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MONSOON WEDDING

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Monsoon Wedding

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
114 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/22/02
performer:
Parvin Dabas, Vasundhara Das, Lillete Dubey, Rajat Kapoor, Ishaan Nair, Naseeruddin Shah, Shefali Shetty, Tilotama Shome
director:
Mira Nair
distributor:
USA Films
author:
77199
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it an A-

Mira Nair’s exuberant ensemble comedy follows a very proper, upper-middle-class Punjabi family in Delhi as they gather their relatives for a celebration. Aditi (Vasundhara Das), the family’s daughter, is about to be married off to a man she’ll meet just two days before the wedding. Yet the world that Nair shows us in Monsoon Wedding couldn’t be more madly disconnected from itself. The current of technology — and Americanization — has jumbled everything up, including love. Can this family realign the balance between the established order and the freedom of the 21st century? The old-world-meets-new tangle is incarnated in the soundtrack, an effusion of disco Bollywood that sends your spirit soaring.

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