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Bhaji on the Beach (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  May 1994 (USA)
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A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool. The women vary in ages from mid-teens to old, and initially ... See full summary »

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Kim Vithana ...
Ginder
Jimmi Harkishin ...
Sarita Khajuria ...
Hashida
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Manjit
Mo Sesay ...
Oliver
Lalita Ahmed ...
Asha
Shaheen Khan ...
Simi
Zohra Segal ...
Pushpa (as Zohra Sehgal)
Amer Chadha-Patel ...
Amrik
Nisha Nayar ...
Ladhu
Renu Kochar ...
Madhu
Surendra Kochar ...
Bina
Souad Faress ...
Rekha
Tanveer Ghani ...
Balbir
Peter Cellier ...
Ambrose Waddington
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A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool. The women vary in ages from mid-teens to old, and initially have little in common. But the events of the day lead them to better mutual understanding and solidarity. Written by Reid Gagle

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A day to set yourself free!

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and a scene of domestic abuse | See all certifications »
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Om Jai Jagdish Hare
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Impressed me- a definite 10/10!!!
24 April 2004 | by (South-East Lonnnndoooonnnn!!) – See all my reviews

I wasn't a fan of Chadha's more recent movie Bend it like beckham, which I cant stress enough just does not at all match up to the quality of this film. Old certainly IS gold, as Bhaji On The Beach clearly demonstrates, focusing on the variety of problems faced by the many characters involved and not just one leading character's problems. This is certainly what makes the movie interesting at all times. Everyone has their own issues in which to deal with and not a single uninteresting second goes by. Theres always something that holds your attention, makes you laugh or sympathise with the character(s) concerned. The combination of the excellent, upbeat dance-orientated music (which was dominant at the time in contrast to today's rubbish), colourful scenes of Blackpool pleasure beach, humour and grim reality makes this a film definitely worth watching. I urge any one interested in this genre of movies to watch this. A fantastic film that whole-heartedly deserves 10/10. It's a shame they don't makes movies like this anymore.


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