Comedy - Development 2009

adaptation from kavita daswani's novel "for matrimonial purpose" published in 14 countries.
A kind of Bridget jones at Bollywood.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Producer(s)
    • Alain MAMOU-MANI (Quid Novi), Manuel DELAROCHE (Lotus production)
    • Synopsis
    • For most guests a wedding is a happy event, where the focus is on the two people who are promising to love, honour and obey for the rest of their lives. Not so for Anju. Born in Bombay but living in New York, each family wedding Anju returns home for highlights the fact that she is still single at 33 and leads to a fresh new round of "find the husband" by her family.
      Returning to Bombay this time for her cousin Nina's wedding (who by getting married at 22 has "jumped the line") Anju intends to stay for just a two week holiday with her parents before getting back to the job she loves. However, after rejecting a mono-browed suitor from the wedding, Anju's mother decides that the final time has come: she must find her daughter a husband, and find him now. Scouting for eligible bachelors in all the right places (for example professional matchmakers and the matrimonial pages of The Times of India) Anju's mother needs her to be the perfect bride, even if it means lying about her age, her interests and her personality.
      Anju herself is torn between the life she loves in New York and the parents she loves in Bombay and does not know how to find a man who will fit in somewhere between the two.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2011