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We are in Delhi at the turn of the 21st Century. The vibrancy of India's economic
growth is in the air. But old ways still pertain. A bride and groom must accept an
arranged marriage even if the bride is a media executive and the groom is a successful
professional who has been living in Texas for several years.
Mira Nair weaves the complex relationships of multi-generational families into the story
of the planning and presentation of a large, boisterous, hectic wedding celebration.
There are old grievances and hidden secrets, but there is also love of life.
There is a wedding planner who can't resist eating the marigolds in his elaborate
floral arrangements and the monsoons are coming.
Rated R for language.
Post-film discussion led by Dr. Rachel Ritterbusch.
About the director Mira Nair
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.