If Real Families Behaved Like the ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ Bunch

How Sanskaari are you even?

Updated13 Nov 2019, 06:47 AM IST
1 min read

Producer: Yagya Sachdeva, Divya Talwar
Editor: Deepthi Ramdas
Cameraperson: Sumit Badola

Twenty years ago, an iconic movie was birthed, and it raised the bar so high for how brown kids should behave, that now the only meter to judge a desi kid’s ultimate allegiance to their parents is how ‘Monish Bahl’ they are on a scale of 1-10.

No movie has ever been named as appropriately as ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’, because they’re literally saath-saath all the time. This family’s all about togetherness and love – in fact they do everything together…err almost.

The ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai universe is very diverse, barring Bauji and Maaji, we have special roles played by Bhaiya and Bhabi, accompanied by funny slapstick humour courtesy Devar ji, garnished with some uber sanskaar ft Samdhiji and some Kaka and Kakis thrown in to fill space. Also some bad friends for conflict purposes. In fact some would mistake this family for a multi-national company.

But if the ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ family still existed in present times, then Prem and Preeti would be celebrating their tenth honeymoon in Haridwar amid Bauji and Maaji et al. The song ‘ABCDEFGHI’ would become a travel anthem…or more likely, an epidemic (gets stuck in your brain like candy in your teeth). If you don’t answer your mother’s call with Bhagwaan-level greetings then honestly are you even Bahu material and who needs charades when family game time can be selecting the perfect recruitment on Tinder.

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Published: 04 Nov 2019, 09:13 AM IST

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