It is in the major outlook on relationships that Indians are vastly different, in the way they perceive the institution of marriage, to those beliefs of other countries especially in the west.Many people have a pretty major misunderstanding of the topic of arranged marriages and in fact have a fairly negative attitude regarding arranged marriages.“I really began to understand why young people in India overwhelmingly opt-in to the system,” Mundhra said. In India, marriage is key to belonging in society.” READ MORE: Rob Delaney of ‘Catastrophe’ on what makes a marriage work on-screen and off Is online dating the same as arranged marriage? Arranged marriages have always been a debatable subject.She also noted that arranged marriages might not be built on romance, but that doesn’t mean these couples lack feelings for each other. However, women often do get a raw end of the deal; whether or not a marriage is arranged, women “are the ones to compromise the most, expected to ‘adjust,’ move cities, give up or negotiate their careers, leave their families,” Khurana explained.
Barry Sutton suddenly asks me a question: ''Hey, Imran! Nor does it mean the bride and groom don't set eyes on each other until the wedding day.She was just two months past her seventeenth birthday."I had a friend and when we were 14, she said to me, 'I have a secret,'" she says.The film’s directors, Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra, who are both Indian American women and won the festival’s award for new documentary director, are trying to overturn stereotypes about arranged marriage.“One of the things that we’ve been ‘battling’ has been the old-school and biased notion that all arranged marriage in India is somehow forced or associated with child brides,” Khurana said.