I was having lunch with my parents today, which is why I am late posting this, and my Dad asked what was happening with “Priyanka and the Little Guy”. I’m just sharing this with you so that, like me, you will now have that phrase indelibly burned into your mind any time you see PC-Nick coverage.
So, what is happening with Priyanka and the Little Guy? PC just released on her instagram video of the sangeet. And, it’s like professionally shot? And edited together with background music and everything? Who does that on instagram?
I’m not a social media person, but isn’t instagram stuff usually for your cell phone photos and videos? I’m used to sangeet videos like this one from Sonam’s wedding, very fuzzy and short and fun. I mean, this isn’t the sangeet, but it’s a similar idea, her friends coordinated a dance to surprise her.
But then there’s PC’s video. Which is not only professionally shot and edited, it comes along with a loooooooooooooong explanation of what a sangeet is and how we should react to the video. Instead of, like, “OMG, so happy” and a million hashtags like I am used to:
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It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love. Nick and I were looking forward to the Sangeet (musical evening), another pre wedding ritual.. and to see what each side had put together. And what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends…#grateful @nickjonas 📹/📷: @calebjordanlee @josevilla @josephradhik
MKP in the comments suggested that it looked like an awards show, and she is so right. Professionally choreographed performances with props and all, plus the audience reaction shots. And this video in particular really really looks like the promo video for an awards show. “Tonight at 10pm on StarTV only, the Priyanka-Nick Jonas WEDDING” would fit right in over the top of it.
That’s what’s the strangest part to me, what is the point of making a trailer version of the Sangeet? Either you were there and saw it live, or you missed it (or it’s years later and you don’t remember it well any more) and want to watch the whole thing. Why this like 30 second mood piece version?
Except for social media of course, to make us all go “oh wow, so cool!” without having to care enough about the couple to want to watch the whole several hour thing. Or (and I really suspect this) it truly is a trailer and there will be a for-pay version made available to the general public at some point.
Now, I’ve never been to a real sangeet, but they aren’t usually quite this staged, right? Like, on an actual stage with lights and special effects and the audience in rows of chairs? For one thing, isn’t it slightly odd to have so many people in the audience versus actually participating? But then, I could be missing something, especially since this is a big BIG wedding, not a small fun wedding.
Anyway, it’s WEIRD. That’s my final decision. Priyanka and her Little Guy had a weird weird Sangeet and made a weird weird trailer video for it and posted it on instagram with a weird weird message.
That’s what I think, what do you think about the Little Guy and PC?