4 great wedding movies for the weekend movie binge!

We all love the weekend movie binge, and more often than not it is the feel good factor in movies which make us watch them.

We have all seen the famous Badrinath ki Dulhaniya’s and Band Bajaa baraats.

How about we try something new, we found some great foreign language wedding movies which would be a good watch over the weekend including one we all know!

Serial (Bad) Weddings – French Movie – Comedy – Subtitles Available

A Catholic couple from France has their life turned upside down when their four daughters marry men from different races and religions.

 

The Syrian Bride – Arabic – Drama – Subtitles Available

Mona (Clara Khoury), a Druze bride-to-be, lives in a village on the border of Israel and Syria. Her father, political leader Hammed (Makram J. Khoury), wants her to marry a Syrian comedian, but her move to Syria would likely be a permanent one, considering the political unrest between the two countries. The wedding planning is a nightmare, and tensions are high — especially when Mona’s siblings, who have moved on to new countries and complicated relationships, come home before the big day.

 

THE WEDDING CAMPAIGN – Korean – Comedy – Subtitles Available

Wedding Campaign is South Korean film about two aging bachelor farmers. Unable to find wives in Korea willing to move to the countryside, they go on a 10-day “campaign” in Uzbekistan, where local matchmakers attempt to pair them up with local ethnic Korean Women.

 

FATHER OF THE BRIDE – English (Duh) – Comedy – Subtitles Available. 

This one we all know 😀 George Banks leads the perfect life with his wife, daughter and son. When Annie, his daughter, decides to get married, he has a hard time letting go of her.

 

Here is wishing you a great weekend! 🙂

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Our favourite picks for your Sangeet and Wedding Music!

With wedding season in full swing, it is time to dance till you drop. This post is about our picks of songs you can use to make your wedding/sangeet as memorable as can be!

Let’s begin with some high energy tracks for your Sangeet:

The “Gulabo” song (the movie Shaandar) is perfect to start with. This peppy yet not too jarring song will act as the instant mood setter for the evening.

The “Galla Gudiya” song (the movie Dil Dhadakne Do) with its punjabi dance masti flavour will be great for performing in a group or for a couple like chacha-chachi or mama-mami performing on stage.

The “Kar Gayi Chul” song (the movie Kapoor and Sons) has a hint of mischief and flirtatious fun. The young cousins of the bride and groom can get the guests grooving for the fun-filled evening with the help of this song.

The “Chittiya Kalaiyan” song (the movie Roy) is a foot tapping number with appreciation for feminine beauty and is a instant hit with all the women. The pretty bride or her cousins dancing on this number makes for a great idea.

Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hain” song (the movie Khoobsurat) will heighten the enthusiasm quotient among the relatives and guests. Even if there’s no performance planned on this song, it will definitely attract enthusiastic and spontaneous dancers on stage or on the dance floor.

With the excitement hitting the roof, the next best suggestion definitely is “Dj Wale Babu Mera Gana Chala De” and when it plays no one will be able to resist the dance floor!!

Sunny Leone’s “Baby Doll” song definitely deserves mention here. With a solo or a young girls group performance on this, the Sangeet hall will definitely be buzzing with high octane energy.

The “Afghan Jalebi(the movie Phantom) song with its peppy foot tapping Arabic theme music, is an instant hit with the crowd and a cousins performance on this number will definitely make the energy levels hit the roof.

The “Tu Meri” song (the movie Bang Bang) buzzing with energy is perfect for the young crowd to get their groove on.

The “Badtameez Dil” song (the movie Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani) is needless to say meant for a power packed performance by the bride and groom’s friends and cousins. Such a song will get the foot tapping and hearts racing.

For the Mumbaiya tapori fun song, we have the “Tu Mere Agal Bagal” song (the movie Phata Poster Nikla Hero). Performance on this song will definitely be hilarious to watch.

Our picks for the best romantic songs!

The “Sab Tera” song (the movie Baaghi) is a very soothing romantic number which will be heart warming if performed by the bride and the groom.

The “Pehla Nasha” song (the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander) is an evergreen song loved through out generations. This song creates an ambience of love like no other song.

The “Samjhawan” song (the movie Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya) is again an enchanting love song perfect for the new couple.

The “Pehli Nazar Main” song (the movie Race) of Atif Aslam with its melodious and scintillating rhythm, makes it a good choice for a close dance by the couple.

