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
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Related to the map problems, we find later in the film that the family first moved to England and then came to the United States. But the map traversal implies a flight from Uganda to Mississippi. 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
Features Nigahen: Nagina Part II
Mera Joota Hai Japani
Performed by Mukesh
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi
(as Shankar) and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
Lyrics by Shailendra
Courtesy of HMV (The Gramophone Co. of India, Ltd.) See more