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Monsoon Wedding ()


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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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Lalit Verma
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Pimmi Verma
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Ria Verma (as Shefali Shetty)
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Parabatlal Kanhaiyalal 'P.K.' Dubey
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Alice
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Aditi Verma
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Hemant Rai
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C.L. Chadha
Kamini Khanna ...
Shashi Chadha
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Tej Puri
Neha Dubey ...
Ayesha Verma
Kemaya Kidwai ...
Aliya Verma
Ishaan Nair ...
Varun Verma
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Rahul Chadha
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Mohan Rai
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Saroj Rai
Sameer Arya ...
Vikram Mehta
Rahul Vohra ...
Uday Verma
Natasha Rastogi ...
Sona Verma
Vimla Bhushan ...
Veena Verma
Ira Pandey ...
Vijaya Puri
Dibyendu Bhattacharya ...
Lottery
Deepak Kumar Bandhu ...
Tameez-ud-din
Pankaj Jha ...
Yadav
Mohini Mathur ...
Old Mother
Sharda Desoares ...
P.K.Dubey's mother (as Sharda Desohras)
Rumaan Kidwai ...
Jibesh
Sahira Nair ...
Vandana
Urvashi Nair ...
Leena
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Shelly (as Ram Kapur)
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Umang Chadha
Rajiv Gupta ...
Cop 1
Shubro Bhattacharya ...
Cop 2
Rajiv Suri ...
Golfer (as Rajeev Suri)
Vikram Nair ...
Golfer
Rajeev Bal ...
Golfer
Raman Chawla ...
Talk Show Panelist #1
Milan Moudgill ...
Talk Show Panelist #2
Himani Dehlvi ...
Talk Show Panelist #3
Nishi Singh Bhadli ...
Dubbist
Neelu Khanna ...
Talk Show Assistant
Motilal Khare ...
Saree Salesman
Paritosh Sand ...
Jai Chand
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Photographer (as Ambar B Capoor)
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Woman in the Rain
Inderjit B. ...
Foxtrotting Couple
Reena Singh ...
Foxtrotting Couple
Madan Bala Sindhu ...
Featured Punjabi Singer
Rekha ...
Featured Solo Singer
Nilambari Chintamani ...
Tuppa Girl
Gita Chopra ...
Tuppa Girl
Priya Chopra ...
Tuppa Girl
Sabrina Dhawan ...
Tuppa Girl
Rimlu Gyani ...
Tuppa Girl
Mitva Krishen ...
Tuppa Girl
Jyotsana Laroiya ...
Tuppa Girl
Lavanya Prabhu ...
Tuppa Girl
Veetu Mehta ...
Tuppa Girl
Aparna Sarin ...
Tuppa Girl
Chitvan Singh ...
Tuppa Girl
Sonali Singh ...
Tuppa Girl
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Mrs. Mehta (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Mira Nair

Written by

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Sabrina Dhawan ... ()

Produced by

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Robyn Aronstam ... associate producer
Caroline Baron ... producer
Shernaz Italia ... line producer
Caroline Kaplan ... executive producer
Freny Khodaiji ... line producer
Mira Nair ... producer
Jonathan Sehring ... executive producer

Music by

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Mychael Danna

Cinematography by

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Declan Quinn

Film Editing by

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Allyson C. Johnson

Editorial Department

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Devika Bhagat ... post-production intern
Sarah Bicknell ... post-production assistant
Barry Alexander Brown ... editorial consultant
Charlie Huser ... color timer
Sarah Morton ... post-production assistant
Anna DiNuovo Slaughter ... assistant editor (as Anna Dinuovo)
John Dowdell ... hd colorist (uncredited)
Michael Yetter ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Casting By

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Uma Da Cunha
Dilip Shankar ... (as Dileep Shankar)
Loveleen Tandan

