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Monsoon Wedding is a return to form for Mira Nair, director of 1988's Salaam Bombay! Nair's gift for observation of the everyday and her love for her characters make for a delightful film, which spins a web of family relationships that knit and break during a wedding at a perfect pace. The excellent performances exceed the often stereotypical roles on offer (including the incomparable Nasiruddin Shah as the harassed father, Kulbhushan Kharbanda as the comic uncle, and Shefali Chaya as the orphaned cousin). Nair's sympathetic eye for the unnoticed and the harassed is at its best with the tender romance between the servant and Dube (Vijay Raaz), the marigold-munching, upwardly mobile wedding coordinator, who brings pathos and humor to the often unseen servant classes. The handheld camera gives a docudrama feel to this celebratory look at the upper-middle-class Hindu Punjabi joint family, while paying tribute to modern Indian public culture of music, television, and, of course, "Bollywood." --Rachel Dwyer --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
I received my order only to find that when I went to watch the movie that the DVD did NOT work . The DVD player said "this disc cannot be played on this unit ". Read morePublished 11 days ago by Laurie
This movie can not be played on our DVD format....probably having to do with the country....so the movies was a waste of my money.Published 9 months ago by Brenda C.
Not what I was hoping for, so it disappointed me. I hate to give it a bad rating because it might be a good movie if you are into family drama type stuff, just not my cup of tea. Read morePublished 16 months ago by sheamurai
This movie gives you a good idea of Indian mentality and was very enjoyable. Anyone who is a Bollywood fan should like it.Published on Jan. 15 2012 by Annie P
I watched this without any ideas about the script and actors/director. Probably have just read somewhere that it was a pretty good film. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by Redz
So far as my own point of view goes Mira Nair was quite at an advantage since the last film of her's that I'd seen was 'Cumasutra: A Tale of Lewd' after which any effort would have... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004 by Sursubbu
The Verma family are quite under stress, especially the father Lalit. His only daughter Aditi is getting married, a traditional arranged marriage as done in India, but with a... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004 by Daniel J. Hamlow