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Monsoon Wedding

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Original title
Monsoon Wedding
Running time
114 min.
India India
Sabrina Dhawan
Mychael Danna, Sukhwinder Singh
Declan Quinn
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Co-production India-United States-France-Italy; Mirabai Films / IFC Productions / Pandora Film / Paradis Films. Distributed by USA Films
Romance. Comedy | Romantic Comedy. Weddings
Synopsis / Plot
Set in New Delhi, as the Verma family prepare for their daughter's arranged marriage, the father of the bride, Lalit Verma (Shah), and his wife endure the ups and downs with their daughter Aditi (Das) preparing to marry and leave home. Although Aditi is to marry Houston engineer Hemant Rai, she's not yet over her love affair with her older (and married) ex-boss. The day before the wedding, Aditi gets cold feet, and her unmarried cousin decides to defy convention and revealing a disturbing secret she has suppressed for years. Meanwhile, through the chaos, new love affairs begin.
2001: Nominated for los Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language
2001: Nominated BAFTA Awards: Best Film not in the English Language
2001: Venice: Golden Lion
2002: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2002: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Int. Ind. Film - Foreign Language
2005: Independent Spirit Awards: Producers Award (ex-aequo)
Critics' reviews
  • "Sheer delight. An ensemble comedy-drama that recalls Robert Altman's best work."
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