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The setting is nothing new for a bhangra pop song: A big, fat Punjabi wedding, that too in the UK. But this music video goes where Punjabi pop has never gone before. It talks about homosexuality as a reality.
The video of ‘Bapu sada kehnda’ (Father dear says) – a debut by No1Knows Productions, a record label and production company based out of the US and UK – begins with a reporter talking about how a billionaire’s son is getting married. Next, we have the billionaire, apparently not invited, gate-crashing the wedding. He heads straight to the stage and sings verses such as ‘Karo munda labhan di tyaar, mareeka vich law aa gya’ (Find a groom for our boy, now that America even has a law (for gay marriage); and ‘Munda vi threading karave, kudiyan di gal chhad deo (Leave aside girls, even our boy gets threading done)!
The video was uploaded on YouTube from two accounts around two weeks ago and has so far garnered over 10,000 views in all.
In it, the groom’s boyfriend is also shown, getting the wedding card and finding out that he is marrying a woman. He proceeds to crash the wedding too and confronts him on stage. There are no dialogues, as the song keeps playing in the background. The bride even clicks a selfie with the two men arguing!
“The bapu (father) is a typical Punjabi man, who is incensed that his son is gay and did not tell him,” explains Aman100, aka Amanbir Singh Sangha, the producer who also features in the video and has co-written the lyrics. Sangha, 24, a second-generation British-Punjabi whose father migrated from Hoshiarpur, says there was no “big idea” behind putting the social cause in the video. “The idea is entertainment and being different.