Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Director: Mira Nair. Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vasundhara Das. 114 min. Rated R. India/USA/Italy/Germany /France. Comedy/Drama/Romance.

An affluent Indian family is preparing for the wedding of their only daughter, but the festivities create a chain reaction of exposing scandals within the family. The film is remarkable at showing the inner (complicated) workings of both an Indian wedding and family, although I'm not sure this is a true representation of all Indian families, or how families generally solve the (almost impossible to solve) crises depicted in the movie. Maybe the film is trying to teach how people should behave, rather than how they actually do. But then again, morality lessons are usually frowned upon in cinema.

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