Parents' Guide to

The Big Day

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Modern Indian wedding docu shows lavish events, drinking.

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Part wedding reality documentary, part travel show, this series offers audiences an opportunity to learn more about the planning and execution of Indian weddings. Each of the three installments offers glimpses of opulent venues, Bollywood-like performances, and endless feasts, all meticulously planned by the couples with the help of professionals. The Condé Nast India-produced series also showcases impressive video footage of different regions of India, while the cast helps explain what makes them unique or special.

If you're looking for a lot of family drama or last-minute nuptial-themed emergencies, you won't find it here. At the core of The Big Day is a conversation about modern India, and how a generation of Indian professionals is reinterpreting -- or even excluding -- the cultural and religious traditions they were once expected to follow without question. While some parents express a few concerns here and there, these brides and grooms are overwhelmingly supported and respected by the people around them, making their weddings even more spectacular.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 14, 2021
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • Character Strengths: Communication
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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