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India ki family-shamily: a look at nation's photo album

brunch Updated: Mar 08, 2014 19:59 IST
Sucharita Kanjilal
Sucharita Kanjilal
Hindustan Times
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When it comes to making family members out of total strangers, we're all the same. Out-takes from the nation's photo album.

Souravdada: he's teaching India cricket!

Aunty acid: because, who else will deliver a dose of sarcasm when you need it?

Lekin babuji: who's your daddy, India? Amrish Puri! He holds all the power. But you can trust his stone heart to melt in a climactic scene when someone says, lekin babuji

Kyunki Saas... ki ba: if you thought grandmothers were all about knitting and dentures, you've never met this death-defying super grandma.

Sanju baba: he's a gangster or formidable cop on screen, and a celebrity with a questionable legal record off screen. No matter how old, no matter how criminal, he'll always be little Sanju baba.

Amar Akbar Anthony ki ma: the mother of all mothers gets the blood of three sons from three faiths to magically combine into a single IV for her!

Sallu bhai: the brother who'll get you out of all your messes. Or at least makes your messes seem smaller in comparison.

Chanda mama: your mother calls him mama. You call him mama. Your kid will call him mama. His mamahood transcends generations.

Chacha Chaudhary: the watermelon-eating, walking stick-brandishing, problem-solving middle class uncle you always wished you had.

Savita bhabhi: she's smart, she's racy, she's a woman on top. She'll add spice to any family.

Tommy, the dog: it doesn't matter where he appears. He will be called Tommy, and he will be a Pomerian, er Pomeranian?

(Illustration: Siddhant Jumde)