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The Launch Of Housefull 4 Saw The Stars Looking Like They Belonged To The Sets Of Padmaavat. Here’s Why

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Whoever said we can’t mix slapstick comedy with resplendent costume design is in store for a shocking surprise. Blockbuster comedy movie franchise Housefull is all set to release their 4th instalment and this time they have our attention. Honestly, I am not the target audience for outrageous Bollywood comedies. I might watch them on TV on a lazy Sunday afternoon but definitely won’t take myself to the cinema for it. That might soon change because this film has three gorgeous women wearing stunning period costumes!

Director Farhad Samji has roped in ace designer duo Rimple and Harpreet Narula, who have previously worked on creating costumes for the Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmaavat for this outing. Extravagant for a comedy film, methinks.

Initially, we were delightfully surprised to see the film’s eccentric period posters. Then came the trailer launch where the cast was decked out head to toe in period costumes. It is quite novel to see celebrities turn out in their actual character garbs for a movie promotion unless you are Loki from The Avengers. Also, why would a comedy film have ridiculously accurate period costumes?

Turns out, the film has a re-incarnation storyline which sees the lead cast transform into maharajas and maharanis for the same. Gotta give props to the makers of the film for going all-out and creating elaborate clothes for the bygone era scenes. I mean, the ladies look gorgeous. And their lehengas are to die for. Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, and Kriti Kharbanda look every bit the regal queens in their perfectly styled costumes. #GarbaOOTDideas!

A source from the film revealed, “The period portion of the film was shot at a palace in Jaisalmer and on a set in Mumbai in two schedules last year. Though Housefull is a comedy franchise, Nadiadwala was keen on getting authentic getups for the 1419 era, so he got a team that has prior experience of working on a period film”. That’s so fetch!

The men in the film are also sporting some interesting looks for their characters. We have forever BAE Akshay Kumar in a bald cap, looking like the hottest villain in history. The film’s makeup artiste Preetisheel G Singh was also part of Padmaavat, working on Ranveer Singh’s all-out evil look. She revealed, “He had to look absolutely bald, in a way that one can’t even see the five o’clock shadow”. The team decided on the final characters by creating 3D models of the looks and seeing which fits best. While we can’t tell how the actual movie will fare, the makeup and costume design elements of the film have certainly got us intrigued.

It might not be far-fetched to speculate that Housefull 4 has been made as a “spoof” of period films. There is a whole brand of cinema dedicated to ridiculously entertaining spoof movies and we wonder if this one is going to be one of those. We shall see and take a call!

Till then, check out the trailer for the film!


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