Are we becoming too much influenced by movies?Many Hindi movies have the song and dance in most of the scenes where they show some wedding or the other. Though I have not really attended any North Indian wedding, am told that song and dance is an integral part of most weddings in that part of the country. And that must be the reason why movies from such states reflect their culture and tradition.
However, today, the situation has come one full circle. Bollywood has influenced Kollywood movies, that is the Tamil movie industry and thereby the marriages in Tamil Nadu. Today, the young couples, across most communities. prefer to have what is called "Sangeet", where the boy and the girl also dance to some music. There are professional event managers who arrange and manage the whole show. A small group of some 20 young guys and girls, most of whom are well known to the boy and the girl, dance together.
While some fun is okay, are we not taking too many steps towards movie cultures, especially when the bill is reportedly Rs.45,000 or more? Is this not an avoidable expenditure. The rehearsals also take a big-time and the wedding has one more item of expenditure. Is this really required?