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Monsoon Wedding (2001)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shefali Shetty ...
Vijay Raaz ...
Kamini Khanna ...
Rajat Kapoor ...
Tej Puri
Neha Dubey ...
Ayesha Verma
Kemaya Kidwai ...
Aliya Verma
Ishaan Nair ...
Varun Verma
Mohan Rai


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 <>

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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monsunska svadba  »

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Box Office


INR 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£130,466 (UK) (4 January 2002)


$13,876,974 (USA) (27 September 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In one scene, Deubey-ji is on a scaffolding and speaking on the phone. He climbs around and has an amusing conversation which concludes with him noting that the signal was better on the ground then on the scaffold. The entire scene, with its intricate monologue and movement, was improvised by Vijay Raaz, the actor who played Dubey. Source: Director Mira Nair in a talk at Emory University. See more »


When the maid drops the glasses, they shatter, but when she picks them up again, they look whole. See more »


[giving Alice his card]
P.K. Dubey: It has an address for sending mail through the computer.
Alice: Mmm. E-mail?
P.K. Dubey: You know about it?
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Referenced in New Girl: A Father's Love (2013) See more »


Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo
Performed by Farida Khanum
Published by Sovereign Sirocco Records
Courtesy of Sovereign Sirocco Records
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One of the most brilliant movies I've ever seen
15 February 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Monsoon Wedding was perhaps one of the most brilliant films I have ever seen. It took me somewhere I'd never been, and by the time two hours were up, I felt at home.

A lot of the film's success was in the acting. Talented portrayals of deep complex characters who can make you laugh and cry in just minutes. I was amazed how easy it was to keep tabs on no less than 5 separate subplots without getting the characters mixed up or losing interest.

Another key to Monsoon Wedding's success was how the camera told as much story as the actors and dialogue. Lingering shots on a character who doesn't seem part of the action revealed so much more than dialogue could.

And the most amazing thing - this film was made in 30 days!! Couldn't believe it. Fantastic production values, mind, not like many other Indian movies I've seen. And down-to-earth realistic, not like Bollywood. Yes, there is singing and dancing, but in context, not every five minutes!

I don't have anything against Bollywood, but I'm glad to see that there is a higher standard of Indian film-making out there.

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