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Monsoon Wedding

Spine #489

Oct 20, 2009

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Hindi DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Monsoon Wedding

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Original release

Directed By: Mira Nair
Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz, Tillotama Shome, Vasundhara Das, Parvin Dabas
Licensor: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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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.

  • 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


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