Cultures and families clash in Mira Nair’s exuberant Indian feature Monsoon Wedding, a mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama concerning the preparations for the arranged marriage of a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter. Nair called her film ‘a Bollywood movie, on my own terms’, reinventing the notion of ‘Indianness’ in a film that went on to win the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film festival - only the second Indian to do so, four decades after Satyajit Ray won for Aparajito. Nair’s film is ultimately a love song to her home city of Delhi and her own Punjabi family.
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