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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Trivia

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 »

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[Talking to Lalit Verma in phone]
P.K. Dubey: In 10 minutes exactly and approximately!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are interspersed with footage of the wedding. Nair cuts back and forth abruptly between the credits and the footage. See more »

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Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

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Allah Hoo
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Arranged by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Published by Osa/Brian Engel Publications
Courtesy of Oriental Star Records, Ltd.
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And they all lived happily ever after!
1 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was skeptical at first about seeing this movie. I'm not into Bollywood movies at all. I saw this film with a high school senior class in Newark, New Jersey and they were captivated by the film as well as myself. Mira Nair is becoming one of the world's best known film directors as I write this review with Namesake on it's way to release. The characters were fully fleshed out rather than just caricatures. Who didn't love the wedding planner who curses like a sailor and the servant who succumbed to his charm and spell? Who didn't love the actual couple based on arrangement between families? The bride has a secret that could have destroyed or stopped the marriage. My sister's friend is probably going to be married in New Delhi herself. I wonder how similar and different the wedding and reception will be. From what I know about Indian weddings, I can invite you which means you, your family, friends, and neighbors. They appear to have a really good time at weddings in India. There was a serious topic that could have dampened or ruined the movie but it was well-orchestrated by the director.


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