Mira Nair

Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

Monsoon Wedding
Cast
Naseeruddin Shah
Lalit Verma
Lillete Dubey
Pimmi Verma
Shefali Shetty
Ria Verma
Vijay Raaz
Parabatlal Kanhaiyalal “P. K.” Dubey
Tillotama Shome
Alice
Vasundhara Das
Aditi Verma
Parvin Dabas
Hemant Rai
Credits
Director
Mira Nair
Producers
Caroline Baron
Producers
Mira Nair
Screenplay
Sabrina Dhawan
Cinematography
Declan Quinn
Executive producers
Jonathan Sehring
Executive producers
Caroline Kaplan
Associate producer
Robyn Aronstam
Editing
Allyson C. Johnson
Production design
Stephanie Carroll
Costume design
Arjun Bhasin
Line producers
Shernaz Italia
Line producers
Freny Khodaiji
Music
Mychael Danna

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