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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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Varun Verma
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Mohan Rai
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Monsunska svadba  »

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Box Office

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

Lillete Dubey (Pimmi Verma) and Neha Dubey (playing Ayesha Verma) are mother and daughter in real life. See more »

Goofs

Reflection of cameraman in car window when Tej starts to drive away with Aliya. See more »

Quotes

Ria Verma: I don't think you're ready for marriage.
Aditi Verma: I just want to settle down.
Ria Verma: So what do you do? Get married to some guy selected by mummy and daddy, you've barely known him for a couple of weeks!
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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 New Girl: A Father's Love (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Aaj Mausam Bada Beiman Hai
(Today the Weather Plays Tricks On Me)
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (as Laxmikant), Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Pyarelal)
Performed by Mohammad Rafi (as Mohammed Rafi)
Published by Indian Performing Rights Society Ltd.
Courtesy of Saregama India Limited
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Delightful visual and emotional experience
24 May 2002 | by (Honolulu, HI) – See all my reviews

I really liked this film. As the movie progressed I quickly formed a bond with the characters and felt they were all my close friends and I was somehow involved in the story. I truly got caught up in the emotion and the evolution of the story and frequently laughed and cried. Although the wedding was the climax of the film, it was not what the film is about. The colors were exquisite, the music and dancing delightful and the people gorgeous. The acting was superb. If there was anything negative to say, I did have some trouble understanding some of the dialogue because of the accents and fast talking. But I intend to see it several times more. Thanks for a great film.


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