Monsoon WeddingDecember 12, 2001
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.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 7.2/10 (12,946 voted)
Critic's Score: 77/100
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty
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…
Parabatlal Kanhaiyalal 'P.K.' Dubey
The Rain is coming… and so is the Family.
Release Date: 12 December 2001
Filming Locations: New Delhi, Delhi, India
Box Office Details
Budget: INR 7,000,000
Opening Weekend: £130,466
(6 January 2002)
(29 September 2002)
Did You Know?
Lillete Dubey (Pimmi Verma) and Neha Dubey (playing Ayesha Verma) are mother and daughter in real life.
Crew or equipment visible:
Reflection of cameraman in car window when Tej starts to drive away with Aliya.
Tej, you would like a cigar?
Thanks, I've given up.
America makes everyone give up smoking.
The Best in a long time
I went to to see this film almost by chance and I was rewarded by a gem. A
truly sublime mix of musical, social comment and romantic movie-making at
its best. Unlike many others I was not familiar with Mira Nair's work at
all, but after having seen how she delicately handles child-abuse,
pre-arranged-marital-infidelity, growing old and trying to be different as
an upper middle class Indian boy, being a flirtatious, bored but basically
settled non-resident Indian housewife, or being a too well-doing for your
own class "wedding-parties producer" desperately seeking for love – I have
This is a Great Film by a Great Director and you might not want to miss