Almost three decades since Hum Aapke Hain Koun released but the film continues to have the same pull for so many of us. Ever wondered why? While the film's solid star cast and Madhuri Dixit's envious wardrobe sound like a good explanation here, we'll jump out on a limb here and say that it is a curious case of shaadi movies working it's magic!
With their overall celebratory vibe and opulent costumes, there is something about shaadi movies that rarely fails to strike a chord with the Indian audience. In fact, these are the movies that mostly remain evergreen and continue to retain the same place in our hearts for years, actually decades to come. So, to make your day, here are ten wedding sequences from Bollywood movies that gave us some major feels and continue to do so. Scroll down:
Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Mahabalipuram Shore Temple in Tamil Nadu, the emotionally charged wedding scene from 2 States happens to be one that few romantics will ever forget. Right from the beautiful amalgamation of cultures as depicted in the movie, Krish (Arjun Kapoor) standing smitten at the first sight of Ananya (Alia Bhatt) in a crimson-orange lehenga, everything about the scene gave us major feels. Also, there was something so natural, so adorable about how Krish embraced the Tamilian culture and changed in a mundu during the ceremony even if it made him slightly awkward. However, we are totally putting our money on the part where Krish ties the Thaali around Ananya’s neck, and she can’t help but cry. Inter-cultural love marriages in India still continue to be a big deal and Ananya’s emotional outburst shows just how much efforts they had to put in to make that wedding happen.
As a matter of fact, we don’t really have to make a case for a destination wedding at The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur. It's grand AF and when a film promises an Udaivilas wedding as its main plot, you should always say yes to it. It is not just the wedding scene but a major chunk of the film that gives us some amazing shaadi feels. Be it the fun haldi scene, the poolside mehendi ceremony, the sangeet competition, or the late-night shaadi scene, everything in this film spells out the big fat Indian wedding that we are absolute suckers for! From the vibrant costumes to the relaxed wedding eve, this move is custom made for serious shaadi feels!
The wedding sequence from Ok Jaanu easily features among our top three owing to its organic simplicity. Scale wise, it is the exact opposite of the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani wedding sequence. The wedding in this film happens on a private terrace and yet there is something just so pure and beautiful about it that we’d be torn if we were to choose between the two essentially contrasting scenes. We absolutely love the uniform gold, white, and red theme that also beautifully reflects in Shraddha Kapoor’s Anita Dongre lehenga. If you closely notice, while she is indeed dressed up in an elaborate lehenga, her hair and makeup is rather underwhelming, keeping up with the feel of an at-home wedding where the bride keeps it fuzz-free. Love the vibe!
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is one of the best films ever made in the Indian cinema and each and every scene has details to marvel at, the wedding sequence being an equally delightful watch. Now, while it is the bride’s costumes that we generally talk about, this scene is especial for how coherently the three leads i.e. Arjun, Imraan, and Kabir (Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, and Abhay Deol) have been dressed. We also have a major thing for the sequence where the bride and groom (Hrithik and Katrina) step inside a picturesque pond for a wedding photoshoot. It is basically a laid back wedding dream and we can seriously watch the sequence on repeat.
There is something extremely beautiful and earthy about traditional Kashmiri wedding sequences. We loved Nargis Fakhri’s pahaadi wedding in Rockstar but do feel that it lacked emotional significance, something that can be found in plenty in Raazi's nikaah sequences. The simple Kashmiri wedding has some major vibes that you’d want to experience in person upon watching that scene. Also, no denying that we have a major crush on Sehmat (Alia Bhatt), her brocade gharara, that tulle dupatta, and of course, her elaborate nath. But then again the pink and turquoise banarasi saree is as much of a beauty. We are seriously lost amid the zardozi accents of both her bridal looks and the song Dilbaro just makes it all the better.
A Punjabi wedding in the day? We could not wait to watch how it would go and after watching the final sequence of Veere Di Wedding, we'd say that it did surpass our expectations. As much as we dig Kalindi's (Kareena Kapoor) vintage Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga and its traditional chikankari, it is the floral details of her outfit that are nicely reflected in the wedding decor that we dig here. Right from Kareena’s baby’s breath dupatta to the floral phoolon ki chadar carried by her best friends, everything about this sequence is just so fresh and dreamy!
Also, can't help but marvel at Kareena's subtle makeup look. Here's how to recreate it:
Aisha starts with a wedding and ends with one, both of them amazing enough to steal some serious shaadi inspiration from. Now, as much as we might lust after Sonam’s Anamika Khanna lilac lehenga from the first wedding sequence of the film, it is the kasavu sarees worn by the cast in the end sequence that actually have our hearts. I mean a South Indian wedding against a peppy Punjabi backdrop? Yes, please! There is a reason why the song Gal Meethi Meethi Bol continues to be played at our weddings after all. And while Sonam gives us quite a look in her traditional kasavu, Lisa Haydon in her chettinad jewellery is an equally alluring sight to behold.
Tanu Weds Manu’s wedding sequence is oddly satisfying especially for someone who grew up watching wackado wedding videos from middle-class weddings. There’s old music, Sun Sahiba Sun in this case, cringy montages where the groom’s pictures pop from the bride’s henna smeared hands, even halwai scenes, and weird baraati dance for that matter. That said, Kangana’s parrot green lehenga still remains a bold choice and we love it for exactly that reason. Tanu Weds Manu’s wedding sequence is full paisa vasool and you need to watch it to understand what we are talking about:
Again pretty much in the Tanu Wed Manu’s middle-class wedding league, the wedding sequence from Vivaah gives us a more serious take on the same. And you might refuse it but the truth remains that there’s is something about Amrita Rao’s coy bridal avatar and a love-smitten Shahid Kapoor looking at her that had us all going gaga back then!
Given that this film wasn’t a box office success, only a few of you might have watched this wedding sequence and that’s why we recommend that you do it now! There is just something really beautiful and pure about Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) and runaway bride Sapna's (Bhumi Pednekar) court marriage in this sequence.
So fam which one of these Bollywood wedding sequences gave you max feels?
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