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Sunday, 3 July 2016
Be our Pondati
Published on YouTube Apr 4, 2016
Views touched one million by end of June 2016.
A parody video by three IIT, Madras students on Indian arranged marriages.
There is no greater way to convey the trials and tribulations of your standard Indian arranged marriage than a power pop ballad. This was the belief of three IIT students, when they decided to make a video parodying singer Carly Rae Jepsen’s song, ‘Call Me Maybe’, for a contest that was taking place on campus, entitled Be Our Pondati. Final-year students Asmita Ghosh and Anukripa Elango revamped the lyrics, while Krupa Varghese took centre stage as the typical Indian mother on a vehement mission to find the perfect bride for her son. On a whim, they uploaded it on YouTube.
In a little more than a week, they’ve gone viral, with hundreds of shares and more than 40,000 views, exceeding the expectation of 5,000.