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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
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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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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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Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

26 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsunska svadba See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£130,466 (United Kingdom), 6 January 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,546, 24 February 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,876,974, 29 September 2002
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the electricity goes out, the characters nevertheless talk on cordless phones, which do not operate without electricity. 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

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

Connections

References Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Aaja Nachle
(Come On Dance!)
Written by Bally Sagoo and D. Khanne Wala
Produced by Bally Sagoo featuring Hans Raj Hans
Published by Rondor Music
Courtesy of Ishq Records
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The Best in a long time
4 September 2002 | by jnvalenteSee all my reviews

I went to to see this film almost by chance and I was rewarded by a gem. A truly sublime mix of musical, social comment and romantic movie-making at its best. Unlike many others I was not familiar with Mira Nair's work at all, but after having seen how she delicately handles child-abuse, pre-arranged-marital-infidelity, growing old and trying to be different as an upper middle class Indian boy, being a flirtatious, bored but basically settled non-resident Indian housewife, or being a too well-doing for your own class "wedding-parties producer" desperately seeking for love - I have surrendered!

This is a Great Film by a Great Director and you might not want to miss it...


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