You have to admit that if not for Bollywood, we would be still be in the dark about the interesting facts about big fat Indian weddings. There’s a boy, there’s a girl and there will be a field of yellow flowers or Swiss Alps in the backdrop. But once the loving Bollywood couple decides to tie the knot after much hesitation and deliberation, there comes the wedding. Let’s talk about 5 movies which has taught us how Indian weddings should be organized.
When it comes to Indian weddings, a Sooraj Barjatya movie will definitely top the list. Our all-time favorite would be Hum Apke Hain Koun! If it was not for this movie, we would have never known that you are entitled to different functions before the wedding. A wedding is incomplete without a sagai, sangeet, mehendi and of course more functions in between. No wonder, the concept of sangeet and mehendi became popular post Hum Apke Hain Koun!
Cut to 2016 and we have the new-age bromance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. And the movie taught us that you have to take a trip with your bros or besties before the wedding. This is the new-age concept of a stag party. Why waste money on drinks when you can take a trip with your friends? Of course, you need the money to splurge, but the idea of taking a trip before the big leap is a good idea.
Indian wedding was very much a family affair at least till Band Baaja Baraat. This movie taught us the importance of having a pair of dynamic wedding planners in the form of Shruti and Bittoo. Band Baaja Baarat was an iconic movie in many ways; it helped us to understand that Indian weddings are going through a phase of transformation. And a little bit of planning can make your wedding a gala event.
Can a happy beginning come after a happily ever-after? If Bollywood says so, it must be. That is what we precisely get to see at Tanu Weds Manu Returns. After a action-packed drama between Tanuja and Manoj in Tanu Weds Manu, we see some more actions in the form of Datto in the sequel. Marriage can be pretty exciting, and this franchise teaches us that you should always expect the unexpected in your life partner, so that it is less of a shock afterwards!
When we talk about destination weddings, it is hard to miss the picture-perfect location of Udaipur in Yeh Jawani Hain Diwani. The second half of the movie was all about the wedding and how Bunny falls in love with Naina. Those who are planning for a destination wedding can take a hint or two from this movie.