Monsoon Wedding
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Following up on her controversial erotic drama Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Mira Nair directs this charming family drama about a very chaotic Indian wedding. Lalit Verma (Naseeruddin Shah) is a wealthy father who is trying to see that his daughter Aditi's wedding goes off without a hitch. Though familiar with Western ways, he has little patience with them and is dead set on seeing the nuptials done properly and traditionally. Disillusioned with her long time relationship with Vikram -- a man who is almost twice her age -- Aditi (Vasundhara Das) suddenly agrees to submit to an arranged… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A late radical shift in tone, from jittery exuberance to ruinous alienation, strikes an impressive contemporary note amid all the obeisance to custom."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Chicago Reader
"The impression of cosmopolitan modern India, of diaspora lives thrown into collision and collusion, is engaging in itself, but the emotional optimism here is the most heartening aspect of this vivacious film."
‑ , Time Out
"Mira Nair's most colorful and most fully realized film"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"... among the most universal of films"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Strongly infused with an unmistakably exotic Bollywood flair while addressing themes and concerns that are universal-namely, the bonds of family and, most importantly, love."
‑ Michael Dequina, Film Threat
"Nair's stereotype-shattering movie -- like the polymorphous culture it illuminates -- borrows from Bollywood, Hollywood and cinema verite, and comes up with something exuberantly its own."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"A feel-good picture in the best sense of the term."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Not content to merely direct traffic of intersecting characters, Mira Nair never lets the scurrying ensemble lag or their stories flag. "Monsoon Wedding" is one of the most culturally savory, joyously exotic comedies since "Strictly Ballroom.""
‑ Nick Rogers,
"A big, galloping party movie in which the party in question is a clear metaphor for the world."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"Um filme alegre, colorido e fascinante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Splashy, noisy and downright fun."
‑ Deborah Young, Variety
"A movie to fall in love by and with, a wedding to unite both the two film families and the dazzled multicultural movie audiences who watch them."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Much of the movie's incidental fun comes from acute little observations and clever set-pieces."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"An optimistic and luscious film."
‑ Emma Cochrane, Empire Magazine
"The romantic comedy even goes into somber territory, but it never loses its grasp of tone or its undenying beauty."
‑ Josh Gilchrist, Billings Outpost (Montana)
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