Avon Theatre: Indian film series show ‘Wedding’

August 9, 2018 GMT

The “Discover Indian Film” series is screening “Monsoon Wedding” at the Avon Theatre.

The 2001 film was a breakthrough for writer-director Mira Nair who created a charming family drama about a very chaotic Indian wedding. The movie won the top prize — the Golden Lion — at the Venice Film Festival.

The story follows Lalit (Naseeruddin Shah), a wealthy father who is trying to see that his daughter Aditi’s wedding goes off without a hitch. Though familiar with Western ways, he has little patience with them and is dead set on seeing the nuptials done properly and traditionally.

Disillusioned with her relationship with a man who is almost twice her age, Aditi (Vasundhara Das) suddenly agrees to submit to an arranged marriage with an engineer from Houston. Yet as the ceremony nears, she gets cold feet and returns to see her former lover -- even though it could spell disaster for everyone involved.

The screening of “Monsoon Wedding” is part of a regular series at the Avon sponsored by the Indian Cultural Center of Greenwich.

Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. Wednesday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. $13-$8. 203-967-3660