Monsoon Wedding (2001)
"The Rain is coming... and so is the Family."A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.
One of the most brilliant movies I've ever seen
Monsoon Wedding was perhaps one of the most brilliant films I have ever
seen. It took me somewhere I'd never been, and by the time two hours
were up, I felt at home.
A lot of the film's success was in the acting. Talented portrayals of
deep complex characters who can make you laugh and cry in just minutes.
I was amazed how easy it was to keep tabs on no less than 5 separate
subplots without getting the characters mixed up or losing interest.
Another key to Monsoon Wedding's success was how the camera told as
much story as the actors and dialogue. Lingering shots on a character
who doesn't seem part of the action revealed so much more than dialogue
And the most amazing thing - this film was made in 30 days!! Couldn't
believe it. Fantastic production values, mind, not like many other
Indian movies I've seen. And down-to-earth realistic, not like
Bollywood. Yes, there is singing and dancing, but in context, not every
I don't have anything against Bollywood, but I'm glad to see that there
is a higher standard of Indian film-making out there.