoked the strong and loving Indian woman of today who knows how to balance tough personal situations with a demanding work life. She won our hearts in simple printed chiffon and cotton sarees and her best look was the yellow kanjivaram saree for the D day.

Kirti Kulhari: Kirti Kulhari is one of the most versatile actors Bollywood has found in recent years and while her simple pastel chiffon sarees and embroidered Kurtas in Mission Mangal were as practical as they were flattering, her peach Kanjivaram was the embodiment of the soft spoken but strong willed programmer who rose to a challenge for a good cause.

Nithya Menon: Nithya Menon's Bollywood debut was impressive and while she preserved her lovely curly locks for the film her deep jewel colored silk sarees in the film were flattering and she carried them well too. Kohl lined eyes, a simple bindi and gold bangles - she carried the look of a young married working woman convincingly.

So now you see why we said that Indian wear and especially sarees were the unspoken hero of this amazing saga of Indian brain power, grit and never say die spirit?

Which one will you don today?

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Article By : Bhavna R

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