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
When the family is leaving on the bus to the airport, there is a parrot on Okelo's shoulder. In the close-up of Okelo, the parrot is missing. See more
What's wrong with you, boy? Don't you know the rules?
Daddy, I didn't do nothing wrong.
Mr. Morgan helped you get that loan to start up this business. Now, how am I going to be able to show my face around them after this?
That Mr. Morgan, he didn't give his own money. All he did was recommend Demetrius to the bank! See, all you and the rest of them want is for him to know his place and stay in it! But the days of slavery, they're over, Williben!
Demetrius and Mina standing by the side of the road, dressed in traditional costumes of respective culture. See more
Performed by Jagjit Singh
and Chitra Singh
Music by Jagjit Singh
Lyrics by Sudarshan Faakir
Courtesy of HMV (The Gramophone Co. of India, Ltd.) See more