Press Release


Some of Nottingham’s most prominent figures from the Indian community will be attending as special guests to see the multi award winning & world renowned documentary, ‘My Nieces Big Fat Delhi Wedding’ of Film Director Haresh Sood this Diwali.

Usha Sood, one of the U.K’s most prominent Barristers along with The High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Professor Harminder Singh Dua, CBE and Gurmit Kaur MBE from Nottinghamshire Police will be amongst the line up of special guests attending screenings of My Nieces Big Fat Delhi Wedding over the Diwali weekend.

The film which will have its world premiere at the Arc Cinema Beeston and Hucknall all over the Diwali Weekend in Nottingham which attracting audiences from all over the country to sell out screenings.

Haresh Sood brings a unique, delightful, and endearing family documentary to the world this Diwali, leaving viewers uplifted and cheerful. Critics are saying that the film is exactly what the doctor has ordered post pandemic to lift everyone’s spirits.

‘My Niece’s Big Fat Delhi Wedding,’ is inspired by the hit film ‘Monsoon Wedding’ which showcases the Delhi high life of the Kohli and Arora family living in the Gurugram suburb. Filmed over a 10-day period, the documentary demonstrates all the great ‘C’ words of an Indian wedding - the ‘charisma’, the ‘chaos’, the ‘crying’, the ‘colour’, and its ceremonies, such as ‘choora’ and ‘caleeray’, and above all the comedy of an Indian wedding!

Usha Sood said, "the film draws deft attention to the myriad and mostly enjoyable features that transcultural marriages evoke within the Asian Diaspora, particularly when there is cross country chaos."

Gurmit Kaur said, "I am looking forward in watching the documentary which surely will be educational for those who do not know what happens during a Hindu wedding. I will be intrigued how Haresh has captured the comedy element into a real life wedding in India. I look forward to having lots of laughs!"

The High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Professor Harminder Singh Dua, CBE says,
"Diwali symbolises the victory of Good over Bad, the dispelling of Darkness by Light, a celebration marked by lighting of lamps, defining this Festival of Lights that represents the New year’s day of the Hindu calendar. This year, Diwali will be special when the light emanating from Haresh Sood’s “My niece’s big fat Delhi wedding” will lighten the mood and brighten the spirits. Fireworks constitute a major component of Diwali celebrations. Every marriage has its own version of ‘fireworks’ and the “Delhi wedding” promises a fair share. A film for all days, premiering on a special day will be just the kind of Diwali gift many will be pleased to receive. I’ve watched the trailer and feel like I want more of the starter as the main course. Can’t wait."

If you would like to book tickets, please click the links below;

Beeston Cinema

Hucknall Cinema