Indian-American Mira Nair’s 2001 Monsoon Wedding twitched its shoulders to a Bollywood score but moved along more intimate, human rhythms than most glossy, big-budget Indian films. The result was a movie that was adored across the world, especially in the U.S., suffused with feel-good subplots (interclass marriage, familial reconciliations), showy Punjabi bling-bling (the saris! The jewelry! The moonshine!) and plenty of granny dancing. The scene above, showing the groom’s arrival at the wedding (the event, of course, is a multistage, multiday affair), is just one of the movie’s many infectiously fun dance sequences.
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