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Jimi is surprised when his family announces an arranged wedding to Simran, especially as he is gay and has a boyfriend, Jack. The easy way out? No - he decides to arrange something a little unorthodox instead.

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Jimi
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Chandra P Chopra
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Vanessa
Peter Ash ...
Jack
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Grandmother
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Asha Chopra
Katy Clayton ...
Hannah
Sushil Chudasama ...
Ravi
Louisa Eyo ...
Marlene
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Simran (as Manjinder Mahal)
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Minaxi Patel
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Harishbhai Patel
Dalu Solanki ...
Priest
Rony Ghosh ...
Mr. Shah
Vijayanti Uma Chauhan ...
Auntie
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Jimi, a doctor in Lancashire and the only son of loving Indian immigrants, is spineless. When his parents and grandmother arrange his marriage to a young woman from their home village, he hasn't the courage to tell them that he's already in love, with Jack, a man they think is his best friend. To queer the wedding, Jack's niece Hannah tells the bride-to-be that she's Jimi's daughter. Jimi's family swallows hard and decides to make the best of it by marrying Jimi to Hannah's mother, the blowzy, hard-drinking, foul-mouthed Vanessa. Jimi begs Vanessa to go through with it, so he can be with Jack. Is another resolution possible? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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£1,200,000 (estimated)
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First feature film for Sally Bankes, who portrays Vanessa. See more »

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Vanessa: So who you marrying?
Jimi Chopra: Simran. We got engaged yesterday.
Vanessa: Oh, and me without a hat.
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"Special thanks... to all the souls, families and friends who put up with us for six weeks in Preston and elsewhere in the UK" See more »

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Dreadful film!
23 June 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I am at a loss to find the words to express how bad I thought this film was. The initial precept was promising, but in all respects afterwards it was totally awful. Let's run through the main points. Plot - good initial idea but truly terrible development. There were many points when I thought "no, nobody would do something that stupid". The ending was amazingly anticlimactic. Characterisation - all of the characters were either completely bland or grotesque caricatures. I keep trying to think of one that wasn't - possibly the mother, but that's it. Music - intrusive, inappropriate and generally terrible. Direction - totally amateurish. Cinematography - doubt they've heard of it. Camera angles / stability / zoom levels often really bad. I am totally bemused at how this film has scored so highly. It's the worst movie I've seen at the cinema for years, if not ever.


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