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.
Genre: Romance, Comedy; Starring: Parvin Dabas, Vasundhara Das, Lillete Dubey, Rajat Kapoor, Ishaan Nair, Naseeruddin Shah, Shefali Shetty, Tilotama Shome; Director: Mira Nair; Author: Sabrina Dhawan; Release Date Limited: 02/22/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 114; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: USA Films
Posted March 8 2002 — 12:00 AM EST
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