30-Day Song Challenge
Day 14 - A song you’d love to be played at your wedding
Sajan Bade Senti
As a south Indian, my expectations of having a song to be played at my own wedding are pretty low. Unless of course, a miracle happens that requires me to partake in this as a ritual because of the person I end up marrying.
At house parties or any other parties, I’m usually the DJ (no prizes for guessing why). Bollywood’s obsession with weddings always made me harbor a love for Punjabis, their weddings, and their music as a kid, which you may have already read in my post here.
While I can (or will) build a playlist of my own for Shaadis in general, I would love it if this song was played at my own. The protagonist’s profession of feelings, the playfulness of the lyrics, and the vibe of the music — just lift my spirits each time I listen to it.
The singer’s voice makes me blush and smile like an idiot; it’s just the way he sings the lyrics, I’m just left feeling all happy and perked up.
Don’t know about the groom yet, but hey I’ve a song ready just in case we decided to dance the night away.
ProTip: While Bollywood has an exhaustive list to choose from, Kabira (original and encore) from Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani and Kawa Kawa from Monsoon Wedding are a must-have in case you have a sangeet-rich wedding
For November, I’ve taken up the 30-day song challenge, where I’ll post one song that meets a new prompt each day. Let’s see how far I go in this project. You can check the other stories on this blog for the rest of the collection. In case you want to be your own DJ but want a better playlist than the one Spotify throws at you, drop me a line in the comments.