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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »



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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?


The movie won the Golden Lion, the highest prize at the Venice Film Festival 2001. Mira Nair was the second Indian (after Satyajit Ray for Aparajito (1956)). 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 »


Hemant Rai: Whether our parents introduce us or whether we meet in a club what difference does it make?
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Crazy Credits

For my family See more »


Referenced in Getaway: Episode #14.9 (2005) See more »


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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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