Monsoon Wedding
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Monsoon Wedding


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Mira Nair
Year: 2001
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Drama
Cast: Lillete Dubey, Naseeruddin Shah, Parvin Dabas, Shefali Shetty, Tillotama Shome, Vasundhara Das, Vijay Raaz
Original Language: Hindi, Punjabi, English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 20-Oct-09
Runtime (minutes):


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.

  • 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

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