Monsoon Wedding
2000
Comedy/ romance   114 minutes

shown January  2003

Mira Nair was the first Indian, second Asian and first woman director to carry off the Golden Lion Award with Monsoon Wedding.

The film interweaves five stories in the four days and nights leading up to an upper class Delhi wedding. 

"By 1939, the family reunion drama - comedies and tragedies centring on weddings, funerals, anniversaries and similar gatherings - had become so well established that T.S. Eliot simply called his play of that year The Family Reunion........A major addition to the genre is Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding, her best film since her memorable 1988 debut, Salaam Bombay!.......The acting and interacting of the ensemble cast is exemplary........." Philip French, Guardian   full review

"The films of Mira Nair have brought mixed reviews. After the critically acclaimed "Salaam Bombay!" (1988), the films that followed never quite enjoyed the same success. "Monsoon Wedding" sees her back with a vengeance" Sandi Chaitram, BBCi   full review

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