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Friday, November 25, 2005

shaadi in movie style

There have been quite a number of films with the theme of marriage, or shaadi as we Indians prefer to call the holy arrangement. Yes, no matter what views others may have, marriage is indeed a bond that binds together two minds, two souls, and two bodies. People have been heard to comment that shaadi is nothing but barbadi. Also, it is said that those who have tasted the laddoo (sweets) of shaadi repent over it like the ones who have not tasted them! It is a sword that cuts both ways. Whatever it may be, the fact remains that the institution of marriage has launched a number of associated home industries right from fancy invitation cards to decorating the palms with mehndi to bridal hairstyles and body care and umpteen others areas. There are exclusive shops that specialize in laying out the best of fineries because marriage, when it comes for the first time, is an occasion for celebration. There have been instances of air borne marriages in aeroplanes and underwater marriages. Irrespective of the medium, marriage has its plus points. Marriages are made in heaven, the learned say and unmade in courtrooms. The charm of arranged marriages, where the bride and the groom see each other for the first in the mandap has an attraction of its own. It has spawned several films where the boy and girl interact innocently without knowing that they are made for each other, courtesy their parents!

The following are a few films where ‘shaadi’ is the theme:

Mein shaadi karne chala, - 1962 starring Mumtaz: nothing much available on the net.

Shaadi ke baad – this Yashj-Raj film of 1972 had Shatrughan Sinha, Jeetendra, Paintal and. Rakhee.

Chameli ki shaadi – directed by Basu Chatterjee, this film of 1986 was a hit. It starred Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh

Mere yaar ki shaadi hai – this film of 2002 is labeled as a romantic comedy and has in its cast Uday Chopra, Bipasha Basu and Sanjana

Shaadi se pehle – this film of Subhas Ghai’s Mukta Arts of 2005 is directed by Satish Kaushik and has in its cast Akshay Khanna, Mallika and Ayesha Takia. Songs sung by Daler Mehndi pep it up.

Mujhse shaadi karogi – starring Solomon Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Amrish Puri is directed by the one and only David Dhawan.

Shaadi No. 1 – is yet another output of the David Dhawan laboratory. In its roles are three pairs of youngsters Fardeen Khan and Ayesha Takia, Sharman Joshi and Soha Ali Khan, Zayed Khan and Esha Deol.Shaadi karke phas gaye yaar – another of the latest ‘shaadi’ films starring Solomon Khan and Shilpa Shetty.


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