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‘Monsoon Wedding’ has become a period film: Mira Nair 

Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) The critically-acclaimed “Monsoon Wedding” has become a period film in this day and age, its director Mira Nair said on Friday.

Based on romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi, the 2000 release, which won the Golden Lion award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination, also had child abuse, middle class aspirations, adultery, and a distinct picture of the country’s underbelly.

Nair, one of the panellists during a discussion on India 70 years into independence, was asked how she would see the movie if it was released in 2018.

“Monsoon Wedding has almost become a period film in a certain way even though it was in 2000. You don’t have homemade wedding anymore, just starters,” the 60-year old Indo-American filmmaker said.

Giving an example of how her husband (Mahmood Mamdani) while attending a sangeet ceremony in the city recently found it hard to fathom there was actually no one singing, Nair said families today are only pursuing money and that is killing everything else.

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