Silly Tuesday Discussion Post: Which Madhuri Iconic Look is Most Iconic?

On Friday I did a post on random Madhuri photos so we could pick our favorites.  I purposefully avoided her iconic looks, thinking that wouldn’t be fair.  But Asmita called me out on it, so now a bonus post!  Which look is most iconic?

Okay, giving you questions now so you can mull them over:

Which is most iconic?

Which would you most want to borrow and wear?

Which do you like on her but would never wear yourself?

“Ek Do Teen”

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“Dhak Dhak”

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“Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai”

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“Maar Dala”

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“Didi Tera Deewar Deewana”

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“Choli Ke Peeche”

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“Tumne Agar Pyar”

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“Joote Le Lo”

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“Tamma Tamma”

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“Are Re Are”

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For me,

Most Iconic:

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Most want to borrow:

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Like on her but not me:

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(and of course if I missed a look, just let me know in the comments)


28 thoughts on “Silly Tuesday Discussion Post: Which Madhuri Iconic Look is Most Iconic?

  1. Pingback: Silly Tuesday Discussion Post: Which Madhuri Iconic Look is Most Iconic? — dontcallitbollywood – Business Startup-Bay Area

  2. Most iconic – very tough because she has so many but , I will vote for HAHK
    Would borrow – Tumne Agar Pyar and Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai
    Like on her, but no on me – Ek Do Teen

    And I would add her brown/green choli and skirt from Chane ke Khet Mein to iconic looks. I know it’s not as famous as Choli Ke Peeche or others but for me it’s important.


    • I really like the “Tumne” outfit, just not sure if I could pull off the divided legs look as well as she does.

      And I have a friend who also loves the “Chane Ke Khet” song! I will tell her she is not alone.

      On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 2:18 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • Add me, too 🙂 I even would borrow it, like I would borrow the one she wore in Koyla’s Sansoon Ki Mala Pe.
            As for me, the most iconic from your examples would be Maar Dala and Are Re Are also would be the one I like on her but not on me 🙂
            I know, they are all outfits she had in ShahRukh-movies but they are the one I have the most in mind exactly because she wore them in ShahRukh-movies 😉


          • I love Saanson Ki Mala Pe! I don’t know why it doesn’t come up more often as one of her best dances.

            On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 1:57 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. Most iconic: Didi tera dewar deewana and Maardala

    Most would want to borrow: same two as above

    Like on her but would not wear myself: Pretty much all of them, including the above two (I don’t have the figure for them)


    • I definitely could not pull of Maar Dala or even Didi Tera. But I feel like the “Tumne” and “Hum Ko Aaj” outfits are the most naturally flattering and forgiving, so I would probably go for those.

      Tamma Tamma and the Are Re Are outfit should really not be tried by anyone but Madhuri.

      On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 4:35 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • But both those are midriff baring outfits, which is my problem area. Actually I would morel likely be able to pull off the two looks I picked as iconic, since they fully cover the body. Saris and salwars are great for making less than perfect (or even some pretty imperfect) bodies look good.


  4. The Joote Le Lo and Didi Tera Dewar looks inspired real life fashions. nobody thought you could wear that green and white to a wedding function at the time and the near backless in the second look is a challenge for Indian hotwives even today. (that I know what the word ‘hotwives’ means is truly distressing to me 😁)


    • Wait, does “hotwives” meaning something different than just a hot wife? I’m so confused!!!!

      There is a bright purple choli with sparkles all over it and even less of a front and no back at all, plus beaded fringe hanging down in front that has been sitting in the front window of a store here since I was in college. I keep waiting for someone to be brave enough to buy it, but so far no one has. I suspect that’s what the store is counting on, the “challenge” to everyone walking by. you have that moment of thinking “I could pull that off! Why not?” And then you go inside and reconsider, but are so embarrassed you end up buying something anyway.

