Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

A Little Background on the Film

For the daughter of an upper-middle class Indian family, an arranged marriage to a young Indian man living in Texas is the premise for Monsoon Wedding, directed by Mira Nair. Over the course of four days, relatives of the two families from all over the world converge on the city of New Delhi during monsoon season for the event. The film juxtaposes contemporary lifestyles with cultural traditions, as preparations are made, family dramas are played out, and the big day itself is fraught with complications. With its rich cinematography and lively music, critics loved the film and I can't wait to see it myself.