‘Indian Matchmaking’: From Sima Aunty To Aparna, Twitter Has A Meme For Every Desi Stereotype
The internet is divided into two sects right now:
(a) People who have not watched ‘Indian Matchmaking’
(b) People who have watched ‘Indian Matchmaking’ AND HAVE A LOT OF OPINIONS.
Because that’s just how polarizing the new Netflix dating show is! And by if any chance, you’re not aware of the buzz storm (a) How? (b) We are proud of you (c) Sorry to drag you in), let us break it down for you. So, it’s exactly Love Is Blind but the Brown version of it. Oh also, there are no secretive pods were eligible singles mingle and interact. On the plus side, it has Sima Aunty from Mumbai among a lot other aunties who are deciding matches for no-so gullible, love-seeking individuals. The only problem is that the show is not big on individuality or anything apart from the basic criteria of ‘Slim, trim, tall’ and ‘flexible’.
Now while that is that, the series has generated a lot of at-the-rates and hashtags for being ‘too Indian’, if that’s even a thing. Critical thinkers don’t know if they should be more surprised that we are still doing in 2020 or that the show accurately portrays arranged marriages in Indian societies, even abroad. On the other hand, there are good old meme-rs who are using the opportunity to highlight every desi stereotype possible. From Sima aunty, Preeti aunty and even Aparna, there are memes about the cast and they are hilarious. Have a dekko!
my conclusion is that people only get married because other people get married pic.twitter.com/0pYcMK0JCH
— rega (@RegaJha) July 18, 2020
— Ashani (@loveashani) July 17, 2020
— Arushi Kapoor (@curlmoohi) July 18, 2020
— f a i t h | Living in Colour™ (@faithxo) July 17, 2020
— Bee 🐝 (@thesofapotato) July 17, 2020
— Vedant (@vedant_6) July 18, 2020
— Jatin Chhugani (@ChhuganiJatin) July 18, 2020
— Marif (@Marif646) July 17, 2020
— enthu cutlet (@flyinglota) July 17, 2020
— Unnaughti (@unnaughti) July 18, 2020
The show villain The actual villain pic.twitter.com/lsQ2zfBdMn
— sharkira sharkira (@Shnuks213) July 18, 2020
— ZahaByeYa (@ZahabiyaK) July 17, 2020
— Mudra (@mudramehta) July 18, 2020
— Shivangi Gupta (@shivangiguptaa) July 17, 2020
— Meh (@blahnessss) July 20, 2020
— Anisha Anand (@monkeyexodus) July 17, 2020
Self obsession level 1: Having a picture of yourself as your wallpaper
Self obsession level Pradhyuman: Having a picture of yourself on a door handle
There’s no in between #IndianMatchmaking pic.twitter.com/BusGYdRc1h
— Ambica Sood (@SoodAmbica) July 20, 2020
To give the devil it’s due, the show is entertaining and does have moments where one feels an actual connect with the participants as they choose to be vulnerable and open. But mostly, it is vexing to see that arranged marriages haven’t evolved much since we last checked. Like how are bio-datas, fair complexion and Oedipus complex still valid checkbox for one to find their match or partner? SMH.
Cover Image: Netflix