      On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 8:03 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Well a ‘hot wife’ is an attractive married woman and a ‘hotwife’ is an attractive married woman who pays extra extra special attention to her hotness. I guess the desi word for that would be the ‘hot bhabhi’ if you know what I mean!! 😂

        I get the deal with the choli. I suppose the owner of the store was counting on a casual wearer of Indian clothing to buy that revealing item and dress it like a cocktail gown. Most girls here just go for a bralette if they wanna go skimpy. I don’t understand why they’d put fringe on a choli though


        • It’s just the oddest thing! It feels more like a belly dancer top or something, but it’s in the front window of a definitely desi shop. I hope it never sells partly because it is one of my landmarks on the street. I’d totally get lost if they ever moved it. They built a luxury hotel in the big empty lot that used to be one of my landmarks downtown, and I keep accidentally walking into it because I keep thinking it is still an empty lot.

          On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 8:19 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



        • Urban Dictionary tells me that a hotwife is “a married woman who has the feedom in her marriage to pursue sexual relationships with men other than her husband. Her husband has full knowledge of her activities and consents to them.”
          That makes sense to me when the marriage is between a heterosexual woman and a homosexual (or impotent) man…I imagine that in a culture where homosexual inclination is thought of as a social no-go and impotency, many wives become ‘starved of sex’ … and impotence also is nothing a husband would like to be known.


          • I can’t say what it’s like for other cultures, but in Indian culture at least the devar-bhabhi relationship is defined by friendly teasing and flirting between them is socially acceptable. Over holi, it is allowed to get flirtier too. The hotwife in India is essentially the hot bhabhi fantasy. The husband’s “consent”, well at least in our culture depends on what he consents to- harmless but definitely sexually charged flirting with his brothers and friends he considers his brothers as is acceptable in the culture, or her flirting with other, random men of her choosing.

            I can see how you’d believe that Indian wives would deviate from their marital vows if they were starved of sex only if their husbands were impotent or gay. BUT you must take into consideration the fact that even today a very small of marriages are truly “love marriages” ie where the couple have chosen to wed each other of their own free will. Arranged marriage are the prevalent norm and intimate relations between husband and wives in that set-up is often strained (what I hear from friends and relatives in arranged marriages). Women do deviate, so do their husbands, and since decisions about both the wedding and the divorce are decisions that both the families make (not always the individuals), quite a few men stop caring about who their wives sleep with because they too are sleeping with other women on the side as divorce is not allowed by their families. Our movies have a tendency to not depict reality. 😁


  5. I would borrow the purple saree & choli. I recently got a choli in similar style stitched after months of deliberations & a dare from a friend. It will take few more months of resolve & yoga to wear it.

    Most Iconic-ek do teen & choli Jr peeche.

    What I like on her not on me-almost all. I can’t carry off any of her dresses. I would also avoid all the head covering styles in MaarDaala & the green-white dress in Joote Do. Would be too sweaty & itchy in Indian climate.
    More suggestions-baby pink frock from Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai & the multi-color ghagra from Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai.

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    • Finally a vote for Choli Ke Peeche! I was wondering if it was only me that remembered that outfit.

      I really hate the baby pink dress from Pehla Pehla, partly because there was one like it in our dress up box when I was a kid. I loved it as a little girl, but now when I look at Madhuri in it, I have this “ew, baby clothes on a grown woman” feeling. The multi-color ghagra on the other hand is something I would have wanted as a child and never had, and I kind of still want it now.

      On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  6. Most iconic: Choli Ke Peeche
    Would borrow: Maybe a more modest version of Dhak Dhak–love the color and everything, but that’s a lot of midriff. (For me, not for her).
    Good on her, not me: Well, all of them, isn’t it? However, special mention for Maar Dala. She looks like a princess, I would look like a particularly overdone sofa.

    (Am I alone in hating the Are Re Are outfit? That outfit is one of my major problems with Dil to Pagal Hai. The background dancers get to wear a sports bra and leggings type thing, which breaks the line up and makes the bust/hips look pretty even, but Madhuri has to wear a shiny unitard which makes her look hippy and flat-chested. And why with black oxfords? Truly I think the costume designers really didn’t do her any favors).


    • Nope, I do not like Are Re Are either. But it is iconic! And memorable. At least she gets to wear the betting option in the “dance of Envy” scene with Karisma.

      Dhak Dhak seems in some ways like the easiest to wear. I think the over the shoulder thing actually has fitted shoulders and stuff, so you don’t have to struggle to figure out how to drape it. And the waist is nice and loose, instead of that high strong waist she has in Ek Do Teen and Chole Ke Peeche, that I just know would start digging into me.


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