Mira Nair’s 2001 internationally acclaimed film ‘Monsoon Wedding’ is all set to premiere its theatrical musical adaptation within India from November 2021. During a session at the currently ongoing Busan International Film Festival in Korea, the director revealed that the musical will debut in India and then in Singapore, Dubai and finally in London.
It has also been revealed that stellar director and composer Vishal Bhardwaj has composed the tracks of the musical and there are altogether 21 songs in it! Before the COVID-19 pandemic led to a halt in many industries, the musical was supposed to premiere this year in London first at Roundhouse and UK’s Leeds Playhouse.
The premise of ‘Monsoon Wedding’ was focussed on a dysfunctional family as they prepare to get their daughter married. Lots of twists and turns and chaos arises when all of the extended family come together for the ceremony. The film also won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival as well as the Laterna Magica Prize.