Production Design by

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Stephanie Carroll

Art Direction by

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Sunil Chhabra

Costume Design by

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Arjun Bhasin

Makeup Department

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LuAnn Claps ... hair designer (as Luann Claps) / makeup designer (as Luann Claps)
Prakash Maruti Lad ... makeup artist: Naseeruddin Shah
Samantha Kochar Sapru ... key hair stylist
Rajesh Setia ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Jessica Huppert Berman ... production supervisor
Iqbal Kidwai ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Monsoon Bissell ... first assistant director
Anjali Panjabi ... first assistant director
Kiran Rao ... second second assistant director
Michael Shea ... first assistant director
Loveleen Tandan ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Anees ... art department assistant
Vineet Dewan ... art department assistant
Laura Ljungkvist ... illustrator: Trollbäck & Company
Sahira Nair ... art department assistant
Ayesha Punvani ... set dresser
Ayesha Sood ... assistant art director
Robin Thomas ... property master
David Cooney ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Mihir Shah ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Kevin Banks ... sound editor
Ted Clark ... sound re-recordist
Ajae Clearway ... assistant sound editor
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer
Dan Fulton ... apprentice sound editor
Tanay Gajjar ... sound engineer
U. Shahul Hameed ... adr engineer: Bombay
Dustin Hudson ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Dan Korintus ... adr editor
Malaika Langa ... audio post coordinator
Kevin Lee ... sound editor
Lisa J. Levine ... adr editor
Henri Morelle ... sound mixer
Stéphane Morelle ... boom operator (as Stefan Morelle)
Asheesh Pandya ... sound assistant
Warren Shaw ... dialogue editor
Paul P. Soucek ... sound effects editor
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
Steven Visscher ... foley editor
Magdaline Volaitis ... sound effects editor / supervising sound editor
Peter Wagonner ... re-recording mixer
Daniel Ward ... assistant sound editor (as Dan Ward)
Akil Wilson ... sound intern

Camera and Electrical Department

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Maqsood Ali ... electrician / grip
Adam M. Balasaheb ... electrician / grip
Yuvraj Bansode ... spot boy
Naresh Bedi ... director of photography: second unit
Balaram Dawande ... electrician / grip
Vijay Jodha ... assistant to director of photography
Zsolt Kadar ... first assistant camera
Rasool Khan ... electrician / grip
Ashish Maurya ... still photographer
Sadruddin Jiva Mistry ... generator operator
Milan Moudgill ... still photographer
Rajkumar ... spot boy
Moti Ram ... spot boy
Kamlesh Sadrani ... gaffer
Ashok Kumar Sarade ... electrician / grip
Jennifer Stuart ... second assistant camera
Baban Ganpath Tambe ... electrician / grip
Jameel Ahmed Zafari ... electrician / grip
Barkhat M. Zaria ... best boy (as Barkat M. Zaria)
Heather Norton ... first assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Barry John ... casting consultant
Shreya Sawhney ... extras casting assistant
Vishal Sood ... extras casting
Revathy Venkatraman ... casting consultant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Liaqat Ali ... wardrobe assistant
Sabir Ali ... wardrobe assistant
Himani Dehlvi ... wardrobe mistress
Ikrar Hussein ... tailor
Sujata Sharma ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Varsha Dewan ... location manager
Islamuddin Khan ... location assistant
Pervinder Singh ... location assistant
Andrew Yeo ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ulhas Bapat ... musician: santoor
Rakesh Chaurasia ... musician: flute
Mychael Danna ... music score producer
Sunil Das ... musician: sitar
V. Selva Ganesh ... musician: kanjira (as Selva Ganesh)
Paul Intson ... musician: bass guitar
Allyson C. Johnson ... music editor
Aruna Narayan Kalle ... musician: sarangi
Liyaqat Ali Khan ... musician: sarangi
Ramzan Bachu Khawra ... musician: dhol
Andrew Lockington ... conductor / orchestrator
Brij Narayan ... musician: sarod
Sukhwinder Singh ... playback singer: original song

Transportation Department

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Ravinder Malik ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Robyn Aronstam ... script supervisor
Rohit Bal ... fashion designer
Dhruv Chawla ... set production assistant
Jean-François Cornu ... translator
Emily Gardiner ... production coordinator
Nasreen Munni Kabir ... translator (as Nasreen Kabir)
Geeta Kapoor ... assistant choreographer
Farah Khan ... choreographer
Rumaan Kidwai ... set production assistant
Neeru Kumar ... fashion designer
Annie Mathews ... production coordinator: New Delhi (as Annie M. Mathews)
Jessica Milhollin ... assistant: Ms. Nair
G.D. Murthi ... accountant: New Delhi
Vivek Narang ... fashion designer
Nilesh ... band coordinator
Aki Nirula ... fashion designer
Ashwini Parulkar ... teacher: Iyengar Yoga
Purnima Phansalkar ... set production assistant
Anup Poddar ... accounting assistant
Kishan Poruva ... generator assistant
Sapnis Pradhan ... generator assistant
Rajesh Pratap ... fashion designer
Malini Ramani ... fashion designer
Anureeta Saigal ... production coordinator: New Delhi
Christa Saredi ... international sales agent
Ruedi Schick ... supervisor: Swiss Effects
Manav Sehgal ... assistant to production manager
Abhinandan Sekhri ... set production assistant
Rohit Sethi ... accountant: Mirabai Films
Amit Sharma ... set production assistant
George Sheanshang ... legal services
Prem Singh ... production runner
Roland Tec ... production liaison: New York
Suneet Verma ... fashion designer (as Suneet Varma)
Jens Volkmann ... digital artists supervisor: Swiss Effects
Bart Walker ... angel in America
Thomas G. Wallin ... accountant: New York (as Thomas Wallin)

