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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lalit Verma
... Pimmi Verma
... Ria Verma (as Shefali Shetty)
... Parabatlal Kanhaiyalal 'P.K.' Dubey
... Alice
... Aditi Verma
... Hemant Rai
... C.L. Chadha
Kamini Khanna ... Shashi Chadha
... Tej Puri
Neha Dubey ... Ayesha Verma
Kemaya Kidwai ... Aliya Verma
Ishaan Nair ... Varun Verma
... Rahul Chadha
... 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)  »

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Monsunska svadba  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The voice of Mrs Mehta on the phone is Mira Nair's. 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

The end credits are interspersed with footage of the wedding. Nair cuts back and forth abruptly between the credits and the footage. See more »

Connections

References La Dolce Vita (1960) 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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Best Movie of the Year
19 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really loved this movie. It was the first DVD I bought when I got a player. The story is rich and full of meaning, the actors are wonderful and the music is awesome. As another reviewer mentioned, I am trying to pass the word about this movie to everyone I can. PLEASE just don't compare it to My Big Fat Greek Wedding! That movie was cute and maybe more people could relate to it, but that is because it lacked any real substance. I didn't hate it, but it doesn't begin to touch Monsoon Wedding's issues: family, trust, abuse, love, grief, joy, tradition and oh so much more. When you are done seeing this movie, you want to see it again. And my first time I did just that. I watched it one evening and got up and watched it again the next day. Now, I consider this a really substantial movie, but I have to be petty for just one moment and say... hot Indian guys! I mean HOT! All right,I digress. This is the best movie I have seen in a LONG time.


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