A Girl’s Honest Response to Matrimonial Ads Feat. Shweta Tripathi
We’re in 2019 but the one thing that has been pretty much consistent, since we can remember, is the need for a “beautiful”, “well-educated but non-working”, “virgin” bride who “doesn’t drink or smoke”. These grossly sexist matrimonial ads and their inappropriate demands make every woman cringe, so here’s our very honest response to every matrimonial ad ever by every woman ever.
“Wanted an extremely beautiful and excessively pretty, cultured and well-mannered, vegetarian, homely, virgin, convent-educated girl. Photographs are a must”.
“I want a girl who doesn’t drink. If she wants she can wear jeans at home but while stepping out, she should respect our caste”.
“We are from a well-to-do family, having cattle and farming equipments. We are looking for a girl, suitable girl. She has lot of fertile land, should be private, should give calf once a year”.
(Disclaimer: Ignore the grammatical errors above, we’re only quoting some legit Indian matrimonial ads.)
Yes, believe it or not, these are REAL classified ads that we spotted in some of India’s leading newspapers and matchmaking websites. If this didn’t entertain you enough, the video definitely will.
This video features actor Shweta Tripathi, who’ll next be seen in Gone Kesh. Shweta plays the role of a teenager suffering from Alopecia, a disease that causes rapid hair fall. The film is directed by Qasim Khallow and is scheduled to hit theatres on 29 March. Vipin Sharma and Deepika Amin play Shweta’s parents while TVF fame Jeetu essays the role of her lover.
Camera: Sanjoy Deb
Camera assistant: Gautam Sharma
Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Script and Direction: Divya Talwar