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Monsoon Wedding (2001)

A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.

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A story set in the modern upper-middle class of India, where telecommunications and a western lifestyle mix with old traditions, like the arranged wedding young Aditi accepts when she ends the affair with a married TV producer. The groom is an Indian living in Texas, and all relatives from both families, some from distant places like Australia, come to New Delhi during the monsoon season to attend the wedding. The four-day arrangements and celebrations will see clumsy organization, family parties and drama, dangers to the happy end of the wedding, lots of music and even a new romance for the wedding planner Dubey with the housemaid Alice... Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <alessio@sevenseas.org>

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The Rain is coming... and so is the Family.

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Rated R for language, including some sex related dialogue | See all certifications »

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26 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Monsunska svadba  »

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Budget:

INR 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£130,466 (UK) (4 January 2002)

Gross:

$13,876,974 (USA) (27 September 2002)
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A large portion of the original footage (including the wedding itself) was ruined by an airport x-ray machine. The scenes had to be re-shot, when additional funds had been raised to do so, some months later. See more »

Goofs

When Ria confronts Tej in the car with Aliya, Aliya is next to him. The camera goes back to Ria, and in the next shot, Tej is in the car alone. A moment later, Aliya is back in car. See more »

Quotes

P.K. Dubey: Your daughter is my daughter.
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We are like that. Only 40 locations, 30 days exactly & approximately. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo
Performed by Farida Khanum
Published by Sovereign Sirocco Records
Courtesy of Sovereign Sirocco Records
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29 April 2002 | by (san francisco) – See all my reviews

If you're expecting an "exotic India" kind of movie, you'd be better off not seeing it. This is a contemporary film, and it's made with love. Acting is terrific, and it becomes obvious that actors had so much synergy while working on the movie. Only a very cynical person wouldn't be emotionally touched by the story and the characters. A great film to see with your significant other on a weekend. Warm fuzzy feelings all the way!


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