Monsoon Wedding (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 April 2002 (USA)
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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 ...
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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the taxi, a sign reading "CNG" is visible on the back window. This means that the car uses Compressed Natural Gas, otherwise known as methane. Delhi regulations require all taxis to run on CNG because it creates less air pollution than gasoline or diesel. See more »


When the maid is picking the glasses off the ground, she also picks up an orange flower and puts it behind her ear which subsequently disappears and reappears between shots. See more »


Lalit Verma: These are my children, and I will protect them from myself even if I have to.
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Crazy Credits

For my family See more »


Mujse Pehli Si Muhabbat Mere Mehboob Na Maang
Performed by Kamini Khanna
Published by Sovereign Sirocco Records
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Happy India
25 January 2002 | by (Milano, Italia) – See all my reviews

This movie is full of joy. Happy, cheerful, with so many characters, and most of them good, interesting ones. It is the story of a wedding in upper class Delhi. A large family spread all over the world reunites for the big event and all the ties and feelings between siblings, cousins, parents, friends are shown and expressed in a light but touching way. Love, friendship, envy, pain, sorrow, loneliness, passion and hope in a nearly perfect mix. This movie is full of colours and music, and it is an accurate portrait of modern India (the wealthier part of it at least). All actors are good, and some of them are gorgeous too. Very refreshing as there are no super stars, no blood, no perfect special effects, no sex. Mira Nair you are great ! Hope you'll give us many other movies this good.

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