Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Lilette Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vijay Raaz, Tillotama Shome, Vasundhara Das, Parvin Dabas, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajat Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Roshan Seth, Soni Razdan
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.
I was vastly unimpressed with Amelia, but I’d never seen anything else by Mira Nair, so I wanted to give her another shot. While I doubt she’ll become a favorite director of mine anytime soon, Monsoon Wedding was nonetheless sweet and wholly enjoyable, and I’m glad I took the time to watch it.
If there is one complaint I have about the film, it’s the excessively tidy ending. Everyone somehow gets to be happy while simultaneously doing the right thing. It was cliche and moderately off-putting, but still forgivable. It’s a cute movie; not necessarily my personal taste, but one I can easily see becoming a classic.