I blogged about Olivia Palermo back during LFW when she was snapped by a friend of Mawi looking faultlessly chic in a neutral outfit accessorised with the Mawi Sunray Tube Necklace…
And then I blogged again when she gushed about her Mawi ring on Style Bistro…
It’s safe to say that Olivia is one of our fave Mawi fans and it seems that this particular necklace (also a favourite of Rihanna’s) is becoming a firm favourite of Olivia’s too! It’s cool to see how two women, with such different looks and styles can make this piece work for them, in fact make it look like it was made for them!
Hindi movies aren’t known for being thought provoking or sensitively made. And that’s what makes Udaan all the more exciting, because it defies all the Bollywood stereotypes- there’s no bling, no hilariously camp singing and dancing routines, there aren’t even any sexy ladies alluring fans with high-voltage ‘item numbers’.
Instead, and in what it is difficult to believe is his debut, director and writer, Vikramadita Motwane brings an insightful and beautifully shot coming-of-age narrative, about a teenage boy who returns from boarding school to his small town existence in Jamshedpur and the oppressive expectations of his unrelenting father. He finds solace in unexpected places – seizing snatches of fun with a jumble of accidental friends, and finding his own destiny irresistibly and movingly tied to that of a little brother he didn’t know he had.
What unfolds is a bittersweet account of his unusually troubled adolescent search for identity and freedom- ‘aazaadiyan’.
The brave step taken by the team behind the movie to create something different seems to have paid off. While it may not have smashed box office records in the way that recently released Tamil movie ‘Robot‘ has, Udaan has been showered with critical praise, won two awards at the 40th Giffoni Film Festival in Italy and is the first Indian film in 7 years to be officially selected to compete at the Cannes 2010 Festival.
The lead- Rajat Barmecha (Rohan) with, in my view, the star of the show – Aayan Boradia, who plays his younger brother, Arjun.