The “Rabta” song (the movie Agent Vinod) sets a soothing Sufi love environment. It can be used as a dedication from the bride to the groom. Also a popular song for Bridal Entry.

The “Teri Or” song (the movie “Singh is King”) will look very romantic if performed by any couple on stage.

The “Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi” song (the latest album with Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor) is a remix of an evergreen romantic song of the 1990s. It will make for a cute dedication from the groom to his bride.

Do let us know which one is your favourite 🙂

Disclaimer : We do not claim to own rights to any of the music spoken off in the above post and adequate licenses need to be acquired to use the same on your big day.

Band, Baaja, Talkies! 7 Best Bollywood Wedding Movies of Our Generation

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We did a piece a while back on the best Hollywood movies you can watch for pointers on your wedding preparations. Well, it would be blasphemy, then, to not mention the industry that is know for its larger-than-life, festive, colourful theatre. Bollywood family entertainers are the very essence of what an Indian celebration is all about. We’ve compiled a list of some top Bollywood entertainers by stalwarts in this genre, so jot down your notes and get ready for some valuable wedding lessons:

Hum Aapke Hai KounHum_Aapke_Hain_Kaun

When it comes to wedding movies, no one does it better than Sooraj Bharjatiya. The colour, magnitude and fun associated with Indian weddings was first brought to the fore by this godfather of Indian family cinema. The movie focuses primarily on the various ceremonies in Indian weddings and the rituals and traditions that go with it. The pops of colour, the grand sets and sparkling star cast are an absolute feast on the eyes. This one is an absolute must watch!

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Hum Saath Saath Hain

This one is another blockbuster starring Salman Khan from the house of Rajshri. This movie, in addition to glorious weddings, highlights the trials and challenges faced by a joint family in modern day India. This movie truly celebrates the concept of a big fat Indian wedding.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

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DDLJ was a super hit when it first released in 1995, but soon surpassed expectations to become a cult following, a part of every household in India. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol immortalise the love story of Simran and Raj, and how their love gets caught up in the midst of preparations for Simran’s full-blown Punjabi wedding. Every character in the movie is tailor-made to fit the plot and works beautifully to bring conclusion to this glorious love affair. This movie is a classic family entertainer if there ever was one.

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This one is very close to our hearts because it focuses on the more technical and painstaking side of wedding planning and not just the happy festivities. This story follows the lives of two planners who collaborate to form an event management company that caters to wedding celebrations. However, things get complicated when the two fall in love and this begins to affect their business. The movie is fresh, youthful and entertaining, and focuses on the little details and enormous prep that goes into actually planning a wedding. It also attempts to highlight the things that could go wrong at a wedding and why event planners play an important role, which goes way beyond the physical planning of the events.

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This masterpiece by Nagesh Kukunoor does a humorous take on matchmaking in India and how the prospective match’s eligibility is determined based on their social status in the community. It highlights the social stigmas and mentalities often associated with arranged matches. NRIs are preferred over locals, fair skin over dark skin, tall over short, and so on. The movie is centred around an NRI who is back home in India on a vacation, and how his mother is using all her resources to have him married to a local girl before his vacation ends and he’s back overseas. What we love about this movie is that it doesn’t focus on the typical Punjabi weddings usually portrayed in Indian movies, but on the subtler customs of South India. This one is an absolute cracker, and thoroughly entertaining!

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This one comes from the maker of Bend It Like Beckham (another great wedding movie), which is a modern Indian take on Jane Austen’s cult classic Pride and Prejudice. Gurinder Chadha spins the comic tale of a witty young woman trying to find a suitable husband to a cross-cultural setting that spans 21st century India, London and America. The movie focuses on the disparity between non-residents and locals and how their sets of expectations from a wedding vary greatly. Don’t miss this one for some light-hearted entertainment.

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This amazing piece by Mira Nair is a happy movie that surpasses national boundaries and is a celebration of human behaviour. It is a comedy-drama about how several generations of an Indian family come together to partake in the wedding of their daughter with an NRI. The hilarity and complications that ensue will keep you tickled through the length of the movie. This offbeat wedding extravaganza is a must watch.

I hope you enjoy this list of wedding treats and are able to take away from the essence of what each movie has tried to portray. Until next time!