Exploring the big fat Indian wedding
What happens in a mixed Punjabi/Bengali family when their only darling daughter falls in love and decides to marry a Muslim guy? Blame it on Yashraj, a play directed by Bharat Dabholkar, is a comical portrayal of the family caught up in the whirlwind of their daughter’s wedding which gets bigger and bigger by the day as D-day arrives.
Movies like Hum Apke Hain Kaun, Monsoon Wedding, Band Baaja Baarat, Tanu Weds Manu have already set the tempo for the great Bollywood wedding tamasha and Dabolkar used the same concept to enthrall the audience with this laugh riot.
The play had a talented star-studded cast from the world of cinema and television who brought this humorous story about love, marriage and family to life. The leading man, Anant Mahadevan (acclaimed film and theatre actor), and Jayati Bhatia (famous television personality and theatre performer), as parents of bride-to-be Anchal Sabharwal delivered energetic performances, while Neil Gagdani provided a good dose of comedy as the bride’s nerdy brother.
Ashvin Gidwani, Producer AGP World said, “Blame It On Yashraj is a hilarious tale revolving around the grand spectacle of our weddings. It’s a mirror of life shown on stage. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Yash Raj Films for allowing us to use their trademark–Yashraj.” Innovatively mounted, blurring the lines between the audience and the performers, with fast changing video walls as backdrops.
Every scene and emotion enhanced with music and dances, hilarious musical parodies of popular Bollywood chartbusters and foot tapping musical scores by Louis Banks, this play was a laugh-a-minute roller coaster ride.