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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.

Director:

Mira Nair

Writer:

Sabrina Dhawan
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Lalit Verma
Lillete Dubey ... Pimmi Verma
Shefali Shah ... Ria Verma (as Shefali Shetty)
Vijay Raaz ... Parabatlal Kanhaiyalal 'P.K.' Dubey
Tillotama Shome ... Alice
Vasundhara Das ... Aditi Verma
Parvin Dabas ... Hemant Rai
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... C.L. Chadha
Kamini Khanna Kamini Khanna ... Shashi Chadha
Rajat Kapoor ... Tej Puri
Neha Dubey Neha Dubey ... Ayesha Verma
Kemaya Kidwai Kemaya Kidwai ... Aliya Verma
Ishaan Nair Ishaan Nair ... Varun Verma
Randeep Hooda ... Rahul Chadha
Roshan Seth ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Randeep Hooda returned to India (From Australia) in 2000 and started work in the marketing department of an airline. Hooda had left India in 1995 for higher studies. In 2000 ,he started doing amateur theatre in Delhi. He also did some ramp modelling and some print and television ads. While rehearsing for his first play, To Teach His Own, he got a call from a woman named Mira Nair, who said she would like to audition him for a role.He didn't know who she was until after his screen test. The next day she called and said, "Would you do me the honour of working in my film?" Randeep laughs as he recounts the conversation. "I was jumping around in my apartment."He dropped To Teach His Own with his director's blessings and threw himself into the part. And he got to speak with an Australian accent. See more »

Goofs

While arguing with Lalit, the mustache drawn on Varum's mouth repeatedly changes shape between shots. See more »

Quotes

P.K. Dubey: Your daughter is my daughter.
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Crazy Credits

We are like that. Only 40 locations, 30 days exactly & approximately. See more »

Connections

Referenced in New Girl: A Father's Love (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Chunari Chunari
Lyrics by Sameer
Music by Anu Malik
Performed by Abhijeet and Anuradha Sriram (as Anuradha Shriram)
Published by Indian Performing Rights Society Ltd.
Courtesy of Tips Industries Ltd.
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Happy India
25 January 2002 | by Paolo_UKSee 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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Country:

India | USA | Italy | Germany | France | UK

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

26 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsoon Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

INR7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,546, 24 February 2002

Gross USA:

$13,885,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,787,356
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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