It has only been two weeks since Netflix released their latest Indian rom-com “Meenakshi Sundareshwar” and let’s just say, we’re already obsessed with the visually rich film. Sanya Malhotra (remember her from Dangal?), stars as the protagonist Meenakshi, who marries Sundareshwar, played by Abhimanyu Dassani—thus merging their first names to spell out the iconic Madurai temple.
Apart from the splendid cinematography, what really caught our eye was Meenakshi’s gorgeous South Indian wedding wardrobe. Her on-screen trousseau consisted of mostly classic silk sarees paired with statement jewelry—making for an interesting contrast that we all can take a few lessons from. So without further ado, let’s discuss some of our favorite looks from the movie, and of course, how you can recreate them effortlessly.
Meenakshi and Sundareshwar’s wedding was a pivotal scene in the movie so it only makes sense to devote the most impactful outfit for that moment. The mustard saree paired with a sindoor-hued blouse has our heart. What makes it even better is the statement temple jewelry. This look is impactful and simple at the same time so recreating it will be easy as pie. Start with a mustard colored silk saree. Instead of a matching blouse, opt for a red one like pictured above.
For jewelry, you can try a traditional gold choker set. And we definitely recommend accessorizing your bun with fragrant gajra!
In this whimsical scene, we can see the lovely couple share a lighthearted moment while worshipping at the temple. Meenakshi’s smile is beautiful but what we’re obsessing over is her minty-hued saree. This is not exactly a traditional color for newly-wed brides, which makes us love it even more. Pair it with a dazzling choker set and siren red lips to make the most of it (Teal and red is a trendy color combination that you must try immediately!)
Meenakshi’s sarees were not just wedding trousseau goals—some of them also made us swoon because of their simplicity and effortless charm. Case in point these two looks, the first one featuring a delicious purple saree and the second one showing us a more toned-down version of Meenakshi’s jewelry collection with the dainty pendant and earrings. You can easily recreate this look by opting for a purple chanderi saree and this adorable Ganesha pendant worn with tiny pearl jhumkis. Let your hair down and keep the makeup minimal.
So, which one of these looks are you planning on recreating? Are you into heavy silk sarees and temple jewelry or something more toned-down? Let us know!