Monsoon Wedding (2002)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 58 mins

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A story set in the modern upper-middle class of India, where telecommunications and a western lifestyle mix with old traditions, like the arranged wedding young Aditi accepts when she ends the affair with a married TV producer. The groom is an Indian living in Texas, and all relatives from both families, some from distant places like Australia, come to New Delhi during the monsoon season to attend the wedding. The four-day arrangements and celebrations will see clumsy organization, family parties and drama, dangers to the happy end of the wedding, lots of music and even a new romance for the wedding planner Dubey with the housemaid Alice...
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Cast: Lillete Dubey, Naseeruddin Shah

Crew: Mira Nair (Director), Declan Quinn (Director of Photography), Mychael Danna (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 22 Feb 2002 (India)

Tagline: The Rain is coming... and so is the Family.

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Did you know? Lillete Dubey (Pimmi Verma) and Neha Dubey (playing Ayesha Verma) are mother and daughter in real life. Read More
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as Pimmi Verma
as Lalit Verma
as Tameez-ud-din
as Shashi Chadha
as C.L. Chadha
as Old Mother
as Sona Verma
as Ayesha Verma
as Yadav
as Hemant Rai
as Uday Verma
as Tej Puri
as Rahul Chadha
as Mohan Rai
as Jibesh
as Vandana
as P.K.Dubey's mother
as Ria Verma
as Alice
as Aditi Verma
as Parabatlal Kanhaiyalal 'P.K.' Dubey




Executive Producer


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Production Designer


Casting Director




Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
The Rain is coming... and so is the Family.
The movie won the Golden Lion, the highest prize at the Venice Film Festival 2001. Mira Nair was the second Indian (after Satyajit Ray for Aparajito (1956)).

Lillete Dubey (Pimmi Verma) and Neha Dubey (playing Ayesha Verma) are mother and daughter in real life.

A large portion of the original footage (including the wedding itself) was ruined by an airport x-ray machine. The scenes had to be re-shot, when additional funds had been raised to do so, some months later.

The photo of Surinder (Lalit's late brother), was actually a picture of a friend of Mira Nair who had recently died.

An entire subplot (the relationship between the groom's parents played by Soni Razdan and Roshan Seth) had to be dropped in order to fit the shooting into the thirty-day schedule.