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Chicken Tikka Masala (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 April 2005 (UK)
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.


Rony Ghosh (story), Roopesh Parekh (script and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Bisson ... Jimi
Saeed Jaffrey ... Chandra P Chopra
Sally Bankes ... Vanessa
Peter Ash Peter Ash ... Jack
Zohra Sehgal ... Grandmother
Jamila Massey ... Asha Chopra
Katy Clayton ... Hannah
Sushil Chudasama ... Ravi
Louisa Eyo Louisa Eyo ... Marlene
Jinder Mahal ... Simran (as Manjinder Mahal)
Shobu Kapoor ... Minaxi Patel
Harish Patel ... Harishbhai Patel
Dalu Solanki Dalu Solanki ... Priest
Rony Ghosh Rony Ghosh ... Mr. Shah
Vijayanti Uma Chauhan Vijayanti Uma Chauhan ... Auntie


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Saeed Jaffrey appeared in Tandoori Nights (1985) and Masala (1991), before appearing in Chicken Tikka Masala (2005), making this film the third time in which he has appeared in titles which are references to ways of preparing food, the most common of which is chicken. See more »


Jack: Three beers and a double-whiskey and we still don't know what to do. Why can't life be simple?
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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 »


References My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) See more »

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a great northern feel-good
17 May 2005 | by rainbowlambySee all my reviews

have just got back from seeing this brilliantly funny film.

granted, part of the reason i loved it so was because i could point out people and places i knew ('i walk there everyday!', 'i work there!', 'i've had drinks there!', 'hey! that's our postman!' etc...). but, still, if you're out for a 'feel-good' with a bit of spice (excuse the pun) - this is just the right answer. relationships, culture and, most importantly, love are all woven together within the plot.

with preston (where the film is set) recently being made a city, it is good to see this work featuring the place and adding to the feeling of uprise. it is also a brilliant representative of the many cultures in this part of the north.


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22 April 2005 (UK) See more »

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GBP1,200,000 (estimated)
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