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Top films based on the theme of arranged marriage - List hai toh hit hai
Nikhil Kumar
Jan 11, 2022
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They say marriages are made in heaven, but if you ask me, as an entertainer I would say they are made in movies! Shocked and surprised are you? Don't be as I'm talking about the arranged marriage concept that's shown in movies. Yes, that's the theme for today on List hai toh hit hai, my list showcases some of the best films made on the arranged marriage theme in movies. I'm your host Nikhil, here we go!

Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh

The 2005 romantic comedy, starring Rajpal Yadav, Rituparna Sengupta, and Kay Kay Menon, captured the nuances of conjugal life, focusing on one man’s insecurities around his height. Sengupta and Yadav play a newly-married couple, while Kay Kay Menon essays the role of Sengupta’s debonair friend in the film. 

Wondering how much we at OTTplay have rated it? a 7.5 and you can watch it on OTT platforms Netflix and iTunes.   

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

In Anushka Sharma’s Bollywood debut Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, the actress plays a woman who is forced to marry a stoic simpleton after her father’s untimely death. Shah Rukh Khan essays the role of her husband, who creates a loud and cheerful alter-ego to impress his wife. Backed by Yash Raj Films and directed by Aditya Chopra, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi became the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2008 globally. 

OTTplay have rated it a 7.8 and you can watch this on OTT platforms Netflix,

Youtube, SonyLIv, and Amazon Prime Video.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Sharat Katariya’s 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha narrated the story of a school teacher and her retro music aficionado husband. Ayushmann Khurrana plays an entitled husband who feels insecure of his wife’s educational qualifications and routinely fat-shames her. The film earned Bhumi Pednekar her Best Female Debut Filmfare Award and propelled her to instant stardom. 

We at OTTplay have rated it a 7.9 and you could watch this flick on various OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, SongLiv, Youtube, iTunes, and Google play

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

 Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is predominantly about the social stigma around erectile dysfunction, the film spotlights the nervousness and awkwardness couples usually face in an arranged marriage scenario. The film is a remake of the Tamil movie Kalyana Samayal Saadham and is directed by R. S. Prasanna, who also directed the Tamil original. 

This flick got our attention and a rating of 7.1 as well you can watch it on Airtel TV, VI, Jio and Zee5.

Vivah

Sooraj Barjatya’s 2006 film featuring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao charts the journey of a newly engaged couple through their eventual marriage. The film also dealt with how most arranged marriages are dictated by regressive societal standards of beauty. 

We at OTTplay have rated it a 7, watch this family drama on OTTplatforms Hungama, Eros now, VI, Zee5.

Socha Na Tha

Imtiaz Ali’s debut feature Socha Na Tha is often touted as the director’s best. Starring Ayesha Takia Azmi and Abhay Deol, the film is a cheeky take on the contentious concept of arranged marriages. The protagonists are shown as ruefully opposed to the idea of an arranged marriage until they discover each other, and expectedly, fall in love. 

This flick has an OTTplay rating of 7. 5 and watch it exclusively on Zee5.

Alright, folks! That's the list hai toh hit hai podcast for today, I shall be back again tomorrow with a brand new theme from the world of movies, until then it's your host Nikhil signing out.

Aaj kya dekhoge OTTplay se poocho. 


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