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,... See full summary »

Director:

Nigel Cole

Writers:

Ayub Khan-Din, Bill Naughton (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reece Ritchie ... Atul
Amara Karan ... Vina
Harish Patel ... Eeshwar
Meera Syal ... Lopa
Neet Mohan ... Jay Dutt
Shaheen Khan Shaheen Khan ... Lata Patel
Hassani Shapi Hassani Shapi ... Laxman Patel
Sudha Bhuchar Sudha Bhuchar ... Auntie Nushie
Shelley King ... Auntie Laxmi
Rani Moorthy Rani Moorthy ... Auntie Sudha
Arsher Ali ... Etash
Christine Bottomley ... Molly Batt
Simon Nagra ... Jivaj Batt
Tarlochan Singh Nandra Tarlochan Singh Nandra ... Dholl Player
Ramrik Bhatt Ramrik Bhatt ... Priest
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Storyline

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?

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The film is based in Bolton, Lancashire, NW England but the cinema scenes are filmed around Barking Road and the market scene in Green Street Market, LONDON E6 as the Boleyn public house is clearly visible in one shot. See more »

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Version of The Family Way (1966) See more »

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22 July 2015 | by tao902See all my reviews

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A legjobb pillanatban See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$285,116
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Left Bank Pictures See more »
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