Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I'm Getting Married in the Monsoon

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I'm Getting Married in the Monsoon

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Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER

Monsoon Wedding (15) IT'S AN anxious time for the Vermas, a middleclass New Delhi family with more pride than cash.

Father-of-the-bride Lalit has every right to be worried. The marigold arch is falling down. PK, the "events organiser", has put up white tents, not multicoloured ones. His shopping-mad wife Pimmi is spoiling their lazy son.

Jacques Rivette gently weaves this tale of bohemian love with ironic humour.

The Day I Became a Woman Three seemingly unlinked stories follow three generations of Iranian women struggling to live independently.

Apocalypse Now Redux Coppola's classic gets reworked and almost an extra hour as war-weary All hope is invested in their only daughter, Aditi, who is marrying, by arrangement, a young Indian engineer just in from Houston, Texas. Sexy cousin Ayesha has conceived a crush on another guest, Rahul. Ria, a spinsterish cousin, wants to be a writer.

Then there is handsome, smoothtalking "Uncle" Tej, the family's oldest friend and benefactor; Lalit hopes he will help, but the harassed patriarch holds a dark secret about "Uncle" that threatens worse troubles than the soldiers travel a long river in search of a maverick colonel. …

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