Monsoon Wedding Analysis

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Narrative o The film's narrative is constructed around the erection of the wedding tent by PK Dubey. o The romance entanglements of the Punjabi family is played out against this "manufactured" nuptial event. o traces five intersecting stories, each navigating through different aspects of love of during a traditional Punjabi wedding in Delhi. In essence: o The love between a couple married for 25 years, teenage lust, the bride’s tryst with her lover the night before her arranged marriage to another man, family incest all in a middle-class Punjabi household. o the troubled dynamics between the future bride (aditi) and groom resonate in various ways in the hesitant courtship between wedding planner Dubey and the Verma family's young…show more content…
she is forever found skirting around the edges of the group of female family members o Dubey: an upwardly mobile tent and catering contractor. elastic, expressive face and idiosyncratic ways (including the absent-minded consumption of marigolds, the central decorative element of the wedding decorations), Dubey seems destined to provide strictly light relief in Nair's film. o pivotal change: His bachelor existence collapses when he falls head over heelsfor the family’s innocent young maid Alice ______ Cinematography o low budget shot in approximately 40 day Shot in handheld cam: o shaky and disturbing hand-held cinematography reflective of documentary realism o cinematographer Declan Quinn’s even lighting and highly mobile hand-held camera enter wholeheartedly into film’s frothy spirit, achieving mobility and fluidity that would link the multiplicity of Indian life, the hybridity that is in their music, location and languages o in order to capture the multilayered stories, hand-held cinematography can take the viewers fluidly from a five-star hotel to the crowded

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