S2. E8 – Monsoon Wedding Watch Party!

Puja and Anju finally sat Miranda down to watch Monsoon Wedding. With Puja’s fully stocked snack bar and plenty of drinks (of course), we laughed, cried, sighed, shook our fists and cheered to this film.

Afterward we gathered around the AT2020’s to fangirl over Mira Nair and our experiences of watching her films over the years, her accolades, and her almost involvement in the Harry Potter universe!!

Listen to this episode here:

Show Notes:

Monsoon Wedding trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sjQjw-UyAX0

Monsoon Wedding was *almost* a musical: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YC-KFPUrNwk

Mira Nair IMDB: https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0619762/

Trailer for Salaam Bombay: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XYciGm4tziI

Trailer for Queen of Katwe: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z4l3-_yub5A

Mira Nair interview on filming Queen of Katwe, sitting next to Denzel:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_PGQQulyDjM

The Namesake trailer:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EbatuhwNcsk

Mira Nair Interview on the Namesake:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KjI2mfWKd4

Mira Nair on turning down the Goblet of Fire for The Namesake: https://www.news18.com/news/movies/mira-nair-reveals-why-she-turned-down-the-offer-to-direct-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-1643579.html

WHAT’S NEXT?!?

Mira Nair is going to direct the first non-white period piece on BBC, “A Suitable Boy”!!!!!!

https://filmschoolrejects.com/mira-nair-will-direct-the-bbcs-a-suitable-boy/

A Suitable Boy will also cover issues of social class and land reforms in a changing India after Partition. We are so pumped for this.

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