Bapu Sada Kehnda is a track that revolves around an angry father who has been left with no other choice but to confront his son on the most happiest day of his life, his wedding. The father decides to vent and let the world know the truths about his son at his own wedding.
Bapu Sada Kehnda in Punjabi means My Father Says, and the video begins with a TV presenter (who has a stark resemblance to spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan) telling viewers about a billionaire son’s wedding and asks the viewers to watch carefully, as the drama unfolding could happen in their life as well. Just then an angry father enters the wedding hall, and takes the mike and starts singing, “Oh dekho firday ya chara sadda munda” (See my bachelor son roaming). The son gets up to protest, telling that he is getting married. But the father continues singing, asking the people to search for a boy for his son, as there is now a law in America, referring to the American Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages in the country. The mother, under whose pressure most likely the son is getting married, looks in exasperation towards the son. The video then shows a wedding card being dropped at the residence of the groom’s boyfriend by a girl, who picks it up and is shocked. The father is then shown getting drunk and singing against the mother, most likely signifying a strained relationship between the two. The father then sings about how his son likes threading his eyebrows, as the video goes into a flashback and shows him watching in shock his son kiss his boyfriend at a roadside, and thus coming to know of his sexuality.The video then shifts to the wedding hall, where the groom’s boyfriend arrives and confronts him.
The song is a mix of modern bhangra and traditional folk songs called Boliyan, sung at Punjabi weddings. The number is certainly catchy, and this is probably the first Punjabi video song on homosexuality and the makers have done a good job of keeping the number peppy and humorous without turning homophobic.
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