Engagement parties originated as a way of giving the father of the bride-to-be the honor of announcing to his friends and family the engagement of his daughter. This announcement was meant to be a surprise to his guests. In modern times and thanks to the invention of social media, engagement parties have changed just a little. Even though an Engagement party is still traditionally hosted by the bride-to-be parents, it is used to celebrate the news of the couple’s recent engagement and is not to surprise the guests with the announcement as in the past. So with that being said, what do you need to know to throw an engagement party?
Who can host an engagement party?
Today, it is customary that the bride’s parents host the party. However, many modern couples are starting to host their own parties in order to celebrate with their friends the exciting news. So it does not matter if the engagement invites are sent by the couple or the parents of the bride. There is nothing set in stone.
What needs to be included in your engagement invites?
Just like any other party invitations, you will need to put the essential details. These essential details are things such as place, time, and how to RSVP in order to get an accurate guest count.
What are the popular trends in engagement invitations?
Themes – Focusing the party around a particular theme has become increasingly popular, as well as it makes planning a party even more effortless. So many couples are choosing themes like a BBQ, nautical, or brunch to get the party on track.
Styles – There are a bunch of styles to choose from when you start looking around, such as double sided engagement invitations, photo, or typography themed invitations. In truth, all of these styles are popular, but it will come down to the couple, and what fits their tastes and type of party they are looking to host.
So no matter how you choose to announce your recent engagement, make sure you start off on the right foot by celebrating this life-changing news with the people that matter the most. In the end, you have found the person you will spend the rest of your life with, so what could be more important than celebrating that!
“Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning, you can’t escape it..”- Shah Rukh Khan
We all are so much fascinated by movies. Like books, movies have this tendency to take us in a different world. For a long time, we observed likewise familiar stories and scripts in Bollywood Films- Hero romancing a beautiful Heroine, dancing amidst alluring and fantasizing locations or maybe giving the villian a major and dreadful defeat in the end with power-packed action! It has been so because majority of audience in India love Masala films, action films, comedy films and thriller films, But surprisingly, this is not the scenario now.
Bollywood has raised the bar apart from such films so high that now people don’t expect a ‘Raj’ to have a ‘Simran’ in every movie, or a Thakur to kill a Gabbar! People expect something new, which has given rise to “Off-Beat Cinema” in Trend. Earlier, Off-Beat cinema didn’t interest the audience. Such films had to face disappointment on the box office and didn’t recieved much revenue and foot-fall, but now directors chase Off-Beat stories because of their Newness and quality content.
Now Let us know answers of some Frequently asked questions about Off-Beat Cinema.
What are Off-Beat Movies?
Off-Beat Films are Non-Derivative films, something which the audience has never seen before. They have Stories which are unique in their own sense, Stories which are less thought and talked about. Off-Beat Films provide new experience to the users, They are presented in a manner which the audience is not familiar watching. However, Off-Beat Films may not appeal to the masses, but they can make a ginormous impact on certain sections of society.
Why are New and Aspiring Directors inclined towards Making Off-Beat Movies?
Predominantly, there have been so many films in Bollywood that have followed a certain prototype, based on staggering homogeneous movies of the past. The audience in contemporary scenario gets more or less pretty much worn-out with those films because of the same storyline which is quite predictable as well, but Off-Beat films take the audience along with them to the places that no other film has taken them before. Such films Interest the audience, mainly youth.
Which are some popular Off-Beat Films that Filmmakers in Bollywood have bought for the audience so far?
There are many Bollywood films which fall in line-: A Wednesday!, Black Friday, I am Kalam, Dev D, The Lunchbox, Hindi Meduim, Iqbal, Swades, Gangs of Wasseypur, Omkara and the list goes on. Typically, these movies have not been made with an intention of getting blockbuster success, however some Off-Beat films have gained mainstream success in Bollywood.
Is every actor and actress suitable for performing roles in Off-Beat Movies?
Only few actors and actresses are proved to be a suitable match for Off-Beat scripts. Filmmakers generally prefer actors with powerful screen presence and ability to emote Off-Beat roles apart from glitz and glamour. Few actors and actresses have had arduous success in such films, among them highly notable ones are Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ayushmann Khurrana and Richa Chadha. As there are unconventional Movie Genres and scripts in Off-Beat Cinema, actors like them can contribute to the success of such films with relative ease and insightful role-plays.
How has Off-Beat Films Helped Indian Filmmakers to think Out of the Box for making Films?
India is a Nation that thrives on cinema. How the masses consume content has changed significantly because of the newly emerging perspectives and ideas, especially among the Youth. Now with the introduction of Off-Beat content, the filmmakers have got more interested in bringing out these fresh perspectives, content and creative Aesthetic on screen that force people to look at things which only existed among the society and were never brought up. The stereotypical formula started getting vanished and a space started getting free for more creative freedom to be used by the Filmmakers.
Cinema being the ultimate pervert art didn’t gave us something to desire, but it Indeed made us capable of thinking- How to Desire!
There’s still a long way to go for Bollywood in terms of more content oriented Off-Beat Films. It is well understood that the Indian Film Industry is the largest in the world. The Power for making unconventional, unusual, quirky and idiosyncratic films vests in the hands of only Indian Filmmakers, which people tend to see more in near future.