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''Monsoon Wedding'' is a 2001 film directed by acclaimed Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, shot with cooperation from both UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and Hollywood. A critical and financial success, it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and has since been reissued as part of Creator/TheCriterionCollection.

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''Monsoon Wedding'' is a 2001 film directed by acclaimed Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, Creator/MiraNair, shot with cooperation from both UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and Hollywood. A critical and financial success, it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and has since been reissued as part of Creator/TheCriterionCollection.


** Ria's uncle sexually abused her as a young girl; now he's moving on to her younger cousin Aliya, who confirms in a casual conversation that he's been French kissing her. When Ria finally confronts him in front of his brother it triggers drama, resulting ultimately in [[spoiler:Lalit banning his brother-in-law from his house to protect his family, even though it means Talit's sister, who's married to Tej, is also banned]].

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** Ria's uncle sexually abused her as a young girl; now he's moving on to her younger cousin Aliya, who confirms in a casual conversation that he's been French kissing her. When Ria finally confronts him in front of his brother it triggers drama, resulting ultimately in [[spoiler:Lalit banning his brother-in-law from his house to protect his family, even though it means Talit's Lalit's sister, who's married to Tej, is also banned]].


* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Dubey saying that things will be done "exactly and approximately."

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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Dubey saying that things will be done "exactly "in 10 minutes, exactly and approximately."

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* MeetCute: Dubey and Alice, first when she drops the tea glasses, later when she offers him water and they gently reveal their good names.


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* ShoutOut: To Bollywood romantic comedy situations, on the part of Dubey and Alice, particularly when she drops the glasses near him and he subsequently grows thoughtful and eats a marigold. Listen to the music.


* CrazyCredits: Near the end, there's a credit that reads, "We are like that only 40 locations in 30 days, exactly and approximately" (see ImmediateSelfContradiction below).

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* CrazyCredits: CreditsGag: Near the end, there's a credit that reads, "We are like that only 40 locations in 30 days, exactly and approximately" (see ImmediateSelfContradiction below).

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* CrazyCredits: Near the end, there's a credit that reads, "We are like that only 40 locations in 30 days, exactly and approximately" (see ImmediateSelfContradiction below).


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* SirSwearsALot: Dubey is especially fond of yelling out "motherfucker" to his co-workers and to no one in particular.


''Monsoon Wedding'' is a 2001 film directed by acclaimed Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, shot with cooperation from both UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}. A critical and financial success, it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and has since been reissued as part of Creator/TheCriterionCollection.

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''Monsoon Wedding'' is a 2001 film directed by acclaimed Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, shot with cooperation from both UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}.Hollywood. A critical and financial success, it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and has since been reissued as part of Creator/TheCriterionCollection.

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* {{Dramedy}}: It very deftly balances comedy and drama. It starts out lighthearted, but the later acts introduce some darker elements, like Aditi and Hemant arguing, Lalit clashing with Varun, and the revelations about Tej, Ria and Aliya. Dubey is the film's most comedic character, but his arc ends up taking him into straight romance territory.


* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Dubey saying that things will be done "exactly and approximately"

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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Dubey saying that things will be done "exactly and approximately"approximately."


* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Dubey saying that things will be done "exactly and approximately"



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: More than a dozen main characters, and several subplots, get juggled in the story, with many of the characters getting more screen time than the bride and groom.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: More than There are 68 speaking roles in the film, and at least a dozen of them could be considered main characters, and several subplots, characters. Some of them actually get juggled in the story, with many of the characters getting more screen time than the bride and groom.


''Moonsoon Wedding'' is a 2001 film directed by acclaimed Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, shot with cooperation from both UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}. A critical and financial success, it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and has since been reissued as part of Creator/TheCriterionCollection.

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''Moonsoon ''Monsoon Wedding'' is a 2001 film directed by acclaimed Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, shot with cooperation from both UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}. A critical and financial success, it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and has since been reissued as part of Creator/TheCriterionCollection.


** Lalit's brother Tej has a history of sexually abusing his nieces. Complicated by the fact that he's extremely rich and bailed Lalit out after UsefulNotes/ThePartitionOfIndia left that part of the family destitute. Now Tej is offering to pay for Ria to go to school in America, and no one can understand why she isn't all excited at the prospect.

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** Lalit's brother brother-in-law Tej has a history of sexually abusing his nieces. Complicated by the fact that he's extremely rich and bailed Lalit out after UsefulNotes/ThePartitionOfIndia left that part of the family destitute. Now Tej is offering to pay for Ria to go to school in America, and no one can understand why she isn't all excited at the prospect.



* ForegoneConclusion: Yes, the wedding [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ends up happening during a monsoon]].



* ForegoneConclusion: Yes, the wedding [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ends up happening during a monsoon]].



** Ria's uncle sexually abused her as a young girl; now he's moving on to her younger cousin Aliya, who confirms in a casual conversation that he's been French kissing her. When Ria finally confronts him in front of his brother it triggers drama, resulting ultimately in [[spoiler:Lalit banning his brother from his house to protect his family]].

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** Ria's uncle sexually abused her as a young girl; now he's moving on to her younger cousin Aliya, who confirms in a casual conversation that he's been French kissing her. When Ria finally confronts him in front of his brother it triggers drama, resulting ultimately in [[spoiler:Lalit banning his brother brother-in-law from his house to protect his family]].family, even though it means Talit's sister, who's married to Tej, is also banned]].


* HiddenDepths: P.K. Dubey, the wedding planner, at first comes off as an barely-competent, foul-mouthed jerk, but we eventually see he has a sensitive side, brought out by his romance with Alice.

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* HiddenDepths: P.K. Dubey, the wedding planner, at first comes off as an a barely-competent, foul-mouthed jerk, but we eventually see he has a sensitive side, brought out by his romance with Alice.

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* SadBollywoodWedding: Inverted, as all the drama happens ''before'' the wedding, so the wedding itself is happy, since it gives everyone a chance to focus on something else after all the explosive moments leading up to it.


On the surface, it's a chronicle of the ArrangedMarriage of Aditi Verma and Hemant Rai in New Delhi, with Aditi's harried father Lalit trying to put together a lavish wedding. But it also features a number of subplots about love, romance, and family. Secrets and lies are exposed for good or for ill. At its heart though, this film is about family.

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On the surface, it's a chronicle of the ArrangedMarriage of Aditi Verma and her fiancé Hemant Rai in New Delhi, with Aditi's harried father Lalit trying to put together a lavish wedding. But it also features a number of subplots about love, romance, and family. Secrets and lies are exposed for good or for ill. At its heart though, this film is about family.

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