Monsoon Wedding
Monsoon Wedding (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 22, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An insightful, energetic blend of Hollywood and Bollywood styles, Monsoon Wedding is a colorful, exuberant celebration of modern-day India, family, love, and life.

Joshua Rothkopf
Chicago Reader

A late radical shift in tone, from jittery exuberance to ruinous alienation, strikes an impressive contemporary note amid all the obeisance to custom.

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Time Out

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.

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Emanuel Levy

Mira Nair's most colorful and most fully realized film

David Ansen

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.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A feel-good picture in the best sense of the term.

Nick Rogers

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."

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Deborah Young

Splashy, noisy and downright fun.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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.

Philip French
Observer (UK)

Much of the movie's incidental fun comes from acute little observations and clever set-pieces.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
A slow-burn that by the end, has you completely enraptured - it's unfortunate that this film doesn't seem to be seen as more than a love story,… More
Lanning : )
Given how long I've heard folks talk about this one, I can't quite understand why I've never seen it, but I'm very thankful I finally did.… More
Nicki Marie
Good story set in India about a large family and their daughter who is to have an arranged marriage. This is one of the more positive stories of that scenario… More
Hogans Hero
Beautifully filmed story of wedding preperations amongst an Indian family. Definately watch it..have some marigolds with it and enjoy.
Jennifer Xu
Fabulous in the sense that it paints a wonderful palette of dynamics in an Indian family. It's not too culture-centric so the mainstream can appreciate it… More
John Ballantine
Beautiful depiction of a family in the lead up to the wedding. My favourite scene is the marriage of servants quietly taking place in a simple manner in the… More