In India, where dating is still frowned upon, 95 percent of all marriages are still arranged—alliances that are almost always determined by religion, caste, and class. Modernity and education are seen only as trappings necessary for social and material success, beneficial as long as they do not destabilize traditions.
This film follows a young Indian man who tries to find balance between happiness and tradition. After dating a Sikh woman for 4 years, he finally gets the blessing of his family to marry her. It’s the first love marriage in both sides of his family and he’s keen to make it work.
To show respect and appease family expectations, he goes through all the rituals and customs associated to a traditional Indian wedding. He starts by traveling to his hometown to observe Hindu rituals he mostly doesn’t understand, and then taking an entourage of 70 family members and friends across Northern India to perform the traditional groom procession called Baraat.