From Monsoon Weddings To Made In Heaven: 5 Indian Films & Shows That Uses Weddings As The Main Plot Device
Wedding season is here and we are here with five films with wedding as the backdrop.
Winter is knocking at the door and has brought itself the best wedding season of the year. While there are several Bollywood films that give us big fat Indian wedding goals, there are some films and TV shows that have narrated complex stories and relations with weddings as the main plot device.
This wedding season, we are remembering some of our favourite Hindi films and series that revolve around weddings.
A Mira Nair directorial, the 2001 comedy drama film Monsoon Wedding starred Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, and Vasundhara Das among others. The film follows the romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi. The film also marks the debut of Tillottama Shome, who was paired with Vijay Raaz. Itwent on to win several international awards and a Golden Globe nomination as well.
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Made In Heaven
Starring Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, Shashank Arora, Kalki Koechlin, and Shivani Raghuvanshi, Made In Heaven is a romantic drama web series that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in March 2019. The series revolved around a team of two wedding planners, Tara and Karan (played by Dhulipala and Mathur respectively), based in Delhi. Their agency name is of the same name as the series. Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti and written by Alankrita Srivastava, the second season of the series is set to premiere on the streaming platform soon.
The 2006 Hindi romantic drama film Vivah directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya starred Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao in the lead. One of the most popular films from Rajshri Productions, the film revolves around two people and their journey from engagement to marriage and a shocking tragic accident during the same along with its aftermath.
Bride And Prejudice
Bride and Prejudice is a modern-day Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice. The 2004 romantic drama film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Martin Henderson, Anupam Kher, Nadira Babbar, and Namrata Shirodkar, among several others. The film narrates the story of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.
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The 2022 Indian-American romantic comedy film Wedding Season directed by Tom Dey from a screenplay by Shiwani Srivastava premiered on Netflix this August. The film stars Suraj Sharma, Pallavi Sharda, Rizwan Manji, Veena Sood, Ari Afsar, Sean Kleier, and Manoj Sood. Much like arranged marriages in our country these days, two people pretend to date during a summer of weddings after being pressured by their parents to get married. However, as the story unfolds, they find themselves falling in love with each other.