An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it. Written by
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Romeo and Juliet had it easy.
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Demetrius' father, Williben, works as a server at a restaurant in their hometown of Greenwood, Mississippi. The location used to shoot the restaurant scenes was Lusco's, a real restaurant that has been a Greenwood institution since it was opened in 1933 by Italian immigrants. The restaurant's appearance is distinguished by its individual, curtained-off private dining booths, which are visible in the movie. As of 2006, the restaurant was still running. See more
There are numerous problems with the map displayed when the family is leaving Africa. Florence is shown as a seaside town in Italy; Hartford, CT is placed too far East; Providence, RI is too far West; Durham, NC is placed too far Northwest and right on the Virginia border, which it isn't. See more
I'm ashamed of you! I am so ashamed of you!
[referring to Meena's family
Why do you always take their side? I worked hard for this motel and I am *not* running a charity!
Anil, you have become American.
So what? I'm living in America! You don't like it? Then go back to India!
Demetrius and Mina standing by the side of the road, dressed in traditional costumes of respective culture. See more
Kanda Ya Nini
Performed by Papy Matolodode Tex Group
Grand Pepe Kalle Ya M'Panya et L'Empire Bakuba See more