Thanks

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Rich Abel ... grateful thanks
Deepak Advani ... grateful thanks
Lalit Arora ... grateful thanks
Braden Belmonte ... grateful thanks
Zarine Bhasin ... grateful thanks
Bim Bissell ... grateful thanks
Kristina Boden ... grateful thanks (as Kris Boden)
Pierre Chevalier ... grateful thanks: ARTE
David Dawkins ... grateful thanks
Lydia Dean Pilcher ... grateful thanks
I.K. Dhawan ... grateful thanks (as Dr. I.K. Dhawan)
Mrs. I.K. Dhawan ... grateful thanks
Tigmanshu Dhulia ... grateful thanks
Ian Galloway ... grateful thanks
Steve Garfinkel ... grateful thanks
Nan Goldin ... grateful thanks
Madan Gopal Singh ... grateful thanks
Susan Jacobs ... grateful thanks
Samar Jodha ... grateful thanks
Jagdish Kapur ... grateful thanks
Urmilla Kapur ... grateful thanks
Sami Ahmed Khan ... grateful thanks (as Shammi Ahmed)
Madhukar Khera ... grateful thanks
Naina Kidwai ... grateful thanks
Rashid Kidwai ... grateful thanks
Dan Kleinman ... grateful thanks
Patrick Lindenmaier ... grateful thanks
Mahmood Mamdani ... grateful thanks
Paola Manfredi ... grateful thanks
Rakesh Mehra ... grateful thanks
Shubha Mudgal ... grateful thanks
Jean-Paul Mugel ... grateful thanks
Amrit Nair ... grateful thanks
Gautam Nair ... grateful thanks
Praveen Nair ... grateful thanks
Shefali Nair ... grateful thanks
Vikram Nair ... grateful thanks
Vivek Narang ... grateful thanks
Bill Nisselson ... grateful thanks
Heather Norton ... grateful thanks
Nicholas Page ... grateful thanks
Preeti Paul ... grateful thanks
Priya Paul ... grateful thanks
Shirin Paul ... grateful thanks
Jerome Poynton ... grateful thanks
Gajraj Rao ... grateful thanks
Sonjoy Roy ... grateful thanks
Ruedi Schick ... grateful thanks
Gv Sethi ... grateful thanks
Chanda Singh ... grateful thanks
Pia Singh ... grateful thanks
Abderrahmane Sissako ... grateful thanks (as Abderrehmane Sissako)
Nuria Sitja ... grateful thanks
Sooni Taraporevala ... grateful thanks
Pierre Tucat ... grateful thanks
Pankaj Vohra ... grateful thanks (as Dr. Pankaj Vohra)
S.K. Vohra ... grateful thanks (as Dr. S.K. Vohra)
Riyad Wadia ... grateful thanks
Irwin Young ... grateful thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The Rain is coming... and so is the Family. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Monsoon Wedding: Matrimonio indiano (Italy)
  • Monsoon Wedding - Hochzeit mit Hindernissen (Germany)
  • Le mariage des moussons (France)
  • La boda del monzón (Spain)
  • Esküvő monszun idején (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Budget INR7,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia A large portion of the original footage (including the wedding itself) was ruined by an airport x-ray machine. The scenes had to be re-shot, when additional funds had been raised to do so, some months later. See more »
Goofs When the maid is picking the glasses off the ground, she also picks up an orange flower and puts it behind her ear which subsequently disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bollywood for Beginners (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Aj Mera Jee Kardaa See more »
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 »
Quotes [Talking to Lalit Verma in phone]
P.K. Dubey: In 10 minutes exactly and approximately!
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