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,...
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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?
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 »
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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