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Plot, Details & Awards

Monsoon Wedding

Rated R for language, including some sex related dialogue.

R In Theaters 02/22/2002 , 114min.
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Plot & Details

Following up on her controversial erotic drama Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Mira Nair directs this charming family drama about a very chaotic Indian wedding. Lalit Verma (Naseeruddin Shah) is a wealthy father who is trying to see that his daughter Aditi's wedding goes off without a hitch. Though familiar with Western ways, he has little patience with them and is dead set on seeing the nuptials done properly and traditionally. Disillusioned with her long time relationship with Vikram -- a man who is almost twice her age -- Aditi (Vasundhara Das) suddenly agrees to submit to an arranged marriage with Hemant, an engineer from Houston. Yet as the ceremony nears, she gets cold feet and returns to see her former lover -- even though it could spell disaster for everyone involved. Meanwhile, Aditi's comely 17-year-old cousin Ayesha is coming to terms with her blossoming sexuality and has her sights set on Rahul, another relative who is a college student in Australia. Then there is Rai -- also Aditi's cousin -- who has a shocking revelation to make. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto and Venice Film Festivals. At Venice, Monsoon Wedding won the prestigious Golden Lion award.

Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Caroline Baron Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Mira Nair Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Caroline Baron Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Mira Nair Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Nominated
2003 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

European Film Academy

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 European Film Academy Screen International Award Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Caroline Baron Won

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion Mira Nair Won
2001 Venice International Film Festival Lanterna Magica Award (C.G.S.) Mira Nair Won

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