All’s fair in love and war. But ANYTHING’s possible in shaadis on Indian daily soaps. IDK where do these writers go for ideation, but never, and I repeat, NEVER, can they experience a creative block. Koi kami hi nahi hai originality ki.
I wonder if someday they will get a vampire boyfriend to bite the human girlfriend on the maang and they get married, as blood>>>sindoor. Did I just invoke the TV serial industry to hire me?
Who am I to say anything against an (in)genius plotline? As muggles don’t get magic, we common people can never understand the logic behind the flying thaalis and nishanebaaz sindoor. No, I’m not just rambling about weddings and TVs without purpose. I am here to share my observations with you. Because these daily soaps have, for real, trumped the matchmaking aunties who try to set up your rishta at every family function.
1. The accidental shaadi: do not attempt at home.
There are arranged marriages. There are love marriages. And then there are accidental marriages. Don’t we love it when it happens? You know, you’re sitting at your dressing table, casually dressing up, when you feel something falling on your nose. And the next thing you know you are a married woman.
Don’t you love it when you accidentally get married? 🤣— (I’m done)ⁿ (@Shayonnita15) March 25, 2021
TV serials circa 2020 pic.twitter.com/gJ6SqGfB6p
The makers of the show invented a sure shot way to get married without hassle. No pheras, no guest lists, no kharcha. You just need an open sindoor ki dibbi, a guy wearing long sleeves and voila. You’re done. Chhat maang mein sindoor, pat byaah.
2. The game of kisko milega sindoor.
Disclaimer: 3 women were involved in making sure the sindoor reaches the heroine.
advanced sindoor applying way in 2022 😭 pic.twitter.com/irKTLbB8yi— rish. (@lostboyinthesky) January 27, 2022
This show showed the hunger games: maang edition. You can get married too, just follow the steps:
This doesn’t always promise winning results, as you may land in grey ash instead of red sindoor, suhaag ki nishani.
3. Big sister, little sister, who cares?
Sasural Simar Ka has always been innovative. And so it was when they made the younger sister sit at the mandap and stall the wedding so that the elder sister could enter a contest. And she gets married. Ouch. That’s why they say better late than never.
4. Where there’s sindoor, there’s romance.
Accidents happen all the time on daily soaps. They might lead the protagonist to lose their memory, they might kill a character, but most importantly, they ignite passion and romance between the couple. Did you know by carefully smearing the floor with 1 mm water, you can fire up the chemistry between you and your partner?
Purab aur Thapki ke naye rishtey ki ho gayi hai shuruaat, par kya hoga jab Veena Devi ke saamne aa jaayega Thapki ka sach?— ColorsTV (@ColorsTV) October 29, 2021
Jaanne ke liye dekhiye #ThapkiPyarKi, Mon-Sat shaam 6 baje sirf #Colors par.
Anytime on @justvoot.#JigyasaSingh @aakashahuja3 pic.twitter.com/Bo0XFVi5sR
While the hero tumbles around to find a way to apply sindoor on the forehead of the heroine, TV serials tumble around to find logic. Logic:0, Daily Soap:1.
5. When ‘main tumhaare liye chhand taare le aaunga‘ became true, and shit got real.
There are different ways of choosing a husband. Dating on Tinder, registering on Shaadi.com, holding a swavaymwar. But nothing can beat demanding the moon. No, not a mooncake or a fake table lamp moon. But M-O-O-N. Chaand. The one that causes tides and winds. Lunar eclipse waala moon. Because, why not?
The guy of this show takes it too far, as he gets a rope long enough to cover 384,400 km. He even goes to Hogwarts and borrows the flying car and a magic wand, because, why not? And lo and behold! There falls the chaand ka tudka. O Neil Armstrong, you poor fellow.
No, no. Don’t utter logic when I am talking about Indian daily soaps.