Monsoon Wedding [Criterion] (BLU)

Mira Nair

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Amoeba Review

In English and Hindi. 

 

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. And there are buried family secrets as well. But Nair's celebration is ultimately cathartic,acolorful love song to her home city of Delhi and her own Punjabi family that won the hearts of audiences worldwide and the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. This set also includes seven of Nair's acclaimed shorts - documentaries and fiction films that show the social and political engagement of this most passionate of filmmakers.

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Product Details

  • Starring: Kulbushan Kharbanda, Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz, Tilotama Shome, Vasundhara Das
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 489

Special Features

  • Audio commentary featuring Nair
  • Nair’s short documentaries
  • New video interview with actor Naseeruddin Shah, conducted by Nair
  • New video interviews with Quinn and production designer Stephanie Carroll
  • An essay by critic and travel writer Pico Iyer

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