The Big Day: After Indian Matchmaking, Netflix gives us big fat Indian weddings


If the extravagant wedding ceremony movies on Instagram are your repair, Netflix’s The Big Day is supposed only for you. A religious extension of Indian Matchmaking – the OTT main’s a lot talked about present which landed final yr as we had been coping with life’s requirements in the course of the pandemic – The Big Day places us bang inside six Indian weddings. It reveals us what goes into planning these super-glossy shaadi movies which can get all of the hearts on Instagram. It is imprecise about who foots the invoice, and it additionally tries to push the envelope in terms of traditions, however one does really feel that its coronary heart shouldn’t be into it.

The Big Day’s actual curiosity lies in displaying simply how over-the-top can a marriage be. The first episode, that includes Aman Kapur-Divya Khandelwal and Nikhita Iyar-Mukund Chillakanti’s weddings, provides you with a sensory overload. From having Alice in Wonderland-themed dos at a Mahabalipuram seashore to massive Buddha statues overlooking your get together, over-the-top appears to be the calling card of the present in its very first episode.

However, there’s additionally an thought about including sustainability to the entire expertise. Aman and Divya are vocal for native as they embrace the ethos and practices of Rajasthan’s Bishangarh to their wedding ceremony.

Patriarchy which is intrinsically linked to Indian weddings can be challenged by the {couples}. For occasion, Divya and Aman enter the marriage venue collectively, emphasising how any bride and groom needs to be handled equally.

The brides on the present eschew traditions like Kanyadaan, asking their dad and mom to offer them away to one another. So, the identical ritual was carried out from each the bride and the groom’s aspect. (How cool is that!)

Aman Kapur-Divya Khandelwal from The Big Day sequence. (Photo: Netflix/Instagram)

In the second episode, brides Ami Pandya and Pallavi Bishnoi take cost of their respective weddings. During the episode, Ami says that our life shouldn’t be about before-wedding, wedding ceremony and after-wedding, and you can’t agree along with her extra.

The Big Day Ami Pandya and Nithin Zacharias from The Big Day sequence. (Photo: Netflix/Instagram)

Pallavi, in the meantime, opts for a bio-degradable set-up and chooses a priest who will clarify the seven vows for each the bride and the groom in English. She questions why one gender is taken into account superior in terms of a marriage, and refuses to be part of all rituals that can not be reciprocated from the groom’s finish. We additionally see her strolling down the aisle, escorted by her dad and mom.

Last however not least was the episode that includes same-sex couple Tyrone Braganza and Daniel Bauer. From the marriage decor to discovering a spot to get married, all the pieces was a wrestle for Tyrone and Daniel. The two additionally opened up on their popping out tales, and the way for the longest time they needed to struggle their dad and mom’ conservative pondering.

The Big Day Tyrone Braganza and Daniel Bauer from The Big Day. (Photo: Netflix/Instagram)

So, the most important take away from The Big Day was the way in which {couples} of in the present day are reframing the foundations of a conventional Indian wedding ceremony, however most of it obtained buried underneath the extravaganza and the bling issue. Here is hoping for a pocket pleasant model of the present subsequent!


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