Amazing Things That Keep Happening On Ganesh Chaturthi, But Only In Bollywood And TV Serials

    Amazing Things That Keep Happening On Ganesh Chaturthi, But Only In Bollywood And TV Serials

    Ganesh Chaturthi Cliches In Bollywood And TV

    Amazing Things That Keep Happening On Ganesh Chaturthi, But Only In Bollywood And TV Serials

    Huge idols or Ganpati, red and orange gulaal all around, a sea of people, the madness of aarti with dhols and cymbals, chants of ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’- Ganpati celebrations always paint a picture of grandeur and genuine emotions.  But if you are true Bollywood and Hindi serial fan, the sound of ‘Jay Dev Jay Dev’, ‘Sindur Laal Chadhayo’ or ‘Deva Shree Ganesha’ with the red gulaal in the air brings back the memory of some of the most iconic scenes and climaxes in Bollywood involving the likes of Raghu and Vijay.

    Owing to the madness around the festival, filmmakers over the years have used the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations as a tool to added the much-needed grandeur and oodles of drama to the narrative, be it in films or TV serials.

    While people in the real world are immersed in venerating and celebrating Ganpati during the festival, in the world of Hindi films and TV serials, a lot of other things also keep happening. Here are some amazing things that keep happening on Ganesh Chaturthi, but only in Bollywood and TV serials.



    Heroes Are Introduced







    From Shah Rukh Khan’s Vijay in Don to Varun Dhawan’s Raja in Judwaa 2, if the hero of the film is from Mumbai, there is a good chance that he will be introduced in either Dahi Handi celebrations or of course Ganesh Chaturthi. I mean, what better way to introduce our ‘Mumbai ka launda’ than a sea of people in the background playing the dhols and cymbals with red gulaal flying in the air. Full-on hero feels!

    People Come Back 

    Amazing Things That Keep Happening On Ganesh Chaturthi, But Only In Bollywood And TV Serials

    This has always been an Ekta Kapoor specialty. In fact, every time we hear ‘Jay Dev, Jay Dev, Jay Mangalmurti’ we are instantly transported back to those countless scenes where someone's husband or lover or son comes back from the dead or someone's lost love or mother comes back after being separated for years while the family is performing the aarti. Remember Manthan getting Nandini back to the Virani House just before the aarti? Chills guys, legit, chills!

    Murder Plots









    This is the ultimate classic. More murder plots have been hatched during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in films than probably any other festival. From Shiv Bhatt planning to kill Mastani during the aarti with Gajanana playing in the background in Bajirao Mastani, to Kancha Cheena sending men to kill Vijay as he dances to Deva Shree Ganesha in Agneepath to even Raghu leaving the aarti and ultimately getting shot as Sindur Laal Chadhayo plays in the background in Vaastav, this festival has always been filled with life-threatening perils, especially for our heroes and heroines.

    People Getting Lost





    OK, to be honest, this one happens in real life a lot as well. Given the number of people that come out on the streets to celebrate the festival, a lot of people do actually get lost and separated from their loved ones during Ganesh Chaturthi. If you are looking for examples from Bollywood, take Paresh Rawal as Chachaji in Atithi Tum Kab Jaogey.



    Updated: September 02, 2019 01:08 PM IST