Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. 100
    Sheer delight. An ensemble comedy-drama that recalls Robert Altman's best work.
  2. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    Contains an incest story line that's disturbing but shouldn't scare people away. Nair handles the subject with such grace and sensitivity that it becomes just another element in this complex celebration of family.
  3. The old-world-meets-new mesh is incarnated in the movie's soundtrack, a joyful effusion of disco Bollywood that, by the end of Monsoon Wedding, sent my spirit soaring out of the theater.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    They bring their characters to good, slightly surprising, quite satisfying places. And leave us beaming happily.
  5. Nair is not making a caricature out of Lalit or anyone else. She's inviting us into the inner recesses of her culture. And it's both pleasure and privilege to be one of her guests.
  6. Nair's movie, far from being paste, is a string of small, exquisite gems.
  7. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Exploding on the screen in a riot of movement, music and color.
  8. Has an engaging warmth and an effortless sense of life. It also has an instinct for the humanity and universality of situations that are comic, romantic and quite seriously dramatic by turns.
  9. 88
    One of those joyous films that leaps over national boundaries and celebrates universal human nature.
  10. Delighted me like few films I've seen recently. It's a sexy, sweet, sumptuously entertaining movie about the huge and wildly eventful wedding reception.
  11. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    The film's bountiful warmth and gusto do their work. By the end, we feel part of the family, too.
  12. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Some of the movie's best scenes -- knockouts, in fact -- involve musical interludes.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. Apr 3, 2013
    Monsoon Wedding is very colourful, happy and romantic. The film is a very nice family movie about a typical punjabi family. The laughs areMonsoon Wedding is very colourful, happy and romantic. The film is a very nice family movie about a typical punjabi family. The laughs are good and the acting is even good. The story delivers good time pass interesting hooking up film hint of lore. Lovely imagery and very good collection of songs. Vijay Razz as DubeyJi is very funny and the captions help you understand what the comedy is about. There are so many reasons to watch Monsoon Wedding- from the Rain to everyone falling in love. When it rains it pours for this family! I agree with Roger Ebert- this is the type of movie people tell their friends to see. Full Review »
  2. AbyB.
    Mar 5, 2006
    Very predictable story line. Movie is too slow , no clear cuts... Random takes.
  3. JaspreetS.
    Feb 10, 2006
    One of the most enjoyable movies to come out of india lately. Love that Mir. Dubey.