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Colin Michael Carmichael
For Atul Dutt and his young bride Vina married life is proving far from straightforward, when it comes to their 'first night'. Atul is so woefully inhibited by the proximity of his parents, let alone his brother's childish pranks, that his beautiful virgin bride remains just that. When their hard saved honeymoon is cancelled the next day, the couple is forced to return to the Dutt household and set up home there. So with meddling parents, nosy neighbours and a community that thrives on gossip, can this marriage last?
When Vina visits Atul at his cinema-projection workplace, the sound of a film and projector running are quite clearly heard, yet the rack of amplifiers behind him are clearly not powered, in particular the main sound amp which isn't lit at all. See more »
A comedy drama about contemporary British Asian life. It focuses on a newly married couple and their domestic/marital/relationship problems, in the context of their families and community. Things start badly for the newly weds with a cancelled honeymoon resulting in a return to his parents' house and a frustrating life from there on within the family home and community.
Unfortunately the drama is unconvincing and unbelievable whilst the comedy is awkward, predictable, clichéd and full of stereotypes. For comedy to be effective it needs more than recycled situations and resurrected themes, it requires originality and fresh perspectives that provide insights into the world within which the events unfold.
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