And we have to say, the four short stories of how people are fighting their own battles during the pandemic and bonding over a shared ray of hope will comfort your lockdown anxiety.
Living in the land of big fat Indian weddings, the current situation has forced a lot of couples to either postpone their wedding plans, host virtual weddings or organise intimate ceremonies.
Inspired by such couples, ‘Web Ne Bana Di Jodhi’ perfectly captures the heartwarming journey of a desi couple who’s trying to convince their family for having a virtual big fat Indian wedding during the lockdown.
This short story opens with the bride-to-be’s fun-filled haldi. And just like any other haldi pomp, there’s dance, music and lots of booze, the only difference is, it’s a virtual ceremony.
But somewhere between poor connections and overlapping conversations the father of the bride loses his patience and furiously calls his daughter.
Just like any other desi dad, he wants to organise a big fat Indian wedding for his daughter but the practical bride-to-be always wanted to have a court marriage. Deeply heartbroken by the current situation, the father accuses her of using the lockdown as an excuse for saving money.
And he doesn’t budge from his decision even when his son-in-law tries to explain to him how tying the knot is what makes a difference and not having a big fat Indian wedding.
And in that moment he chooses his daughter’s happiness and understood what’s important to her instead of succumbing to the societal pressure of having a big fat Indian wedding.
In fact, this heartwarming short story has normalised the concept of hosting virtual weddings during these times in a country that is obsessed with big fat weddings. They might have also inspired a lot of millennials and their parents who are planning to shift their lockdown wedding.
You can watch the entire short film here:
If you’re wondering how couples manage to have a lockdown wedding or tie the knot virtually, click here to unravel a story of a real-life couple who fought against all odds to have their intimate lockdown wedding.
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