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Movies - Monsoon Wedding
Director: Mira Nair
Cast:
Naseeruddin Shah, Shefali Shetty, Lillete Dubey, Vasundhara Das, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Roshan Seth.
Length:
114mins
15 cert camera
Monsoon Wedding
Monsoon Wedding
Director Mira Nair has every reason to smile. Her amazing experiment which was shot in a record time of 30 days by using a hand-held camera, has already received rave reviews the world over.
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Most surprising of all is the fact that Monsoon Wedding is an autobiographical account of Mira Nair's own family.

So it came as no surprise to see some of her nearest and dearest, making up the extras in this joyful and most uplifting film.

To top it all, this film has created ripples across the globe by bagging the prestigious Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.

The film follows the sequence of events that take place four days before a wedding in a small Punjabi family during the start of the monsoon season.

Lalit and Pimmi Verma are the proud parents of the nervous bride, Aditi, who is to have an arranged marriage with Hermant, an engineer from Houston, Texas.

Family tensions are running high in the Verma household as we learn that Aditi is on the rebound from a love affair with her former boss, Vikram.

Realizing her future as a bored Texan housewife, Aditi decides to slip away to see her former lover for one last time on the eve of the wedding day, with disastrous consequences.

Mira Nair has successfully managed to interweave the lives and loves of a typical Indian family who are trying to come to terms with the constant exposure of Western influence against the backdrop of age-old Indian traditions and restrictions in modern India. A sheer intellectual masterpiece which affirms Mira as one of Bollywood's elite directors.

This movie is a must-see, especially when it's doing the rounds in the cinemas in both the Hindi and English versions.

We look forward to her forthcoming American release, Hysterical Blindness which stars Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis, Gena Powlands and Ben Gazzara.

Reviewed By: Manish Gajjar

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