Thursday, 5 July 2012

My Big Fat Indian Wedding

Every good Bollywood love story has a wedding party music number where everyone is dressed up, dances and feels happy. However one upcoming Bollywood film has decided to do this a bit differently using some interesting lyrics. 

Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai releases in August and one of its songs is called Big Fat Indian Wedding. The promo shows a typical Bollywood wedding scene, although it seems small when compared to other wedding scenes in films such as K3G. When I stumbled across this, it was the words to the song that surprised me most. "Today is the day of my big fat Indian wedding" is sung without any sense of irony. It's cheesy and funny for all the wrong reasons.

The soundtrack has been launched, but is currently unavailable on iTunes. Having briefly watched the song previews, the rest of the soundtrack sounds average. The story is a Romeo and Juliet tale about a couple who fall in love but belong to families who are enemies.

Considering the cost and scale of some the weddings that happen these days, Big Fat Indian Wedding  would be an appropriate song to use in the background of the video. But somehow I don't think that will be happening this wedding season. 

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