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Chicken Tikka Masala (2005)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimi
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Chandra P Chopra
Sally Bankes ...
Vanessa
Peter Ash ...
Jack
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Grandmother
Jamila Massey ...
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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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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missed opportunity
7 April 2006 | by (brooklyn) – See all my reviews

The plot for a movie such of this is a giveaway. How can you go wrong with a gay plot line and all the colors and music of India - a story like this writes itself. I'll watch most anything, but this was unwatchable. The sad thing is, the white folks are the most colorful in the film. Vanessa was a riot with a mouth like a sailor, and Jack was great eye candy, but everyone else was so boring. Saeed Jeffrey, who was exceptional in My Beautiful Landrette, did what he could but the story was so boring. The saving grace was really the background music, which made it OK to laugh at the film, instead of with the film, or not at all. There are many other better gay movies, ethnic movies, just plain movies. I give a lot of low budget movies a pass, but this shouldn't have been made, or should have been made by someone else.


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