Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

‘Joote De Do, Paise Le Lo’ is a popular festive song from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, sung by Lata Mangeshkar & S P Balasubramaniam. The song based on the ‘Joota Chupai’ or shoe stealing ritual during Indian weddings is still in use at marriage ceremonies.

Indian weddings are observed in a grand way with multiple rituals. Haldi, Sangeet, Mehndi, etc. including Joota Chupai are the major rituals of most Indian weddings. While Haldi, Sangeet, and Mehndi get majorly influenced by music and dance, Joota Chupai is the most enjoyable ritual. 

In Joota Chupai, the bride ’s sisters plan and steal the groom ’s shoe. To get back the shoe, the groom has to pay money to his sisters-in-law. The groom finally surrenders after negotiations and funny arguments. 

However, families of both bride and groom at an Indian wedding elevate the fun to another level. 

Recently, a video surfaced on social media in which family members of the bride and groom participated in ‘Tug of War’ game. The two teams test their strength by pulling the ends of a rope. The most amusing thing in the game was that the groom’s shoes were tied in the middle of the rope.

As seen in the video, several girls are divided into two teams and are standing on both sides of the rope. It can be assumed that one team was from the groom’s side while the other was from the bride's squad. Once the game starts, some boys also shared a helping hand with the girls on their sides.

Though the contest was quite intense, one team won the game. But, all of the participants in the game from both teams fell on the sand. As it seems, the bride squad won the match. Above all, the most amusing thing was the Hindi song ‘Joote De Do, Paise Le Lo’ song was played in the background.

The video shared by on Instagram has triggered hilarious comments. Most of the netizens hailed the new concept of Joota Chupai ritual.

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