Before marriages became a strictly planned affair directed by event management firms or wedding planners, it was more of a social gathering where people came together to pull off an event filled with fun, frolic and exchange of pleasantries.
In place of elaborate buffet supplied by any star hotel and served by caterers, it was more like a get together of family, friends and neighbours. The preparations for the wedding witnessed the gathering of the kin of the about-to-be-married couple, especially the bride, gathering at a makeshift kitchen to chop, stir and serve the feast.
This viral video from Kannur is taking us back to those days with the visuals of a wedding kitchen where the chefs and the waiters groove to the beat while serving.
The Instagram reel posted by LJM WEDDINGS, a wedding photography group, is going viral on social media, thanks to the sheer joy they spread through the video. The video shows the scenes from a food station at a house on the eve of the big day. The men in the kitchen are seen dancing to the beats of the song ‘Uyyaram Payyaram’ from the 2019 Malayalam movie ‘Kakshi Amminippilla’ while holding the dishes to be served.
The video opens to a scene where a guy is seen standing next to plates full of biryani and doing some hip hop-ish moves to the song. It then moves on to the salad man, to the cleaning dude and to the one with the ladle – all of them happily shaking a leg. The happy dancers, however, do not forget their responsibilities. The biryani-dancer can be seen helping out another waiter by passing on stuffs and coordinating the activities.
The video shot at the bride’s house in Kannur’s Mundayad has been receiving a great response with several users commenting on how it makes them nostalgic and reminds them of the fun they had in the past during similar social gatherings.