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Bhaji on the Beach (1993)

R | | Comedy, Drama | May 1994 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ginder
... Ranjit
Sarita Khajuria ... Hashida
... Manjit
Mo Sesay ... Oliver
... Asha
Shaheen Khan ... Simi
... Pushpa
... Amrik
... Ladhu
Renu Kochar ... Madhu
Surendra Kochar ... Bina
... Rekha
... 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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May 1994 (USA)  »

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Bhaji na Praia  »

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$735,192
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There is no consistent "Brummie" accent (West Midlands UK) throughout from the main characters. See more »


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Summer Holiday
Performed by Parminder Chadha, Sangeeta, Vibha Sharma
Composed by Bruce Welch (as Welch) and Brian Bennett (as Bennett)
Punjabi lyrics by Gurinder Chadha
Courtesy of EMI Publishing
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Interesting and Engaging
14 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

This an excellent 'under the radar' film that keeps the viewer interested all the way through from start to finish. A mixed group of Indian women from Birmingham take a day trip to Blackpool to see the illuminations.They each have their own issues and problems which are gradually revealed and played out as the film progresses.

The sensitivities of sexism, mixed-relationships, multiculturalism, racial bigotry and inter-generational difficulties are all explored in this film.The writer has woven some interesting sub plots into the main story and they all come together quite well. There is only so much that can be crammed into a film lasting just over 100 minutes, but the crowded story-line has been carefully thought through, and thus does not fall apart, despite the various topics and themes. It is a good film and I would watch it again.


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