Vivaah to Tanu Weds Manu Returns: 5 films around ‘shaadi’ theme

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 21, 2015 11:09 IST

Marriages are made in heaven! At least, the Hindi film industry believes in this old proverb. Every now and then, Bollywood gives a slight twist to the idea and the audience witnesses a brand new film on the ‘shaadi’ theme.

Director Aanand L Rai’s upcoming film Tanu Weds Manu Returns, which releases on May 22, is the latest entry in this list, and if the trailers are any proof then it’s likely to open at a good note at the box office as well.

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Here are we taking a look at those five films which were based on the theme of marriage and rocked at the ticket window.

Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994): Nobody does it better than Rajshri Productions. The master of marriage-based films, Sooraj Barjatya rehashed their own story and came up with one of the biggest hits in the history of Indian cinema. Call it ‘a marriage album’, but you can’t get enough of such a feel good film.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998): Karan Johar made a grand entry into the world of Hindi films and introduced us to Rahul, Anjali and Tina, the most dream-eyed love story ever. Shah Rukh Khan believed that marriage happens just once in life and then he fell in love with the very basic idea of a big fat Indian wedding.

Vivah (2006): Barjatyas returned with this Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao-starrer and hit the bull’s eye. This ‘cute’ film revolved around the idea of seven bonds of life and made the viewers watery-eyed. Though it as weird watching Alok Nath speaking in a language India had long forgotten, still it remains one of the finest films centered on marriage.

Band Baaja Baaraat (2010): Yash Raj Films also wanted a share in the marriage pie and thus they appointed director Maneesh Sharma to deliver a film around the business of marriage. The newcomer Ranveer Singh took a cue from Shah Rukh Khan and pulled off a stunning performance. His then girlfriend Anushka Sharma turned out to be a great partner. The film hit all the right chords and ‘shaadi mubarak’ became the slogan of the season.

Queen (2013): This film entirely belonged to West Delhi’s Rani (Kangana Ranaut) as she went on a search for her soul in Europe. From songs to cinematography, everything fit well in a story that encouraged middle-class girls to listen to their hearts. Nobody wondered when Kangana won all the awards for her performance.

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