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Demetrius Williams (Denzel Washington) and Mina (Sarita Choudhury) cuddling, naked, in a white bed.

‘Mississippi Masala’ explores mixed-race relationships and the feeling of home

The recently restored ‘Mississippi Masala’ showcases director Mira Nair’s progressive depictions of different diasporas on film.
Apr 15, 2022

The new 4K digital restoration of “Mississippi Masala,” undertaken by the Criterion Collection and supervised by director Mira Nair and cinematographer Edward Lachman, will...

An illustration of a computer on the right of a bed with a blue blanket; the screen displays a Hindu wedding scene from “Monsoon Wedding.” In front of the computer is a small teacup.

Off the Radar: ‘Monsoon Wedding’ offers a window into Indian tradition

“Off the Radar” is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. "Monsoon Wedding" is available on NYU Stream.
Mar 4, 2022

“Monsoon Wedding” is a 2001 Hindi-English language drama film directed by Mira Nair. It is, like “Salaam Bombay!” (also available on NYU Stream) and most of her other films,...