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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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Ria Verma (as Shefali Shetty)
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C.L. Chadha
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Shashi Chadha
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Tej Puri
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Ishaan Nair ...
Varun Verma
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Mohan Rai
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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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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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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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

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Hemant Rai: Whether our parents introduce us or whether we meet in a club what difference does it make?
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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 Getaway: Episode #14.9 (2005) See more »

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Goro Gori Banki Chori
Published by Indian Performing Rights Society Ltd.
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One of the most brilliant movies I've ever seen
15 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Monsoon Wedding was perhaps one of the most brilliant films I have ever seen. It took me somewhere I'd never been, and by the time two hours were up, I felt at home.

A lot of the film's success was in the acting. Talented portrayals of deep complex characters who can make you laugh and cry in just minutes. I was amazed how easy it was to keep tabs on no less than 5 separate subplots without getting the characters mixed up or losing interest.

Another key to Monsoon Wedding's success was how the camera told as much story as the actors and dialogue. Lingering shots on a character who doesn't seem part of the action revealed so much more than dialogue could.

And the most amazing thing - this film was made in 30 days!! Couldn't believe it. Fantastic production values, mind, not like many other Indian movies I've seen. And down-to-earth realistic, not like Bollywood. Yes, there is singing and dancing, but in context, not every five minutes!

I don't have anything against Bollywood, but I'm glad to see that there is a higher standard of Indian film-making out there.


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