Weddings in India are not just weddings; it is a celebration, no less than a festival. The colours, the reeti rivaaz (the customs), the dancing, the food, the cheerful laughter and big smiles all around, these are what the weddings in India look like. And much like everywhere in the country, this is what weddings in Bollywood movies look like but with a tinge of drama and of course, amazing cinematography. There are so many Bollywood movies that have everything to do with weddings and so, it deserves a list. This is why we have brought a list of 10 best wedding themed Bollywood movies which you should watch just to revive your memories of YOUR family weddings.
1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a cocktail of ambitions, dreams, love, heartbreaks, everything, basically of life. And what makes it so special and beautiful is its narration, the storytelling which keeps you engaged throughout the movie. 4 best friends from college, reunite for a wedding. The movie has everything a good wedding has, spectacular locations, picture perfect faces, catchy album, and lots of fun. It is about Aditi’s wedding and everything that leads to that in the lives of those 4 best friends.
2. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is a Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer tribute to Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. For a bride, the wedding lehenga is very important, very very important and in process of finding the perfect designer lehenga (Manish Malhotra lehenga to be particular), Alia falls in love with Varun Dhawan and then it becomes about the to-be-groom vs the lover.
3. 2 States
The movie is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name. In the movie, two people of different religious beliefs fall in love and hence, convincing their family members is a tough task. Punjabi man with a loud mother and a Tamil girl with uptight parents and how they get them around to their marriage is their story.
4. Monsoon Wedding
As the name suggests, this movie revolves around a wedding which you, me and everyone would relate to. But this is not all sweet and fairy, the bride has secrets, the sister has issues and much more. But the take away is that ‘Chunari Chunari’ was and will always be lit AF song for every young girl to dance in Sangeets. Oh, and also, Dubey Ji!
5. Band Baaja Baraat
Two wedding planners, lots of weddings and a twisted love story between two business partners, Anushka Sharma and the then debutant Ranveer Singh will take you to every Delhi wedding that is possible and what it takes to plan a wedding.
6. Hum Aapke Hain Koun!
If you are a legit Bollywood fan, there is no chance that you have missed this movie and if you are not living under a rock, then there is no chance you haven’t heard the movie’s songs. Remember Joote Dedo, Paise Lelo or Didi Tera Devar Deewana? After the film’s release, these songs can be heard at every other wedding in India even today. The biggest and the most popular family sagas by Sooraj Barjatya, this movie stands to be a go-to film to watch with the family.
7. Hum Saath Saath Hain
Another one of Sooraj Barjatya’s hit family sagas, Hum Saath Saath Hain deserves to be on the list. Not just one, the movie shows 3 weddings, in fact, it took wedding sangeet to another level. The movie also brings up issues of a joint family and all together, it is a really nice film.
8. Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Uday Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Jimmy Shergill and Tulip Joshi starrer was a big hit because Uday Chopra before Dhoom wasn’t that bad. But Jimmy Shergill has always lost the girl to some other man, even in this one. It is a remake of a Hollywood film, My Best Friend’s Wedding.
9. Bride And Prejudice
Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was made into a film by Gurinder Chaddha named Bride and Prejudice and the plot fits so well for the Indian audiences as there is a nagging mother who is looking for an eligible bachelor (read a rich man) for her unmarried daughters, need I say more?
10. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is the most recent one to be added to the list. The movie is about two best friends and one of them is going to marry the wrong girl and it is the friend’s responsibility to stop him while the wedding preparations are going on. Now, that makes up for a spicy Friend vs Fiancé movie which is a fun ride.