Monsoon Wedding Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding

Mira Nair

 
Monsoon Wedding  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • India
  • 2001
  • 114 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Hindi, Punjabi, English
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  • Spine #489

Cultures and families clash in Mira Nair’s exuberant Monsoon Wedding, a mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama concerning the preparations for the arranged marriage of a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter, Aditi. Of course there are hitches—Aditi has been having an affair with a married TV host; she’s never met her husband to be, who lives in Houston; the wedding has worsened her father’s hidden financial troubles; even the wedding planner has become a nervous wreck—as well as buried family secrets. But Nair’s celebration is ultimately joyful and cathartic: a love song to her home city of Delhi and her own Punjabi family.

Cast

Lalit VermaNaseeruddin Shah
Pimmi VermaLillete Dubey
Ria VermaShefali Shetty
Parabatlal Kanhaiyalal “P. K.” DubeyVijay Raaz
AliceTillotama Shome
Aditi VermaVasundhara Das
Hemant RaiParvin Dabas

Credits

DirectorMira Nair
ProducersCaroline Baron and Mira Nair
ScreenplaySabrina Dhawan
CinematographyDeclan Quinn
Executive producersJonathan Sehring and Caroline Kaplan
Associate producerRobyn Aronstam
EditingAllyson C. Johnson
Production designStephanie Carroll
Costume designArjun Bhasin
Line producersShernaz Italia and Freny Khodaiji
MusicMychael Danna

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Mira Nair and director of photography Declan Quinn, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Nair
  • Nair’s short documentaries So Far from India (1983), India Cabaret (1985), and The Laughing Club of India (2001), featuring video introductions by the director
  • Nair’s short fiction films The Day the Mercedes Became a Hat (1993), 11’09"01—September 11 (Segment: “India”) (2002), Migration (2007), and How Can It Be? (2008), featuring video introductions by the director
  • New video interview with actor Naseeruddin Shah, conducted by Nair
  • New video interviews with Quinn and production designer Stephanie Carroll
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic and travel writer Pico Iyer

    Cover illustration by Laura Ljungkvist, based on her opening titles

Film Essays

Monsoon Wedding: A Marigold Tapestry

By Pico Iyer October 19, 2009

So many worlds stream in from every direction in Monsoon Wedding that it comes to seem as if the whole globe is converging on a single family home in New Delhi: relatives from Houston, from . . . Read more »

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Photo Galleries

12 Title Designs We Love

February 28, 2012


Clippings

’Tis the Season

November 03, 2009

The term holiday movie doesn’t have to conjure Christmas carols or miracles at Macy’s. Case in point: the personal, even skewed, films chosen by a few filmmakers as their holiday favorites for . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Monsoon Wedding

October 23, 2009

“Mira Nair’s joyous movie about a wedding in Delhi . . . is both her most popular film and her best. It’s her Rules of the Game, an ensemble masterpiece,” writes Michael Wilmington in a review . . . Read more »


Interviews

Brief Encounters: An Interview with Mira Nair

October 20, 2009

Though known primarily for her wildly varied, continent-hopping features (Salaam Bombay!, Mississippi Masala, Vanity Fair, The Namesake), Indian director Mira Nair has for the past three decades . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Monsoon Wedding: A Marigold Tapestry

By Pico Iyer October 19, 2009

So many worlds stream in from every direction in Monsoon Wedding that it comes to seem as if the whole globe is converging on a single family home in New Delhi: relatives from Houston, from . . . Read more »

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