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Sari & Trainers (1999)

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Geena's friends arrange for her to meet the cute (but white) Jason outside the church at four o'clock. However his brother resents him seeing an Indian while her brothers lock her in the ... See full summary »

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Geena's friends arrange for her to meet the cute (but white) Jason outside the church at four o'clock. However his brother resents him seeing an Indian while her brothers lock her in the top room in the sari shop. But, in true Bollywood tradition, love will find a way! Written by bob the moo

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Entertaining short that takes Bollywood into a UK situation
8 August 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Geena's friends arrange for her to meet the cute (but white) Jason outside the church at four o'clock. However his brother resents him seeing an Indian while her brothers lock her in the top room in the sari shop. But, in true Bollywood tradition, love will find a way!

I was put off from seeing this because the review I had read sounded a little pretentious (see below!). However the short itself isn't pretentious and is quite good despite some weaknesses. The story of love denied is a familiar one in Bollywood and this takes that story and gives it Bollywood songs and choreographed dance moves – the twist being they're in the grey streets of London.

Some of the songs don't work but the brother's confronting Jason is worth seeing. The use of the sari is good and is very well handled in the two different shots where we see it flowing in all it's beauty. The story itself is enjoyable, mainly because of the Bollywood hybrid that it is.

Kalidas' Geena is the heart of the film and she is bubbly, believable and likeable from the very first scene. However Wilkin doesn't really have a character to speak of – it was clear that the makers of this were more interested in it from an Asian point of view than a white.

Overall it was quite amusing and had some well made scenes. The weaknesses of the characters are minor due to the short running time.


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