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Combining traditional ideas of marriage and family with the realities of modern life, MONSOON WEDDING is a lighthearted film from director... Read More
Combining traditional ideas of marriage and family with the realities of modern life, MONSOON WEDDING is a lighthearted film from director Mira Nair (SALAAM BOMBAY!). The majority of the film takes place inside the home of an extended Punjabi family living in New Delhi who has gathered together for the arranged wedding of Adita (Vasundhara Das). She is to marry Hemant (Parveen Dabaas), a man who works in the United States. This means leaving her family home to go live with him, and though Adita says she welcomes the new opportunity, it is clear that she already feels homesick. Also at issue is the fact that she is still in love with her former boss, Vikram (Sameer Arya), a television producer who promises to divorce his wife but never does. Though Adita is careful to hide her true feelings from her family, her sister Ria (Shefali Shetty) worries that she is marrying for the wrong reasons. Ria has issues of her own. She wants to go to school in the United States and become a writer, but her family would p... Minimize
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26 Reviews from Epinions.com
Feb 6, 2006
Monsoon Wedding is a dazzling romantic cinematic love story.
Pros: Brilliant film that's enjoyable.
Cons: Starts off a little slow, dialogue hard to catch in spots.
The romantic comedy stylishly moves with cinematic grace....you've got to watch it. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 12, 2009
4.5 stars for this sentimental yet HIGHLY energetic party!
Pros: It's all so infectious!
Cons: The dialogue is so fast and furious, I'm sure I missed a lot.
A real gem that should be appreciated by any adult audience. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 14, 2002
Mira Niar does India proud in 'Monsoon Wedding'- The Truth Write Off
Pros: A well made movie about India and Indian weddings
Cons: none really
Watch it, it is exotic, it is about an Indian wedding and is really well made. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 9, 2003
See This Beautiful Film Now! (ingysdayoff's Foreign Film W/O)
Pros: beautiful, fun, complex, realistic characters
Cons: can get confusing with so many characters
You should go out and rent this now. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 26, 2003
Mira Nairs Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Pros: The cast, the cinematography the story the music-EVERYTHING
Cons: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
No "special effects", little "action" and not much "suspense". We need to evaluate different elements of film for the bottom line! A WONDERFUL MOVIE WITHOUT ANY OF THAT STUFF! Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 14, 2002
An Indian Film About Real-Life!
Pros: A Real Indian Film
Cons: A Bit Truncated.
An excellent film, with faults but then, what`s perfect in this life? Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 8, 2002
Mira Nair's excellent tribute to her homeland
Pros: A well scripted, directed, acted movie
Cons: none that I can think of
You WILL get your money's worth Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 16, 2002
An interesting look at a different culture
Pros: Engaging plots, good acting, interesting setting
Cons: A couple of characters not developed very well or over-acted
I definitely recommend this film. It's fun, interesting, exotic but accessible, well-acted, and I found myself caring about what happened. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 28, 2002
Notes from a sub-continent...
Pros: Fascinating snapshot of a diverse and vibrant culture.
Cons: Heavy accents might be a little tricky at times for Americans.
It's great, but there's more Asian cinema to discover. So get to it. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 23, 2007
When it rains, it pours....
Pros: Culturally sensitive look at marriages in modern India
Romantic and exotic, Monsoon Wedding explores weddings in modern Indian society, and the role that romance plays in our daily lives. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 22, 2002
A visual feast
Pros: India. Family. A charming tale, with deeper undertones. Well told.
Cons: A bit slow in places.
A wonderful story about family and tradition, told with solid film making. A great antidote to the depressing/pointless movies out this year! Read More at Epinions.com