Who doesn’t like to give all their attentions to a wedding? Especially when they are full of melo drama, colors, dancings, and traditions? (AKA INDIAN WEDDING). Therefore it’s not astonishing that so many movies, recently, are wedding themed. Such movies include, Veerey Ki Wedding, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, and before that Running Shaadi, Dolly Ki Doli; Shandaar, and Band Baaja Baaraat.
Dolly Ki Doli, directed by Abhishek Dogra, has a feeling that marriage movies are very relatable for viewers. Dogra, who has another wedding-related film, says, “Marriage is one theme from where you get several ideas.”
Dogra thinks that wedding are full of innovative ideas.
Actor Sumeet Vyas, who romanced Kareena Kapoor Khan in Veere Di Wedding, has a view point that a plot roadming around a wedding makes a movie full of life, as the set shares resemblance with an actual wedding. “Everybody’s getting dressed up, getting ready… Just as there are guests at a wedding complaining about something or the other, that happens on the sets, too. Be it Hollywood or Bollywood, weddings are an evergreen part of the films, and bring the entire family together,” he says.
‘Weddings are an evergreen part of the films, and bring the entire family together’ — Sumeet Vyas, actor
Mainstream Bollywood films, as an overall genre, are “incomplete” without weddings, believes trade analyst Amod Mehra. He says, “Weddings are an important part of cinema and romance. A bit of family drama and Punjabi flavour is what audience loves to watch.” Commenting on an upcoming wedding-related movie, 5 Weddings, starring Nargis Fakhri and Rajkummar Rao, in which Fakhri is an American journalist sent to India to cover Indian weddings, trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, “Marriages have had a vital role in Indian cinema; it’s also a great way to portray the Indian culture. It sets a joyous mood — there are light moments on-screen that everyone can relate to.”
Filmmaker Abhishek Dogra and trade analyst Amod Mehra both think that wedding-centric movies help viewers and wedding planners. “Viewers start to plan their wedding — where they want to get married, what kind of wedding they want, where do they want to go for a honeymoon,” says Dogra. “These movies have also highly benefited wedding planners,” says Mehra.
‘We’re finally seeing Bollywood representing the reality of what the 21st century Indian wedding looks like’ — Shinjini Amitabh Chawla, wedding blogger.
‘A lot of our clients want to experiment if you have a reference to a Bollywood movie / Bollywood stars’ — says Akshay Chopra, a wedding planner.
Planner Shweta Acharya adds to this, “Movies prove to be a great source of inspiration as they set new trends in the wedding industry. They’re also a platform to showcase what’s already taking place in the Indian wedding industry, for example, the bachelor/bachelorette trips, bridal entry scenes etc.”
It’s no doubt that a Bollywood-themed wedding, would be no less than a dream come true.